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Students enjoying Zumba during Beach Bash

Argo Arrival 2021

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. Join us August 20-29!

New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation

August 20
Doors: 2:30pm; 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 and join their students at a brief reception following the program. 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! Join the live webcast of the event and gain access to much more Convocation content at

New Student Convocation
Club U-Dub games

Club U-Dub

August 20
8-11 p.m.
University Commons, Building 22

Whatever you’re into, Club U-Dub is for you! Challenge your friends to foosball or table tennis at the GloCade, play tabletop and video games in the Game Room, listen to incredible music on the patio, or hit up the DJ room, all while grabbing free food and fun takeaway items.


Students posing together at the beach in the water.

Beach Bash

August 22
Noon-3 p.m.
Pensacola Beach Park
East FL-399, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

UWF students will get together on the last day before classes start and take advantage of UWF’s incredible Gulf Coast. Come participate in kayaking, paddleboarding, fitness classes or relax on the beautiful beaches with your friends. Food and drinks will be provided, and busses (with limited capacity) will be departing from Parking lot H (near the Commons, Building 22) at 11 a.m.

Students watching a movie outside

Movie Night

August 27
7:30 p.m.
Cannon Green

After a busy first week of classes, relax and take in a movie with your fellow Argos. Free drinks, popcorn, and candy will be provided, and movie trivia contests will give students the chance to win cool prizes.

Student Org Fair

Argopalooza Involvement Fair


September 10
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
University Park

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 100+ student organizations in attendance, and take home a ton of information about programs and services.



Student wearing UWF apparel holding phone

Arrival Teams

Want to meet your peers and learn the ins-and-outs of the Argo Life? We’ve got you covered!

All incoming freshmen will be assigned to the Arrival Team ZeeMee group. Led by returning UWF students, this group will ensure that you are up to date on campus happenings, give you the chance to chat with your classmates, and provide opportunities for meet-ups before or during each Argo Arrival signature event. Engaging with the Arrival Team is not required, but is a great way for new students to become comfortable with campus life. Don't have the ZeeMee app? No problem! Visit to get started, or email with 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 a towel, hat, and water to Beach Bash, a blanket or chair to Movie Night, 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 and snacks will be available at New Student Convocation, Club U-Dub, and Movie Night, and lunch will be provided (while supplies last) at Beach Bash.

University Park is the area between the tennis courts and Field House and includes the large field down the steps. For the exact location, please visit our online campus map and search ‘University Park’.

Online Campus Map

No you do not, but be aware that there is a $1 pay-by-tag toll for each vehicle to access Pensacola Beach.

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.

*Face coverings are highly recommended in all indoor locations, regardless of COVID-19 vaccine status.

FREE fun and food

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

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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