Oct 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services and Resources

Undergraduate Studies

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4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 2002
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 974-4051

The Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) works in partnership with the academic colleges in the development, review and enhancement of the undergraduate programs to assist faculty in providing outstanding undergraduate education for students. The members of the UGS team work with faculty to establish and administer academic policies, assist with undergraduate curriculum development and review, and support proposals for new and revised programs and courses through the various approval processes. In addition to assisting with the academic programs offered by the colleges, Undergraduate Studies offers a number of academic programs to help students successfully navigate the complexities of the transition to college and the baccalaureate experience.

Student Success
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CGS 401
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-5649

Student Success’ main focus is to support USF’s undergraduate student population by removing the barriers that slow or halt students’ progression while enriching the student experience on the path to graduation. We believe that every student will succeed if given the opportunity to do so – and we provide those opportunities through our many departments. Our unit includes the Admissions, Enrollment Planning & Management, Community Engagement & Career Readiness, Undergraduate Studies, Community Development & Student Engagement, and Health & Wellness departments, virtually all of which you will find represented in this catalog.

Dean of Students
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, MSC 4301
Tampa, FL 33620

(813) 974-6677

The mission of the Dean of Students Office is to support student learning and development through community building, advocacy, and student engagement.


  • Identify and implement interventions designed to reduce barriers to student success focusing on advocacy, intervention, and emergency response. 
  • Collaborate with institutional partners to address the needs of the student body targeting identity populations (commuters, graduate students, international students, etc.)
  • Collaborate with institutional partners to identify and address community behaviors that impede student success.
  • Create, sustain, and enhance programming initiatives that contribute to community building at USF.


  • Advocacy
  • Student Empowerment
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Conscientious use of best practices

Programs and Services

  • Facilitate the Non-academic grievance process
  • Advocate and help students navigate university and personal concerns
  • President’s Lunch-n-Learn
  • Respect-a-Bull
  • Emergency response
  • Off Campus Safety Task Force

Academic Resources

Academic Advocacy
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 2002
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2645

The Office of Academic Advocacy (OAA) is dedicated to serving undergraduate students in their pursuit of timely progression to graduation. We work individually with students in academic distress to review their options and collaborate with colleges and university departments to improve progression to graduation.

Undergraduate students identified as experiencing barriers to graduation may receive direct outreach from OAA to review their progress and to advise them towards graduation. Major advisors and university department staff can refer a student to OAA when they perceive an academic barrier to graduation for that student.

Student inquiries and requests for appointments can be submitted via the Office of Academic Advocacy Student Intake Form at https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9oGKly2cXBgJPFz

Academic Success Center

Learning support services are available to all USF students on all three campuses. Each campus has a dedicated center that offers a supportive environment conducive to helping students achieve their highest learning potential.  All services are free to enrolled USF students.

The Academic Success Center (Tampa campus)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 206
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2713

The Academic Success Center offers a range of options for subject-specific tutoring, a comprehensive Writing Studio, a Math Lab, and other learning support services in the form of workshops, courses for credit, and specialized program support for several student cohorts ranging from first-year access programs to graduate students.

Debbie Nye Sembler Student Success Center (St. Petersburg campus)
140 7th Ave. S., DAV 107
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-4632


The Debbie Nye Sembler Student Success Center (SSC) offers subject-specific drop-in tutoring, Supplemental Instruction sessions for historically challenging courses like chemistry and business calculus, and writing consultations either face-to-face or through its online service. Each semester, the SSC also hosts a variety of workshops focused on key learning strategies and techniques.

Learning Support Services (Sarasota-Manatee campus)
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, SMC B130
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-4418


Learning Support Services (LSS) provides academic support to students through subject tutoring, writing consultations, interactive workshops and resource materials. Tutoring is offered face-to-face, through small group sessions, or via online sessions in select subjects and courses. Writing style guides for APA, MLA, Chicago style and other resources are also available to students.

