Argo Arrival is an annual tradition and the official kickoff 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 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 22, 2014, with Move-in Day for first-time-on-campus students. Move-in Day begins at 8 a.m. at all residence halls on campus, and Argo Arrival events begin later that day.
More events and times are being planned out right now! Keep checking back as we add more amazing events to our schedule below!
Convocation is a ceremony that 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.
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Location: Target Shopping Center
Join us as we shut down Target and bring you special deals to help furnish and flesh out your room. Come get the good stuff before it’s gone!
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Cannon Green
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.
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Location: In front of the University Commons (Lot H)/Pensacola Bayfront Stadium
Buses will depart promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Join us for UWF Night at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos vs. Montgomery Biscuits baseball game. The first 100 students to arrive in front of the 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, 301 W. Main St., Pensacola.
Music, free food, paddleboarding, 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 Boulevard, last beach access before Fort Pickens entrance), or ride buses departing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. from parking lot H in front of the Commons.
*Please note this is a nonalcoholic event. Be sure to wear sunscreen, and feel free to bring water and snacks, as we will be providing food and drinks only while supplies last.
Date: Friday, August 29, 2014
Time: 5-11 p.m.
Location: University Commons
With dozens of things to do and see, this event will keep you busy all night long! The variety of activities and entertainment combined with a sprawling layout make this an event unlike any other. Be sure to bring your Nautilus Card to enjoy the free games, food, and prizes.
Cultural Explosion — Auditorium, 5-7 p.m.: We will bring the world to you! This event is a multicultural celebration, complete with international food, music, dancing, and prizes. Discover how you can learn, experience, and explore life in another country through our study abroad programs. More information: email@example.com
Video Game Tournament & Open Play — Nautilus Chamber, 6 p.m. tournament, 8:30 p.m. open play: Take on your classmates head-to-head in the tournament hosted by the Video Gamers Alliance, or play a variety of titles with your friends starting at 8:30 p.m.
Open Mic Night — Galley, 7 p.m.: Show off your music, comedic, poetic, dramatic, or magic skills at this amazing display of UWF student talent.
Rock Out the Red Zone — Great Hall, 8-11 p.m.: This video dance party will transform the Commons Great Hall and increase awareness of the RedZone — the time between the beginning of the fall semester and Thanksgiving break, when students are more at risk for experiencing sexual assault.
New Roommate Game — Galley, 8:45 p.m.: How well do you know your new roommate? Go head-to-head against other roommates to claim the top prize and instant campus fame in this hilarious game show.
Date: Monday, September 1, 2014
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: UWF Field House
Get to know more than 100 student organizations and enjoy free food at one of the semester's largest events, where involvement consultants will help you connect with orgs that match your interests. Check out the Student Org Demo Stage, and enjoy games and activities. Bring a T-shirt from another university, and swap it for a FREE, special edition Argonaut T-shirt courtesy of UWF Athletics and UWF SGA (limit one per person while supplies last).