Established when former Tampa Mayor Pam Lorio declared April 9th to be USF Day in 2010, the one-day celebration has grown into a week-long celebration known as USF Week.
USF Week will take place from April 4, 2022 - April 9, 2022. Check out our websites for all of the updates! It include a number of events celebrating USF pride such as the Ultimate Bull Talent Show, Rocky's Birthday Bash, the University Lecture Series, Bullstock Music Festival, and more. Here is the event lineup for the week,
USF Week 2022: Kickoff
Are you ready for the USF Week Kickoff on Monday, April 4 at 6:30 PM? Kickoff is a pep rally in the MSC Amphitheater to show appreciation for our university and highlight our school spirit. We can’t wait to hear about the importance of USF Week and showcase our Bull pride! Join us for our “USF Traditions” Kahoot, win multiple prizes, and decorate your own USF DIY giveaway!
USF Week 2022: University Lecture Series
The Campus Activities Board is excited to announce that our University Lecture Series speaker for USF Week will be actress Stephanie Beatriz to talk about her work in the entertainment industry on Tuesday, April 5, at the MSC Ballroom.
Stephanie starred in Jon M. Chu’s film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play, In The Heights (2021), and Disney’s Oscar-winning animated hit, Encanto (2021). Beatriz also starred as Detective Rosa Diaz in the beloved comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which was brought back by popular demand on NBC. As a bisexual Latina, Beatriz is known for her outspoken advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights and queer representation in the entertainment industry.
- Check-in will begin at 5:30 PM, and doors will open at 7:30 PM
- Pre-registration is recommended through this BullsConnect link to secure your spot in the lecture and give you priority entrance to the MSC Ballroom, as seating is limited to 650 people.
USF Week 2022: Ultimate Bull Talent Show
If you enjoy watching talent competitions, make sure to come out for the Ultimate Bull Talent Show! Join us on Wednesday, April 6 at 8:00 PM in the MSC Oval Theater to watch some incredibly talented students competing to be the Ultimate Bull. There will be finger foods provided while supplies last!
USF Week 2022: Rocky’s Birthday Bash
Bulls, come and celebrate Rocky's Birthday! It is a beach bash for Rocky on Thursday, April 7, at 8:00 PM in the MSC Bookstore Lawn. Test your surfing skills on our Surf Simulator, ride a Mechanical Shark, create fun items at our DIY Stations and get your favorite design tattooed on you!
Come and sing happy birthday to your favorite mascot to show them your appreciation while we cut a cake and share cupcakes! Items will be given throughout the night, and the Office of Annual Giving will be giving out a DIY kit to students who bring canned goods to their collection box at Rocky's Birthday Bash!
USF WEEK 2022: Bullstock
Bull Stock is back in person for the first time since 2019! Enjoy USF’s annual spring music festival featuring performances from the 2022 USF Battle of the Bands Judge’s Choice and Fan Favorite winners & performances from DREAMERS, Olivia O’Brien, and Neon Trees.
We will have carnival attractions, t-shirt giveaways, and food trucks on Friday, April 8 at USF’s Lot 35. Check out the performance schedule down below:
- Gates Open - 5:00 PM
- Battle of the Bands Fan Favorite Winner: Hybris - 6:00 PM
- Battle of the Bands Judge’s Choice Winner: mokatheband - 6:40 PM
- DREAMERS - 7:30 PM
- Olivia O’Brien - 9:00 PM
- Neon Trees - 10:30 PM
Event Policies and Expectations
- This is a FREE concert that does not require a ticket.
- Personal bags that are smaller than 12x12x12" will be permitted inside event, while large bags, backpacks, wrapped packages, etc. will not be permitted inside the venue.
- Guests may not bring food and/or beverages into the event. Guests must dispose of the unauthorized items prior to entering the facility.
Please continue to check this page as policies are subject to change.
USF Week 2021: USF Day
Show your Bull Pride and join us in celebrating USF Day on Saturday, April 9, as we close USF Week 2022 with our social media challenge on Instagram. Story games, interactive story challenges, giveaways, and more! Follow us @usf_cab and @usfhomecoming for more information about how to win amazing prizes as the date comes closer!
For more information, visit the USF Week page.