Corporate Training and Professional Education
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 608
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-5550

The University of South Florida’s Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education works to extend the reach of USF’s academic programs, and promotes advanced professional development in order to contribute to building a world class workforce in the Tampa Bay Area. We offer professional certificate programs in Elite People Management, Organization Development and Leadership, Project Management, Process Improvement (Lean Six Sigma Certifications), and HR Professionalism. We also offer nationally recognized certification preparation courses for the SHRM CP (the gold standard in Human Resources certification), PMI’s Project Management Professional certification and PMI’s Professional in Business Analysis certification.

USF’s Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education is also proud to announce the launch of the USF Paralegal Certificate Program, the APICS CLTD Exam Preparation Course and the USF 5G Power Skills Certification. Students learn from world-class faculty and industry practitioners in courses that are accessible, affordable, and professionally relevant. The USF Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education also offers test preparation courses for undergraduate and graduate college entrance exams.   

Education Abroad
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CGS 101
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-4314

Education Abroad offers a variety of study abroad opportunities for students and faculty around the world. Programs include: semester exchanges, dual degree programs, summer and short term programs, international internships, and service learning. Programs range from one week to one year and award academic credit. Education Abroad facilitates the incoming and outgoing exchange process and works closely with our international partner universities to develop new academic programming and exchanges.

The Education Abroad Office provides extensive planning assistance for both students and faculty program leaders, including pre-departure orientation sessions. The staff members have extensive experience in study abroad and are able to offer seasoned, insightful advising and information to anyone considering or planning a study abroad experience. For more information on How To Apply, visit our website at: https://educationabroad.global.usf.edu/

English Language Program (ELP)
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, FAO 100
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 905-4686

The English Language Program’s mission is to support the University of South Florida in its mission to increase global literacy and global engagement by providing an academic learning environment where international students can develop their English language proficiency.  Our faculty deliver content-based language courses designed to help students acquire knowledge, think critically, communicate ideas, and demonstrate their competence in English through integrated tasks and projects. These courses provide international students with a foundation for success in reaching their academic and professional goals at the University of South Florida.

Programs and Courses

The English Language Program offers a variety of programs for students. Programs include Academic English courses, as well as customized programs for various groups. The mentoring program provides an opportunity for master’s and doctoral students to get hands-on teaching experience while working closely with one of our experienced teachers. We also work with organizations both at USF and elsewhere to help train language teachers.

  • Academic English Program - The Academic English Program provides intensive English and academic skills training to students interested in studying at USF. The project-based, content-focused curriculum helps prepare students for the demands of attending an American university.
  • Special Programs - The ELP offers a variety of Special Programs, custom-designed for groups including programs for teens, academic researchers, military personnel, English teachers, and executives. 
  • EAP Courses - The ELP provides curriculum and instruction for five English academic courses for students enrolled in the INTO USF Pathway Program. Visit INTO USF Pathway Program (https://www.usf.edu/intousf/programs/pathways.aspx), for information. 

Global Citizens Project
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 2049
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-5444

The Global Citizens Project is a university-wide initiative aimed at enhancing undergraduate students’ global competencies through the development of new and improved curricular and co-curricular experiences. USF envisions itself as a global research university dedicated to student success.

The Global Citizens Project is made possible through our reaffirmation of accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Every 10 years as part of our reaffirmation by SACSCOC, USF must develop a Quality Enhancement Plan, or QEP. A QEP is a plan to enhance student learning in a particular area that is deemed important by the university and aligns with the university’s strategic plan. We have selected global citizenship as the area of learning to focus on this reaffirmation cycle and so have named our QEP, The Global Citizens Project.

INTO University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, FAO100
Tampa, Florida 33620 USA
813 905 4686
FAX: 1 813 905 9686
WhatsApp: +1 813 441 2574

The Academic English Program at INTO USF will prepare you for university study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This unique curriculum is created to work in small groups with other students to complete academic projects.

