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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

Veterans Day, Honoring all who served

Celebrating USF’s Student Veterans: Transforming Military Experiences into Academic Success

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

Religious studies students learn how to grow their own food at USF's Botanical Gardens.

Turning Passion into Edible Purpose; Religious Studies Instructor Promotes Food Sovereignty

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

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Student Earns a Big Opportunity Working with Big Cats

Integrative animal biology major, Hunter Gaias, spent two weeks in South Africa working with Cheetahs and other native species.

September 25, 2019Campus Life

Engineering students from the Engineering Living and Learning Community study together.

Residential Communities Provide Lasting Impact for Students

Many residential students at the USF live in tight-knit academically-focused or interest-based Living and Learning Communities.

September 12, 2019Campus Life

2019 USF Judy Genshaft Honors College Convocation

USF Celebrates First Convocation Ceremony for the Judy Genshaft Honors College

President Steve Currall led the way as over 700 freshman participated in the inaugural Judy Genshaft Honors College convocation ceremony.

September 10, 2019Campus Life, University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Welcome Home, Bulls

More than 50,000 students are back at USF for a new fall semester. With residents moving in, the Week of Welcome kickoff event and the first day of classes, all three USF campuses are already buzzing.

August 28, 2019Campus Life, University News

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