Graduate Life at USF

USF Graduate Student Life Guide

The USF Graduate Student Life Guide is published by the Office of Graduate Studies and is a great resource for navigating the various on campus elements that comprise your graduate education. It also provides great information about various services, activities and assistance available to you throughout the greater Tampa Bay region.

Professional Development Courses/Workshops

Acquire new skills in writing, research, and networking by completing a course or workshop. Several workshops are scheduled throughout the academic year and focus on a variety of topics including navigating Office of Graduate Studies, writing for success and finding research funding. Workshop partners include the USF Writing Center, the Office of Sponsored Research and USF faculty.

Graduate and Professional Student Council

Join the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) at the University of South Florida! The GPSC strives to foster interdisciplinary interaction between graduate and professional students across the various graduate programs at the university through academic, social and community service activities, programs, and events. Visit their website for their events calendar and how to join!

Computing Resources

IT provides the technology services you need during your time at USF. Our campus offers wireless network access, computer labs and a variety of software applications. The USF Computer Store is available to assist you with your technology purchases.

Graduate Student Organizations

Get involved in one of the over 600 student organizations available at USF. Visit the Center for Student Involvement website to find a list of opportunities and services that interest you!

Things to Do In Tampa Bay

The region offers plenty of sunshine, arts and entertainment, shopping and dining. There are also many cultural and recreational amenities available to USF students throughout the Tampa Bay area. To learn more visit


On-campus graduate housing is available to students who will be USF graduate students by their first term of occupancy. In addition, USF has developed formal relationships with off-campus entities to offer affiliated properties as a housing option to students.

Campus Recreation

The USF Campus Recreation Center is a newly expanded, state-of-the-art fitness facility spanning over 28,000 square feet which offers group fitness classes, equipment check out, daily use lockers and expansive cardio and fitness floors with brand new equipment. Outdoor facilities include football and soccer fields, an outdoor pool and lounge area, softball fields, tennis courts, a 1.2 mile shaded running trail and Riverfront Park.

Disability Services

Students with Disabilities Services promotes effective self-advocacy and accessible academic learning for students with disabilities.

Campus Safety

The safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors is a top priority at USF. Learn about the various initiatives, emergency notification systems and programs in place to ensure the safety of every member of the USF community.