Program Structure:

  • 6 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced
  • 18 hours of classes per week
  • 3 hours of interest groups per week
  • 3-7 hours of outside cultural activities per week
  • 15-20 hours of homework to prepare for classes
  • 2 hours of Academic English Extended Learning instruction (optional, but may be required for sponsored students) 

Office for Undergraduate Research
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 122
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 974-2729

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) engages students from admissions to graduation in the pursuit of undergraduate research: an inquiry or creative project that makes an original contribution to their discipline. We are committed to OUR students, OUR community, and OUR future through targeted activities to generate meaningful narratives for inspiring exemplary support. We seek to empower the next generation of citizen scholars, equipped with 21st century workforce skills for a global environment, to fulfill USF’s vision for students: lifelong success. 


Additional math tutoring and learning support are available to students at both the Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses via the SMART Lab and the MathLab. These resources are free and dedicated to students enrolled in certain introductory math courses.

SMART Lab (Tampa campus)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 232
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-9944

The SMART Lab is an innovative learning environment dedicated to supporting students in introductory math courses through tutoring assistance and technology. In the 324-computer lab, students enrolled in SMART Lab courses use software to complete assignments at their own pace, receive instant feedback as they learn mathematics by doing, and get on-demand assistance from instructors, tutors or teaching assistants.

Our goal is to help students build a foundation of study skills that will allow them to learn mathematics and progress towards becoming independent learners. To seek help in SMART Lab courses, complete lab work, or ask additional questions visit us during our hours of operation on the second floor of the Library, LIB 232.

The MathLab (St. Petersburg campus)
140 7th Ave. S., HWH 232
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-4632


Like the SMART Lab in Tampa, The MathLab also supports students in introductory math courses through tutoring assistance and technology. In the 30-computer lab located on the second floor of H. William Heller Hall, HWH 232, students enrolled in certain math courses, like College Algebra, use software to complete their homework and can get on-demand support from tutors or instructors. This lab also serves as the primary testing location for College Algebra, as well as the retest location for other introductory math courses.

Student Conduct and Ethical Development (SCED)
Student Conduct and Ethical Development receives referrals regarding alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct. Any member of the University community may refer a student for an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct. All referrals must be submitted in writing with the appropriate signature. Code of Conduct referrals go through an initial review followed by a hearing. Our office also reserves the right to initiate or follow-up on any informational leads where there is a reasonable belief of possible violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

Tutoring Hub
Tutoring services are available to all USF students on all three campuses. Each campus has a dedicated center that offers a supportive environment conducive to helping students achieve their highest learning potential.  All services are free to enrolled USF students.

The Academic Success Tutoring Hub (Tampa campus)
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 206
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2713

The Tutoring Hub at the Academic Success Center offers USF students tutoring assistance in a wide variety of subjects. Help is available on a drop-in basis or via appointments in a collaborative peer-to-peer group setting. A list of the courses tutored can be found on our website (https://www.usf.edu/undergrad/academic-success-center/tutoring/courses-tutored.aspx).

Debbie Nye Sembler Student Success Center (St. Petersburg campus)
140 7th Ave. S., DAV 107
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-4632

The Student Success Center (SSC) offers free drop-in peer tutoring across a wide variety of subject areas for

students who want to improve their knowledge of course content and study habits.

The SSC also provides Supplemental Instruction (SI) for some of the more historically challenging courses. SI is a peer-facilitated learning enhancement model designed to impact the way students learn difficult content and provides students with a systematic and structured approach for processing the course material.

Learning Support Services (Sarasota-Manatee campus) 
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, SMC B130
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-4418

Learning Support Services provides free tutoring and writing consultations to actively enrolled students on a drop-in basis or by appointment.  Tutoring is offered face-to-face, through small group sessions, or via online sessions in select subjects and courses, including Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Finance, Math, Statistics, Physics, and Spanish.  Writing consultants are available to help individual writers think through their work, understand the writing process, and develop strategies for planning, drafting, and revising. They assist writers during all stages of the writing process.  Learning Support Services employs peer tutors who are undergraduate and graduate students and who have met rigorous eligibility requirements.  All student tutors are recommended by faculty and are trained to assist their peers in comprehending challenging concepts and grappling with complex ideas.

