About Us

Our Honors 2020 FAQ

Q: Where should I look for official information about USF’s response to the coronavirus?

A: All official information about the university's response to the coronavirus will be posted on this website.

Q: Is the Judy Genshaft Honors College open?

A: Currently, the College is physically closed, although our staff members are still working remotely, as directed by USF President, Steven Currall. All College tours have been cancelled until at least Thursday, May 7. If have any questions about our College, please feel free to call us at (813) 974-3087 and leave a voicemail. Messages will be checked frequently throughout the day, Monday through Friday. You may also email us at contactus@honors.usf.edu.

If you are a prospective student or parent and have questions about our College, please email honorscollegetours@honors.usf.edu.

For additional information about the university’s response to the coronavirus, please visit this website.

Q: Are student employees still working in the College?

A: Until further notice all Honors student employees will be working remotely.

For additional information about the university’s response to the coronavirus, please visit this website.

 

Q: Are Honors courses still occurring as scheduled?

A: All USF Classes (including Honors courses) will be held remotely until at least the end of the Spring 2020 semester. While we know that this is an adjustment for both our faculty and students, we are proud of our team’s hard work to create meaningful educational pathways during this challenging time.

For additional information about the university’s response to the coronavirus, please visit this website.

Q: Is my Honors tour still scheduled?

A: All Honors tours have been cancelled until at least Thursday, May 7, 2020. If your tour is scheduled for May 7, 2020 or later, it is still scheduled as of now. Please note that as more information becomes available, that could change.

To replace an in-person tour, we are now offering Virtual Information Sessions with student Honors Ambassadors. To schedule a session, please click here.

For additional information about the university’s response to the coronavirus, please visit this website.

Q: Will Honors admissions decisions still occur as scheduled?

A: The decision notification date for current honors applications has not been delayed. Decision communications will be sent on or before April 1, 2020.

Q: Are Honors study abroad trips cancelled?

A: Per the university’s directive, all study abroad trips planned to leave anytime before July 31, 2020 are cancelled. This includes all Honors spring and summer study abroad trips. Students scheduled to participate in these trips will be contacted by the university’s Education Abroad and Financial Aid offices regarding available reimbursements.

For additional information about the university’s response to the coronavirus, please visit this website.

Q: Are Honors events cancelled?

A: All Honors events have been cancelled until further notice.

For additional information about the university’s response to the coronavirus, please visit this website.

 

Q: Can Honors students still meet with their advisors?

A: Yes, although advising appointments through at least Monday, April 20, will be converted to remote sessions. The advising team will hold academic advising appointments via phone and video chat, using Microsoft Teams. We recommend that students download the free Microsoft Teams App for the best user experience. Students can continue to schedule advising appointments using the Archivum Appointment Scheduler, and can select Phone or Video Chat appointments.

While we will not hold walk-in advising hours during this time, honors advisors will be available via email.

For additional information about the university’s response to the coronavirus, please visit this website.

Q: Will students participating in the College’s “Semester in Exeter” program be required to return home?

A: USF World has required that the students participating in the Honors Spring 2020 “Semester in Exeter” program return home. Dr. Davidson worked hard to help all students get back home as quickly as possible. The University of Exeter has established procedures to help our students successfully finish the term, and our faculty will work with these students remotely to finish their IDH courses.

For additional information about the university’s response to the coronavirus, please visit this website.