Argo Arrival 2014

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. Download the Argo Guide today to access the Argo Arrival guide on your mobile device and create your custom schedule, and connect with us on Facebook to RSVP and invite your friends.

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

Convocation

Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Field House
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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.


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

Target After Hours

Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
Time: 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Location: Target Shopping Center
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Join us for this exclusive event just for UWF students. It’s a great opportunity to get everything you need, save money, and mingle with fellow students. There will be free busing to and from Target, giveaways, prizes, and entertainment. Buses will depart at 10 p.m. from Martin Hall, the Commons, and near Argo/Pace Hall.


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: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Cannon Green
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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 waterslides, 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

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Location: In front of the University Commons
(Lot H)/Pensacola Bayfront Stadium
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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, or online.


CAB Comedy Show — Gerald & Isiah Kelly

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time: Doors-7:30 p.m. Show-8 p.m.
Location: Commons Auditorium
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UWF's Campus Activity Board welcomes the hilarious father/son duo Gerald & Isiah Kelly to the stage for an epic night of laughs. Student tickets are free with a Nautilus Card and should be picked up in advance at the Commons Service Desk & Ticket Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.


students relaxing at pensacola beach
Students relax on the beach.

Beach Bash

Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Park West on Fort Pickens Road, Pensacola Beach
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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 at 10 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.


Enjoy local food options.

UWF Taste of Pensacola

Date: Wednesday, August 27
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: UWF Cannon Green (Rain location: Commons Auditorium and Great Hall)
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Enjoy free food, drinks, and giveaways on the Cannon Green as we welcome local businesses showcasing their products and services. Come learn about the diverse restaurants, stores, and activities you can enjoy during your time at UWF. 


Students participate in Cultural Explosion activities.

Argos Night Out

Date: Friday, August 29, 2014
Time: 5-11 p.m.
Location: University Commons
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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: intered@uwf.edu

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.


Students run at a cross country event.

Argo Welcome Back 5k, presented by Republic Services

Date: Saturday, August 30
Start: 7:30 a.m. 
Location: UWF Track
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Start the new school year with a focus on fitness and school spirit! The Argonaut Welcome Back 5k, presented by Republic Services, will benefit the UWF cross country teams. Participants will receive free breakfast and a T-shirt after the race, while supplies last.

Registration now open (closes Thursday, August 28, at midnight):
• $10-UWF students and Pensacola Runners Association members
• Regular-$15

Packet pickup:
• Thursday, August 28, at Running Wild: 3-6 p.m.
• Friday, August 29, at UWF, TBD
• Race Day, 6-7 a.m., UWF Track


CAB serves popcorn at a recent screening.

CAB Outdoor Movie – The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Date: Saturday, August 30
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: UWF Cannon Green
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Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy a special movie screening of the summer blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man 2 by the UWF Campus Activity Board on the Cannon Green. Free for students with Nautilus Card.


argopalooza
The courtyard is packed for Argopalooza!

Argopalooza + T-shirt Swap

Date: Monday, September 1, 2014
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: UWF Field House
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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).  


Students arrive at Martin Hall.

Battle of the Hall Stars

Date: Saturday, September 6
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Join your fellow students in a field-day battle to claim your place as the Hall Stars Champions. Teams will compete in a variety of events, such as tug of war, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, dodgeball, and other games. Residential students will play on their hall teams, and commuter students will have the opportunity to join one of several teams during the first week of school. You don’t want to miss this annual Argo event!

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