Events for Families - FAQs

How many events for families are held each year? The number of events varies each year but we typically hold a Fall and Spring event while offering information about campus events throughout the year families would enjoy.

Can families stay in on-campus housing when they come for an event? Families cannot stay in on-campus housing when attending events. You can find a listing of local accommodations here.

Who can come to family events? Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends...everyone is welcome.

Do family members have to pay to attend family events? Family events are all self-supporting events. The registration fee covers administrative costs, registration materials, parking permits, access to most family weekend events, T-shirts and other expenses related to the different activities. We try to keep the out-of-pocket costs as low as possible for the families.

Do only the families of first-year students attend Family and Friends Weekend? No, families come back year after year making the weekend a family tradition! All students are encouraged to invite their families and friends.

Do I need to buy my student tickets to Family Weekend events? Yes, there is a discounted registration costs for students to attend.

What kinds of activities do you offer at Fall Family Weekend? Come prepared to have Fun! We have over 15 events throughout the weekend. Some past activities have included: a Meet & Greet with campus dignitaries; Family Karaoke and the Family Game Show; canoeing at River Front Park; and breakout sessions with key departments and lectures. New activities are added each year.

I want to attend some events but can't attend them all. What do I do? We understand that everyone cannot attend all of the events. We encourage family members to choose the events and programs that they will most enjoy doing together. 

Where can I get my USF Bulls gear?  The USF Bookstore is your best resource for Bulls gear. Visit the Bookstore

Who do I contact if I have questions? Contact Jessica Morgan, jmmorgan@usf.edu or at (813) 974-2896  with any questions or concerns.