University Libraries
4202 E. Fowler Ave. LIB 122
Tampa FL 33620
(813) 974-1611

The University Library on the Tampa campus offers access to an extensive selection of print and electronic resources, including books, maps, e-journal, e-books, and countless databases. There is also a collection of audio/visual materials including videos, CDs, DVDs, and even LPs.

The University Library on the Tampa campus is a comfortable and inviting place for students and faculty to meet, study, conduct research, and complete group assignments. Library facilities provide wireless access, electrical connections for laptops, individual and group study seating and instructional labs. The Learning Commons (LC) on the first floor has over 140 computer workstations, as well as the Library Services Desk, a state-of-the-art Digital Media Commons, the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections and the IT Helpdesk.  The Academic Success Center, on the second floor, includes the SMART Lab, with an additional 354 computer workstations and the Writing Studio. Other Library partners include the Office for Undergraduate Research, Division of Health Professions Advising and a Starbuck’s Café.

Students and faculty also have access to specialized research assistance and information literacy instruction from our librarians. Assistance is available from research and reference librarians either by appointment, on-line via our website, by phone, or in a classroom setting.

In addition to the University Library on the Tampa campus, there are two special libraries. On the Tampa campus is the Shimberg Health Sciences Library (https://health.usf.edu/Shimberg-library/), serving the needs of USF Health consisting of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Public Health; and, the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) Research Library (https://lib.usf.edu/fmhi/), serving the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. In addition, the St. Petersburg campus is home to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library; and, the Jane Bancroft Cook Library serves as a joint-use facility shared by New College and the Sarasota-Manatee campus. 

USF Testing Services
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, NEC 116
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2742

USF Testing Services is an auxiliary unit within Innovative Education. It supports the university’s strategic efforts to ensure student success and program innovation by administering entrance and placement, certification and licensure, distance learning and pre-employment exams for numerous agencies, businesses and institutions.

Testing Services accommodates USF and non-USF customers, and delivers more than 1,000 exams per month. Students and professionals alike may take advantage of Testing Services’ portfolio of exams.

In 2013, Testing Services was awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), a non-profit organization of testing professionals working in post-secondary institutions, in companies with test-related products and services, and in other professional testing venues. 

The Writing Studio

Writing support is available to students from all three campuses. Both undergraduate and graduate students can benefit from in-person appointments or online writing sessions to serve their writing needs.A counselor speaking to a fraternity member

The Academic Success Writing Studio (Tampa campus)
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 233
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-8293

The Writing Studio at the University of South Florida (USF) encourages students to engage in writing as a recursive practice through sustained research, analysis, and reflection. The Studio’s mission is to support USF students as they develop writing, reading, and critical thinking practices appropriate for their majors and future professions.

The Studio is proud to serve writers at all levels of study, from all disciplines, and at all stages of the writing process. Our peer consultants are experienced undergraduate and graduate students and professional writers from a variety of disciplines. We offer face-to-face consultations as well as occasional workshops for campus partners. In keeping with best practices for Writing Studios, we do not provide copyediting services. Our approach emphasizes non-directive feedback, Socratic questioning, and active learning.

Debbie Nye Sembler Student Success Center (St. Petersburg campus)
140 7th Ave. S., DAV 107
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-4632

The Student Success Center (SSC) offers academic writing support for undergraduate and graduate students alike. The center offers drop-in sessions, as well as asynchronous online consultations. Writing consultants will not copyedit for students, but instead they offer holistic support that addresses all aspects of writing such as organization, clarity of ideas, supporting evidence, and proper formatting.

Learning Support Services (Sarasota-Manatee campus)
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, SMC B130
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-4418


Learning Support Services provides free writing consultations to actively enrolled students on a drop-in basis or by appointment.  Writing consultants are available to help individual writers think through their work, understand the writing process, and develop strategies for planning, drafting, and revising. They assist writers during all stages of the writing process, from helping students learn to revise their own work to concentrating on content, argumentation (thesis or focus), development, organization, and to a lesser extent, format (APA, MLA, Chicago Style, etc.).  Learning Support Services employs undergraduate and graduate students who have met rigorous eligibility requirements, are recommended by faculty, and are fully trained to assist their peers.

