2019 Tampa Events


October 6

Color the Campus 
3:00 p.m.


October 7

Undergraduate Research Expo
10:00 a.m.

Kickoff & Stampede Comedy Show
7:30 p.m.

Charit-a-Bull Canned Food Drive


October 8

Teams Tuesday
7:00 p.m.

Charit-a-Bull Canned Food Drive


October 9

Office Decorating Contest Judging
Bull Market
9:00 a.m.
Homecoming Ball
8:30 p.m.
Charit-a-Bull Canned Food Drive


October 10

Office Decorating Contest Judging

Alumni Awards Dinner & Celebration
6:00 p.m.

Homecoming Concert
8:00 p.m.

Charit-a-Bull Canned Food Drive


October 11

Family & Friends Weekend
Carnival and Talent Showcase
3:00 p.m.

Library Lib fest
3:00 p.m.

Library Tour with the Dean
4:00 p.m.

Alumni Welcome Home Party
5:00 p.m.

Running of the Bulls Parade
6:30 p.m.

USF Volleyball vs. UCF
8:00 p.m.

USF Men's Soccer vs. SMU
8:00 p.m.

Charit-a-Bull Canned Food Drive


October 12

USF Bulls Football vs. BYU

Family & Friends Weekend


Sunday, October 6, 2019 - Friday, October 11, 2019, Events will be taking place all throughout the week around campus

Grab your friends and register to compete for awards and ultimate bragging rights against other student teams in the USF Homecoming Team Competitions! Don't have a team? No worries! Students are welcome to register as Free Agents to be added to existing teams. Multiple events will be taking place throughout Homecoming week with the top teams being announced at the Homecoming Carnival on Friday, October 11, 2019.


Sunday, October 6, 2019, 3:00PM, Meet in the Marshall Student Center

Join us as we kick off USF Homecoming Week by coloring the campus. We will paint and decorate the MSC windows and spread green and gold cheer to strategic locations around campus.
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board


Monday, October 7, 2019 - Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (MSC 1300)
Homecoming Team donations are due in the MSC Atrium on October 3 and can be dropped off from 10am-3pm that day and on October 4 by appointment only.

General campus donations will be accepted October 5-13 in the MSC Atrium. Simply drop your cans in the donation bins set up in the atrium.  

Donations benefit the Feed-a-Bull Food Pantry on campus.



Monday, October 7, 2019, 10:00AM - 1:00PM, Marshall Student Center 2708

The third-annual fall Undergraduate Research Conference is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and will be hosted by the USF Undergraduate Research Society (URS). This student-led conference will provide a venue for undergraduate students to present their current research, and receive feedback from the USF community.
Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research


Monday, October 7, 2019, 7:30PM, Marshall Student Center Ballroom  | Reserve a student ticket at www.tinyurl.com/USFSTAMPEDE

Michelle Buteau

Join us as we kick off USF Homecoming Week! Start the celebration with one of USF's biggest traditions. This is your chance to hang with Rocky, hear the Herd of Thunder band, make memories, enjoy free food, grab promotional items, meet the Homecoming Royal Court and be engaged with USF Homecoming 2019. Join a few thousand of your closest Bull friends for some laughs at the annual Stampede Comedy Show. This event is free for USF students and the community.

Reserve a free student ticket at www.tinyurl.com/usfstampede

Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement's Campus Traditions Board and Campus Activities Board


Tuesday, October 7, 2019, 7:00PM, Fowler Fields

Join us as Campus Rec hosts soccer, tailgate series games, and other fun activities! This event is part of Homecoming Team Competitions but everyone is welcome to attend and participate! Check-in will start at 6:00PM with activites and events beginning at 7:00PM. 


Wednesday, October 8, 2019, 9:00AM, Bookstore Lawn

Come out for this weekly USF Tradition hosted by the Marshall Student Center! Every Wednesday during the Fall and Spring Semesters, vendors and student organizations set up tables and sell items or handout information from 9:00am - 2:00pm. 
Sponsored by the Marshall Student Center

Office Decorating Contest

Interested in showing your bull pride through your office decorating skills? Fill out the intent form on Bull Sync. Applications for intent are due September 27th, judging will take place October 9th and 10th , and the winner will be announced October 11th . The application includes all rules and criteria for judging.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 8:30PM, USF Tampa Marshall Student Center Ballroom

USF Homecoming invites you to join the Royal Court at the 2019 Homecoming Ball! Enjoy a night of refreshments, dancing, and celebration as we crown the USF Homecoming Royalty!

