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Argo Arrival

Argo Arrival 2018

Argo Arrival is the University of West Florida's official welcome season, when new students join our campus community. New Argos attend incredible events and learn about the traditions and history that make UWF unique. Argo Arrival features five signature events taking place Aug. 24-31. Be sure to bring your Nautilus Card to each event, and celebrate your arrival by using #ArgoArrival.

Dozens of events will take place during Argo Arrival, including five signature events that should not be missed.

Signature Events

  • Aug
    New Student Convocation and President's Reception
    Formally join UWF's spirited community of learners at this traditional ceremony. Then, meet faculty members, deans and other officials at the President's reception. Families are welcome to join their new students.
  • Aug
    Club U-Dub
    Club U-Dub offers something for everyone. Dance to music from DJ Oso City, challenge your friends to the GloCade or hang out at the patio coffee bar.
  • Aug
    Wet 'n' Wild
    Get ready to make a splash! Enjoy inflatable water slides, free food and treats and fun for everyone at one of UWF's all-time favorite events.
  • Aug
    Beach Bash
    Join hundreds of your fellow Argos at Pensacola Beach Park East for the perfect summer send-off. Busses will depart from University Commons Parking Lot H at 11:30 a.m. Seating is limited, first-come, first-served.
  • Aug
    Get a taste of what Pensacola has to offer at this festival-style event. Free food from local restaurants, live music from some of Pensacola's most popular musicians and booths and activities to keep you entertained all night long.

Additional Events

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

More Events

Chance Drawing Rules

Beach Bash will include chance drawings conducted per the following procedures:

1. No purchase or contribution is necessary to participate.

2. All drawings will take place between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26, at Pensacola Beach Park East.

3. Participants must be present to win.

4. Personnel involved with planning the event or paid employees who are working during the event are not eligible to participate.

5. Only students currently enrolled at the University of West Florida are eligible to participate.

6. The winner 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.

7. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash value.

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

Request materials for your reception area and learn how you can help make UWF the most welcoming campus in the country.

Roll Out the Welcome Mat

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.

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