Family Events

Family & Friends Weekend


family & friends weekend registration is now open! 

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Planning Guide



what to know about family & friends weekend

Cost of Attendance
Adults $35; USF Students $15; Youth $15

Schedule of Events
We are hosting an exciting line up of events. To best prepare for the weekend, please view the 2019 Family and Friends Weekend Planning GuidePlease note that events are updated throughout the summer and are subject to change. 

Registration for Family & Friends Weekend is now OPEN! All family members and friends of USF students are invited to participate in the weekend. Registration is required to participate in the official weekend activities. Online registration will be open on August 1 - October 9. Once online registration has closed, family members will be able to register on-site while space is available. 

Discuss Your Plans with Your Student
We are thrilled that you and your student are excited about Family & Friends Weekend. Students may still have class resposibilities, exams, and study groups during the weekend. Some students also have organization commitments based on it being Homecoming Weekend. We have plenty of events taking place for families during those times! We encourage you and your student to discuss their academic schedule according to their syllabi and any organization commitments prior to booking to ensure you have a positive experience during the weekend. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for these conflicts.

Additional Events
We do have a small number of events that are add-on experiences to the base registration. Add-on experiences for purchase will be available to add during your registration. Free add-on experiences, such as our Family & Friends Breakfast, will open for RSVP via email in September. If your family has their heart set on these events, be sure to register early to ensure your participation. 

Arrival Information
We encourage guests to arrive on Thursday evening or Friday morning in order to take full advantage of the events being offered.  We have several events on Friday afternoon - Saturday evening with Sunday open for families to navigate travel and their departure.

Travel, Accommodations, and Meals
Guests participating in the weekend are responsible for coordinating their meals, travel, and accommodations. For a local hotel guide, please click here

Cheer on the Bulls at the USF Football Game!
A link will be provided to registered guest to purchase tickets at a discounted rate. Please note: students receive free admission to the student section. If you would like your student to be seated with you, a ticket will need to be purchased for your student.

Family of the Year
Each year we recognize an outstanding family during the weekend. USF Family of the Year Nominations are now open! Click here to learn more. 

Homecoming Partnership 
We are excited to say Family & Friends Weekend will take place during USF Homecoming Week! For more information about Homecoming and all of the activities going on during the weekend, please click here.

Refund Policy
We aim to provide the best experience for our students and family members participating in our programs. Family members may receive a 50% partial refund prior to September 20, 2019. No refunds will be given after that date to ensure the quality of programming offered during Family & Friends Weekend. For assistance, feel free to contact us.

Got Questions?
Check out our FAQs for all of your questions! Need further assistance? We are happy to assist you navigating your questions. Please email or call 813-974-2896 to reach a Parent & Family Programs team member.