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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

student looking at tree

Students conduct digital inventory of campus trees to document environmental benefits

For nearly 150 years, people have observed Arbor Day by coming together to plant trees. On USF’s St. Petersburg campus, students are celebrating trees by counting them.

April 30, 2021Student Life, Sustainability

More than two dozen students in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and the Patel College of Global Sustainability will intern with seven businesses across various industries in Florida and Texas during the pilot program.

Internship program pairs students with socially and environmentally responsible businesses

The University of South Florida is launching a new student internship program that will train students how to work with and help certify businesses who want to meet the highest standards for social and environmental operations and leadership.

April 13, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Lori Singleton climbing a Mesoamerican pyramids during an archeological dig.

Alumna launches nonprofit to support neighbors in need

Since graduating in 2015, Lori Singleton has dedicated herself to philanthropy, providing food for those in need and launching a nonprofit called The Way Project that aspires to inspire goodwill in others.

January 15, 2021Student Life

Teacher working with students on a computer

USF adopts Call Me MISTER program to boost the number of male teachers of color

The USF College of Education is launching a new initiative aimed at increasing the number of male teachers of color in local elementary schools, particularly those with populations of poor or at-risk students.

January 7, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Students with text saying supporting you here so you can arrive here.

St. Pete Pearls offers dedicated support for students with foster care experience to improve chances of graduation

A new program at USF’s St. Petersburg campus will offer individualized guidance and support for students emerging from foster care with opportunities to develop foundational self-knowledge, leadership skills and a sense of community to prepare for lifelong achievements.

December 17, 2020Campus News, Student Life

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