Academic Advising Resources for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Academic Advising Offices

St. Petersburg campushttps://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/index.aspx/
Sarasota-Manatee campushttps://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/academics/academic-resources/academic-advising/index.aspx/ 

DegreeWorks Academic Advising
DegreeWorks is a web-based degree audit and tracking system helping students and academic advisors monitor progress toward degree completion. It provides academic information related to degree progress and displaying courses required and completed in the student’s degree program. Access DegreeWorks using the student’s activated USF NetID.

Note: Graduate, professional, and non-degree seeking students do not use DegreeWorks at this time.

Undergraduate Studies Office of Academic Advising Initiatives

The Office for Academic Advising Initiatives provides coordinating support and leadership for undergraduate academic advising across USF in collaboration with the Council on Academic Advising, college advising leadership, and other administrative units.  We serve many different audiences and areas across the university in a number of different ways including:

  • Serving undergraduate students in their pursuit of timely progression to graduation.
  • Administration of the Career Path for Academic Advisors along with a Professional Development Program to support academic advisor growth on the Career Path.
  • Building collaborative relationships and shared processes with local state and community colleges to enhance the transfer process for students.
  • Designing processes and supporting systems to provide undergraduate students and academic advisors with resources for effective planning of students’ academic pathways.

For more information:

Location: Student Services Building (SVC), Room 2002, Tampa campus
Phone: (813) 974-4051

Academic Program Services & Resources

College Reach-Out Program (CROP)
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 2002
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 974-4051

Success Is a Journey, Not a Destination!

College Reach-Out Program (CROP) is a statewide pre-college program established in 1983 designed to increase the number of students who successfully enter and complete a postsecondary institution. The program’s primary objective is to strengthen the educational motivation and preparation of low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in grades 7 through 12, representing various cultural backgrounds, who “otherwise would be unlikely to seek admission to a community college, state university or independent post secondary institution without special support and recruitment efforts.” 

Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ALN 185
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-6709

At the Tampa campus Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships (OCEP), we work with faculty across disciplines to develop a range of community engaged learning (CEL) courses with real-world impact. Students are able to complement their classroom learning with experiential opportunities that provide valuable service to our local and global communities, and become better equipped to succeed.

Community Engaged Learning is considered a “high-impact practice” (HIP), or “an investment of time and energy over an extended period that has unusually positive effects on student engagement in educationally purposeful behavior” (Kuh 2010: vi). A HIP is effective with students because it allows students to interact with faculty and peers about substantive matters; increases the likelihood that students will experience diversity; provides frequent feedback about their performance; offers opportunities for students to see how what they are learning works in different settings, on and off campus; and bring students’ values and beliefs into awareness, helping them to better understand themselves in relation to others and the larger world (Kuh 2008).

Center for Civic Engagement (CCE)
140 7th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 873-4773


At the St. Petersburg campus Office of Civic Engagement, we use the Citizen Scholar model. The objective of the Citizen Scholar model is to combine academic instruction with implementation of concepts learned in the classroom into the local community. The local community is broadly defined to include business, educational, and social service agencies as well as local laboratories’ faculty use to further their research agendas. We envision these types of experiential and community engaged learning opportunities will become a feature in every academic program.

External Affairs and Government Relations
Office of Community Engagement
8350 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

The Sarasota-Manatee campus strives to be known as a community-engaged campus committed to the long-term success of our region, our state and our world. As a proud public university, we recognize the importance of meeting the needs of our local community in preparing students for life beyond graduation.

External Affairs serves to connect our campus in collaborative partnership with local organizations to address issues that positively impact our community. We believe that through this engagement, our students, faculty and staff become knowledgeable, involved citizens within the community we serve and will contribute meaningfully to the overall social and economic success of the region, state and nation.  Community engagement is at the core of our mission, vision and strategic plan as a university. 

The Office of Community Engagement supports these values by:

  • Assessing community needs.
  • Developing and coordinating strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Reporting and reflecting on the impact of these collaborations to our university and the communities that we serve.

