Outreach and Access


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USF features several special events and programs designed to welcome prospective students from underrepresented populations and special groups such as AVID, TRiO, Take Stock in Children and more.

Group Visits

Groups such as AVID, Take Stock in Children, TRIO, Upward Bound, or high school and community-based organizations of 10 or more students are welcome and encouraged to visit the University of South Florida. We offer guided group tours Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., excluding holidays and campus closures.

Due to the large volume of requests we receive for group tours, we are not able to provide guided tours to elementary or middle schools. However, we encourage these groups to take a self-guided, video or virtual tour of campus.

All groups interested in scheduling a visit must register online at least 45 days prior to the requested visit date.

Learn More: Group Visits

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USF College Preview Day


We do not have any upcoming dates for College Preview Day. Please fill out our College Preview Day interest form if you would like to be notified anytime a new date is posted.

College Preview Day Interest Form

The College Preview Day event is designed for prospective students in grades 9-12 from historically underserved/underrepresented populations who are considered first-generation college attendees.

At this event, students will learn more about the opportunities that await them at USF by interacting with members of the campus community and experiencing various aspects of college life. Students will also be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary for success in the college admissions process. Scheduled programming includes an admissions information session, financial aid information session, campus tour and question-and-answer session with a diverse student panel.

Reservations are limited to high schools and community-based organizations on a first-come, first-served basis. USF College Preview Day is hosted in the fall and spring of each year.

For more information, contact OutreachAccess@usf.edu.


AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a nonprofit that changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. USF proudly works with AVID-affiliated schools by sponsoring a month-long visitation experience to help expose AVID students to university student life and the college admissions process. During AVID Days, middle and high school AVID programs are eligible to participate.

For more information, contact OutreachAccess@usf.edu.

Learn More: AVID Days