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2024 Giving Week drive.

Giving Week funds to help USF St. Petersburg students study internationally

During Giving Week, when the USF community and beyond raises funds for a variety of initiatives, officials from the St. Petersburg campus hope to give more students impactful international experiences through a new study abroad scholarship program.

April 8, 2024Campus News, Student Life

Students working at food pantry during last year's spring break volunteer trip.

Students to use their spring break to give back

While many students take a pause from studies to relax on a beach or visit family during spring break, a group of 12 USF St. Petersburg students are traveling to Nashville to volunteer.

March 7, 2024Campus News, Student Life

Bulls Racing team working on a car at the shop.

Ahead of Grand Prix, Bulls Racing ignites passion for cars

Every year, members of the Bulls Racing team design and manufacture a racecar from scratch for a competition. With the approach of the St. Petersburg Grand Prix next door to campus, we profile the tight-knit organization and the students who have a passion for cars.

March 6, 2024Student Life

Military-connected students at a flag raising ceremony at USF.

Key legislative priority would make USF a model for supporting veteran and military-connected students

USF seeks to strengthen the support and services it provides to veterans, military-connected students and first responders through a new request for funding in this year’s legislative session. The funds would lead to new or upgraded Office of Veteran Success facilities on all three USF campuses.

January 31, 2024Campus News, Student Life

Student Chau “Casey” Nguyen’s journey took nearly 25 years. In between, she worked full time and helped her ailing father during his final years.

After long pause, graduating student perseveres in earning degree

For some students, the path to earning a college degree isn’t a straight line as they juggle responsibilities and competing demands. Chau “Casey” Nguyen’s journey took nearly 25 years. This fall, her persistence will be rewarded as she graduates with a bachelor’s degree in General Business Studies.

December 6, 2023Campus News, Student Life

Students in the American wilderness thinkers class on a hike at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

Learning in nature about American wilderness thinkers

To cap a semester learning about thinkers who revolutionized our understanding of nature, Professor Rebecca Johns took her class on a camping trip. Exploring, journaling and reflecting on course readings, students spent the day and evening at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

November 14, 2023Campus News, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF transfer students celebrated, share success during National Transfer Week

Oct. 16-20 is National Transfer Student Week, and dozens of events are planned on all three USF campuses to celebrate transfer students and highlight all the ways USF is working to enhance their experience by offering pathways, support and fellowship to empower them for success.

October 18, 2023Campus News, Student Life

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

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