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Alexander Morris

Emerging Scholar Alexander Morris plans to make a difference as a lawyer

Alexander Morris never really considered attending USF’s St. Petersburg campus until one day during his senior year when he was called into a surprise meeting at Boca Ciega High School.

May 3, 2022Student Life

The USC building on the USF St. Petersburg campus

University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus wins national award for prioritizing student health

The USF St. Petersburg campus received the 2022 Active Minds Healthy Campus Award, which celebrates U.S. colleges and universities that provide access to quality healthcare, serving students’ physical health while giving equal priority and investment to mental health.

March 9, 2022Campus News, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Innovations Magazine spotlights student successes, vital research and groundbreaking initiatives of 2021

Delve into the newest issue of Innovations Magazine, spotlighting the student successes, vital research and groundbreaking community initiatives on USF's St. Petersburg campus during 2021.

January 6, 2022Campus News, Research and Innovation, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Top stories of 2021 on USF’s St. Petersburg campus

As the world began emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, life began to return to normal at USF’s St. Petersburg campus in 2021. Students and faculty returned to the classroom and events began again, albeit many in either remote or hybrid format.

December 31, 2021Campus News, Events, Research and Innovation, Student Life, Sustainability

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

SAILebration begins new graduation tradition for St. Petersburg campus students

As part of a new campus tradition, USF St. Petersburg campus Fall 2021 graduates had the opportunity to celebrate earning their college degrees by hopping aboard a sunset cruise for dinner, dancing and remembrances.

December 9, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Sara Henk

Student who helped new arrivals transition to campus life graduates

For three years, Sara Henk was a welcoming presence for newcomers to campus. As an orientation leader, she helped acclimate first-year students into the community. Now she will be one of 418 students on the St. Petersburg campus graduating this fall.

December 9, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Fall 2021 Commencement

USF to confer more than 4,500 degrees during commencement ceremonies, Dec. 10-11

USF will award more than 4,500 degrees during fall commencement. The ceremonies include recipients of approximately 3,433 undergraduate, 1,099 master’s and 181 doctoral degrees.

December 8, 2021Campus News, Student Life

International students experience at USF St. Pete

International students adjust to life at USF despite challenges posed by global pandemic

We talked with several international students on the St. Petersburg campus to hear about their experiences and what they overcame to study in America in the midst of a global pandemic.

October 5, 2021Student Life


USF receives $1.2 million gift to expand assistance to students with intellectual disabilities

The University of South Florida today announced a $1.2 million gift from Andrew and Eileen Hafer to benefit UMatter, an innovative, inclusive postsecondary education program in the USF College of Education created to provide young people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to experience higher education and campus life.

September 30, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Students from the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the USF St. Petersburg campus

Pinellas County higher education consortium creates Racial Justice Fellows program

A new Racial Justice Fellows pilot program aimed at putting college students at the center of creating systemic racial change is being launched by a coalition of Pinellas County higher education institutions and a non-profit organization.

August 27, 2021Campus News, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Delayed by COVID restrictions, a graduate finally celebrates a milestone

After overcoming the challenges of a learning disability, Robert Papadopoulos was proud to earn his college degree. But celebrating that accomplishment with a traditional commencement ceremony took longer than he or anyone else could have imagined.

August 19, 2021Student Life

Summer Commencement 2021

USF to honor summer 2021 class, along with graduates whose ceremonies were impacted by COVID-19, during Aug. 21-22 commencement

The University of South Florida will confer approximately 3,000 degrees during summer commencement scheduled for Aug. 21-22, as ceremonies return to the Yuengling Center in Tampa after being held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg in the spring.

August 18, 2021Campus News, Student Life

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