2024 tampa campus events

USF Week Kickoff & Talent show

Monday, April 8, 2024 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Marshall Student Center Grand Ballroom

USF Week is finally here, and it's time to start the celebration with one of USF's biggest traditions. Join us in the MSC Ballroom on April 8th at 6:30 PM to show your school spirit and appreciation. Kickoff is your chance to hang with Rocky, make memories, meet the USF Leadership Pageant winners, enjoy free food, see the Spirit Squad perform, grab promotional items, and hear amazing speakers who will talk about the importance of USF Week! If you enjoy watching talent competitions, make sure to stick around for the Ultimate Bull Talent Show. 

Sponsored and brought to you by the Campus Activities Board in the Center for Student Involvement.

USF Giving Week

Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12, 2024 | Find your favorite cause!

USF Giving Week is an annual event where alumni, friends and students of the university come together to champion a wide variety of programs, to boost student success, scholarships, research and more.

During this week of giving we are encouraging donors to help stock our on-campus food pantries and Suit-A-Bull closet — essential resources which provide free food and professional clothing to USF students.

world health day fair

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | MSC Amphitheater

Join the Center for Student Well-Being and additional campus and community partners to learn more about your health and wellness while celebrating World Health Day! There will be FREE food, activities adn resources covering the 8 dimensions of wellness!

Sponsored and brought to your by the Center for Student Well-Being

Rocky's Bingo and Boba Bash / Costume Contest

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM | MSC Amphitheater

The Costume Contest will be first. Participants should arrive to the amphitheater by 4:45pm to enter the contest. The winner of each category will win a prize. 
1. Best Rocky Costume 
2. Best USF Spirit Costume 
3. Best Group Costume (minimum of 3 people) 

Come join Student Government and Rocky for Rocky’s Bingo and Boba Bash! There will be free food and boba! There will also be a large Bingo contest with prizes for the winner of each round. Enjoy food, music, raffle prizes, boba, fun, and more!!

Sponsored and brought to you by Student Government

University Lecture Series 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | MSC Grand Ballroom

Join us for our ULS speaker of the semester: Giancarlo Esposito. Giancarlo Esposito is a celebrated film, television and stage actor, director and producer. He is known for his iconic roles in Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Maze Runner Series, Dear White People, and more. Esposito talks candidly about being bi-racial and learning to embrace his racial identity as an integral part of his acting idenity. Esposito encourages all to identify what they love to do, start there, and go places. 

Doors for the Marshall Student Center Grand Ballroom will open at 7:30 PM! The event is open to everyone, and seats will be given on a first-come basis with a prioritization for students. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions relating to Giancarlo's career and achievements!

Sponsored and brought to you by the Campus Activities Board in the Center for Student Involvement.

USF Baseball vs Bethune-Cookman 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 | 6:00 PM  | USF Baseball Stadium at Red McEwen Field

USF Baseball will play host to Bethune-Cookman at The Red. First pitch is set for 6:00 PM. 

Sponsored and brought to you by the USF Athletics.

Bull Market

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Marshall Student Center Bookstore Lawn

After over 25 years on campus, Bull Market has become one of the largets and oldest traditions at USF. Bull Market hosts a combination of student organization, USF departments, Tampa Bay businesses and not-for-profits at an open air, weekly market to promote their events and services to the student population at USF.

Sponsored and brought to you by the Marshall Student Center.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | The Fit

Dive into our Stampede Splash event! Get ready for smoothies, pool games, a volleyball tournment, beach crafts, water slides, and endless fun with the return of our legendary pool party tradition.

Sponsored and brought to you by both the Campus Activities Board in the Center for Student Involvement and Recreation & Wellness.

Rocky's Birthday Bash

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Marshall Student Center

Get ready to saddle up for Rocky's Birthday Bash!  Join us for a rodeo-themed celebration honoring USF's beloved mascot. There will be line dancing, stuff-a-plush, casino games, a cookout, petting zoo, caricature artists, desert terrariums, a mechanical bull, and more. Let's wrangle up some fun and wish Rocky a 'yee-haw' birthday as we cut his cake and sing along!

Sponsored and brought to you by both the Campus Activities Board in the Center for Student Involvement and Annual Giving.


Friday, April 12, 2024 | Doors, 6:00 PM, Event time 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM | USF Tampa campus - Lot 35

Enjoy USF’s annual spring music festival featuring performances from artists and the winners of the 2024 USF Battle of the Bands. We will have attractions, giveaways, and food trucks at the event.

Check out the performance schedule down below:

Gates Open - 6:00 PM
Alexander 23 (Opener #1): 7:00-8:00 PM
Sciutto (Battle of the Bands- Fan Favorite): 8:00-8:30 PM
mxmtoon (Opener #2): 8:30-9:20 PM
Quail Hallow (Battle of the Bands- Judges' Choice): 9:20-9:50 PM
The Band CAMINO (Headliner): 9:50-11:00 PM

Event Policies and Expectations:

Sponsored and brought to you by the Campus Activities Board in the Center for Student Involvement.

2024 Football Spring Game

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 2:00 PM | Corbett Stadium 

The USF Spring Game presented by USF Federal Credit Union, will return to Corbett Stadium on the USF Campus under the lights on Saturday, April 13, with kickoff for the free event set happening at 2:00 PM. Click Here to learn more.

Sponsored and brought to you by the USF Athletics


Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM | USF Riverfront Park

Recreation & Wellness presents RiverFest! Celebrate USF Week 2024 with Recreation & Wellness at the Riverfront Park. There will be free boating, high ropes challenge course, yoga, slip and slide, and more! The first 100 participants to sign-in to the event will win a giveaway.

To learn more information, click here.

Sponsored and brought to you by Recreation & Wellness.