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Mastering Midterms: Midterms are just around the corner, and we want to help you master them this coming Monday! Start the midterm week off right with FREE Coke products, popcorn, music, prizes, and more, provided by many of our UWF parnters: UWF Libraries, UWF Bookstore, UWF Dining, UWF Graduate School, UWF Center for Academic Success, UWF Housing & Residence Life, University of West Florida Argonauts, and UWF Student Health Center.
Grow Your Money: Learn how your Nautilus card can help you reap free rewards by making a deposit on your Nautilus card for $25 or $50. Learn more at our Promotionals page.
Passport Fair: Make sure to reserve your appointment as soon as possible if you need help with a passport!
Faculty and Staff: UWF employees may select from two options; the Faculty/Staff Meal Plan or a Nautilus Card Food Account. The Faculty/Staff Plan is a Block Plan consisting of 50 meals which may be used in the Nautilus Market and has no expiration date.The cost for the Faculty/Staff Meal Plan is $336.00, which can be paid through payroll deduction over a period of five (5) pay periods. The Nautilus Card Food Account is an ongoing payroll deduction program which may be used solely for the purchase of food in UWF Dining Services locations.
Coca-Cola Beverage Products (PDF) are the official beverages for UWF vending and pouring rights. Departments or student groups on campus wishing to purchase beverage products or have products donated should use only Coca-Cola beverage products (link to list of appropriate products below). Coca-Cola has agreed to financial and in-kind support for the University.
The new BEI Board of Directors with bios may now be viewed online.
UWF Emergency Operations Plan posted
UWF Emergency Operations Plan 2018
UWF Campus Cats - Adopt a Cat today! Adoptions - Within the past year the program has accomplished an outstanding 67% progress on our goal to Trap Neuter Return (TNR) all campus cats. A total of 12 cats have gone through the TNR program with only 6 more to go. We have adopted out 3 cats to loving homes and we have three kittens ready for adoption. Donations can be made through UWF foundation “UWF Campus Cat Program". The program strives to humanely care for the feral cat population on campus. If you are interested in adopting a kitten please contact: Nicole McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen Smith, email@example.com.
Current Major Capital Projects Information
Laboratory Sciences Annex, Building 58C (New Construction) web cam
Groundbreaking was held on Friday, January 5, 2018
Project Budget: $27 million
Project Funding Sources: State of Florida appropriations
PECO FY15-16 $11.0 million (PECO FY 14-15 Bldg. 58 re-appropriated)
PECO FY16-17 $10.8 million
PECO FY17-18 $4.46 million
UWF CF 3612 (Utilities Reserve) $740,000
Architect/Engineer: Caldwell Associates Architects with Perkins+Will
Construction Manager: Greenhut Construction Company
Construction Start: November 2017 (sitework) and January 2018 (building construction)
Anticipated Completion Date: Substantial Completion anticipated Summer 2019; with Fall Semester 2019 occupancy.
Square Footage: 53,000 gsf (targeted area)
Campus Location: The new building will be connected to Building 58 on the south elevation, and adjacent to Building 58A.
Procurement General Assistance Request: Do you require assistance with procurement matters? The Procurement General Assistance Request is now available in Jira through MyUWF Desktop. Please submit your question or request for assistance at Procurement General Assistance Request. For emergency or urgent assistance regarding procurement matters call 850.474.2628.
Contract Routing: Please note that contracts for the procurement of goods or services must be submitted for review prior to initiating the payment process. Please submit these contracts through the Contract Review Request Service Desk (link). Allow sufficient lead-time for the Office of General Counsel to complete the contract review and negotiation process. Confluence instructions on this new process will be forthcoming.
Please note: You must have an authorized signature authority on file in order to sign contracts on behalf of UWF in accordance with University Policy (link), currently P-04.03-11/15.
Please be advised that all contracts with the University of West Florida, including “click through” agreements, must be reviewed by appropriate personnel and signed by a UWF official with contractual signature authority. Without such review and appropriate authority, the terms contained in “click through” and other agreements may not be considered as accepted by UWF and therefore non-binding on the University and may subject persons signing such agreements to personal liability.
Online Ordering: When ordering goods online (i.e. Dell, Apple, etc.), please make sure you enter the “ship to” address as your building and room number. The current default address is the Procurement and Contracts Office. When the goods are delivered without a name it takes valuable time to track down whom it belongs to and the package is at risk of being refused.
Also, when ordering employee computers, the department should follow the guidelines found on the Procurement website under Commodities and Services – Computer (Buying a Computer) (link). Remember to get ITS approval of your quote before ordering.
Vendor Direct Deposit: In an effort to become more efficient, Accounts Payable is offering the option of Direct Deposit for payment to vendors. This will allow the vendor to be paid quicker and is one less check for Accounts Payable to process. If current or prospective vendors are interested, please direct them to Controllers/Vendor Information (link).
Fraudulent Activities: We have had numerous inquiries from vendors who unfortunately have been targeted with fraudulent emails that “supposedly” are sent from Procurement & Contracts or Financial Services. Our IT department is working with the FBI to try and catch the hackers but they are a moving target and this is happening across the nation. Please click Fraudulent Purchase Order Attempts (pdf) for more information.
2017-2018 Combined Security and Fire Safety Report Available: The University of West Florida is committed to assisting all members of the UWF community in providing for their own safety and security. The 2017-2018 Combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University of West Florida Police Department website.
The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of West Florida; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the 2017-2018 Combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, visit the UWF Police Department at Building 94 (open 24/7) or request a copy be mailed to you by calling 850.474.2022. This information is required by law and is provided by the University of West Florida Police Department.