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Useful Resources For Students

UWF is focused on the success of its students, and it has a number of services in place to assist students on their journey. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with these various resources.


 

Resources for Students

Support Services

The Student Accessibility Resources (Links to an external site.) provides support services to students with disabilities. The University of West Florida supports an inclusive learning environment for all students. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that hinder your full participation, such as time-limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos and podcasts,  reasonable accommodations can be arranged. Prior to receiving accommodations, you must register with Student Accessibility Resources (Links to an external site.). Appropriate academic accommodations will be determined based on the documented needs of the individual. For information regarding the registration process, e-mail sar@uwf.edu or call 850.474.2387. Accessibility features (Links to an external site.) are also found in Canvas.

Counseling and Wellness Services  (Links to an external site.) at UWF assist students with physical and mental health, working through times of trauma as well as helping you learn how to take a proactive stance in your own well-being and safety. Students who are interested in scheduling an appointment can call Counseling Services at (850) 474-2420 or visit the Center in Bldg. 960, Mon.- Fri., 8-5.

If you experience a mental health or substance use concern, contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 850-474-2420. Crisis counseling is available to all students 24/7 by calling 850-474-2420 and pressing option 6

All students are encouraged to utilize Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) to strengthen skills to cope with anxiety, depression, stress management, and more. TAO is an interactive web-based self-help program that is available 24/7, and access is anonymous.

The University of West Florida (UWF) is excited to have a center dedicated to supporting our military and veteran students. With the growing number of veterans returning to school, UWF will continue to grow support through additions such as this Military & Veteran Resource Center. The goal of this center is to provide a “one-stop” location for all military and veteran students to simplify the transition process from the military to an academic environment. You may contact the MVRC at 850.474.2550 or visit uwf.edu/mvrc (Links to an external site.).

Argo Pantry

At the University of West Florida, we recognize that to learn, thrive, and flourish; you may need a little assistance. Please take advantage of the free resources here on campus. If you experience a health concern, contact Student Health Services at (850) 474-2172.

The ArgoPantry (Links to an external site.) provides healthy food to students who are need of emergency assistance.  A brief interview and application are required. Please click on the link or call the Dean of Students at 850-474-2384 or email deanofstudent@uwf.edu or casemangement@uwf.edu.  

Discrimination and Harassment

The University of West Florida faculty members are committed to supporting students and upholding the University’s non-discrimination and harassment policies.  Under Title IX, discrimination and harassment based upon sex or gender (including sexual violence and sexual misconduct) are prohibited.  If you experience an incident of sex/gender-based discrimination or harassment, you do not have to go through the experience alone.  Know that while you may talk to a faculty member, understand that as a "Responsible Employee" of the University the faculty are required to notify the University’s Title IX Coordinator so that support services can be provided to you.  If you would like to speak with someone confidentially, you may schedule an appointment with the UWF’s Counseling and Psychological Services at (850) 474-2420.  This service is free for students.  Faculty can also help direct you, or you may refer to UWF’s Office of Equity and Inclusion for additional resources.

UWF John C. Pace Library

UWF Library staff are available for help through our Ask-a-Librarian Live Chat (Links to an external site.) (check the library’s Web site for chat hours). You can also email a librarian using the left-hand navigation in Canvas under Help or Library Tools, or text a librarian at 850-483-0225.  

Weather Emergency Information

In the case of severe weather or other emergency, the campus might be closed and classes cancelled. Official closures and delays are announced on the UWF website and broadcast on WUWF-FM.

WUWF-FM (88.1MHz) is the official information source for the university. Any pertinent information regarding closings, cancellations, and the re-opening of campus will be broadcast.

In the event that hurricane preparation procedures are initiated, the UWF Home Web Page and Argus will both provide current information regarding hurricane preparation procedures, the status of classes and the closing of the university.

The University of West Florida maintains plans related to weather or other emergencies as well as plans related to other emergency operations and procedures.

Additional Resources

Learn about other student support resources that may not be listed here by visiting Additional Syllabus Resources