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USF Hurricane Ian FAQs

Based on the latest weather information and related closures in our region, all USF classes will be canceled until Monday, Oct. 3.

September 30, 2022University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF weather update

The University of South Florida is monitoring the projected path of the tropical system currently developing in the Caribbean and the possibility of any impacts to the Tampa Bay region. The safety of students, faculty and staff is our highest priority as we track the storm.

September 29, 2022University News

Student volunteers assist with Hurricane Ian prep at special needs shelters

USF volunteers helping prepare the community for Hurricane Ian

The University of South Florida is partnering with Hillsborough County and the Florida Department of Health to help with community emergency preparations ahead of Hurricane Ian.  

September 27, 2022University News

Clara Buie, director of USF's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program.

Clara Buie

As director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Clara Buie focuses on inclusive excellence to support the university community and promote the value of multiple perspectives. Buie uses an intersectional approach, which considers accessibility, social economic status, sexual orientation and race, to create a sense of belonging for everyone.

September 26, 2022University News

USF Research Park building

USF Research Park receives international award

The University of South Florida Research Park has been named the 2022 Outstanding Research Park by the Association of University Research Parks. This follows the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art research center that deepens the connection between university innovation and the business community, helping advance the Tampa Bay region’s growing startup ecosystem.

September 23, 2022Research and Innovation, University News

Exterior of MacDill Air Force Base

USF partners with MacDill Air Force Base to grow and strengthen educational opportunities

With education at the forefront, the overall goal of the partnership is to encourage and enhance the study of a variety of fields, including science, technology, engineering and math.

September 19, 2022Community Partnerships, Research and Innovation, University News

USF Sarasota-Manatee campus rendering

USF Sarasota-Manatee campus to add its first student housing

The Florida Board of Governors on Wednesday unanimously approved building a housing and student center complex on the University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, advancing USF’s bold plans to expand the campus and transform the college experience for students.

September 14, 2022Campus Life, University News

Female student with other students in the foreground

USF earns national award for excellence in diversity and inclusion

The University of South Florida is a recipient of the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

September 13, 2022University News

Graphic says, Highest Ranking Ever

University of South Florida rises to its highest position ever in U.S. News & World Report rankings

USF now stands at No. 42 among all public universities and continues to be America’s fastest-rising university.

September 12, 2022University News

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USF celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized in the U.S. each year from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 as an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our communities and nation.

September 12, 2022Campus Life, University News

21 gun salute

USF commemorates 21st anniversary of 9/11 at Sarasota-Manatee campus ceremony

The University of South Florida commemorated the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a special remembrance ceremony on the grounds of the Sarasota-Manatee campus.

September 11, 2022University News

A group of dancers wearing plaid toss a dancer into the air

All USF College of The Arts performances to be offered for free

Effective immediately, USF’s College of The Arts will now offer tickets to all of its events free of charge. In addition, the college will begin to schedule some weekday matinees to provide options for individuals who may not be able to attend evening or weekend performances.

September 8, 2022University News

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