Office of Student Retention Initiatives

Office of Student Retention Initiatives (OSRI)

The Office of Student Retention Initiatives supports students through academic success and social programming.


Dive Deep First Year Experience

Dive Deep First Year Student Showcase is an annual event that highlights the academic achievements of first year students.

Dive Deep First Year Experience

Take Stock Collegiate Scholars

Take Stock Collegiate Scholars is a program that supports Florida’s Take Stock in Children participants who attend The University of West Florida from the time they enter the University to graduation.

Take Stock Collegiate Scholars

TRiO Student Support Services

The University of West Florida Student Support Services Program is a Federal TRIO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

TRiO Student Support Services

UWF Men's Empowerment Network

UWF MEN is a program designed to offer academic support and mentoring opportunities for students.

UWF MEN: UWF Men's Empowerment Network

PEARL: Professionally Empowered And Ready for Life

Coming together is the beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success. Graduate UWF with something extra.

PEARL: Professionally Empowered And Ready for Life

Academic Foundations for Success

Foundations for Success helps you explore options and resources on campus as you begin your academic journey.

Academic Foundations for Success

GRIT Pathway Program

The UWF Grit Pathway Program is for freshmen applicants who demonstrate potential for success in college, but who we feel would benefit from transitional support in order to maximize their achievements at UWF.

GRIT Pathway Program

Return In Search of Excellence: RISE Program

We're here to help you Return in Search of Excellence (RISE) at The University of West Florida. College is tough, but you're toughter.

Quest for the Golden Fleece

This program is designed to help first-year students understand UWF and how to be successful on your own journey.

Quest for the Golden Fleece