Benefits of the ZAP Living Learning Community

Juniper-Poplar Hall

Preferred Living Space in your First Year

Poplar Hall features the highly demanded suite style rooms. Two students share a room. Those two students share a bathroom with their two suitemates. 

Students in Poplar Hall also have access to Juniper Dining Hall and a retail shop perfect for late night provisions right on the first floor!

Professional & Academic Success

Participate in Marketing & Ad agency tours, networking events & improv classes to help you learn valuable skills for the advertising profession and expand your comfort zone.

Engage in social & professional events with faculty and staff.

In-hall tutoring is provided to our ZAP students for math, economics, and accounting courses.

Muma LLC Introductory Business Course

In students’ first semester, they will be enrolled in a 1-credit hour seminar-style course taught by the ZAP advisor designed to assist students with their transition into the Muma College of Business.

Students will explore the majors & careers in business, engage in personal values and strengths workshops, and begin preparing their professional portfolio via personal branding and resume workshops.

Muma LLC Business Skills Course

In the student’s second semester, they will enroll in a 3-credit hour course taught by the ZAP advisor designed to equip students with skills necessary to search, apply, attain, and excel in internships and professional assignments. 

Students will learn best practices for topics including interviewing, conflict management, project management, presenting information, negotiation, and much more.

Eligibility for the Business Honors Program

How to Apply to the LLC

  1. Admittance to the University of South Florida
  2. Complete your Fall-Spring Housing Application for USF Housing & Residential Education
  3. Complete your Living Learning Community Application for ZAP

ZAP Events

Each ZAP cohort will be offered a variety of educational and social events to assist its students in their future career goals as well as immerse them into the USF population.

Below is the list of events that were offered to the Fall 2015 ZAP cohort:


Bulls Business Community & Zimmerman Advertising Program Welcome BBQ

Ropes Course

Ropes Course at USF Riverfront Park

Dinner with Deans

Dinner with the Dean of the Muma College of Business, Moez Limayem and the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, Eric Eisenberg

Etiquette Dinner

Etiquette Dinner taught by trainer Kim Goddard

Nielson Tour

Company Tour of Nielson in Oldsmar, FL

Healthy Cooking

Healthy Cooking Demo with the Wellness Living-Learning Community

Finals Breakfast

Finals Breakfast

Zimmerman Tour

ZAP students visit Zimmerman Advertising in Ft. Lauderdale and meet Jordan Zimmerman

Pinning Ceremony

Pinning Ceremony with President Judy Genshaft