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UWF 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, this was just a pine forest. Today, it’s a brain trust. In just 50 years, UWF has changed the lives of more than 80,000 alumni – nurses, teachers, engineers, historians, accountants and entrepreneurs. Give us another 50, and we’ll take over the world.

Fifty years ago was just the beginning. Here’s to the next 50 years of creation, innovation and transformation.

Let’s make some waves. Sea Change.


From breaking ground to ground breaking research

From breaking ground—to ground-breaking research

From our first class of 58 graduates to more than 80k worldwide

From our first class of 58 graduates—to more than 80,000 worldwide

From just hundreds of students to nearly 13k and growing

From just hundreds of students—to nearly 13,000 and growing

Historical Photos

Photos from the early years at the University of West Florida