Meet your homecoming court.
Congratulations to your 2019 Homecoming Royalty!
Jason Campbell and Shamease Cooper


Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:00PM, Marshall Student Center Ballroom

Join us as we honor USF's Distinguished Alumnus, Gifford Outstanding Service and Class of '56 Award Recipients.

HOMECOMING CONCERT feat. Gunna & Bryce Vine

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8:00PM, Yuengling Center 



Student tickets: $10 - Students may buy guest tickets for $15
Staff/Faculty tickets: $20 (Available September 23. Code Required.)
Alumni tickets: $20 (Available September 23. Code Required.)
Community tickets: $25 (Available September 23)


Friday, October 11, 2019, 3:00PM with performances beginning at 9:00PM, Yuengling Center Parking Lot

Join us in the Yuengling Center parking lot where you can enjoy plenty of rides, food, and performances by talented USF Students! There will be a variety of family-friendly and adult rides for all ages to enjoy! All rides are free and food will be available for purchase.

Interested in auditioning for the Talent Showcase? Students who would like to perform must audition and be chosen to perform. Auditions will be held Friday, September 20, 2019 between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, in the MSC Oval Theater. Interested students must complete the audition form. Students will then be contacted with an audition time. Please note, at least half of the members of the performing organization must be a current USF students. Registration deadline is September 20, 2019, at 11:59pm. 


Friday, October 11-13, 2019

Join USF for Family & Friends Weekend! This weekend is a time for parents, family members, and friends of USF students to experience campus life together! The weekend is a great opportunity to reconnect with your student, meet their friends, connect with family members, interact with faculty and staff members, and showcase your Bull Pride. For more information about Family and Friends Weekend and the activities offered, please click HERE.  


Friday, October 11, 2019, 3:00PM - 5:00 PM, USF Tampa Library

Come celebrate the Tampa Library, and learn about the dynamic services and resources available to you! Take a self-guided tour anytime between 3-5PM; a map will guide you to each LIB department where staff will be on hand to answer questions, promote exciting resources, and help you succeed. There will be snacks, a fundraiser book sale, and fun swag too!

USF Tampa Library Tour with the Dean

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, USF Tampa Library

Join USF Libraries Dean Todd Chavez on the 1st floor for an official tour of the USF Tampa Library.


Friday, October 11, 2019, 5:00PM, Gibbons Alumni Center Front Lawn

The Alumni Association invite you to join us for a pre-parade party featuring games, live entertainment and fun-filled activities just for you! 


Friday, October 11, 2019, 6:30PM, Watch along Holly, Genshaft (formerly Maple) and Alumni Drives

The Running of the Bulls Homecoming Parade is an event to remember. Come be a part of a USF tradition and support your favorite student organizations, local businesses, and USF departments! There will be watch parties and lots of fun along the route, so be sure to walk around! It's the perfect environment for families and students alike. Learn more about the route, watch parties, and parking information here.

Interested in having your organization or group participate in the parade? Campus departments, organizations and community partners are welcome to register! Please be sure to review the Parade Handbook for all guidelines and regulations. 


Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:00PM
Students free with USF ID. Theme: War on I-4.

USF Soccer VS. SMU

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:00PM
Students free with USF ID. Theme: SOC-Toberfest. Scarf Giveaway


Saturday, October 12, 2019,  3:30 pm, Raymond James Stadium

Head over to Raymond Jahmes Stadium to support your USF Bulls as they take on the BYU Cougars!  Please note that Raymond James Stadium has changed their clear bag policy. Please review before heading to the game. 

click here to get your free student ticket.
Need a ride to and from the game? Bulls Blitz is your ride there to support your Bulls! Bus pick-up is from the Marshall Student Center Bus Loop and begins 3 hours prior to kickoff. The last bus leaves the MSC 45 minutes before kickoff. All students must have their USF Student ID.
Sponsored by USF Student Government

Bulls Country, purchase your tickets here