Homecoming is a week-long celebration of Argo pride and spirit. All week students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University of West Florida come together to breathe blue and green. Join us for all our traditional events, competitions and activities and celebrate UWF! Homecoming 2021 will take place October 10 - 16. Mark your calendars, and go Argos!!! #UWFHC21.
Join the Homecoming spirit and decorate the Campus in Green and Blue with your Golden Fleece Team! Sign up as GFC team to receive more details.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Have the best afternoon celebrating being an Argo with Homecoming at Cannon Fest! Cannon Fest kicks off Homecoming week with a bang! At Cannon Fest, students and faculty gather on the Cannon Green for free food, loads of fun games, and to take part in the traditional cannon ribbon tying. Can’t wait to see you all there!
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Want to know who will be performing at the annual Homecoming Colchis concert? Want a chance to lock in Colchis tickets with your friends? Join Homecoming and CAB for the Colchis Ticket Release Party on Tuesday, October 12th, at the Cannon Greens from 8 pm to 10 pm. Dance the night away in a big foam pit with your friends, suck down a slushie, and vote on the best GFC Homecoming banner before the big announcement! Make sure to stick around after for a special surprise!
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
GFC teams make boats out of cardboard and race against other GFC teams in the Aquatic Center pool to win points. If you want to see faculty and staff race and get soaked, stick around after the GFC team brackets. Boats will be judged by the Homecoming Board prior to racing, GFC teams are required to be at the Aquatic Center by 6:45 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come out and watch the race. Both brackets pick a team to win; if their team wins, they win points too.
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Enjoy music and snacks at Sink or Swim on Wednesday, October 13th from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Aquatic Center’s Pavillion! Challenge your friends to a massive, soapy slip and slide race or ambush them with a water balloon war. Regardless, don’t be afraid to get wet!
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The event every Argo has been waiting for! Grab your friends and come to the Field House to celebrate Homecoming’s biggest live event! Get ready to dance and sing your hearts out at the traditional Colchis concert! With previous artists, like Waka Flocka Flame, Rich the Kid, and Travis Porter, this year is one you definitely won’t want to miss! Tickets will be released at the Colchis Ticket Release Party and are free to students!
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Explore what downtown Pensacola has to offer during Downtown Get Down on Friday, October 15th, starting at 7 p.m. Join Homecoming and Pensacola for their monthly gallery night and participate in our first-ever downtown scavenger hunt.
Blue Wahoos Stadium
Help cheer on our Division Two National Champs at the Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, October 16th, before the game at the Blue Wahoos Stadium! Get hype to loud music and exciting games with fellow Argos before our players storm the field! Stay for the halftime show to see which two Homecoming Court members will take home the crown! GFC winners will also be announced at the halftime show!
Want to leave your mark on UWF? Becoming a member of the Homecoming Court is perfect for you! Homecoming Court is open to students that have been nominated by their department, program, or organizations as outstanding examples of what it means to be an Argonaut. Homecoming wants to create an inclusive environment for all students, so this year we proudly introduce Homecoming Royalty. Twelve of our most dedicated Argonauts will take part in all the Homecoming festivities and help spread their love for UWF to fellow students. The winners will be announced at the Homecoming Football Halftime Show on Saturday, October 16th!
The Golden Fleece Challenge is an intense but good-hearted competition between teams of students throughout Homecoming week. Each team will compete in challenges and participate in events to rack up points in hopes to take home the winning title. Winners of GFC will be announced at the Homecoming Football Game Halftime Show on October 16th! Teams are open to all student organizations that are in good standing with the university. So grab your friends, join GFC, and let the best team win!
Homecoming loves our volunteers! Homecoming Captains is our very own volunteer program that allows students to not only get involved on campus but also gives students the behind-the-scenes experience of how Homecoming is created! If you want to get involved, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Whether you have a busy schedule or nothing on your plate, Homecoming works with you to make it happen! You won’t regret it!
Hello! My name is Darby Drapeau and I am this year’s Homecoming Executive Director. I can’t wait to show our student body what Homecoming has planned for them. I grew up in Tallahassee and moved to Pensacola to attend UWF. I can easily say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I fell in love with this town and our university. I take great pride in being an Argo. I use that pride to fuel my passion behind Homecoming, as my team and I create memorable and exciting events for our peers
Hey ya'll my name is Garrett Barnes and I'm so excited to be this year's Involvement Director. This is my third year here at UWF majoring in Finance with a minor in Marketing. I am super excited for Homecoming this year especially with this being my first year on the Executive Board. I can't wait to bring together all our UWF Pride and celebrate what it means to be an Argo together!
My name is Elena Patterson and I am a junior majoring in Global Marketing with a minor in Digital Marketing. I'm from Fort Walton Beach, FL and I grew up there! I came to UWF on a singing scholarship with the University Singers, but decided to continue my education here after joining organizations like Homecoming and Student Government. I have a passion for Marketing and meeting new people through it! I can't wait to celebrate Homecoming this year and watch it come to life!
Hello! I am Roddrea Allen, the Homecoming Events Director! As of now, I have stayed in about 6 different states for at least 2 years. It is evident that I love to stay active, travel, and gain new experiences. (What better way to do that other than joining Homecoming!?) Therefore, it is an honor to be able to serve on the Homecoming executive board and create new memories in the process. I cannot wait to see what this semester brings!!!
Hi, I’m Heidi Hinson, and I’m one of this year's event directors! I am a sophomore majoring in Criminal Justice! I am from this small town called High Springs. Coming in last year with Covid, I was wondering how to get involved, did some looking around, and ended up in Homecoming, a sorority, and other clubs! My biggest advice to anyone would be to get involved in some form! I’m so excited to see what the future holds for school and myself!