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If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught me anything, it has been how much I love the University of South Florida community. Its unique camaraderie, intimacy and diversity attracts many students, like myself, to USF. Now, three months absent of these defining interpersonal aspects, I reflect on my experience as a USF student during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 22, 2020Campus Life
For the first time in its history, the University of South Florida will hold virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9, to recognize thousands of graduates who are unable to participate in traditional, in-person ceremonies due to the coronavirus outbreak. Here, you can read short stories about a few of those graduates and how they're shaping the future.
On April 1, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for all Floridians to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. For weeks, however, Americans from coast to coast have practiced social distancing, physically separating themselves from people who don’t share their home.
The novel coronavirus has upended much in society, from social gatherings to work environments to education. Students are adjusting to new routines, learning how to learn remotely and finding unique ways to stay connected with family and friends while remaining healthy during these challenging times.
April 6, 2020Campus Life
As universities around the world move to hold classes online due to the COVID-19 outbreak, University of South Florida students are turning to a time-honored concept to stay connected: the pen pal.
University of South Florida Bulls too sick or injured to get to the campus health clinic now have an easy solution: call the new student-staffed Medical Response Unit.
February 13, 2020Campus Life
After 20 years in the U.S. Navy, Akil King was ready to start writing his next chapter. So, he enrolled at USF to study Africana Studies (his second master's degree) and has never looked back. He hopes to use this education to begin his next career in the U.S. Civil Service, but first, is working toward becoming a Fulbright Scholar to teach English in Rwanda.
February 4, 2020Campus Life
It was a study abroad trip to Thailand, through The Judy Genshaft Honors College, that Jeannette Myrick says shifted her perspective on human health. Now, as she approaches graduation, Jeannette plans to help marginalized communities gain access to health care – using all she's gained from USF to make an impact in the lives of others.
January 8, 2020Campus Life
Exterior construction has been completed on a new residence hall at USF St. Petersburg. A Topping Off Ceremony took place outside the six-story building located on the northwestern corner of campus.
November 22, 2019Campus Life
The story behind academic regalia exhibited during the inauguration of President Steve Currall.
November 13, 2019Campus Life
There are nearly two-thousand student veterans thriving within the University of South Florida’s veteran-centered programs. The Office of Veteran Success fosters a strong sense of community, keeping USF at the top of the list of the Military Times annual “Best for Vets” ranking.
November 8, 2019Campus Life
Locally grown food holds a special meaning for Dell deChant, associate chair and master instructor in the USF Department of Religious Studies, whose life-long research has led him from studying religious culture to contemporary issues around food and community, specifically food sovereignty.
October 16, 2019Campus Life