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ArgoFirst Living-Learning Community

Argo First Students sitting together

UWF proudly offers a first-year living-learning community for on-campus residents. This high-impact program enhances the college experience and first-year success by building a community of peers and connecting students with campus programs and resources. Students living in the community live in Martin Hall together and attend events and community service experiences together.

Research shows that students who participate in a Living Learning Community have higher academic success rates, higher college graduation rates, higher levels of satisfaction with their college experience, and an easier time connecting with their peers. Students are accepted into the ArgoFirst community by invitation only. The ArgoFirst Living Learning Community is designed to celebrate and support the specific needs and interests of first-year students at the University of West Florida. Students in this community benefit from community building, academic support, mentorship, and leadership opportunities. Supported by full-time professional and peer academic support staff who work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and residents, together this team integrates both professional and personal interests to enhance the academic and social experience during the first year.

Our priority is to provide students with resources and programs that will strengthen their academic performance and improve their college experience at the University of West Florida. Programming will be designed to strengthen academic success, self-awareness, and self-efficacy, build professional relationships, and develop lifelong habits that foster wellbeing. The skills and strategies mastered in this community will lead to academic success while at UWF and preparation for life beyond college.

Community Member Benefits

  • Live with other first year students to connect with peers who have similar interests, passions, and challenges
  • Access to peer academic coaches and resident assistants for study groups, mentoring, and leadership experiences.
  • Build an academic success network including academic advisors, academic support staff, faculty, and other guests from across the University.
  • Events and activities that focus on academic skills development, professional and personal development, and wellbeing are offered right in the residence hall.
  • Community social events and activities
  • Scholarship opportunities

Community Member Responsibilities and Obligations

  1. Live on the designated ArgoFirst floor of Martin Hall and agree to support the overall goals of the ArgoFirst Living Learning Community
  2. Attend the ArgoFirst Welcome Session, which includes attendance at the New Student Convocation. As this event is required, all members will plan moving, travel, and other activity schedules accordingly in order to attend.
  3. Participation in community activities and events offered Fall and Spring semesters (workshops, structured study time, wellness activities, leadership and mentoring, etc.) - expected time commitment is about 1 hour/week on average, and most events will be scheduled within the residence hall.

(Selecting this community on your contract does not guarantee placement)

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Room Assignment Process

Fall 2024/Spring 2025
Contracts will be available beginning Wednesday, January 31, 2024. New Fall 2024 residents (not living on campus currently) will be assigned to their rooms based on availability and/or their housing preferences, and room assignment communication will begin June 2024. Returning Residents will have the opportunity for online self room selection beginning March 2024. 

Call Housing Residence Life at 850.474.2463 or email if you have any questions about the contract process.