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Osprey Suites residence hall at USF St. Petersburg.

Thousands of USF students move on campus as residence halls fill to capacity

Residence halls at the University of South Florida are expected to be at full capacity for the fall semester. A total of 7,400 students are expected to live on campus - nearly 6,500 in Tampa and more than 900 in St. Petersburg.

August 15, 2023Campus News, Student Life

Students playing on the new pickleball courts at USF St. Petersburg.

New this year

The start of the 2023-2024 academic year at USF St. Petersburg brings new educational and recreational opportunities as well as dining options for students and the campus community to explore.

August 14, 2023Campus News, Student Life

Pride parade

USF Celebrates Pride

Students and staff came out in large numbers to represent the University of South Florida at the St. Petersburg Pride Parade. The largest Pride festival in the state of Florida, the yearly event brought together around 300,000 people to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community.

June 26, 2023Community Partnerships, Events, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Sailing Heads to Women’s Fleet Racing National Championships

The USF women's sailing team, based in St. Petersburg, will compete in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships this week. The USF sailing program has reached the national finals in nine of the last 10 years.

May 23, 2023Campus News, Student Life

Healing arts class

The healing power of the arts

A healing arts class on the USF St. Petersburg campus is helping students understand the therapeutic methods of interacting with art for people with memory loss.

April 17, 2023Campus News, Community Partnerships, Student Life

Honors class goes out to sea.

Judy Genshaft Honors College class experiences the high seas firsthand

Students from five Honors Colleges in the State University System boarded a research vessel for an overnight trip into the Gulf of Mexico. While on board, they participated in lab-based research, observed marine life, and explored society's relationship with the ocean.

March 23, 2023Campus News, Student Life

Spring break community service trip

A spring break spent volunteering at food pantries and shelters provides lessons on cultural relationships and empathy

While many students took a break from studies during spring break to visit family or vacation with friends, a group of 11 students from USF St. Petersburg traveled to Atlanta for a community service project.

March 22, 2023Community Partnerships, Student Life

During one of Andrea Coloma's internships with NASA, she was invited to see the development of future Orion capsules.

USF student illustrates children’s book for NASA

Andrea Coloma has interned with NASA five times, working on a variety of 2D and 3D illustration and animation projects. Her fifth internship concluded with the creation of an educational children's book about the Artemis I mission.

January 13, 2023Student Life

Innovations Magazine 2023

Innovations Magazine 2023

Delve into the newest issue of Innovations Magazine, spotlighting the student successes, vital research and impactful community and global initiatives on USF's St. Petersburg campus during the past year.

January 9, 2023Campus News, Research and Innovation, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

From fishing campus waters as a kid to graduating with a perfect 4.0

Seth Leskanic has had a personal connection with the USF St. Petersburg campus since he was a kid fishing the waters on the edge of campus. Now he is graduating from his hometown university with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

December 6, 2022Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Veteran and military-connected students continue to serve communities impacted by Hurricane Ian

Members of the USF veteran and military-connected community continue to step up - through clean up efforts, distributing essential supplies and cooking food - to serve communities in need after the impacts from Hurricane Ian.

November 7, 2022Campus News, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF invites the community to join in Homecoming Week events

The University of South Florida welcomes the Tampa Bay area to attend Homecoming Week celebrations, Oct. 9-15. Participants can join students, alumni, faculty and staff in dozens of events across all campuses, including a concert, carnival, parade and the USF football game.

October 10, 2022Events, Student Life

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