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Argo Arrival 2022

Signature Events

Argo Arrival is the University of West Florida's official welcome season for our new and returning students. Kick off the new school year, explore involvement opportunities, have fun and meet new people. Stay informed about events, opportunities to connect with your peers, and more via this site and the #ArgoArrival hashtag. 

New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation

August 19
Doors: 2:30 p.m.; Program: 3 p.m.
Field House, Building 54

New Student Convocation serves to welcome students into the UWF community. Attend this traditional event to receive your UWF medallion, hear from University leaders, learn more about your college, get tips from current students, learn the UWF Fight Song, and more. Family members are welcome to attend. Be sure to dress to impress, because you will be meeting senior University leaders, Deans, and others. 

Can’t make the in-person event? We have you covered! A live webcast of the event and much more Convocation content will be available at starting in August 2022.

New Student Convocation
Student riding a mechanical bull

Club U-Dub

August 19
8-11 p.m.
University Commons, Building 22

Whether you are new on campus or a returning student, you are not going to want to miss this signature Argo Arrival event. Cruise around an indoor skating rink, check out the blacked-out DJ room, enjoy live music, a video game room, free coffee, snacks, t-shirts* and more.

*While supplies last.


Students playing a game at Argopalooza Involvement Fair

Argopalooza Involvement Fair

August 26
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Cannon Green

One of UWF’s largest events, Argopalooza provides a great opportunity to figure out what involvement opportunities are right for you. Check out the talent on display on the Demo Stage, chat with some of the 85+ student organizations in attendance, and take home a ton of information about programs and services.

More Welcome Events

Students having doughnuts with the Dean

Doughnuts with the Dean

August 22
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: Look for the golf cart handing out doughnuts!

Students talking to campus police officers

Coffee with a Cop

August 24
9:30-11 a.m.
Commons Concourse, Building 22


Football Scrimmage

UWF Football Scrimmage

August 25
Kickoff: 6 p.m.
Pen Air Field

You're invited to get a first look at the reigning 2021 GSC Champions at Pen Air Field. 

  • Free pizza for the first 100 students to arrive, courtesy of Domino's Pizza
  • Free UWF Athletics giveaways
  • Get a picture with Argie and the 2019 National Championship trophy 
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Study Abroad Open House

August 25
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Building 71

Start planning for your study abroad experience today!

Stop by to learn more about the variety of programs and scholarships available to UWF students and enjoy some free international treats.


Get Ready for Argo Arrival!

Favorite Spot sign in front of bench

What's your favorite spot on campus?

Do you have a favorite spot on campus where you like to hang out, study, eat a meal, meet up with friends, or that you just think is really beautiful?

Fill out the four-question form below and we'll make you your own personal sign, and install it in your spot during Argo Arrival.  

Tell us your favorite spot

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Bring your Nautilus Card

Argo Arrival is FREE for UWF students, so don’t forget your Nautilus Card.

Nautilus Card Info

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Argo Info

During Argo Arrival and year-round, the Argo Info text line is here for you: 850.266.7750. Ask questions. Get answers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

UWFSI on Instagram will provide the most up to date information on all things Argo Arrival, go check them out! You can keep following along after Argo Arrival for ways to stay engaged and get involved all year long.

Events are free to current students, so please bring your valid Nautilus Card to each event. You can get the most from specific events by coming prepared. For instance, bring your sunglasses and sunscreen to Argopalooza, and dress to impress for New Student Convocation.

You don’t need to register or sign up ahead of time. Staff will be on-site to get you signed in at each event, so just be sure to bring your valid Nautilus Card.

Drinks, food, and snacks will be available at most Argo Arrival events. Check the event details above for more specific information.

Beach Bash is taking this year off, but will be back next year. 

Argo Arrival events are for currently enrolled UWF students. Family members of new students are invited to attend New Student Convocation, but all other events are for students only.