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University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Looking ahead to our safe return

Working in consultation with the Florida Board of Governors, USF and the other 11 State University System institutions are planning to transition to pre-COVID operations and pre-COVID classroom capacity beginning at the start of the Summer B session on June 28. We will also return to full in-person participation in athletic and social activities on our campuses, including fan participation in stadiums and arenas.

May 6, 2021COVID-19

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

2021 Florida Legislative session update

Our elected officials in Tallahassee produced a final state budget that retains much of the state’s support for higher education and for the University of South Florida. We are grateful to our partners in the Legislature for their support and for recognizing the important impact that USF makes on Florida’s progress and prosperity.

May 4, 2021University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

A message from President Currall on the trial of Derek Chauvin

While our country has worked together to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to strive to confront the longstanding racial pandemic that has devastated people of color across our nation, with a disparate impact on Black communities. USF, too, recognizes its own institutional challenges and is working to dismantle systemic racism within society and our communities.

April 20, 2021University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

An important update to USF’s Spring 2021 Commencement plan

After consulting with our experts from USF Health and university event management team, I’m pleased to inform you that we have modified our plan and will announce each graduate’s name during the ceremony and allow them to stand briefly to be recognized.

March 17, 2021

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Announcing plans for USF’s Spring 2021 Commencement

I am pleased to announce that our 123rd Commencement will be held in person this May at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Ceremonies are tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 7 – Sunday, May 9, 2021.

March 15, 2021

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF supports the Asian community and rejects all forms of racism

These recent attacks against Asian Americans are a reminder that anti-racism is valuable because it has a broad scope and provides us with a framework to address issues across racial and ethnic groups. We value the contributions of our Asian American faculty, staff, and students to our community, and we are committed to supporting a safe and supportive environment

March 8, 2021

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Reflecting on Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, the University of South Florida joins our nation in celebrating Black History Month. It’s an opportunity to learn more about Black history and the achievements of Black Americans in the spirit of USF’s pursuit of intellectual inquiry.

February 17, 2021

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

One USF Reaches Another Consolidation Milestone

This week, USF reached another important milestone in the consolidation process with the completion of a site visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

January 29, 2021

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Honoring MLK's legacy with service and positive action

This year, recognizing Dr. King’s legacy is particularly poignant. A global pandemic, racism and a violent insurrection against our democracy have disproportionately impacted the very communities that were at the core of Dr. King’s work.

January 15, 2021

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Dr. Paul Sanberg to step down as Senior VP of USF Research & Innovation

After more than 12 years in administration and almost three decades of service to USF, Dr. Sanberg has decided to transition from his role as Senior Vice President and focus on his research in the areas of neuroscience and brain repair.

January 12, 2021

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Regional Chancellor Tadlock to End Term 31 December 2021

Tadlock will transition from his current role as regional chancellor of the USF St. Petersburg campus on 31 December 2021 to focus on teaching and research as a tenured professor in the College of Education.

January 11, 2021

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Welcome to Spring 2021 Semester

In this New Year, I am encouraged by a sense of hope and renewal. Even as we face continued challenges – in our communities and as a nation – the horizon is bright, especially as we continue to rely on our deep sense of connectedness as a community.

January 8, 2021

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