Office of Student Retention Initiatives

Office of Student Retention Initiatives (OSRI)

The Office of Student Retention Initiatives supports students through academic success and social programming.

Dive Deep First Year Experience

Dive Deep First Year Student Showcase is an annual event that highlights the academic achievements of first year students.

First Year Experience: Dive Deep

Take Stock Collegiate Scholars

Take Stock Collegiate Scholars is a program that supports Florida’s Take Stock in Children participants who attend The University of West Florida from the time they enter the University to graduation.

Take Stock Collegiate Scholars

TRiO Student Support Services

The University of West Florida Student Support Services Program is a Federal TRIO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

TRiO Student Support Services

UWF Men's Empowerment Network

UWF MEN is a program designed to offer academic support and mentoring opportunities for students.

PEARL: Professionally Empowered And Ready for Life

Coming together is the beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success. Graduate UWF with something extra.

PEARL: Professionally Empowered And Ready for Life

Academic Foundations for Success

Foundations for Success helps you explore options and resources on campus as you begin your academic journey.

Foundations for Academic Success (SLS 1109)

GRIT Pathway Program

The UWF Grit Pathway Program is for freshmen applicants who demonstrate potential for success in college, but who we feel would benefit from transitional support in order to maximize their achievements at UWF.

GRIT Pathway Program

ArgoFirst Living Communities

Though Fall is a few months away, have you given thought to what you would like your semester to look like? 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. 


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, but also take an Academic Foundations for Success Course for 1 hour that helps them acclimate and transition to UWF. 


Quest for the Golden Fleece

This program is designed to help first-year students understand UWF and how to be successful on your own journey.