Graduate Student Week of Welcome

Graduate Week of Welcome

Monday, January 8 - friday, january 12

Graduate Student Week of Welcome is a week-long celebration to welcome new and returning graduate students each fall and spring. Coordinated by the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS), this celebration features a series of events for Bulls to make lasting connections and have a successful start to their graduate careers. Welcome to USF!

All activities are open to all graduate students as we connect to engage by exchanging ideas, knowledge, and information.

Please share this list of activities with other graduate students and visit the Office of New Student Connection's Week of Welcome (WOW) website to learn about other events provided for USF students on each campus.

Spring 2024 GradWOW Scheduled Events*
Date & Location Event

Monday, january 8, 2024

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EST)
John and Grace Allen Building
Graduate Student Lounge (ALN 209)
Tampa campus


Graduate Students "Fresh Start"
(Tampa campus)

If you're a graduate student on the Tampa campus, you're invited to drop by the Graduate Student Lounge (ALN 209) for a "FRESH START" to the semester.

You can grab a quick cup of coffee and indulge in individually wrapped morning pastries while meeting the OGS staff, networking with other graduate students, and addressing any queries. Please note that individual cups and coffee mugs are not permitted.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

12:00 PM (EST)
via Teams






Mastering Time Management (Webinar)

You have a lot on your plate!  You navigate graduate coursework, projects, and research, on top of additional personal and/or professional responsibilities.  Given all these demands on your time, you might be searching for practical tools to help ensure your productivity stays high.  

We will discuss a variety of strategies and resources for establishing priorities, managing focus, and managing time.

Ultimately, the best time management tips and tricks are the ones that work for you and that you use.

*You must access the video below with your USF login.

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Wednesday, january 10, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
John and Grace Allen Building
Graduate Student Lounge (ALN 209) Tampa campus


Graduate Students Dessert Bites
(Tampa campus)

Come join the Office of Graduate Studies and fellow graduate students for an afternoon indulgence of delicious desserts that will give you a much-needed energy boost for the rest of the day.

thursday, january 11, 2024

3:00 PM (EST)
via Teams 


Goal Setting for Graduate School (Webinar)

Being SMART will help you achieve the goals that are most important to you. Join us for an interactive session in SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound) and SMARTER (+Evaluate +Readjust) goal setting.

We will discuss the mechanics of SMART(ER) goals and have ample opportunity to create, in real-time, goals that will be achievable and help you succeed in 2024.
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Friday, January 12, 2024

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (EST)
John and Grace Allen Building
Graduate Student Lounge (ALN 209) Tampa campus 


Graduate Student Chat and Chew
(Tampa campus)

Stop by the Graduate Student Lounge (ALN 209) to chat with members of the Office of Graduate Studies staff and members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) to share how your first week of the semester is going and have general conversations with other graduate students. Light refreshments will be served.

*Events are tentative and subject to change
*All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time (EST)