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Refer to information on Housing.
Refer to information on Military and Veterans Benefits.
All students are required to submit a completed and signed Medical History Form to UWF Student Health Services before registration. If the student is underage, the form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. This form also serves as consent for treatment.
All students, both graduate and undergraduate, are required to meet the immunization requirements listed below prior to registration.
I. Measles/Mumps and Rubella
A. Requirements: All students born after December 31, 1956 must present documented proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola) and German Measles (Rubella), in one of the three ways described below:
1. Proof of 2 doses of MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) received at least 28 days apart or 2 doses of Measles and 1 dose of Rubella.
a. Vaccinations must have been received after your first birthday.
b. Vaccinations must have been received in 1969 or later.
2. Proof of immunity by way of a positive laboratory test known as a titer (IgG Rubeola titer or IgG Rubella titer). A copy of the lab report which includes the date of the test must be submitted.
3. A written statement from a healthcare provider documenting a diagnosis of Measles (Rubeola). The statement must be on official medical office stationery, include the date of diagnosis, and be signed by a physician. This is only acceptable for a diagnosis of Measles.
B. Exceptions: Student may apply for an exception to the immunization requirement for Measles/Mumps and Rubella if they meet one of the following criteria and submit the appropriate documentation.
1. Medical Basis - The student must provide a letter from a healthcare provider, signed on official medical stationery, stating the medical reason(s) why the student is not able to receive the Measles/Mumps and/or Rubella vaccine(s), and indicating if this is a temporary or permanent condition.
2. Religious Basis - The student (or the student's parent/guardian if under 18 years old) must provide a letter stating the student's religious beliefs do not permit him/her to receive vaccinations.
3. Active Duty Military - Active duty military personnel may complete a Measles/Mumps and Rubella waiver form if documentation of immunizations is unavailable at the time of registration. A copy of the individual's military ID is required with the waiver.
4. On-Line Students - Students who are enrolled in on-line courses only and who will not be physically present in any UWF campus may complete a Measles/Mumps and Rubella waiver form. Should such students seek to register for a face-to-face course, they must comply with Section IA, above.
II. Meningitis and Hepititis B
A. All UWF undergraduate and graduate students, including on-line students must provide documentation of vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B or complete the Meningitis/Hepatitis Waiver form indicating their informed decision not to be vaccinated for the appropriate declined vaccination. If the student is under the age of 18, the waiver form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
B. Students continuously enrolled since June 30, 2008 or before who have not lived in University housing since June 30, 2008 are exempt from this requirement.
III. Submission of Documentation
Immunization forms including waiver forms and other documentation may be presented in person or via mail, fax or email to the University of West Florida, Student Health Services, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the fax number is (850) 857-6100. If the student is mailing documentation, the student must include his/her name, birth date and UWF ID number. Photocopies are acceptable. Originals will not be returned. If students have questions or need any additional information about these illnesses or the vaccinations, they should visit the Student Health Services' website at www.uwf.edu/healthcenter.
The Graduate School, in collaboration with various other units of the University, hosts a New Graduate Student Orientation. The orientation provides newly admitted graduate students with an overview of University services and extracurricular opportunities and an understanding of what to expect academically and financially as UWF graduate students. Graduate students attending the orientation have the opportunity to hear from representatives of academic departments, the Graduate Student Association, and other campus organizations. Additionally, students will receive information on how to purchase text books, parking permits, and their Nautilus Card. Supplementary orientation programs may be offered by individual academic departments.
Each degree-seeking graduate student is assigned to a faculty member to assist in planning academic programs; provide guidance in personal, academic, and professional development; and foster interaction among students and faculty.
The Teacher Education Advising Center is the central campus office for all student information relating to teacher education. This office admits students into teacher education programs and into student teaching, distributes certification applications, and makes recommendations for certification.
New students may check their admission status through LightHouse at lighthouse.uwf.edu. Once admitted, students may also check their financial aid status and register for classes for the first time through LightHouse.
All Pensacola campus students are required to purchase a Nautilus Card. Refer to information on Tuition and Fees.
Parking a vehicle on campus requires a parking permit which may be purchased at the Cashier's Office, Building 20, or online at uwf.edu/parking.
Refer to information on Residency.
Refer to information on Tuition and Fees.
Review the Student Handbook and Planner for more information on topics below. The Student Handbook and Planner is available in print from the Dean of Students Office and is available online at uwf.edu/studentaffairs/.
The University seeks to provide an environment which encourages the thoughtful development of intellectual, social, and moral standards. Student conduct is expected to be lawful, and students are expected to abide by all University regulations and the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Student Handbook and Planner.
All students may bring grievances to the attention of University personnel, and they will receive prompt and fair disposition of grievances as outlined in the Student Handbook and Planner.
Harassment is prohibited, whether on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical disability, marital status, or veteran status. Harassment is defined as conduct which unreasonably interferes with a student's status or performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome or unsolicited sexual advances, requests for sexual favor, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Guidance, support, and assistance concerning discrimination are available from the Office of Human Resources. Any student believing they have been harassed may bring complaints to the Office of Human Resources.
University facilities and equipment are intended primarily for the use of the faculty and students currently enrolled in courses of instruction. Students who have completed registration, including the payment of fees for the current semester, and whose names appear on the final class rolls, are authorized to attend classes and to use University instructional areas, facilities, equipment, and designated services. Students, including those continuing work on theses and dissertations, who are not enrolled for the current semester, are not authorized to use instructional space and resources. Students may not attend classes, including use of instructional space, facilities, designated library services, and equipment, for which they have not paid fees or from which they have withdrawn.