The University offers many diverse opportunities for participation in extracurricular activities and encourages the development of student interest groups and activities. The University Commons and Student Activities Office (UCSA) coordinates all Campus Activity Board events, Homecoming activities, Argo Arrival (welcome week) events, student organization events including fraternity and sorority recruitment, and the Voyages Leadership program. The office maintains a complete schedule of activities and is responsible for general management of the University Commons.
Involvement in extracurricular activities is a vital part of student life at the University of West Florida. The University officially recognizes over 150 registered student organizations that extend learning from the classroom into real-life situations as students learn to work in teams with diverse membership, plan events, develop budgets, promote activities, and just have fun. Several organizations prepare teams and projects to participate in regional and national competitions in their fields of interest. Students may also start their own organization or student interest group by contacting the Coordinator for Student Involvement in the UCSA Office. UCSA maintains an online service called ArgoPulse (http://uwf.edu/argopulse/index.cfm) that provides links to opportunities for student involvement.
The University also offers extracurricular activities in recreation, music, theatre, forensics, and various other organizations. In addition, there are many activities and events in which students may participate, assist, or organize. Please refer to the UCSA website at uwf.edu/ucommons/ for details and contact information.
The intercollegiate athletic program comprises competitive teams in thirteen sports: men’s teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis; and women’s teams in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Additional information may be found at GoArgos.com.
The Argonauts compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and the Gulf South Conference. Championship playoff opportunities are provided in each sport. Each team plays a full schedule of competition with schools throughout the southeastern United States, and many institutions from the Midwestern and Eastern sections of the country visit UWF in the spring. The Argonauts have won 61 GSC championships and six national championships.
The University sports facilities include a field house (1,180 capacity), twelve lighted tennis courts, a lighted baseball park (2,500 capacity), two lighted softball fields (800 capacity), and a lighted track which encircles the varsity soccer field (500 capacity).