Family Events

Family & Friends Weekend


family & friends weekend pre-registration is now closed.

Family and Friends are able to register on-site on Friday, October 11 from 1:00-6:00pm and Saturday, October 12 from 9:00am-12:00pm in the Marshall Student Center.  



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 for our families this year! The Family & Friends Weekend event schedule is located in the New Student and Family Guide in the Go Bulls Guides app! 

  1. Simply download the Go Bulls Guides app
  2. Select the New Student and Family Guide
  3. Click on "Student & Family Event Schedule"
  4. Select the "Family & Friends Weekend" filter

For more information on how to use Go Bulls Guides, check out this video

You can also access a paper event schedule here.

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 that are now sold out. Weren't able to purchase one? No worries! There are plenty of events for your family to enjoy throughout the weekend.

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 under review! 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.

Proud Sponsors of Family & Friends Weekend
USF Athletics
USF Alumni Association
USF Bookstore
USF Campus Recreation
USF Dining
USF Parking & Transportation
USF Student Success

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.