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A list of commonly asked-for student services, resources, and programs. More departments and a comprehensive list are available through the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs, Division of Academic Affairs, University Libraries, and other various UWF institutions.


Academic Services

The John C. Pace library on UWF's main campus offers complete video/audio and photography production areas for students, faculty, and staff. The 1st-floor audio/video/photography studio is an ideal place to complete course projects and develop multimedia instructional materials. Reservations are required for use of the studio. To learn more and to make a reservation, visit the Library's Media Studio site.

Available for UWF students, faculty, and staff, the Skylab is a multi-use area on the fifth floor of the Pace Library and is equipped with professional scanners available for use, video editing equipment, other media conversion equipment, 3D printing, and much more (like great views of the campus)!

Email: skylab@uwf.edu  

Phone: 850-857-6230

Subject specialist librarians help students, staff, faculty, and the community with discipline-specific research needs. Individuals seeking in-depth research help may contact their subject specialist librarian to schedule a research consultation. In addition, subject-specialist librarians are available at all locations (and virtually) to assist students. To learn more about the UWF Libraries, and connect with their staff, visit uwf.edu/library.

The UWF Writing Lab has Writing Lab assistants available to review the mechanics of writing with UWF students to help upgrade the quality of your papers before you submit them to your professors and mentors. Face-to-face paper readers, online-interactive paper readers, and OWL (Online Writing Lab) readers are available to help you with your papers from invention to completion. Paper readers won’t write your papers for you, but they will help you write them better. Ask the Writing Lab to help with your grammar questions, to read and review your paper, or attend a writing skills workshop. Contact the Writing Lab to learn more about their services, and resources and to make an appointment.

UWF Writing Lab -- Main Lab

Bldg. 51/Rm. 157
11000 University Pkwy.
Pensacola, FL 32514

Appointment Desk: (850) 474-2229
Grammar Hotline: (850) 474-2129

Email: writelab@uwf.edu

Tutoring and Learning Resources is an academic facility that provides free academic support services to all students enrolled at the University of West Florida. Tutoring and Learning Resources is the only exclusive tutor lab on campus to provide tutoring in the vast majority of all general subjects offered at UWF. Some departments offer additional options for their classes and students should check with that department for details.

Tutoring and Learning Resources provides In-Person and Online tutoring! Tutoring is available via drop-in (Building 52, Room 151) and/or by request.

To view the Tutoring Schedule, available services, and resources, or request an academic coach, visit their site here.  below for information on courses supported and tutor availability. 

Email: tutoring@uwf.edu

Phone: 850.474.3176

 

Networking and Engagement Services

UWF student organizations promote student involvement and engagement and support student leaders in achieving organizational and personal goals.

For information about Student Organizations visit their page, here.

ArgoPulse is your guide to student organizations at UWF. Visit ArgoPulse, the online involvement portal (use UWF username and password), which is the dedicated site for organizations like Sports Clubs and Fraternity & Sorority Life, as well as the departmental websites affiliated with our many Departmental Student Organizations.

You can also find Identity Organizations and Faith-based organizations within ArgoPulse.

Provides networking opportunities, affinity program discounts and rewards, alumni chapter gatherings, and special events to all our members of the UWF Alumni Association. The UWF Alumni Association provides grants and funding to student organizations and faculty for educational opportunities that fulfill the university's mission.

Student Academic Success

The Argos Autism Program (AAP) is a Beyond Access service offered by Student Accessibility Resources that provides academic, social, life skills, and career planning support to students with autism who attend the University of West Florida. The goal of AAP is to enhance the college experience by providing assistance with making connections on campus and navigating Argo life. To learn more about AAP and to request more information about the program, click here to visit the AAP page.

The Center for Academic Success provides collaborative student support services designed to empower students to become independent and active learners who thrive at UWF and achieve their academic goals. Some services and resources include First-Year Advising, Student Accessibility Resources, Testing Services, and Tutoring and Learning Resources.

 

Student Accessibility Resources (SAR) is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in all curricular and co-curricular opportunities.

Student Accessibility Resources offers a variety of accommodations and services for students with documented disabilities including learning disabilities, deaf/hard of hearing, blind/low vision, mobility limitations, ADHD, and psychiatric and medical conditions. Some of the accommodations and services provided by SAR include:

  • Testing accommodations
  • Sign language interpreting
  • Notetaking services
  • Campus orientation
  • Assistance with screenreading software and other assistive technology
  • Livescribe Smartpen
  • Other accommodations as appropriate based on barriers due to disability

It is the student’s responsibility to request disability-related services and accommodations through the Student Accessibility Resources office.

