Navigating Through Your First Year

The transition from high school to college can be a culture shock. Below are advisor recommendations on what students need to know about UWF that can result in a smoother transition into college life.


Computer Labs, Laptop Computer Rentals, Printing Services, Software Needs

UWF has several computer labs available for general use to students. Computers are free to use on a first-come, first-served basis.  Labs are located in building 79, building 86, University Commons, and John C. Pace Library. To find information on available computers in the library as well as building 86 view Desktop Computers.

Students in college may find it easier and more convenient to complete coursework on a personal computer. If computers are unavailable, the John C. Pace Library offers laptop rentals. Find more information by viewing Laptop Computers.

Printing services are diverse on campus. The University Commons service desk accepts requests for printing posters and banners. Information can be found at Printing Services. WEPA machines are located around campus. To find a location view WEPA Kiosk Locations

The Cyber Lounge has information on computer labs, printing and copier costs, and where to go to find the software students need!

Whether using your personal computer, a computer in a lab, or renting a laptop, students may find themselves needing certain software to complete assignments. View Software for available services for students. 

Computers, laptops, printing services, and software needs all require students to use their ArgoNet User ID and password for access. If students have difficulties, they can contact the ITS Help Desk at 850-474-2075, visit the help desk in building 79, or email helpdesk@uwf.edu. 

Major Exploration, Job Search, Volunteer Opportunities

Career Services is located in Building 19. Career & Major Exploration services are available for students that are undecided on a major. 

Interview practice and building a resume are several services offered through Career Services.

JasonQuest is a free database of full time and part time jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and career events happening at UWF.

Visit Career Services today!

What the library can do for you!

The UWF libraries are an asset to students. Library services range from renting Kindles, IPads, and laptops, to loaning books, printing documents, and assisting with research. 

Click Undergraduate Student Services  to view a list of available services. 

Why it is important to take your Nautilus Card with you everywhere!

Your Nautlius Card is used for many reasons. Important reasons include accessing residence halls, using computers on campus, going to the recreation and sports center, and eating at dining locations on campus.  Think of the card as your on-campus debit ID card. 

The first step is to load money onto your card. Click How to Add Funds for instructions on loading your card with funds. 

View Places to Eat on Campus and the Dining Plans accepted at these locations!

To access the Fitness/Wellness area at the Recreation Center, you will need your Nautlius Card!

Parking and Transportation

 Parking Permits are required for all students. There are designated parking lots for commuter and on-campus students. Please view the Parking on Campus Overview to become familiar with how parking lots are designated to avoid a parking ticket!

The UWF Trolley service is available to assist students with navigating campus. 

For those students without transportation to/from campus, the ECAT Bus Service (Escambia County Area Transit) services the Pensacola area. 

Organizations and Opportunities to get involved on campus!

Students will want to get involved on campus. There are many opportunities for students to join organizations and create friendships. 

 Student Involvement and organizations are housed at the University Commons. 

For information on opportunities such as joining the honors program and ROTC, click here.

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