Summer ACE

Calendar & Summer Life

ACE Calendar

As Summer ACE 2019 begins to take shape, below you will find important information about what life will look like this summer.

2019 Calendar:

Date Event
Wednesday, July 10th Move into Poplar Hall
Thursday, July 11th - Friday, July 12th USF First Year Orientation
Saturday, July 13th - Sunday, July 14th Campus Business and Explore #TampaBae Day (some required and optional organized activities)
Monday, July 15th First Day of Classes
Friday, August 2nd Last Day of On-Campus Classes
Sunday, August 4th - Saturday, August 10th Study Away Experience
Return from Study Away - Thursday, August 22nd (Break Stay) Students Residing on Campus in the Fall May Continue to Live on Campus, Return Home, or Travel
Thursday, August 22nd Traditional Fall Move-In
Monday, August 26th First Day of Fall Classes


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 2020 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 11-12 First-Year Orientation. Registration opens March 2019. Parents and families are encouraged to sign up for the Parents and Families Orientation session. Disclaimer: Parents and Families Orientation has an additional fee.


At the beginning of the program, you'll meet our ACE Mentors, students just like you who have been through the ACE program. They're available to help connect you to resources for any academic or transitional needs throughout the program, and they will check in with you periodically to help your transition into college life.

Summer Programming

In addition to ACE student programming facilitated on and off campus by the mentor staff, USF offers the 50 First Days programs 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!

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