Argo Arrival is an annual tradition that celebrates the start of the school year for new and returning students. Argos discover the Pensacola area through on- and off-campus events and explore opportunities to express their interests and make new connections.
Argo Arrival begins on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 — also known as Resident Move-In Day. Students must bring an active Nautilus Card to Argo Arrival events. Celebrate your arrival on social media by using #ArgoArrival.
When: Friday, Aug. 19, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m.
Where: Field House
Join fellow students, families, staff and faculty for the official kickoff of the academic year. Hear from UWF administrators and the SGA president as they share more about the values of UWF. You won't want to miss this great tradition. First-year students will also receive Convocation medallions, which they will keep to wear at Commencement. Students must present a valid Nautilus Card. Join the conversation with #UWFConvocation.
When: Friday, Aug. 19
Where: Target Shopping Center, Nine Mile Road and University Parkway
Join us for this exclusive event just for Argos. It’s a great opportunity to get everything you need, save money and mingle with fellow students.
When: Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Cannon Green
Come enjoy a picnic with President Bense! Bring your appetite as we hang out with UWF's president and enjoy a summer barbecue and deejay music on the Cannon Green. Students must present a valid Nautilus Card. Lunch will be provided, and families are welcome. The Nautilus Market will be closed as UWF Dining and Argo Arrival bring you this special lunch event.
When: Sunday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Buses depart at 11 a.m. from the Commons (Lot H) for Pensacola Beach Park West (on Fort Pickens Road)
Head to the Commons (Parking Lot H) early to grab one a spot on the Beach Bash buses, or meet us at Pensacola Beach Park West. Relax and enjoy the waves, or try beach volleyball or other activities at this annual trip to the beach for all UWF students. Students must present a valid Nautilus Card to receive a wristband and participate in activities. Bring your Nautilus Card, sunscreen, sunglasses, extra water, a towel and a hat. Please note this is a nonalcoholic event.
When: Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, 7-9 p.m.
Where: University Park Turf Field
Come see the football team in action as the Argos prepare for our inaugural football season with this scrimmage and T-shirt giveaway. UWF students who present their valid student Nautilus Card will receive a FREE UWF shirt (one per student, while supplies last), sponsored by UWF Athletics and the Student Government Association. Parents, families, faculty and staff are invited to join in the fun as we cheer on the Argos.
When: Friday, Aug. 26, 6-11:30 p.m.
Where: University Commons
With dozens of things to do and see, this event will keep you busy all night! Argos Night Out will take over the Commons with Cultural Explosion, Open Mic Night, Game Fest, a Rock Out the Red Zone dance party and more. Be sure to bring your Nautilus Card to enjoy the free games, food and prizes.
GameFest: 6-11:30 p.m.
Cultural Explosion: 6-7:30 p.m.
Taste of Pensacola: 7-8:30 p.m.
Open Mic Night: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Rock Out the Red Zone: 9-11:30 p.m.
When: Saturday, Aug. 27
Where: Downtown Pensacola
Plans are underway for our inaugural Downtown Pensacola Argo Arrival event. Check back for details!
When: Sunday, Aug. 28, 7-9 p.m.
Where: UWF Field House
Argopalooza is the Argo Arrival series finale and your best opportunity to get connected to campus life at the start of the semester. Check out the Student Organization Demo Stage and meet student leaders from 100+ student organizations to find those that match your interests. A valid student Nautilus Card is required to attend.
Student organizations: Student organizations must check in and set up their table between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Organizations will be assigned to an area in the Field House based on organization type, but tables will not be specifically assigned. Any organization that is not checked in by 6:30 p.m. forfeit its table to organizations on the wait list.