ArgoFirst Living Community
Enhance Your First Year Experience
Built on the pillars of academic success, civic engagement, and interpersonal development, students who choose our ArgoFirst Living Communities not only live together in Martin Hall, but also take an Academic Foundations for Success Course for 1 hour that helps them acclimate and transition to UWF.
The Leadership Community is composed of first-year college students who aim to dive deep into who they are as an individual and their role on campus and the greater community. Leadership aims to help students gain an understanding of the values, emotions, attitudes, and beliefs that motivate them to take action and demonstrate behavior consistent with held belief and convictions. Students in Leadership model behaviors which support their personal learning and transform them into autonomous learners empowered to write their own academic journey. Leadership aims to be a stepping stone to student leadership and success at the University. All students in Argofirst take courses together.
The Explore learning community welcomes first year students who are still exploring their choices of major and/or career. Explore aims to orient students with campus resources, tools, organizations, and opportunities to help them learn more about their values, interests, personalities, and skills. The role of Explore is to advance UWF's mission and vision by providing students with the resources, knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for academic success at the university level, as well as introduce them to concepts necessary for success beyond college. Through relevant interactions and engagement, Explore strives to assist every student in finding professional fulfillment and personal happiness as a result of academic success and the discovery of their career pathway. All students in Argofirst take courses together.
First year college students looking to innovate, be creative and network with top professionals in the Pensacola community find their home to be Innovation. Innovation students learn about innovation, creativity, business models, and investors, as well as about how to brand and present ideas. Students will demonstrate knowledge through development of a presentation and prototype for the DaVinci Innovation Celebration competition. All students in Argofirst take courses together.
Ecosystem(ECO) is part of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. ECO is a vibrant community of artists, musicians, writers, thinkers, readers, makers, and researchers. We work together to create tangible and meaningful outcomes as a vital part of the campus long after graduation. Developed around the theme of “ecosystems,” our community is committed to healthy habits of mind and body. We are founded on the understanding that the treatment of our physical, emotional, and psychological well-being is deeply connected to our intellectual curiosity and academic performance. Together, we look for connections, critically evaluating how situations are similar and different across space and time. We encourage collaborative and creative work through interdisciplinary conversations and the cross-pollination of ideas. All students in Argofirst take courses together.
Can you envision yourself connecting with peers on campus? Or maybe you have already started to feel nervous about the transition? Well, do not worry- we have your back.