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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 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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Top stories of 2023

From being invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities to breaking fundraising records and even a faculty member making it into the Guinness Book of World Records, this has been a momentous year for USF.

December 15, 2023University News

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New Student Health and Wellness Center provides students hands-on training, improved campus services

It’s one of the most modern buildings on campus, and its design is reflective of a post-COVID-19 era. USF’s new three-story, 47,000-square-foot Student Health and Wellness Center is nearly four times the size of the old Student Health Center, which had been located near the USF Tampa bookstore since 1980.

October 12, 2023Campus Life, Student Success

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USF works to increase awareness, support for students with accessibility needs

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and about one in four people in the United States has some type of disability. USF offers a number of resources to support student accessibility, reduce stigma, raise awareness and empower individuals with disabilities to share their experiences and concerns.

October 2, 2023Student Success

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Center for Career and Professional Development enhances student access to internship and career readiness opportunities

The center provides services on all three USF campuses to help Bulls choose careers, find work experiences in their fields, secure jobs after graduation and take care of all the details in between.

September 21, 2023Student Success

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USF, Florida College System partners renew guaranteed admissions program

USF is celebrating the renewal of the Fuse program, a transfer agreement that provides efficient academic pathways for students who begin their studies at one of eight participating Florida state colleges and wish to complete a bachelor’s degree at USF.

September 14, 2023Student Success

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USF’s Exploratory Curriculum program helps put undecided students on a path to success

Students enrolled in the Exploratory Curriculum program can choose from one of five pathways and are able to register for classes outside of their pathway or even select an unrelated major.

September 6, 2023Student Success

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Part-time Job Fair kicks off fall line-up of career readiness and job search opportunities

The Center for Career & Professional Development will be hosting a part-time job fair on Friday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center on the Tampa campus.

August 31, 2023Student Success

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Endowed scholarship from USF Sarasota-Manatee regional chancellor gives students the world

Karen Holbrook believes strongly in the value of study abroad as a catalyst for personal growth and would like more students to be able to take advantage of the broad range of programming available at USF.

June 15, 2023USF Foundation, University News

Board of Trustees Chair Will Weatherford, Judy Genshaft Honors College Dean Charles Adams, President Rhea Law, President Emerita Judy Genshaft, Steve Greenbaum and former Board of Trustees Chair Jordan Zimmerman

USF unveils historic new Judy Genshaft Honors College building

The five-story, 85,000-square-foot facility will serve USF’s most accomplished and talented students from every undergraduate college and strengthen the university’s position to attract the top talent within the state of Florida and beyond.

May 12, 2023USF Foundation, University News

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USF conferred more than 7,100 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies

Graduates include a 74-year-old grandmother, a trailblazing military veteran and a USF football player making a major impact in the community

May 1, 2023University News

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