Who is eligible to participate in Delphi?
Any student who is classified as a freshman or first-year in college by the University of West Florida is eligible to participate in Delphi. If you are assigned to live in Martin Hall by the Department of Housing and Residence Life you are considered a member of Delphi.
How do I become a member of Delphi?
You need to complete an On-Campus Housing Contract through the Department of Housing and Residence Life. When you fill out the contract indicate you wish to be assigned to Martin Hall. When housing processes your contract and gives you a housing assignment, if Martin Hall has space then you will be placed into the hall of your choice. Once you are assigned to Martin Hall you are member of Delphi.
When should I apply for Delphi?
You should apply for Delphi as soon as you are accepted to UWF. We recommend students apply no later than March as spaces are assigned by the date the housing contract is received.
Do I have to live on campus or in Martin Hall to participate in Delphi?
Yes. The purpose of the program is to link your living environment to the classroom. This is done by taking classes with students who reside in the same residence hall as you and through the programming which takes place in Martin Hall.
Is there limited space to participate in Delphi?
Yes. The number of available spaces in Delphi is limited to the number of students who can be assigned to Martin Hall.
What are the benefits of being in Delphi?
The benefits of Delphi to our students are: (1) a smaller community, (2) a staff who understands the transitional issues of first-year students, (3) activities and programs which are geared towards helping students become successful in and out of the classroom, (4) common classes which have seats reserved for Delphi students, and (5) direct access to become engaged with UWF campus life.
How will I know what classes offer sections for Delphi?
At New Student Orientation you will attend a session about Delphi. In this session you will receive a list of all the classes which are held for students who are in Delphi. This session takes place before you will begin to build you class schedule for the fall. In the past we have offered English Composition I, College Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, U.S. History to 1877, General Psychology, The Theatre Experience, General Biology, Introduction to Oceanography, and Academic Foundations Seminar.
Will being in Delphi conflict with the rest of my class schedule?
The courses you will take as part of the Delphi program are part of the General Education courses you are required to take. You will be taking your General Education courses your first two years at UWF. The only difference is that you will be taking the courses with people living in the same residence hall as yourself.
If I am coming to UWF with AP/IB credit can I still be in Delphi?
As long as you still need to take some of your basic General Education courses then you may participate in the Delphi program. A major part of the program is to take courses with those students living in the same residence hall. This allows you to support one another both inside and outside of the classroom. If you have taken all your first year General Education courses you will not receive the full benefit of the program.
Do I have to take certain classes?
To get the full benefits for the Delphi program it is encouraged that you take at least 9 hours (3 courses) of course work in classes segmented for Delphi. By doing this you are working toward completing your General Education course requirements and also building a network of peers who can assist you when you have questions about course work.