2020 USF HEALTH EVENTS 

Most Spirited Pet Photo Contest

Submissions due Wednesday, September 23 - Sunday, October 4

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 @USFHealthTheWELL1. Two winners will be announced on Friday at our Closing Ceremonies event and will receive a box of goodies for their furry friends. To submit your photo, click here.

MASK-A-PALOOZA: MASK DESIGN & DECORATING CONTEST

Submissions due Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00AM

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! To submit your mask, click here.

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. To submit your exercise activity, click here.

Stay at HOMEcoming TikTok/Reels Challenge

Monday, October 5 - Thursday, October 8
Virtual

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.

Follow @USFHealthTheWELL1 on Facebook for more information.

USF Health Alumni Panel - Live Event

Monday, October 5
12:00PM
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. To join the event, click here.

USF Health Service Corps Event - Virtual Homecoming Dance, Costume Contest and Talent Show with F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Tuesday, October 6
6:30PM
Virtual

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. To sign up, click here.

Contact Ellen Kent (ekent@usf.edu) more information.

Nama-Stay at Home: Gentle Yoga Class

Wednesday, October 7
12:00PM
Virtual

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! To register, click here.

Mindfulness Meditation

Thursday, October 8
11:30AM-12:00PM & 1:00PM-1:30PM
Virtual

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!

To join the 11:30AM session, click here.
To join the 1:00PM session, click here.

Yoga Flow

Thursday, October 8
5:30PM
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. To register, click here.

USF Health Service Corps Event - Virtual Homecoming Party & Talent Show with Faces of Courage

Thursday, October 8
6:30PM
Virtual

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.

Contact Ellen Kent (ekent@usf.edu) for questions.

Closing Ceremonies - CAMLS Health & Wellness Center Grand Opening & Competition Winner Announcements

Friday, October 9
12:00PM

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! To join both event, clilck here.

HOMECOMING CARNI-BULL

Friday, October 9, 2020
5:00PM
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.

Pre-registration is required. Please register by Friday, October 9 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, click here

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