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Responding to Coronavirus

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We continue to respond to the coronavirus in a number of ways to ensure our students have the tools and resources to continue their academic success, the latest health guidance and science to stay safe and numerous ways to engage with one another.

Latest Headlines

Brenda Walker

USF RISES to gather student opinions on disproportionate school punishment of African Americans

Multiple studies have shown that African American students are disciplined at a disproportionate rate when compared to their peers, which can have a significant impact on their ultimate ability to succeed. Now a team of researchers from the University of South Florida is talking to students and families affected by this disparate treatment to get their opinions on how schools should address this corrosive problem.

Gapp Story

USF expands program to enhance access for high school students from lower-income backgrounds

The University of South Florida has nearly doubled the size of a program that guarantees admission to any of its three campuses for students who attend local high schools serving historically underrepresented communities. The number of high schools participating in the GAPP program has expanded significantly from nine to 17, and now includes schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Manatee, Pasco and Lake counties.

USF St. Petersburg Campus Events

Social Justice

Promoting Ethical Behavior

October 28
Time: 11am - noon

Join us for an important discussion featuring city officials, researchers and advocates on how to promote ethical behavior.


Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

Date: November 12-14

Tampa Bay area's largest annual book festival will be virtual this year, but still feature national and local authors in fiction non-fiction and poetry speaking about their latest works.


Virtual Fall 2020 Commencement

Date: December 12
The University of South Florida will recognize thousands of fall graduates through virtual commencement ceremonies.

USF St. Petersburg Campus Accomplishments

Carnegie Foundation

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Awarded a 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

Princeton Review

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Recognized as a Top 25 Online MBA Program

Research Grants

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Received more than $20 million in research grants in 2019-20

Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

The USF St. Petersburg campus library is home to 200,000 books and provides access to more than 720,000 ebooks, 18,000 streaming films and documentaries, and librarians who specialize in all offered majors. The USF St. Petersburg campus library also houses tech centers, online learning, cultural events, and an array of resources focused on student success.

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Alumni and Friends

Alumni Spotlight

USF St. Petersburg campus alumni

Khris Johnson, Head Brewer/Co-Owner of Green Bench, is a founding faculty member of the USF St. Petersburg campus' Brewing Arts Program.

Alumni Society

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Stay connected with others long after your student career on campus ends.

Consider a Gift

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Contributions, regardless of size, open doors for innovation and steer students toward positive achievements.