Center for Fine and Performing Arts
Housing the Departments of Art, Music and Theatre, the Center for Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA), Building 82, is a cultural hub for both the campus and local communities. The three departments produce more than 90 music and theatrical performances as well as art gallery exhibitions each year. With three performance spaces (Mainstage Theatre, Studio Theatre, Music Hall) and TAG (The Art Gallery) also plays host to numerous events from other on-campus and off-campus organizations. The majority of the CFPA's offerings are free to both the public as well as UWF students. For more information, visit the CFPA Web site. For more information, visit the CFPA Website.
UWF's largest open-access student computer lab is located in Building 79 and houses computer workstations. The lab provides color printing and black and white printing through WEPA and four ADA accessible computer stations. Student computer labs are also available in the University Commons Cyber Lounge, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and College of Professional Studies. For more information and computer lab hours of operation, visit the Information Technology Services Student Computer Labs Website.
Wireless Classrooms and Locations
ArgoAir is UWF's on-campus wireless network. ArgoAir allows you to connect to the Internet from many locations throughout campus including the John C. Pace Library, the University Commons, classrooms and administrative buildings. You must configure your wireless settings to connect.
UWF offers an array of on-campus dining options for students, faculty, staff and visitors. In the University Commons, choose from the Nautilus Market all-you-care-to-eat/meal plan facility; Argo Galley, including Outtakes grab-n-go items and ice cream; Quiznos' Sub or Chick-N-Grill. The Health, Leisure and Sports Facility houses Terra Juice, featuring smoothies plus salads, sandwiches and more. Sub Generation is located in the College of Professional Studies in Building 86. "We Proudly Serve" Starbucks is located in the lobby of the John C. Pace Library and offers a wide variety of beverages and sweet treats. Outtakes has two locations, located on the first floor of the School of Science and Engineering Building (Bldg. 4) and the College of Business Education Center (Bldg. 76A). Bistro Blue Mobile Café is located between Buildings 12 and 18. President's Hall houses a Papa John's Pizza/Convenience Store. For more information about these locations, as well as information on campus meal plans, visit the Dining Services Website.
Health, Leisure and Sports Facility
The Health, Leisure and Sports (HLS) Facility is located in University Park, adjacent to the Aquatic Center and Field House. The 108,000 square foot facility houses the academic Department of Health, Leisure & Exercise Science, their biomechanics and motor learning labs and four class rooms. Recreation and Sports Services, a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, which administers all facilities and venues within University Park, is also housed in the HLS Facility. The recreation space features a 10,000 square foot, two-level Fitness Center, Climbing Center with bouldering cave, moon board, and 36 foot top-rope climbing wall, two studios for Group Fitness classes, a three court gym, one multipurpose single court gym, a pedagogy gym, an 1/8th mile track and four courts for use by racquetball, squash, table tennis and wall ball enthusiasts. Terra Juice Cafe is located in the lobby as are numerous computer work stations for student use. For more information on the facility and its offerings, visit the Recreation and Sports Services Website.
International Center and Japan House
Opened in 2004, the UWF International Center and Japan House offer state-of-the-art amenities and classrooms for international education programs and cultural events. Features of the complex include international education classrooms, an authentic tatami room and a Japanese tea room. The Japan House provides educational space for Japanese language and culture; display space for Japanese artifacts and art; a site for demonstrating Japanese culture and traditions; a meeting place to further friendships among those who appreciate and enjoy diverse cultures; and a social center for the community to participate in university programs. For more information, visit the Diversity and International Education Programs Website.
John C. Pace Library
The UWF Libraries serves students at the John C. Pace Library and Professional Studies Library on the main campus in Pensacola and at the Emerald Coast Library in Fort Walton Beach. Housing more than 820,000 volumes, 1.7 million microforms, and over 4,400 online and print journal subscriptions, the library is also designated as a regional depository for publications of the United States government and the state of Florida. The library features the SkyLab, Great Good Place, West Florida History Center, and a Starbucks, and wireless Internet service is available to anywhere within the facility. For more information, visit the Library Website.
|Residence Halls and Village Apartments|
|UWF Housing and Residence Life hosts more than 2,200 students. Housing options include, Heritage, Argo, Martine, Pace and Presidents Residence Halls; Village East or Village West University Apartments; or Southside Residence Halls. For additional information, visit the UWF Housing Website.|
|First Year Living Options|
|On-campus residence halls available to first-year students include Martin, Pace, Argo, Heritage and Southside. Martin Hall is home to the Delphi program, a living-learning community designed to help first-year students make a smooth transition from high school to college.|
|Second Year Living Options|
|Second-year students can choose from Presidents, Heritage, Pace and Southside Residence Halls, or opt for Village East or Village West Apartments. Presidents Hall, which was opened to students in Fall 2012, is the new home of the Oracle program, which assists students through different phases of their second year of college, including major and career choices.|
|Upperclassmen Living Options|
|Village West and Village East Apartments, as well as Heritage, Pace and Southside Residence Halls are available to upperclassmen interested in living on campus. For more information, visit the Housing and Residence Life Website.|
A central gathering place for the campus community, the University Commons, Building 22, houses the UWF Bookstore, Post Office, Cyber Lounge, Nautilus Market, UWF's all-you-care-to-eat and meal plan dining facility, Argo Galley, Quizno's Subs and Chick-N-Grill. The Commons also houses special events facilities and services, which are not only available to students, faculty and staff, but also to local community businesses and residents. For more information, visit the University Commons Website.
School of Science and Engineering
The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) building opened its doors to UWF students, faculty and staff in 2010. The 100,000-square-foot, four-story building brings computer science, electrical and computer engineering, math and physics programs together to provide an inter-disciplinary approach to learning in a state-of-the-art facility. Among the building's features are classrooms designed for a global, technological society, prototype robot fabrication and testing laboratories, a 3-D virtual reality simulator–lovingly referred to as the "holodeck"–and a glass-walled atrium that literally puts science on public view.
Opened in 2009, this working courtroom features all the bells and whistles real trial lawyers use in today's courts. UWF hosts mock trial competitions, presentations by sitting judges and even training for local officials called to testify. It is one of the most advanced, pre-law laboratories available in the country and a great resource for students pursuing careers in law, law enforcement, civil service or politics.
College of Business Education Center
The College of Business Education Center, which opened in 2012, is designed to enhance student learning and facilitate interactions among students, faculty and the business community. The high-tech classrooms create an interactive, innovative learning environment. The three-story atrium provides a venue for students to gather, study and interact while watching stock market action on the electronic ticker tape or catching up on the latest business news on the large flat screen TVs. Students have access to a one-stop advising center, computer lab and trading center, career counseling and interview rooms, offices for student professional organizations, and group project rooms. The center also features a café with ample seating and a large exterior courtyard and plaza.