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As part of the program, students from across Florida participate in a week-long Summer Civics Institute on campus.

Civics program strengthens students’ understanding and involvement in government

For six years, USF St. Petersburg and the Florida YMCA have partnered to offer a program designed to enhance civic education by immersing high school students from across the state in local government and public service.

June 11, 2024Campus News, Community Partnerships

Aidan Cawley reveals himself as Rocky

Graduate involved in campus life also took on secret role as mascot

When Aidan Cawley came to USF St. Petersburg, he never expected to be involved in so many campus activities. Or have the chance to become Rocky. But as time passed, the environmental science major became more outgoing and confident. Three years later, his e-mail signature looks like a resume.

May 1, 2024Campus News, Student Life

USF Class of 2024

USF confers more than 7,000 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies

USF awarded more than 7,000 degrees during spring commencement. The group featured 114 earning a perfect 4.0 GPA and 168 student veterans, and includes students from 46 states and 89 nations. More than 40 percent of undergraduates are recipients of Pell Grants, reflecting USF’s impact on social mobility.

April 29, 2024Campus News

Cole Eicher on campus. Shannon Livingston.

Brain cancer survivor graduates with honors and lasting memories

As Cole Eicher prepares to graduate, he’s also celebrating another milestone: ten years of being cancer free. Eicher has not only recovered, he is a national advocate for children with cancer, launching an effort that today is the American Cancer Society’s official childhood cancer initiative.

April 29, 2024Campus News, Student Life

Food recovery at work.

Students make a difference with food recovery club

Several days a week, students with the food recovery club collect and transport unserved food from the campus’ dining facility to give to those in need. This semester, the club devoted to reducing food waste has provided nearly 800 pounds of food to the community.

April 24, 2024Community Partnerships, Student Life, Sustainability

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

A new study highlights a growing threat for sea urchin populations and coral reefs around the world as a marine parasite spreads to new regions.

Sea urchin killer spreads to new species, region

A parasite that devastated long-spined sea urchins in the Caribbean and Florida in 2022 has caused another die-off more than 7,000 miles away in the Sea of Oman.

March 25, 2024Research and Innovation

New Undergraduate Studies office location

Undergraduate studies office replaces advising center with expanded services and welcomes new student success advocates

A newly named Undergraduate Studies (UGS) office with expanded services and two new student success advocates will replace the current Academic Advising Opportunity Center (AAOC) to drive student success outcomes across campus.

March 15, 2024Campus News

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

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Job and Internship Fair provides first networking and career development opportunities for many students

The annual Job and Internship Fair will bring 80 employers to campus to meet with students and alumni to discuss career development opportunities that strengthen job prospects and clarify career paths.

February 12, 2024Community Partnerships, Events

Recipients of MLK Awards Banquet 2024.

Recognizing students keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive

Nearly 20 youths from throughout Pinellas County were recognized for advancing the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an inspirational ceremony at USF St. Petersburg. Middle, high school and college students were celebrated for overcoming adversity, fighting for social justice and lifting up their communities.

January 12, 2024Community Partnerships, Events

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