2020 Tampa Campus Events


 October 4

Color the Campus

All Day

Residential Education’s In-Hall Community Events

All Week - Times Vary


October 5

Homecoming Kickoff & Stampede Comedy Show

7:30 p.m.


October 6

Teams Tuesday

All Day

FaculTEA Hour Homecoming Edition

6:00 p.m. 


October 7

Homecoming Ball & Royalty

7:30 p.m.


October 8

Home Sweet Homecoming 

6:00 p.m.


October 9

Homecoming Carni-Bull

5:00 p.m.


October 10

USF Bulls Football vs ECU

7:00 p.m.

Color the Campus

Sunday, October 4, 2020, All Day, Virtual

Students from around the globe will be able to participate in creating USF Bulls themed art, and have an opportunity to receive a prize! While we are not able to physically decorate the campus to prepare for the week of Homecoming celebrations, we still want to gather and share wonderful Bull-Spirited art with the USF community. Students can submit photos of art-created works or files of digitally created graphics to be shared to our CAB social media! 

Thank you for taking the time to submit a photo or graphic. The application is now closed.

Residential Education’s In-Hall Community Events

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - Friday, October 9, 2020, Times Vary, Virtual

USF Tampa is home to 15 residential communities, each with their own Hall Councils made up of residents within the community. Each Hall Council has designed an event that caters to students residing in that specific community. Review posted advertisements or contact your Residence Assistant or Residence Life Coordinator for date and time of your community’s event. Dates and times vary.

Sponsored and brought to you by Residential Education.

Homecoming Kickoff & STAMPEDE COMEDY SHOW

Monday, October 5, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Virtual

Homecoming Kickoff & Stampede Comedy Show Image

Join us as we celebrate a long-standing tradition to kick off the best week off the fall semester: Homecoming Week 2020. This year will be celebrated 21st-century style, all virtual and online. Through Microsoft Teams Live, we can all connect to hear speakers talk about the importance of Homecoming 2020 and to get excited about kicking off the first One USF Homecoming!

Once you’re feeling the Bull pride and spirit, join the Campus Activities Board for a night of laughter and conversation with celebrity comedian, Cody Ko, at this year's Stampede Comedy Show. There will be a Q&A session for students to ask questions! The comedy portion of the show is first come first serve. The first 250 students will be able to attend. Pre-registration is not required. 


Tuesday, October 6, 2020, All Day, Virtual

Join in on a virtual competition to compete against other USF students! Players will compete in a variety of different eSports style activities for a chance to win the Homecoming Team Competition. Students can sign up as an individual or with friends.

Thank you for taking the time to apply. The application is now closed.

FaculTEA Hour Homecoming Edition

Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6:00 p.m., Virtual

Faculty-in-Residences (FIRs) from Residential Education will join students in USF gear and share their proudest moments at USF! Get the scoop on the cool spots on campus, USF traditions, and other tips & tricks that showcase Bull pride! If you are really looking to Live the Bull’s Life, you do not want to miss this episode!

Sponsored and brought to you by Residential Education.

Homecoming Ball & ROYALTY

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Virtual

USF Homecoming invites you to join the Royal Court at the 2020 Homecoming Ball! Be ready for a virtual interactive game show to celebrate the crowning of Homecoming Royalty 2020!

Home Sweet Homecoming

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6:00 p.m., Virtual

For the past sixty years, a diverse student body found a new home at the University of South Florida. In this age of disruption, our students are adapting to a new reality. Educational institutions everywhere are learning what an empty nest feels like. 

Join the USF Libraries for homecoming as we show some love for the people and places we call "home." On Thursday, October 8, 2020, from 6-7 PM, we will unveil our new virtual exhibit, Home Sweet Homecoming. Librarians Barbara Lewis and Andrew Huse will discuss the exhibit, the history of USF and homecoming, the University archives, and how you can support our efforts.

Drawing upon images, documents of the USF Archives, and the memories of those who lived it, Home Sweet Homecoming is a tribute to our students past and present, the University we've built together, and a heartfelt reminder that there is no place like our home away from home.

Sponsored and brought to you by USF Libraries, in partnership with USF Alumni Association

Homecoming Carni-Bull

Friday, October 9, 2020, 5:00 p.m., Virtual

Join us for a virtual carnival hosted on Degy World, an immersive virtual event platform, with different activities for anyone to enjoy! With virtual games, prizes, and live entertainment, this Homecoming 2020 Carni-Bull will be an event you don’t want to miss out on! Make sure to grab a giveaway to remember this one of a kind event.


Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m., Raymond James Stadium

Homecoming Football Game

Head over to Raymond James Stadium to support your USF Bulls as they take on the ECU Pirates on Saturday, October 10! Please note that due to COVID regulations this will be a limited fan experience, and we have been working with local health officials to make sure your experience is safe and enjoyable as a USF fan. One of the most notable changes this season is that students will have the ability to claim seating pods that are physically distant in groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4 total seats.

Important Information This Year

Student Claim Process: Beginning Monday, October 5th, we will open FREE tickets to USF Students for our Homecoming game on Saturday October 10th. All student tickets will be available through the Herd Perks App or through USFStudentTix.com. For more information, including a step-by-step walkthrough, please visit here.

Reduced Seating and Parking Capacity: In partnership with the Tampa Sports Authority and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we are establishing a physically distanced environment for our fans to enjoy games this fall. While this means there will be changes in capacity and locations in both stadium seating and its surrounding parking lots, it is our goal to provide fans the best possible options to see the Bulls play at Ray Jay this season.

Seating Pods: Seating for the 2020 season is designed with distancing in mind, and pods of seating have been establishing to keep your party safe while attending the game. Fans may not purchase part of a pod. To be given the available seating for your party, select the quantity first when viewing seats.

Cashless: All transactions will now be cashless at Raymond James Stadium. If you only have cash available, reverse ATM machines will be available throughout the stadium that will allow you to load cash onto a card that may be used at stadium vendors.

No Bags: In order to limit the transfer of items between stadium staff and fans as well as to expedite entry and reduce lines, no bags larger than a small clutch will be permitted to be brought into the stadium this fall.

Face Masks: Face masks will be required to be worn by all fans and all stadium staff at all times upon entering Raymond James Stadium.

Hygiene Upgrades: Upgrades have been made to increase the number and accessibility of hand-washing stations and sanitation kiosks throughout the stadium.

Pedestal Scanners: Pedestal ticket scanners with tap-and-go technology have been installed at every Raymond James Stadium gate, eliminating the exchange of phones between stadium staff and fans and speeding stadium entry.