Frequently asked questions about Homecoming at UWF.
When is Homecoming?
What is Homecoming?
Homecoming is a week-long event at UWF where we put on various events, competitions, and activities for our Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and the residing Pensacola community; in addition to celebrating our soccer team.
Where is Homecoming held?
Homecoming takes place on the main UWF campus in Pensacola Florida. Although, each event may be in a different location depending.
Who can come to the Homecoming events?
You can! The events are open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, UWF families, and even the Pensacola community.
Why should I go to the Homecoming events?
Being in college is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Take advance of all of the opportunities that are right in front of you, go outside of your comfort zone, and challenge yourself to have new experiences and meet new people. Not to mention, Homecoming is simply a lot of fun and all of your friends will be going.
Does Homecoming give back to the community?
Each year the Homecoming Student Executive Board chooses a charity to donate towards. 2014's charity will be the Argo Pantry, serving students in need with donations of canned goods, food, and toiletries.
Do we have cheerleaders?
Yes! We do have UWF Cheerleaders as well as a Spirit Squad that gets the UWF / Pensacola community excited for what is to come with Homecoming!
Do the events cost money?
Nope, everything is FREE!
Will there be free Homecoming Memorabilia?
DEFINITELY! Depending on which event you attend will determine what item you may get your hands on, which means you should come to ALL of them!
What are some promotional items that will be given out?
You will just have to wait and see, but you can expect an amazing t-shirt to go with this year’s theme!
What is this year’s theme?
“The Life, The Legend, The Legacy"
Should I bring my Nautilus Card (ID Card) with me?
Yes! You will need this for various activities, so it is better to have it on you at all times!
What are some of the events at Homecoming?
Transform the Campus, Spirit Competitions, Mr. & Ms. UWF, Pep Rally, Cannon Fest, Bonfire, The Golden Fleece Challenge, a Parade, a Performer, a Dance, and more!
What is the “Mr. and Ms.” UWF Competition?
This event can be compared to Homecoming King and Queen. To begin, there is an application process that you must go through before competing. Once the screening / interview process is over there will be Homecoming events that you must attend in order to acquire points. These points will assist with determining the dedication that each candidate has towards winning the crown. The winners, one male and one female, will be crowned at the Homecoming soccer game.
Why does UWF celebrate Homecoming?
We are strong believers in our Argonaut Pride and feel that our university should be represented as such.
Will there be anything new with Homecoming 2014?
For sure! Check out our schedule for the highlights.
Will we have an entertainer / performer this year?
Yes! You will just have to wait and see who it will be though.
How can I stay updated with Homecoming 2013?
Check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HomecomingUWF
Check out our Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/#!/UWFHomecoming
Why do we celebrate soccer as opposed to football?
We are strong supporters in all of our athletic programs and are currently working on establish a football team by 2017, but for now we celebrate the original “futbol”: soccer as our Homecoming sport. Though, each of our athletic teams is equally amazing.
What is an Argonaut?
Inspired by Greek mythology, the legend of Jason and the Argonauts entailed a long, perilous voyage with a goal to capture and bring home a golden fleece. This voyage symbolizes the journey of excellence embarked upon by each-and-every- one of our students; to capture and bring home their college education.
Why are our school colors blue and green?
Some believe they represent the blue of the sky and green of the sea. The Gulf of Mexico is a green, emerald color in this region as a result of the sand, and how the sand below the water reflects the sunlight back through the water.
Can I get involved with Homecoming?
Yes, there are various ways to get involved with Homecoming. We have a Spirit Squad and numerous volunteers that help make each-and-every event happen. If you want more information on this, please contact Brooke Policicchio firstname.lastname@example.org . We also hire on various Executive Board members that actually help plan, organize, and create the next Homecoming. Be on the look-out for applications!
Can my Organization(s) get involved with Homecoming?
Yes! We will have registration forms / online documents that you and your organization can fill out to partake in all of the festivities (i.e. the parade, banner competition, etc.)
How much work goes into Homecoming each year?
Two words: A lot! We have a Homecoming Executive Committee, Graduate Assistant, and Professional Staff that work from January to October planning and organizing all of the events, activities, promotional items, and more. These individuals have a lot of Argonaut Pride, so you should too!