Events and Programs




East Bay High School Students Accompanied by their Assistant Principal Ms. Stacy Clearly (far right) at USF Riverfront Park, April 3, 2018

GEAR UP, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federally funded college access partnership between Hillsborough County Public Schools and USF. Specifically, the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP) works with the county to provide opportunities for 9th and 10th grade students at East Bay and Spoto High School. Working closely with USF staff, faculty, and student organizations, OCEP coordinates USF resources with Hillsborough County Schools to provide outreach services, trainings and information to over students and parents that will participate in the program.