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Argo Arrival

Argo Arrival 2020

Argo Arrival is the University of West Florida's official welcome season, when new students join our campus community, meet new friends and explore what Pensacola has to offer. This year Argo Arrival programs and events will be delivered virtually in support of our community’s health and safety. 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 serves to welcome students into the UWF community. Beginning August 21, visit to hear from University leaders, learn more about your college, get tips from current students, learn the UWF Fight Song, and more.

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Welcome Kit

New students can claim their custom Argo Arrival Welcome Kit* using this Claim your New Student Welcome Kit form. The kit includes the New Student Convocation medallion, the coveted 2020 Argo Arrival t-shirt, and more!

*While supplies last.

Claim your Welcome Kit

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Peer Connection Groups

Want to meet your peers and learn the ins-and-outs of the Argo Life? Join a Peer Connection Group!

  • Download the app ZeeMee using the ZeeMee Argo Arrival link. The link will take you directly to the UWF community.
  • Click on the chat bubble at the bottom of your screen.
  • Scroll down to find the "Argo Arrival" peer groups.
  • Click through the different Argo Arrival groups to find the ones that you are most interested in chatting with.
  • Introduce yourself and begin engaging with your Peers!
  • Need help? Contact Ethan Henley at



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Global Quarter Virtual Coffee Hour

August 27, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.

Global Quarter welcomes new Argos looking to connect with our active community of globally-minded students. Meet international students, learn more about study abroad opportunities, get involved!

Join us via the meeting link that will be posted on our Global Quarter Facebook page at 5:30 p.m.

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Netflix N' Chat with OED

August 31, 2020 | 7 p.m.

Netflix N' Chat is a virtual discussion series taking place on Zoom every last Monday of the month. Participants watch the selected presentation and afterward, talk about the diversity theme present through facilitated discussion questions. Monthly on Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. CST August 31, 2020: Hello Privilege, it's me, Chelsea Handler

Join us via Zoom

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Campus Conversations: Free Speech & Cancel Culture

September 2, 2020 | Noon

This conversation is an introduction to the legal boundaries of Constitutional free speech and what rights we have, and do not have. This conversation will address the particular misconception that free speech is absolutely "free"; instead, speech often comes with consequences when that speech is offensive or insulting. Dr. Charles Penrod is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies and teaches courses on American law, torts, contracts, and ethics. Dr. Penrod has a J.D. from Louisiana State University, practiced law and taught at Northwestern State University in Louisiana before joining UWF in 2014 His research has focused on copyright law, unemployment law, business law, and cybercrime, among other topics. 

Join us via Zoom

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September 7, 2020

Argopalooza is the final event of your Argo Arrival experience and a great opportunity for you to discover UWF's student groups. At Argopalooza you will be able to interact with and learn about student organizations that match your academic, recreational, professional, social, cultural or faith-based interests.

Be sure to checkout ArgoPulse for more information about UWF student organizations.


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Anchor Down Mentorship Program Applications

September 7, 2020

First-Year students are paired with upper classmen for the semester. These pairings can be based on major or what the incoming student's needs may be. Apply to the Anchor Down Mentorship Program.


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Transfer and Off Campus Resources

New transfer students looking for campus information on how to pay bills, get a parking pass, Nautilus Card, or other student related necessities can find a wealth of information on the Transfer and Off-Campus Resources website. Please email with any questions or to request assitance.

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Get Involved!

Returning students, UWF faculty and staff members and campus departments play a major role in welcoming new students to UWF. Here are some ways to get involved.

Register Your Virtual Event

Are you hosting a virtual event, interest meeting or special "open house" designed to meet the needs of new students? Let us help you get the word out.

Register Your Event

Roll Out the Welcome Mat

Decorate your reception area, host tabling events, and wear your best blue and green Aug. 23-30 to help us make UWF the most welcoming campus in the country.

Spread the Word

Build Argo Arrival information into your existing messaging or orientation programs. Email Ben Stubbs or call 850.474.3155 to learn more.

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