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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.

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Cane Toad

Biologists build “gene bank” to save species devastated by toxic toads

Biologist Sean Doody is leading a conservation effort to save Australia's goannas, a monitor lizard that has seen a massive population crash due to invasive cane toad. The work is part of a wider project called the Kimberley Ark, which aims to preserve the genetic diversity of species under threat in northwestern Australia.

USF St. Petersburg Campus Events

Research & Teaching

Virtual 2020 Critical & Creative Thinking Conference

Dates: September 30 - October 2
Embedding critical thinking in courses, creative thinking student projects, scholarship of teaching and more will be the focus of the 2020 Conference.


2020 St. Petersburg Campus Events

October 4-10

A week-long celebration of USF pride and Bull spirit for students, alumni and the campus community.


Date: October 17
A regional celebration where families and the public can explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The 10th annual festival will be held virtually.

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.