Summer ACE

Calendar & Summer Life

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Summer ACE is excited to share updates with you as the program takes shape for Summer 2023.  This website was last updated to reflect the most recent information on December 12, 2022.

Click here for the past summer's programming schedule (Summer 2022 Programming Schedule)

2023 Calendar*:

Date Event
Now through April 2023

USF deposited students will need to complete necessary onboarding requirements. 

Wednesday, July 5th (10am-2pm) Summer ACE Opening Day Grand Move-In
Thursday, July 6th USF New Student #MyOrientation Experience

Saturday, July 8th (9 am - 5 pm)

"Camp ACE" -  Summer ACE Community Introductory Programming 
Monday, July 10th

Summer ACE Academic Courses Start

 Thursday, July 13th 

ACE add/drop withdrawal deadline and tuition payment due (if deferral unavailable)

Wednesday, July 19th (2:30pm-4:30pm)

Guest Speaker (Attendance Mandatory)

Friday, August 4th 

Last day of Summer ACE Classes

Saturday, August 5th  

USF Housing Transition Day - Move into your Fall 2023 semester room (optional Break Stay*)

Saturday, August 5th - Sunday, August 20th Summer to Fall Semester Break
Monday, August 21st First Day of Fall 2023 Semester Academic Courses

*Dates are subject to change. Please continue to monitor this site for updated information. 


Orientation is your opportunity to experience what it's like to be a USF student, both in and out of the classroom. During 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. ACE students should attend the July 6th New Student Orientation. ACE students are required to register themselves for Orientation and pay the registration fee. Students admitted into the ACE program should attend the Orientation session designated for ACE on July 6th. Parents and families are encouraged to sign up for the Parents and Families* orientation session.

*Parents and Families orientation has an additional fee.


Summer ACE students have the option to live on-campus during the program in the alternative summer term. Students will need to complete USF Housing’s application process to live on campus during the summer ACE program from July 5th to August 5th.

ACE students will be staying in Cypress Hall for Summer. Please check out a detailed overview about Cypress Hall, including amenities, room dimensions, pictures, floor plans, etc.

As a campus resident and during your first-year experience, we will provide programming and events that will provide a sense of community as you integrate into USF culture!  We recommend ACE students to either choose to live in our community or other Living and Learning Communities (LLCs) to stay engaged during their first-year. 


Over the summer, you'll meet our ACE Mentors. Most of the mentors, just like you, started at USF 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 campus by the mentor staff, USF offers the First Fifty 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! New Student Events!

Ready to get started on your ACE journey? Check out your next steps!