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We Sea Change

At the University of West Florida, we see change and rush forward.

Because we see change as inspirational: a source of ideas and insights, startups and breakthroughs, innovation and collaboration. We see change coming, faster than ever, and we’re ready for it. Because we’re leading it.


Sea Change: A Profound Transformation

It’s how we define the heart and purpose of the University of West Florida: to make waves on campus, in our community and around the world.

For the past 50 years, we’ve been the gathering place for bright minds in Northwest Florida. We’ve transformed the lives of our students with a close-knit academic experience and we’ve collaborated in the community with a progressive spirit. Through these efforts, coupled with our innovative programs, we've served as an economic driver in our region and state, with $1.47 billion in total annual economic impact.

UWF has undergone its own transformation over the last 50 years to become the forward-thinking, innovative side of Florida. We’ve come a long way from making small ripples of change in our community, region and state. Now, we’re creating waves and making a significant impact, not only in our surrounding areas, but across the globe.

Learn more about Sea Change through the stories of our students, faculty and alumni who exemplify what it means to make waves.