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 2024. (updated January 2024). 

2023-2024 Calendar*:

Date Event
Now through April 2024

New students will need to complete necessary onboarding requirements. 

Deadline: Wednesday, May 15

Submit the $200 nonrefundable admissions deposit, which signals your intent to enroll at USF and reserves your space for the semester. 

Wednesday, July 3rd

Summer ACE Opening Day Grand Move-In

Thursday, July 4th  Holiday - USF offices closed
Friday, July 5th  USF New Student #MyOrientation Experience - Marshall Student Center (MSC)

Saturday, July 6th

"Camp ACE" -  Summer ACE Community Introductory Programming 
Monday, July 8th

Summer ACE Academic Courses Start

 Thursday, July 11th 

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

To be announced

Guest Speaker (Attendance Mandatory)

Friday, August 2nd

Last day of Summer ACE Classes

Saturday, August 3rd

Move out of summer residence halls (optional Break Stay available to remain on campus, fees apply)

Monday, August 5th  USF Housing Transition Day for Break Stay -  Move into your Fall 2024 semester room *
Saturday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 25th Summer to Fall Semester Break
Monday, August 26th First Day of Fall Semester Academic Courses

*Dates for Break Stay transition day are subject to change. USF Housing will provide additional details. 


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 5th 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 5th. 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. Students will need to complete USF Housing’s application process to live on campus during the Summer ACE program (July 3 to Aug 2).

During the Summer ACE term, ACE students will live in Cypress Hall apartments. Each apartment style unit offers four single bedrooms, shared living and kitchen areas and two bathrooms. Please check the USF Housing website for information about amenities, room dimensions, pictures, floor plans, etc.

During the fall and spring terms, ACE students have the option to live in residence hall reserved for the ACE community located in Poplar Hall. Suites in this hall consist of two double-occupancy bedrooms and one bathroom.

Alternatively, ACE students can choose any available room for freshman or apply for one of the Living Learning Communities for the fall and spring terms. 

The first step to living on campus is to complete the housing application in the housing portal.  if you would like to live on campus during the Summer ACE term, you will need to complete a Summer ACE housing application (and pay the $50 application fee). If you want to live on campus during the fall semester, you will also need to submit a Fall/Spring housing application (and pay the $50 application fee). You only need to reserve a single Orientation session. Please review the housing agreement for full agreement and terms. Please note: the $50 fee will be billed to your OASIS student account one business day after you complete the housing application. Please note, your admission deposit does not pay the $50 housing application fee. You will need to make a separate payment for the housing application fee.  

To learn more about the on campus housing options, please visit the the USF Housing website.

Beds on campus are limited, so we encourage students to apply early if you are interested in living on campus.  


Over the summer, you'll meet our ACE Mentors. Mentors are 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  programs sponsored by New Student Connections, campus departments, and student organizations. New Student Connections 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!