Student organizations navigate the virtual world


Brooklynn McCoy, UWF student double-majoring in Music Performance and Biology, explores the various virtual events available to students as she practices social distancing on campus.

Lexi Miller, Staff Writer

All campus events will be virtual as a part of the University of West Florida’s (UWF) COVID-19 response plan. In-person events and meetings both on and off-campus are prohibited until further notice.

UWF is continuing to regularly evaluate event guidelines. Students will be updated if changes regarding the situation arise.  

According to the Student Involvement office, students can stay up to date with upcoming events through ArgoPulse and registered student organization social media accounts. “This is a great opportunity to build a professional network while engaging in various social activities,” Student Involvement Associate Director, Kyle Gallagher said. 

Student Involvement is using their social media platforms to help students navigate the virtual events setting and keep them up to date on ways to get involved.  

Students can find more information about the Student Involvement office on social media @uwfsi. 

ArgoPulse is an online platform where students can get more information about the various registered student organizations. From here students are able to register for campus programs and organization, as well as find out about upcoming events.  

Students can also use ArgoPulse for other tasks, including logging and tracking their community volunteer hours.

Explore ArgoPulse and learn more about how you can get involved by visiting

Despite all of the changes, student organizations are keeping their members engaged through the virtual format. “Though the format has changed, the sense of community has not,” Gallagher said. Departments and programs are also working hard to expand students’ UWF experience through the online setting.

The student-ran Campus Activity Board (CAB) is preparing to provide students with plenty of opportunities to stay involved in the virtual setting. “We will be CAB with a twist,” CAB President, Keyshawn Rodgers said. “We will still have fun events as usual and give out phenomenal prizes.” 

CAB is working to ensure that students are provided with virtual experiences that are both convenient and inclusive.

Stay up to date with CAB and their upcoming events by following @uwfcab on social media.     

The Master Calendar is another source for students to stay up to date with. Students can become knowledgable about when workshops, organization meetings and activities take place.  

The calendar highlights fitness and wellness events as well as public meetings, workshops and virtual expos. Students can partake in cooking sessions, Zumba classes and virtual roundtables, all from the comfort of their homes. 

To explore the Master Calendar and find out what events may be of interest to you visit 

The safety of UWF’s students and staff is of utmost importance. “Many departments and program areas are continuing to host virtual events and programs that complement and expand on the student experience at UWF,” Gallagher said. 

 Taking advantage of the virtual events and staying engaged with student organizations will help students get the most out of their college experience. 

Keeping events online is a preventative measure to ensure the safety and well-being of all Argo students and staff.

For more information on the guidelines and regulations at UWF regarding the coronavirus pandemic, visit