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Argo Arrival

Argo Arrival 2018

Argo Arrival is the time during which new students join the University of West Florida campus community. New Argos attend incredible events, take advantage of resources designed for new students and learn about the traditions and history that make UWF such a unique institution.

Students at Stress Free Cafe in the UWF Commons

Welcome to Campus!

Argo Arrival begins on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 — 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.

Resident Move-In Day

Contact Information

Student Involvement
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514

Dozens of events will take place during Argo Arrival, including five signature events that should not be missed.

Signature Events

  • Aug
    2 p.m. / Field House
    New Student Convocation and President's Reception
    Formally join UWF's spirited community of learners at this traditional ceremony. Then, meet faculty members, deans and other officials at the President's reception. Families are welcome to join their new students.
  • Aug
    9 p.m. / University Commons Auditorium
    Club U-Dub
    Club U-Dub offers something for everyone. Dance to music from DJ Oso City, challenge your friends to the GloCade or hang out at the patio coffee bar.
  • Aug
    5 p.m. / Cannon Green
    Wet `n' Wild
    Get ready to make a splash! Enjoy inflatable water slides, free food and treats and fun for everyone at one of UWF's all-time favorite events.
  • Aug
    noon-3 p.m. / Pensacola Beach (Park East)
    Beach Bash
    Welcome to one of the most incredible college events in the country. Join hundreds of your fellow Argos at pristine Pensacola Beach for the perfect summer send-off. Kayaking excursions, beach yoga, volleyball and spike-ball are available.
  • Aug
    6-10 p.m. / Cannon Green
    Get a taste of what Pensacola has to offer at this festival-style event. Free food from local restaurants, live music from some of Pensacola's most popular musicians and booths and activities to keep you entertained all night long.

Get Involved!

Returning students, UWF faculty and staff members and campus departments play a major role in welcoming new students to UWF. Here are some ways to get involved.

Register Your Event

Are you hosting an event, interest meeting or special "open house" hours designed to meet the needs of new students? Let us help you get the word out.

Register Your Event

Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Request materials for your reception area and learn how you can help make UWF the most welcoming campus in the country.

Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Spread the Word

Build Argo Arrival information into your existing messaging or orientation programs. Email Ben Stubbs to learn more.

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