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About UWF

Helping the next generation of voyagers find their way.

At the University of West Florida, we believe in the power of higher education to drive change. We see that impact on campus, in our region, across the state and around the world.

Our students confront challenges head-on, working collaboratively to solve them. Our faculty give them the tools to navigate choppy waters and the courage to seek new horizons.

Based in Pensacola, we have additional locations in the region and an ever-growing global online presence. We've awarded more than 100,000 degrees from 110+ undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

Our alumni network is more than 90,000 Argos strong. We lead the Gulf South Conference in all-time championships and all-sports trophies. We're a major driver of economic impact in Northwest Florida and beyond, generating approximately $1 billion in total annual sales across the Florida economy.

UWF is more than a university. It’s a symbol of success, commitment to lifelong learning and boundless potential.

At UWF, we are launching the next generation of big thinkers who will change the world. Expect big things from us. We will deliver.





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UWF News

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UWF receives $600k gift commitment from Sandy Sansing to name new Sports Medicine Center

The University of West Florida announces a gift commitment of more than $600,000 from Sandy Sansing to support the Sandy Sansing Need-Based Student-Athlete Scholarship and for the expansion of the Darrell Gooden Center to include a new Sports Medicine Center. With this gift, the new Sports Medicine Center will be named in his honor.

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UWF announces Fall 2021 President’s, Dean’s Lists

A total of 3,082 undergraduate students enrolled during the Fall 2021 semester at the University of West Florida were named to the President’s or Dean’s Lists.

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UWF Haas Center, Achieve Healthy EscaRosa and Achieve Escambia launch online dashboard

The Haas Center at the University of West Florida has developed an online dashboard that provides easy, quick and simple navigation related to key indicators of community success, including health and social wellbeing, education, quality of place, economic vitality, as well as workforce and demographics.

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UWF Events

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:30:00 -0600
Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:30:00 -0600

2022 Annual Human Trafficking Summit

What is human trafficking? What does it look like? How do we respond? The 2022 Annual Human Trafficking Summit is presented by the Circuit 1 Human Trafficking Task Force and will take a survivor-centered approach. The event will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Building 22 - Conference Center.Organizers and sponsors include the Circuit 1 Human Trafficking Task Force; Set Free Refuge; The Secret Place; Florida Department of Children and Families; The NISSI Project; and the University of West Florida.

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:30:00 -0600

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:00:00 -0600
Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:00:00 -0600

Rite of Passage Lecture Series

The prestigious Rite of Passage Lecture Series celebrates UWF faculty recently promoted to full professor. This lecture will feature Dr. Ramie Gougeon, Professor in the Department of Anthropology. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Argonaut Athletic Club with a reception following. The event is free and open to the public. Additional information about the 2021-22 Lecture Series is available on the Academic Affairs website.

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:00:00 -0600

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 19:30:00 -0600
Sat, 22 Jan 2022 19:30:00 -0600

Dr. Grier Williams School of Music Alumni Concert

The Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will welcome alumni for a night of musical celebration.

Sat, 22 Jan 2022 19:30:00 -0600