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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

The Jackson Rooming House Remembered and Re-envisioned

The Jackson Rooming House was once a haven for black entertainers, athletes, teachers, clergymen, and visitors to Tampa, Florida. Located a block west of Tampa Union Station along Nebraska Avenue at 835 Zack Street — currently 851 East Zack St. — it is just a short walk east of the once-thriving Central Avenue business and entertainment district that was prominent during the era of Jim Crow racial segregation.

February 19, 2021Campus Life

Martin Luther King Jr. bust on the University of South Florida's campus

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy celebrated during MLK Commemorative Week

The University of South Florida’s annual celebration of the life and values of Martin Luther King Jr. is underway with the MLK Commemorative Week, which includes a community service project for students, a lecture and a virtual luncheon.

January 13, 2021Campus Life

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Global Citizens Project far exceeds goal

A major milestone for a University of South Florida initiative is changing the way students see and interact with the world.

January 11, 2021Campus Life

Veteran holding an image of  himself while in service.

Veterans Week 2020: “We March as ONE”

The USF Office of Veteran Success is honoring veterans in the USF community by showcasing their military experiences in a new multimedia project titled, “#WeMarchAsOne.”

November 9, 2020Campus Life

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, 2020COVID-19, Campus Life, University News

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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, 2020COVID-19, Campus 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, 2020COVID-19, Campus 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, 2020COVID-19, Campus 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, 2020COVID-19, Campus 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

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