The main campus, with 1,600 acres of rolling hills and natural woodland along the Escambia River, is ten miles north of downtown Pensacola. Its facilities have been designed to complement the natural forest and waterways. In addition, the University of West Florida has waterfront property on Santa Rosa Island that is available for recreational, academic, and research pursuits. The University operates the Emerald Coast Campus which includes the Joint OWC/UWF Campus, Eglin AFB Center, W.E. Combs Campus, Marianna Center, Research and Engineering Education Facility (REEF), Hurlburt Field office, and other locations. UWF also manages 22 historic properties in downtown Pensacola.
In 1963, the Florida Legislature authorized funds to establish the University of West Florida. The first president, Dr. Harold B. Crosby, assumed office in July 1964. Ground was broken on April 16, 1965, and the first students began classes in the fall of 1967. Dr. James A. Robinson, the second president, took office in 1974. Dr. Morris L. Marx was inaugurated as UWF‘s third president in 1988. Dr. John C. Cavanaugh became the fourth president on July 15, 2002. A 13-member Board of Trustees governs the University.
Currently, UWF enrolls more than 10,300 students in its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Professional Studies, and has conferred more than 66,000 associate, bachelor‘s, master‘s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.
The UWF Welcome Center provides maps, parking permits, and information about facilities and campus events. Located at the east entrance to the campus, it has a drive-through window for automotive traffic and a lobby for walk-in visitors. Information concerning campus tours may be obtained from the Office of Admissions at (850) 474-2230 or 1-800-263-1074. Information about off-campus locations can be obtained by calling UWF Emerald Coast at (850) 863-6565.
More information about the University of West Florida and its programs is available on the Internet through the UWF Home Page at uwf.edu on the World Wide Web.
This Catalog represents the current curricula, educational plans, and requirements of the University of West Florida and the State Board of Education at the time the text in the Catalog was prepared. The provisions of the Catalog do not constitute an offer for a contract that may be accepted by students through registration and enrollment in the University. In accordance with the University, Board of Trustees, and Florida legislative mandate, the University must reserve the right to change any provision, offering, or requirement at any time within the student‘s period of study at the University. Students should be aware that admission to the University or registration for a given semester does not necessarily guarantee the availability of a course at any specific time, but every effort will be made to meet each student‘s curricular needs. Students are ultimately responsible for adhering to the requirements for courses and degrees offered by the University by obtaining current information about those courses and degree programs.
The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. The University is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. Programs, activities, services, and all terms and conditions of employment of the University are offered with equal access to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.
Persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation should contact the Student Disability Resource Center in Building 21,at least five working days in advance to make appropriate arrangements. Persons with hearing or speech impairments should use the Florida Dual Party Relay System at 1-800-955-8770 (voice).
University of West
Florida 11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514-5750
UWF Emerald Coast-
OWC-UWF Fort Walton Beach Campus
1170 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
UWF Emerald Coast-
Eglin Air Force Base
502 W. “D” Avenue
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida 32542