New International Students
Health, Wellness, & Safety Resources
health and wellness resources
USF Counseling Center
The USF Counseling Center offers a variety of counseling services to all currently registered USF students. Services include but are not limited to individual appointments, group counseling, outreach and prevention workshops, as well as interactive online resources.
Tampa Campus Counseling Center Location and Phone Number
Student Services Building (SVC), Suite 2124 | (813) 974-2831
St. Petersburg Campus Counseling Center Location and Phone Number
140 7th Avenue South, SLC2200 (2nd Floor) | (727) 873-4422
Sarasota-Manatee Campus Counsling Center Location and Email Address
SMD 103 (by the basketball courts) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Student Well-Being
The Center for Student Well-Being provides students with support for developing healthy habits to navigate their college experiences. There are Wellness Center offers nap pods, massage chairs, free fruit, and other wellness resources.
USF Tampa Location
Student Services Building (SVC 2127)
For more information, please view the USF Center for Student Well-Being website.
Student Health and Wellness Center
The Student Health & Wellness Center is located next to the Recreation center and Yuengling Center. Park in lot 22D in order to use our services or get on the Purple route with the Bull Runner. Students pay a Health Fee, which is included in their tuition, and this helps to keep clinic services more affordable.
- Making an Appointment at the USF Clinic
- Contact Student Health Services
- USF Immunization Requirements
- After Hours Care
- USF Bulls Country Pharmacy
USF Tampa Health and Wellness Center Location and Phone Number
12530 USF Bull Run Drive, SWC 310 | (813) 974-2331
St. Pete Campus Health and Wellness Center Location and Phone Number
140 7th Avenue South, SLC2200 | (727) 873-4422, option 1
On the St. Petersburg campus, you can schedule an appointment by calling the number abcve, or you can request an appointment here. Operational Hours Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM.
Sarsota-Manatee Campus Medical Clinic Location and Phone Number
SMD 104 (modular building by the basketball courts) | (813) 974-2331
For the Sarasota-Manatee campus, you can schedule an appointment by calling the number above or access the online form here. Operational hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1PM to 5PM during the Fall & Spring terms. Tele-health appointments may also be available Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM.
Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention
The Center for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention provides free and confidential services to USF students, faculty, and staff who have experienced crime, or violence on- or off-campus. Their mission is to empower survivors of crime, violence, or abuse by promoting the restoration of decision making, by advocating for their rights, and by offering support and resources.
USF Tampa Location, Phone Number, and Email
SVC 2057 | (813) 974-5756 | email@example.com
24//7 Victim Helpline: (813) 974-5757
For more information, please visit the Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention website.
SOS | Student Outreach and Support
The Office of Student Outreach & Support (SOS) helps students manage life stressors that can impact academics and personal well-being. SOS enhances student success by identifying needs, removing barriers and reducing distress. After receiving a referral for services, the office helps students through a variety of interventions, university services, community referrals and case management.
Tampa Campus Location, Phone Number and Email
ALN 151 | (813) 974-6130 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Petersburg Campus SOS Location, Phone Number and Email
SLC 2400 (2nd Floor) | (727) 873-4272
To make a SOCAT Referral, please click here.
For more information, please visit the SOS and SOCAT website.
USF Student Accessibility Services
USF Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides exam and classroom accommodations for students who may need different types of support. Please visit the USF Student Accessibility Services homepage to learn more about their wide variety of services and resources.
Tampa Campus Contact Details for Student Accessibility Services
SVC 1133 | (813) 974-4309 | Email: email@example.com
St. Pete Campus Contact Details for Student Accessibility Services
Student Life Center - SLC 1203 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (727) 873-4837
Sarasota-Manatee Campus Contact Details for Student Accessibility Services
8350 N. Tamiami Trail B130A | Email: email@example.com | Phone: (941) 359-4714
University Food Banks
On the Tampa Campus, students may visit the Feed-A-Bull pantry located in the basement of the Student Services Building - SVC 0002 from 10:00am – 4:00pm (Monday-Friday).
The St. Petersburg Support-A-Bull Market is located in SLC 2400, and students are encouraged to make online food orders, which may be collected from 8:00am to 5:00pm (Monday-Friday).
The Sarasota-Manatee Support-A- Bull pantry is located in SMC C144 , and students are encouraged to make online food orders, which may be collected from 7:00am to 10:00pm (Monday-Friday) or 8:00am – 6:00pm (Saturdays).
USF Campus Recreation
USF Campus Recreation offers numerous opportunities to exercise, play intramural sports, and explore the outdoors. Membership costs depend on an individual's role at the university, and USF students enrolled for the current term may use these facilities free of charge with their USF ID Card. Outdoor Recreation coordinates adventure trips that include transportation, and Intramural Sports organizes recreational competition in a variety of sports.
USF Police Department
The USF Police Department (USFPD) is a full-service law enforcement agency, providing the university community with a variety of safety resources.
Tampa Campus Police Department Location and Non-Emergency Phone Number
13152 USF Genshaft Dr. | (813) 974-2628
USF St. Pete Campus Police Department Location and Non-Emergency Phone Number
530 3rd St. South | (727) 873-4444
USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Police Department Location and Non-Emergency Phone Number
(located on New College campus)
501 College Dr. | (941) 487-4210
USF Safety Resources
The USF SAFE APP is the official safety app for the University of South Florida. Click on the image to the left to learn more.
Tampa campus students may sign up for the university's Emergency Notification System by clicking here.
St. Petersburg campus students may register for access to Alert USF by following instructions found here.
- Blue Light Phones are emergency phones placed strategically throughout the campus. On the Tampa campus
there are ninety lights in total and each light serves a specific radius. At night,
the lights illuminate making it easy for a person to identify them in an emergency
situation. The light pole houses a blue light phone which allows you to contact the
appropriate Police Department.
- The USF SAFE Team provides students with free and safe travel on the Tampa campus from 6:30pm to 2:00am
(when classes are in session). Students can call 813-974-SAFE (7233) to have an escort
accompany them to their destination by foot or golf cart.
- Learn all about Hurricane Safety and how to prepare for extreme weather conditions by exploring the USF Hurricane Guide.
- Students may receive up-to-date Weather Forecasts in their area by visiting the WeatherSTEM station page and app.
Other Safety Resources of Note
- Students may request a Pedestrian Safety presentation by contacting the Florida Walk Wise program, which provides innovative pedestrian safety education to individuals.
- The USF Police Department offers the following Bicycle Safety Tips
- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has free publications available about scams, privacy, credit, and more.
Obtaining A Florida Driver’s License
Students are encouraged to obtain a Florida driver's license, even if they have driving permits from their home countries. To obtain a Florida driver’s license, students must complete their document check and immigration information session before they will be eligible to receive a Florida driver's license since their I-20 or DS-2019 must be in active status at the time of their application. Click the links below for more specific information.
- Learn more about the documents to bring to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
- Students may visit their county's Tax Collector's Office to receive more information
about getting a Florida driver’s license.
- The Florida Department of Motor Vehicle’s Frequently Asked Questions webpage has more information about getting a Florida driver’s license, as well as
information on how to schedule an appointment.
- Students in Hillsborough County (Tampa campus) can find information about Scheduling a Driver's License Appointment here.
- Students in Pinellas County (St. Petersburg campus) can find information about Scheduling a Driver's License Appointment here.
- Students in Manatee County (Sarasota-Manatee campus) can find information about Scheduling a Driver's License Appointment here.