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Students exercising on cycles, ellipticals and treadmills at the USF Recreation Center. The digital leader board can be seen in the background.

The power of breaking a sweat: New cardio machines create energy at USF

New cardio equipment in the USF Campus Recreation Center allows users to convert their workout into electricity. USF is the first college or university in Florida to have 12 SportsArt ECO-POWR treadmills, ellipticals and indoor cycles.

February 25, 2022Campus Life, University News

A masked student inserts a plastic bottle into a USF-branded reverse vending machine

Reverse recycling debuts at USF

Reverse vending machines have been installed on campus. Funded by The Coca-Cola Company and its Tampa-based bottling partner, Coke Florida, the sustainability initiative not only promotes recycling, but gives back to the USF community.

January 6, 2022Campus Life, University News

Provost Ralph Wilcox, Paul Dosal, Alexis Roberson, Kameryn Philpot, Kiara Brooks, Nicole Luckett, Fenda Akiwumi, Neudy Carolina Nuñez (L-R) cut a ribbon at the grand opening of the new IBL SS student lounge.

USF enhances commitment to inclusive excellence with new space dedicated to celebrating diversity

USF students, faculty and staff celebrate the opening of the Institute of Black Life & Student Success Student Lounge, a dedicated space on the third floor of the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus that was announced in March.

November 4, 2021Campus Life

Photo of USF World parade float with students holding international flags

USF World announces a refresh of global engagement activities beginning with International Education Month

“Strengthened by Diversity,” is the leading motto of USF World, the University of South Florida's leader in global engagement and relations. In celebration of that diversity, and in setting the stage for global opportunities, International Education Month (IEM) will kick off next week – on November 1.

October 29, 2021Campus Life

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USF celebrates Homecoming Week Oct. 31-Nov. 6

The University of South Florida invites the Tampa Bay area community to join students, alumni, faculty and staff as the university celebrates its Bull pride during Homecoming Week, Oct. 31-Nov. 6. The week features dozens of events happening in-person across all campuses, including a concert, carnival, talent show, parade and the USF football game on Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.

October 28, 2021Campus Life

Three ROTC color guard members display the U.S. Space Force flag.

U.S. Space Force boosts presence at USF with new flag

Students from the University of South Florida’s Air Force ROTC program raised the United States Space Force flag for the first time in a special ceremony outside the C.W. Bill Young Hall.

September 28, 2021Campus Life

Student playing a video game on her computer

Esports enhances its visibility at USF

USF Esports will soon have a physical presence on the Tampa campus. Located inside the Recreation and Wellness Center, the 2,500-square-foot Esports Living Lab will feature 40 PCs and will be divided into spaces for casual gaming and watch parties, content creation and competitive gaming.

September 20, 2021Campus Life, University News

Students tableing topics sponsored by the USF Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Pinellas County higher education consortium creates Racial Justice Fellows program

A new Racial Justice Fellows pilot program aimed at putting college students at the center of creating systemic racial change is being launched by a coalition of Pinellas County higher education institutions and a non-profit organization.

August 30, 2021Campus Life, University News

Juneteenth graphic

Juneteenth: The complicated history, significance and celebration around the struggle for freedom

Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.

June 16, 2021Campus Life

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USF supports the LGBTQ+ community with programs and services

USF hosts a several year-long programs and services to nurture the LGBTQ+ community. Many of the programs are centered around education to help create cultural awareness. The goal is to encourage an inclusive and safe environment where students can develop global perspectives guided by USF’s Principles of Community.

June 3, 2021Campus Life

A look inside a Bulls in Health LLC room

College of Public Health gets its own Living Learning Community

Previously, public health/health sciences majors shared an Living Learning Community (LLC) with nursing students. But with interest in public health at an all-time high (thanks, at least in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic) it became clear that College of Public Health students could sustain their own " Bulls in Health" LLC.

April 27, 2021Campus Life

MS Teams screenshot of a meeting with the USF Black Employee Steering Committee

USF's Black advocacy groups unite to increase their impact

USF’s Black affinity groups and leaders are partnering in new ways to build a more equitable workplace and learning environment. Together, they are combining perspectives that represent Black faculty, staff, students and alumni to develop new ways to help combat systemic racism.

March 31, 2021Campus Life

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