2020 USF HEALTH EVENTS
Most Spirited Pet Photo Contest
Does your pet have the spirit of a bull? Send in a photo of your pet showing off their unique USF spirit! Once submissions close, voting will take place on our Facebook page. Two winners will be announced on Friday at our Closing Ceremonies event and will receive a box of goodies for their furry friends.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your photo. The application is now closed.
MASK-A-PALOOZA: MASK DESIGN & DECORATING CONTEST
Celebrate Homecoming by entering our Mask Design & Decorating Contest! Four Categories: Most Creative Mask, Funniest Mask, Halloween/Fall, & USF Pride. Be creative! Face coverings, masquerade masks, decorative masks, and more are all welcome. Winners will receive a USF branded face mask, buff, and surprise item!
Thank you for taking the time to submit your mask. The application is now closed.
2014 Fitness Challenge
Monday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 7
Did you know the WELL opened in 2014? To commemorate this time in USF Health history, we are hosting the first ever 2014 Fitness Challenge in conjunction with Homecoming week. Complete 2014 seconds (33 minutes and 34 seconds) of physical activity and compete for these prize categories: Furthest Distance Ran, Most Creative Activity, Best Overall Photo, & USF Pride. 15 USF Health student winners will receive a FREE membership to Crunch Fitness Channelside in downtown Tampa. *If winners already have a Crunch membership, they will receive a USF Tumblr or insulated water bottle.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your exercise activity. The application is now closed.
Stay at HOMEcoming TikTok/Reels Challenge
Monday, October 5 - Thursday, October 8
Show off your Bull Pride and how you are celebrating this Homecoming season on TikTok or Instagram Reels! Create a "Stay at HOMEcoming" video and posit it on Facebook using #StayAtHomecoming and tag @USFHealthTheWELL1 (or send us your video on Facebook messenger). All videos submitted before 11:00AM on Thursday, October 8th will be entered into a USF Health swag mystery drawing. We will share our favorite videos on our Facebook page and two winners will be announced on Friday, October 9th at our live event.
USF Health Alumni Panel - Live Event
Monday, October 5
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
Join us for a LIVE USF Health Alumni Panel Event. Panelists include recent and past USF Health alumni who are currently serving on the front lines, including Dr. Brian H. Williams - Military veteran, trauma surgeon, activist, and motivational speaker. The conversation will address panelists' experiences working in healthcare during the pandemic and well as continuity of care for underrepresented populations.
HOMECOMING KICKOFF & STAMPEDE COMEDY SHOW
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.
USF Health Service Corps Event - Virtual Homecoming Dance, Costume Contest and Talent Show with F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
Tuesday, October 6
Virtual service opportunity! USF Health students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in a Virtual Homecoming Dance, Costume Contest and Talent Show with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (Families, Respect, Inspire, Education, Networking for Down Syndrome & Special Needs). Participants are encouraged to dress up and share their talents, laughter and friendship with young adults with Down Syndrome and special needs.
Nama-Stay at Home: Gentle Yoga Class
Wednesday, October 7
Need time to relax your mind & body? Join us for Gentle Yoga, a collaboration with RecWell and USF Health for Exercise is Medicine Month! This practice will be slower in pace to allow you to stretch and relax your body from head to toe. Following the yoga session, Dr. Angela Stagliano from the USF Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences will lead attendees through stretching and recovery techniques. Attend and receive fitness-inspired prizes!
Thursday, October 8
11:30AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-1:30PM
Led by Courtney Coggan from the USF Counseling Center. Practice skills to reduce anxiety and stay grounded. Participants will practice mindful breathing, muscle relaxations, and grounding techniques. 3 people in each session will win a mindfulness journal and a USF Health Water Bottle!
Thursday, October 8
Virtual - Microsoft Teams
Have your essential oils ready and your favorite candle(s) nearby! It's that time of the year! USF Homecoming 2020 Yoga Flow with Mary Waugh. We are physically distant but mindfully together. All levels are welcome at this virtual yoga class. One lucky attendee will receive a FREE yoga class at Bella Prana in South Tampa.
USF Health Service Corps Event - Virtual Homecoming Party & Talent Show with Faces of Courage
Thursday, October 8
Virtual Homecoming Party & Talent Show with Faces of Courage patients and survivors! Dance, Costume Contest and Talent show! USF Health students are encouraged to dress-up and share their talents and laughter.
Closing Ceremonies - CAMLS Health & Wellness Center Grand Opening & Competition Winner Announcements
Friday, October 9
Join us for the unveiling of the CAMLS Health & Wellness Center downtown. Take a virtual tour of the space and learn about the services available to downtown learners. Following the unveiling, we will announce the winners of our four Homecoming Week Contests/Competitions: Most Spirited Pet Photo Contest, 2014 Challenge, Mask-a-Palooza, and TikTok/Reels Challenge!
Friday, October 9, 2020
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.
ECU VS USF HOMECOMING GAME
Saturday, October 10
Raymond James Stadium
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
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.