Student Accessibility Resources Contact Information:

Building 21, Room 110
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
850.474.2387
sar@uwf.edu

Florida Telecommunications Relay:

In Florida, dial 711

Otherwise:
1.800.955.8771 (TTY)
1.800.955.8770 (Voice)

Visit the FTRI website

Student Affairs and Resources

The Office of Career Development and Community Engagement provides resources that equip students to reach their professional goals. UWF students can utilize their professional expertise to help prepare for their careers and are dedicated to empowering every member of the Argo community to reach their full professional potential.

Please schedule an appointment with a career coach, dive into their Career Education resources and search for a new job with CDCE. In addition, students, faculty and staff, UWF Alumni, and the community should visit uwf.edu/career to learn more about their opportunities and programs.

The Commuter Student Services (CSS) office can offer support, advocacy, resources, and the tools needed to become successful and engaged members of the UWF family. Commuter students -- the largest student population at UWF -- are encouraged to interact with our office to learn more about the programs, events, and learning support opportunities we offer.

CSS offers support to UWF students that do not live on campus. Commuter students should contact CSS to learn more about available services, grant opportunities and to find the "commuter hub" and lockers available for use.

The Dean of Students Office (DSO) supports both the academic mission of the University of West Florida and the Division of Academic Engagement/ Student Affairs by providing programs, services, resources, and advocacy for the needs and interests of all UWF students.

The Dean of Students Office consists of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR), Case Management Services, the Argo Food Pantry, and more.

The Dean of Students staff provides educational opportunities for students to develop appropriate community behaviors and personal values while providing support to students and families with personal or University concerns. The staff will also assist students and families in navigating the administrative processes of the University.

Dean of Students Office

Building 18, Room 150B
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
850.474.2384
deanofstudents@uwf.edu

Freshman, First-Time-in-College, and Undeclared students are assigned to a specific advisor in First Year Advising to assist with initial course registration, goal setting, and degree planning before being transitioned to academic advisors in the major departments.  Visit their page to learn about new student orientation, degree planning, advising services, how to navigate your first year, and so much more!!

The UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) serves as a leading campus advocate for military and veteran students, working to ensure the needs of these individuals are met through coordinating with multiple university offices and services. The UWF Military & Veterans Resource Center provides active duty service members, veterans, and military-affiliated students maximum support and a smooth transition throughout their educational experience. Some of MVRC services include addressing education benefits and funding, free use of computer lab and printing, a mentoring program, and VA Veteran Resiness and Employment.

At the University of West Florida, our diversity efforts are built upon a strong foundation of three guiding principles: Acceptance. Awareness. Respect.

We encourage members of our campus community to become active participants in this process in four action-oriented ways:

  • Get Empowered - A commitment to diversity and inclusion starts with enabling community members with policies and information and rewarding them for work that they do relative to diversity and inclusion.
  • Get Educated - As an institution of higher education, UWF offers many credit-bearing courses and training that educate students about the culture, language, and histories of a variety of ethnic groups. The University also mandates training every two years for all faculty and staff related to discrimination and harassment.
  • Get Involved - One way to learn more about others who are different from you is to participate in a myriad of events, student organizations, and committees offered by UWF on an annual basis.
  • Get Help -A college environment is a place for peaceful discourse around topics that can be controversial and politically charged. UWF embraces the discourse as a hallmark of a robust academic learning environment.

Visit the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED) page to learn more about the various departments and resources such as Diversity Programs and Scholarships that support a culture of inclusive excellence on campus and in our greater community. Some services include LGBTQIA+ ResourcesAwareness Events, and OED Funding Request Opportunities.

The Professional Development Scholarship offers financial assistance to support the career goals of UWF students and recent alumni. Applicants can request financial assistance for any of the following:

  • For the purchase of professional attire
  • For travel funds to attend an interview
  • For funds to offset the cost of enrolling/participating in a high-impact practice such as a co-op, internship, research, or other experiential learning activity
  • For the cost of supplies that may be needed for research posters and other deliverables
  • For funds to offset childcare costs associated with the activities above 

Visit the Career Development and Community Engagement's Professional Development Fund page to learn more and apply.

  • Alumni Grants - The UWF Alumni Association Board of Directors established its Alumni Grant program in 1999 to benefit special project and provide funds to students organization and faculty for educational opportunites that fulfill the university's mission. To be eligible applicants must be an employee(s) of UWF or enrolled in UWF as a degree seeking students(s) and are only allowed one (1) award per fiscal year.
  • SGA Travel Grants - Are to be used for travel or virtual experiences to advance the educational experience for non-academic bearing activities except Study Abroad and Directed Study non-commuting semester programs.  Students can request up to $700 per fiscal year while groups of 3 or more may request up to $2000 per fiscal year.
    • Eligibility
      • Must be an individual or group of UWF degree-seeking students.
      • Must have a letter of support from the department chair and/or a faculty or staff advisor.
      • Students must give at least a 15 minute presentation. 
    • Apply for a Travel Grant by logging into ArgoPulse via myUWF
  • Student Organization Programming Grants - Funding support is available for UWF registered student groups or organization's programs, events, or iniatives that are DEI focused. UWF student organizations can apply for up to $300 for DEI focused events and programs. We offer this funding for events that: promote understanding or enhance knowlegge of an diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture; facilitate bring two or more cultures together; and events must be open to all UWF students and broadly promoted to the campus community. 
    • Eligibility and How to Apply:
      • Any funding provided must comply with current university policies and procedures including purchasing, contracting and travel policies.
      • To apply for funding support, complete this form at least 4 weeks prior to the event
      • Funding requests are reviewed on a monthly basis and are considered through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion
      • Decisions are usually made within two weeks of receipt of request

