Technology Requirements


MyUWF is the University’s secure, single entry point for fast and easy access to web-based services. Students may register, withdraw, drop and add classes, view their account balance, view grades, and more through MyUWF. Upon enrollment, each UWF student automatically receives a MyUWF account. To access MyUWF, students must activate their “new user” account from Students manage their account and services from the My Account app in MyUWF. Students are responsible for information and actions taken through MyUWF.

For more information, refer to Getting Started in MyUWF

Student Technology and Email Requirement

UWF prepares students for current and future business and life applications using basic technology. Each UWF student is expected to do the following:

  • Activate a MyUWF student account
  • Access the MyUWF portal a minimum of 2-3 times a week
  • Access UWF email account (Gmail) 2-3 times a week
  • Have basic word-processing knowledge

Student use of UWF information technology resources is governed by the Computing Resources Usage Agreement and the Student Communications Policy* (also see the My Account app in MyUWF).

The University uses email for both formal and informal communication with students. Each student, upon enrolling, is issued a UWF email account (Gmail). All students are expected to regularly check their UWF email account for University business and official University communications. UWF accounts remain the property of the University of West Florida.

Students should expect that instructors may request assignments be completed on a computer and/or be turned in via email rather than printed. Instructors should ensure that basic assignments can be completed using software packages currently available in MyUWF or Canvas.

For assistance with UWF information technology resources, reference the following: 


The University of West Florida supports an inclusive environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. If there are aspects of your experience with the University that hinder your full participation, the University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations.

For more information on services and accommodations available, contact Student Accessibility Resources (SAR).