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Number of National Merit Scholars at USF grows exponentially

A scholarship, support services and a sense of community are attracting the highest echelon of high school seniors to study at USF.

April 15, 2024Student Success

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Pathway programs ensure that dreams to attend USF don’t have to be deferred

USF recently hosted more than 300 students from high schools across Florida to show them pathway programs put in place to remove barriers and help them be successful in college.

April 3, 2024Student Success

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USF's peer mentoring initiatives keep students on track to graduate, enter workforce

USF has a 92 percent first-time-in-college retention rate. Much of that can be attributed to the dozens of structured programs in which students can find peers who are trained to conduct academic tutoring or offer advice ranging from the management of money and time to which residence hall serves the best food.

March 25, 2024Student Success

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USF’s basketball renaissance unites and excites a community of fans

USF's historical season had ecstatic fans packing the the Yuengling Center for the third home game in a row.

March 6, 2024USF Athletics

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USF men’s basketball coach fuels unprecedented fan engagement

Coach Amir Abdur-Rahim's winning streak, combined with grassroot efforts, has fans packing the Yuengling Center for basketball games.

March 4, 2024USF Athletics

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USF student gives back what he received from Student Support Services

LaTrell Pryor, an engineering junior from Orlando, has accomplished much at USF, thanks to the SSS program, which offers student support to ensure success in college.

March 4, 2024Student Success

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Men’s basketball’s electrifying season sparks excitement throughout USF community

The USF community is thrilled as the men’s basketball team is setting and breaking their own records in a fantastic conference run.

February 20, 2024University News

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USF makes great strides in critical campus enhancements

Maintenance on the comforts and necessities that make up the infrastructure of USF is the target of 87 critical projects that USF’s Facilities Management team is tackling on all three campuses.

January 25, 2024University News

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USF's corporate partnerships provide students competitive edge in securing in-demand careers

USF's advisory councils bring unique experiences and knowledge to help create relevant curriculum, enhance research initiatives and provide professional development opportunities.

January 16, 2024Student Success

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USF adds eco-friendly flair to commencement

Graduates and guests attending fall commencement will see some enhancements to regalia, stage design and programs – many of which were made with sustainability in mind.

November 29, 2023University News

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USF’s InEd Studios: Shaping the future of online education

USF’s Innovative Education is taking online courses to the next level with cutting-edge technology and providing students with hands-on experience working behind the scenes.

November 16, 2023Student Success

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USF empowers first-generation students to achieve their dreams

Thousands of first-generation college students choose USF each year, and they are celebrated and supported at every point along their journey.

November 8, 2023Student Success

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