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Argo Arrival

Argo Arrival 2019

Argo Arrival is the University of West Florida's official welcome season, when new students join our campus community, meet new friends and explore what Pensacola has to offer. New Argos attend incredible events and experience the traditions that make UWF unique. Argo Arrival features five signature events taking place Aug. 23-Sept. 2. Be sure to bring your Nautilus Card to each event, and share your experience by using #ArgoArrival.


Argo Arrival 2019

Signature Events

  • Aug
    23
    3-4:45 p.m. | Doors: 2:30 p.m. / Field House
    New Student Convocation and Reception
    Join UWF's spirited community of learners at this ceremonial tradition, and learn about making the most of your time at UWF. Stay for reception to meet faculty members, deans and other officials. Families are welcome to join their new students.
  • Aug
    23
    8-11 p.m. / University Commons
    Club U-Dub
    Meet someone new at Club U-Dub! Enjoy a DJ dance party, live acoustic sets, custom coffee bar, GloCade and video games. Start a conversation with someone who enjoys the same music, or challenge another Argo to a round of glow-in-the-dark putt-putt.
  • Aug
    25
    noon-3 p.m. | Bus departure from Commons Lot H: 11:30 a.m. / Pensacola Beach Park East: From Pensacola Beach Road, go left on Via de Luna for 5.6 miles.
    Beach Bash
    This is a beach party tradition like no other! Enjoy DJ music, kayaking, beach volleyball, Zumba, spikeball, cornhole, archery tag, a tug of war contest, a custom UWF sand sculpture, plus food from Firehouse Subs and a chance to win an EPIC prize.
  • Aug
    29
    6-9 p.m. / University Commons
    Pensaculture Food and Music Festival
    Enjoy a festival that's uniquely Pensacola! Celebrate local culture through food, music and businesses, plus explore local landmarks through art. Don't forget to capture the moment with your roommate at the photo booth.
  • Sep
    2
    7-9 p.m. / Field House
    Argopalooza Involvement Fair
    Campus life is an important part of your college experience. Check out up to 100 of UWF's student groups, and learn how to get involved in those that match your academic, recreational, professional, social, cultural or faith-based interests.

Additional Argo Arrival Events

In addition to Argo Arrival signature events, many other UWF events take place during Argo Arrival. Check them out!

Additional Argo Arrival Events

Watch The Convocation Live Stream

Don't miss your student participating in this ceremonial tradition. Watch the live streaming of Convocation!

Watch The Convocation Live Stream

Chance Drawing Rules

Argo Arrival chance drawings will be conducted per the following procedures by the University of West Florida:

  • No purchase or contribution is necessary to participate.
  • Personnel involved with planning the event or paid employees who are working during the event are not eligible to participate.
  • Only students currently enrolled at the University of West Florida are eligible to participate.
  • Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash value.
Beach Bash, Pensaculture and Argopalooza Specific Chance Drawing Rules

Beach Bash Chance Drawing:

  • All Beach Bash drawings will take place between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, at Pensacola Beach, Park East.
  • Participants must be present to win.
  • The winner(s) will be selected at random from the eligible participants via a ticket drawing; if the winner is selected but is not present and does not confirm their presence at the time of the drawing, another winner will be selected.

Pensaculture Chance Drawing:

  • All Pensaculture drawings will take place between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, in the University Commons on the University's Pensacola campus.
  • Participants do not need to be present to win.
  • The winner(s) will be selected at random from the eligible participants via a ticket drawing; the winner(s) will be contacted via email and may pick up their prize the following day in the University Commons.

Argopalooza Chance Drawings:

  • All Argopalooza drawings will take place between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday, September 2, at the Field House on the University's Pensacola campus.
  • Participants do not need to be present to win.
  • Participants must present a completed Argopalooza "Involvement Passport" to be eligible for the drawing.
  • The winner(s) will be selected at random from the eligible participants via a ticket drawing;  the winner(s) will be contacted via email and may pick up their prize the following day in the University Commons.


Get Involved!

Returning students, UWF faculty and staff members and campus departments play a major role in welcoming new students to UWF. Here are some ways to get involved.

Register Your Event

Are you hosting an event, interest meeting or special "open house" hours designed to meet the needs of new students? Let us help you get the word out.

Register Your Event

Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Decorate your reception area, host tabling events, and wear your best blue and green Aug. 23-30 to help us make UWF the most welcoming campus in the country.

Spread the Word

Build Argo Arrival information into your existing messaging or orientation programs. Email Ben Stubbs or call 850.474.3155 to learn more.

Argo Arrival Image Gallery

A student is being given their medallion during convocation.

Convocation

 

A photo of the set up at convocation involving students stitting in the bleachers and professors sitting on a stage.

Convocation

 

students are wandering between club booths during Argopalooza

Argopalooza

 

Students created a dance circle at Udub Club and are cheering on one student dancing in the middle.

Club U-Dub

 

Students dancing at Club Udub during Argo Arrvial

Club U-Dub

 

A student riding a mechanical bull at Club Udub during Argo Arrival

Club U-Dub

 

An overview of Beach Bash; students set up with towels and beach chairs and tents.

Beach Bash

 

Students posing together at the beach in the water.

Beach Bash

 

Students doing Zumba on the beach during Beach Bash

Beach Bash

 

Students getting their caricature drawn during Pensaculture

Pensaculture

 

A band playing on a stage during pensaculture

Pensaculture

 

Students eating food from local restaurants during pensaculture

Pensaculture

 

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