Family Events

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 see what events are taking place throughout the weekend, please view the 2019 Schedule of EventsPlease note that events are updated throughout the summer and are subject to change. 


All family members and friends of USF students are invited to participate in the weekend. Registration is required to participate in the official weekend activPlities. 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 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 your base registration. These experiences typically fill up quickly, and are no longer available by the end of 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 outstandig family during the weekend. More information about this program will be available in the summer. Check out the 2018-19 Family of the Year who were recognized during the weekend.

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.

Got Questions?

We are happy to assist you navigating your questions. Please email or call 813-974-2896 to reach a Parent & Family Programs team member.