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UWF Founders Week

The University of West Florida broke ground in April 1965, and we’re still breaking ground today. Join us as we celebrate our second annual Founders Week this April, the same month our University began to take shape more than 50 years ago.

Celebrate Our Story

Founders Week is a weeklong celebration that serves as an opportunity to bring the UWF family together, welcome alumni and visitors to our campus and give back to the community.

It is our vision to be a spirited community of learners, launching the next generation of big thinkers who will change the world. We’re honoring the way our story started and the many ways we’re making our collective voices heard today.

Join the conversation by using the hashtag #UWFFoundersWeek.


Learn how to participate by visiting any of the events in our calendar feed. Visit the Argos Day of Service web page to learn how to register as an individual, office, or organization.

Share your Argo Pride

Share your support of the University of West Florida during Founders Week by utilizing any of the below social media images and posters.

Scavenger Hunt (April 13-19)

Our Online Scavenger Hunt for UWF's Founders Week is now OPEN. Fill out the scavenger hunt form and enter for your chance to win! Join us in an online adventure as we celebrate our history, traditions, and growth as a University. Answer some trivia questions challenging your knowledge of past and present UWF information. This is open to staff, students, alumni, and the community. Entries are active Saturday, April 13, at 12:01 a.m. CST - Friday, April 19, at 12 p.m. CST. Winners will be contacted via e-mail. Good luck and Go Argos!!!