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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.

Signature Events

  • Aug
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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.

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