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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Welcome to the start of the fall semester

Welcome to a historic start to our fall semester at the University of South Florida.

August 24, 2020Campus Life

USF students practicing physical distancing in the Marshall Student Center

USF facilities promote safety on campus

There may have been just a handful of people physically present on USF’s three campuses, but it was the busiest summer on record for hundreds of USF staff and faculty, hard at work to address the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

August 7, 2020Campus Life, University News

USF student working at their computer

One Student. One Story. #ONEUSF

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

Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Graphic

Nearly 7,500 USF degrees to be conferred virtually during May 9 ceremonies

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.

April 30, 2020Campus Life, University News

A student doing a video chat

How to Maintain Connections (and Avoid Conflict) While Social Distancing

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.

April 6, 2020Campus Life, University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Students Adjusting, Learning ‘New Normal’ during Coronavirus Epidemic

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

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

University Students Flock to New USF Pen Pal Program During Social Distancing

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.

March 20, 2020Campus Life, University News

Medical Response Unit team members practice their response

USF Medical Response Crew Answers Calls to Campus Clinic

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

Boundless BUlls graphic featuring Akil King

Akil King – Boundless Bulls

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

Boundless Bulls graphic image featuring Jeannette Myrick

Jeannette Myrick – Boundless Bulls

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

USF President Steve Currall speaks at the topping off ceremony at USF St. Petersburg

USF St. Petersburg Celebrates Major Construction Milestone

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 USF mace, which will be used during inauguration

Symbols of Learning

The story behind academic regalia exhibited during the inauguration of President Steve Currall.

November 13, 2019Campus Life

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Learn more about USF's journey to Preeminence by viewing Newsroom articles from past years.