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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

USF St. Petersburg students return to campus

Students looking forward to the full college experience as they return to campus this fall

We talked to several students about all the changes they have experienced since the pandemic began and how they feel about a full return to USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

July 28, 2021Campus News, Student Life

New courses, partnerships and opportunities are the start of what leaders in the College of The Arts say will be a sustained expansion of arts programming and opportunities at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

Arts programming expands at USF’s St. Petersburg campus

Several courses focused on the arts industry and architecture will be offered for the first time on USF’s St. Petersburg campus starting this fall semester. Meanwhile, ongoing collaborations across campuses and with community partners have the potential to enrich the curriculum with academic experiences in animation, dance and theater.

July 19, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Freshman Shawn Linsday with other students

Expanding services to help students from underserved communities

First-year students from underserved communities get a preview of what life will be like this fall on campus.

June 29, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Puppy raiser with her guide dog

Students can choose housing that fits their lifestyle through Residential Community Programs

Whether you’re new to campus, a transfer student or looking for people with similar interests, the USF St. Petersburg campus has a place for you. The campus is offering several themed housing and community options for students.

June 25, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Got Your Six is an awareness program to help faculty and staff better understand the military experience and how they can support student veterans.

"Got Your Six": Cultural competency workshops to develop greater understanding on all aspects of the military-connected experience

To provide a community sense and create greater understanding between military-connected students and the campus as a whole, a series of cultural competency workshops is being organized as part of USF’s Got Your Six Veterans Success Network.

May 31, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Kayla Hopper in France

Living and working in France: Teaching program opens doors for USF students

Sponsored by the French government, more than 1,500 American citizens are sent to teach in public schools across all regions of France and in French-administered overseas territories such as French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion.

May 26, 2021Student Life

Tobin will be graduating this spring with a bachelor of science in elementary education with endorsements in reading, elementary science instruction and leadership (ESIL) and exceptional student education (ESE).

Student overcomes autism challenges to finish college journey with education degree

For the first four years of Toby Tobin’s college experience, he struggled with coursework and connecting with others.

May 5, 2021Student Life

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