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Ways to Support

As the parent or family member of a USF student, we want to make sure you have the support you need to help your student be successful and earn their degree. We are proud to serve parents, guardians, grandparents, spouses/partners, and any other supportive people in the lives of our students. USF Families enjoy the following benefits and services free of charge, provided by the Office of Parent and Family Engagement on the Tampa campus:

  1. Parent & Family BULLetin: A portal, which includes an e-newsletter, designed specifically for parents/families featuring updates from campus, emergency and safety notifications, important dates & deadlines, and other newsworthy items. Hundreds of resources are available to support your students continued enrollment and success transitions into the USF community. Activate your profile in the USF Bulletin portal today.

  2. Online resources: Includes the Parent and Family Engagement website, Facebook page, and USF Student & Family Guide.

  3. Transition handbooks: Digital access to two family publications: The Bull Family Connect and USF Insider Guide.

  4. Access to campus professionals/full-time staff: Staff in the Office of Parent and Family Engagement have decades of experience assisting students and family members. Contact us any time via our coaching form or by phone at 813-974-2896.

The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is a revenue-funded unit that is expected to generate funds to cover our operating expenses and events we host. As such, families are asked to cover the cost of some experiences and offerings provided by our unit. These include campus events such as Family and Friends Weekend, as well as the sale of family and student merchandise at various points in the year.

further support the student and family experience

Purchase your Bull Family Pride Pack!
There is nothing better than being part of the Bull Family and supporting your student and USF with PRIDE! Each year, Parent & Family Engagement creates a Bull Family Pride Pack to sport your USF pride wherever you go. Every Bull Family Pride Pack includes an exclusive Bull family design on a t-shirt, tote bag, and water bottle made especially for our USF families. Proceeds will directly benefit the Office of Parent & Family Engagement to enhance our services to you and your student. Click here to learn more about this year's Bull Family Pride Pack and how to order yours while supplies last! 

Give to the USF Parent & Family Fund
Parent and Family Engagement programs and services are made possible by generous parents and families who donate to the Parent & Family Fund. Your gift of any size allows us to subsidize and support these ever-growing programs for families and students.

Corporate Matching: Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies also match retirees' or spouses' gifts. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please visit our Matching Gifts page.

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Office of Parent & Family Engagement offers sponsorship opportunities for third party organizations who would like to support our programs and who have an interest in reaching our student and family audience. If you would like to learn more, please contact Marcia Hill, Administrative Specialist of New Student Connections and Parent & Family Engagement.