Argo Arrival 2014

Argo Arrival is an annual tradition and the official kick-off of the academic school year at the University of West Florida. It fosters school spirit for both new and returning students. During this time you will make new friends, learn about UWF and the surrounding Pensacola area, including Pensacola Beach, explore resources that can help you through your college career, and most of all, have fun!

Argo Arrival begins on August 22rd, 2014 with the move in day for first time on campus students. Move-in day begins at 8:00 am at all residence halls on campus, and Argo Arrival special events, such as Convocation (3:30 pm, Field House) begin that afternoon!

More events and times are being planned out right now! Keep checking back as we add more amazing events to our schedule below!

convocation ceremony in the field house
Convocation ceremony in the Field House.


Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Field House
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Convocation is a ceremony that traditionally marks the official beginning of a new academic year in university life. At UWF, Convocation serves to bring everyone together to celebrate the new year and, specifically, to induct the first year students into the community of learners at UWF.

Students enjoying the Target late night shopping event
Students at the After Hours event.

Target After Hours Event

Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 10:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Target Shopping Center
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Join us as we shut down Target and bring you special deals to help furnish and flush out your room. Come get the good stuff before it’s gone!

Students in a foam pit at CAB wet n wild
The foam pit at Wet n' Wild.

Wet n' Wild

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cannon Greens
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Join the Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, and Athletics for this amazing outdoor party.  Wear blue and green to show your Argo Pride, and be ready to get wet!  The foam dance party will heat things up, while huge inflatable water slides, random water balloon fights, and free ice cream will be sure to keep you cool.

UWF Baseball
Take me out to the ballgame!

UWF Night at the Blue Wahoos Game

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Location: Parking lot H in front of the University Commons/Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

The busses will be departing promptly at 5:30p.m.

Join us for UWF Night at the Blue Wahoos Game! The first 100 students to arrive at the University Commons will receive a free ticket and bus ride to the game. Wear blue and green to show your Argo Pride and meet new friends while enjoying the game! Additional tickets may be available for purchase at the stadium.

students relaxing at pensacola beach
Relaxing on the beach.

Beach Bash

Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Park West on Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach
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Music, free food, paddle boarding, sailing, volleyball, beach games, and more are sure to make this the most talked about event of the week! Make sure to pack your Nautilus Card because you won’t want to miss out on the food and activities. Students can park for free at Park West (right onto Fort Pickens Road from Pensacola Beach Blvd, last beach access before Fort Pickens entrance), or ride busses departing from 9:30-10:30 am from parking lot H in front of the Commons.

*Please note this is a non-alcoholic event. Be sure to wear sunscreen and feel free to bring water and snacks as we will be providing food and drinks only until supplies last.

The courtyard is packed for Argopalooza!


Date: Monday, September 1, 2014
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: HLS Courtyard and Facility

This event is your one-stop shop for learning about getting involved on campus. Get to know more than 100 student organizations, check out the Student Org Demo Stage, enjoy games and activities in the Health, Leisure, and Sports Facility, and more!  Also in true Argonaut spirit and tradition, bring a t-shirt from another university and swap it for a FREE, special edition UWF t-shirt.