         

         

Student Wellness

ArgoWell is a UWF campus-wide initiative that brings student wellness to the forefront. This initiative aims to provide education, resources, tools, and programming to enhance vital areas of your well-being such as mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Through ArgoWell you can learn about the Eight Dimensions of Wellness and utilize their resources to manage your overall wellbeing.

The Argo Pantry provides food to currently enrolled UWF students in need of assistance. Any currently enrolled UWF student with a Nautilus Card can use the Argo Pantry, located in Building 18, Room 150B (within the Dean of Students Office). The Argo Pantry is open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m for food bags.

The Argo Pantry accepts non-perishable food items, personal care items, laundry detergent, and school supplies. You can also send items directly to the Argo Pantry via Amazon or make a tax-deductible gift through the UWF Foundation.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers counseling and therapy to help students address how to manage, cope and grow with the stress associated with school and life. The primary goal of counseling is to help students develop the personal awareness and skills necessary to overcome problems and develop in ways that will allow them to take advantage of the educational opportunities at the university.

Counseling & Psychological Services provides help to UWF students with problems such as, but not limited to,  depression, stress, anxiety, conflicts, abuse, grief, academic concerns, sexual issues, and past abuse. Call CAPS at 850.474.2420.

Visit the Appointment Information page to learn about the scope of services, appointments, mental health emergencies, eligibility, fees, confidentiality, and consultations.

Counseling and Psychological Services

11000 University Parkway
Building 960, Suite 200A
Pensacola, FL 32514
850.474.2420
counselingservices@uwf.edu

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT
Excluding Holidays / Closings

UWF Recreation and Wellness department's role is to advance UWF’s mission, vision, and priorities by providing diverse learning and developmental opportunities through experiences emphasizing lifelong wellness. UWF Students, Faculty, and Staff have FREE access with a current Nautilus Card or with the RecWell app.

Through Recreation you can access a variety of services such as aquatics, intramural sports, outdoor adventures, and the Health, Leisure, and Sports Facility (HLS) Facility.

The Student Health Service is a primary care clinic at UWF for UWF students. Services include women’s health, STI testing/treatment, diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, immunizations, health education, and prevention.

For students, there is no charge to be seen by one of our providers. However, there are fees associated with labs and nursing services. Many laboratory tests required for diagnosis and treatment can be performed at SHS at a reasonable cost. Student Health Services does not bill insurance for services provided, but we highly recommend that students have health insurance.

Appointments can be made by calling 850.474.2172, Option 1. It is recommended that you call as early in the day as possible. You may also make appointments in person at Student Health Services (Building 960, Suite 106). Clinic services may be limited during semester breaks due to provider availability.

Tools and Technologies

Software applications are available for use by faculty and students through myUWF. Some software apps available to Argos include Adobe Creative Suite, MatLab, IBM SPSS, Microsoft Office products, and so much more! Using myUWF, visit the UWF's Confluence page, Argo Apps and Argo Apps Lite, to get step-by-step directions on how to download and use the various, free, apps.

There's An App For That page dedicated to sharing the various free apps available for download and use on iPhones and Androids.

There are five categories of apps which include:

  1. UWF Apps are available to help you navigate the UWF campus and keep up to date with campus events.
  2. Collaboration apps are available to help you work, communicate, and collaborate with other people.
  3. Note Taking apps are digital note-taking apps that help you keep track of all your notes, organize them, and make sure you don't lose them. Plus, they make everything searchable, shareable, and editable.
  4. Studying and Memory apps that can help improve your study skills and your memory.
  5. Time Management and Organization apps to help track tasks and appointments, when they are due, and when you have completed them.

The ITS Help Desk is your point of contact for all information technology issues. The ITS Help Desk provides technical support to UWF students, faculty, and staff on a variety of university technology services.

The "Technology" sections of the Student Guide provide information and step-by-step instructions on everything from ArgoAir, clickers, eLearning, computer literacy and training, and much more!

ITS Help Desk

Call: 850.474.2075

Fully Staffed
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Limited Staff
Monday - Thursday 
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (when classes are in session)

Email:  helpdesk@uwf.edu 

Stop By: Building 79 Walk-in Counter is open Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. -  4:30 P.M.

Closed on weekends and official University holidays.