Summer ACE

Calendar & Summer Life

As Summer ACE 2018 begins to take shape, below you will find important information about what life will look like this summer.

2018 Calendar:

Date Event
Sunday, July 8th Move into Poplar Hall
Monday, July 9th - Tuesday, July 10th USF First Year Orientation
Wednesday, July 11th - Thursday, July 12 Campus Business and Explore Tampa Bay (optional organized activities)
Friday, July 13th - Sunday, July 15th CampU ACE
Monday, July 17th First Day of Classes
Friday, August 4th Last Day of On-Campus Classes
Sunday, August 6th - Saturday, August 12th Study Abroad Experience


Home base for ACE students will be Poplar Hall. In partnership with Housing and Residential Education, we work to ensure students have a smooth transition to USF. ACE students will be able to reside in their same room from the beginning of ACE through the end of the spring 2018 semester.


ACE students will have a specific meal plan that corresponds with the dates that they are on campus. USF Dining Services offers many options during the summer including dining halls (One of which is located in the lobby of Poplar Residence Hall), but many other eateries as well, including Starbucks and other national chains.


Orientation is your opportunity to experience what it's like to be a USF student, both in and out of the classroom. Over your Orientation, you will interact with current Bulls, hear about USF resources, speak with an academic advisor, and learn ways to get involved on campus. All ACE students will attend the July 9-10 First Year Orientation. Parents and families are encouraged to sign up for the Parents and Families Orientation session.  Disclaimer: Parents and Families Orientation has an additional fee.


CampU is a three day, two night, off-campus experience filled with fun interactive social activities that are rooted in the four pillars of: Friendship; Tradition; Identity; and Purpose. This opportunity will be focused on enhancing your Bull Spirit and USF pride along with exploring your natural talents, skills, and strengths. By discovering what it means to be a leader at USF, students will advance their understanding of diversity and global awareness.

First 50 Days Programming

Sponsored by New Student Connections, First Fifty Days highlights numerous shared experiences and events that allow students to stay active and engaged on campus! Last Summer's Offerings!