Family Weekend

Family Weekend, Let's Set Sail Together!

Three legged race

UWF Family Weekend is a way to build school spirit among Argo students and families. All families of current UWF students are invited to visit campus for this special University-wide celebration.

Please make plans to join us September 30, 2016 through October 2, 2016 for a weekend of fun filled activities designed with the entire family in mind. 

Family Weekend Signature Events Have Included:

  • Family Weekend Tailgate Party
  • UWF Theater Department Production
  • State of the University Address with President Bense
  • Discover UWF On-Campus and Off-Campus Excursions
  • Athletic Sporting Events
  • Family Weekend Goodbye Sunday Brunch

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for Family Weekend?
We are currently only accepting Family Weekend Registration Forms via Mail. Here's how: ​     

​​University of West Florida-​Cashier’s Office​      ​
11000 University Parkway, Bldg. 20E, Pensacola, FL 3251​​4

Please note that some events have limited capacity, so be sure to send in the following information at your earliest convenience:​     

  • Check or Money Order for the ​​​Total ​A​mount     

​​Lastly, the Office of Family Programs is offering the first 200 families to register ​by special hotel discount information from our local hotel business partners.  So be sure to register your family today! ​

What is the registration fee and what does it include?

Family Weekend Packages for 2015 were: $50 per adult, $15 per UWF student, $35 for children 5-12 years of age, and FREE for children 4 years old or younger.

All family members wishing to attend any or all Family Weekend (FW) activities must purchase a Family Weekend Package (per person). Families will need to purchase a package for their University of West Florida student.

Family Weekend Package Includes: OFP administrative fee, admission into all free events, one meal, special events with catered refreshments, a FW souvenir, name badge/event wrist band, and sales tax.

Are refunds available?

All fees associated with Family Weekend are non-refundable, so be sure to carefully review the Family Weekend 2015 schedule to inform your decision before making your reservations. 

How do I get to campus?

Driving from Interstate 10

Take Exit 13 (Davis Highway) and go north. Follow the signs to University Parkway. Turn left onto University Parkway. Follow University Parkway until it comes to a dead end. The dead end puts you at Campus Drive. Turn left onto Campus Drive and follow the Family Weekend Check-In signs.

Driving from Highway 90

Turn onto Campus Drive from Highway 90 and follow the Family Weekend Check-In signs.

Air Travel

Commercial air travel is available in Pensacola through the Pensacola International Airport (PNS). We are unable to pick up students, parents or families from the airport due to insurance and liability concerns. We encourage you to either contact a local taxi service or make other travel arrangements before arriving to campus.