Experiential Learning Programs
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ALN 185
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-4829

Experiential learning is an essential part of higher education at all levels. Internships, practicums, field experiences, professional field placements, clinical residencies, service-learning and cooperative learning all provide opportunities to bridge theory and practice while preparing students for successful transition into the world of work.

USF offers a wide variety of experiential learning programs in many disciplines. Browse experiential learning programs by college and department by visiting our website.

First Year Academic Programs
Student Services Building (SVC) 2002, Tampa Campus
(813) 974-4051

The goal of First Year Academic Programs is to equip students for academic and personal success at University of South Florida and beyond. Making the transition from high school or from another institution to a major research university is both exciting and challenging. We offer a number of academic courses designed to support students during this time of adjustment and acclimation. The elective credit earned from these courses can be applied to any undergraduate degree program. For more information about our course offerings for First Year Students and Transfer Students, visit our website at https://www.usf.edu/undergrad/academic-foundations/index.aspx.

Student Services Building (SVC) 2002
(813) 974-4051

The FUSE program of the University of South Florida (USF) is designed to promote timely degree completion for students transferring from the local Florida College System Institutions to USF to earn their Bachelor’s degree. Students admitted to the FUSE program will be placed on an academic path (https://www.usf.edu/undergrad/state-and-community-colleges/fuse/graduation-paths/index.aspx) that provides a seamless transition from Florida College System (FCS) partner schools to the USF campus of their choice. This allows for timely completion of both the A.A. and Bachelor’s degrees. Students admitted to the program will be guaranteed admission to USF provided that they earn their Associates of Arts degree in 3 years, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students seeking admission into limited or restrictive access majors will have to meet additional specific requirements such as GPA or test scores.

Community Scholars:  The Community Scholars initiative is an alternative admission opportunity for first-time-in-college (FTIC) students who apply to the University of South Florida.  Created by the Regional Chancellor at the St. Petersburg campus, the Community Scholars program grants select FTICs who are not immediately admissible for the Summer or Fall the opportunity to attend another institution accredited by either the Higher Learning Commission, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the New England Commission of Higher Education, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or the WASC Senior College and University Commission during Fall where they must successfully complete at least 12 transferrable credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  During the Fall, they will have access to St. Petersburg campus academic advisors who will provide course recommendations.  Upon successful completion of these academic requirements in the Fall, participants in the program transfer to the St. Petersburg campus the following Spring semester with a one-time transfer award.  For questions about Community Scholars, please contact the Office of Admissions at 727-873-4142.

Pinellas Access to Higher Education: PATHe is a collaborative partnership between the St. Petersburg campus and St. Petersburg College (SPC) that aims to provide equitable, flexible, and attainable pathways to higher education for Pinellas County, FL students.  Pinellas County first-time-in-college (FTIC) applicants who are not immediately admissible to USF and selected St. Petersburg as their home campus may be eligible for PATHe.  With the joint support of PATHe counselors, students afforded this opportunity will receive academic advisement to help them earn an Associate in Arts degree from SPC before they transition to the St. Petersburg campus to complete their baccalaureate degree.  For questions about PATHe, please contact the Compass Student Experience Office at 727-873-4003.

New Student Connections and Parent and Family Engagement
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, MSC 3200
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2896
Newstudent@usf.edu | family@usf.edu
usf.edu/newstudent | usf.edu/families

The offices of New Student Connections and Parent and Family Engagement cultivate community, foster a sense of belonging, and provide individualized support to USF students and their families. The department strives for students and families to feel cared for and know that they matter, see possibilities and hope, and access knowledge and resources to be successful. The staff and student leaders in the unit support students, and their families, as they navigate their academic, social, institutional, and personal/emotional adjustment to college. New Student Connections accomplishes their purpose by introducing students to campus traditions and engagement opportunities, providing access to small communities where students can develop meaningful relationships with their peers, and offering individualized peer support and goal setting sessions. The support provided enable students to be better prepared to excel academically and become active members of our campus community.

The offices of New Student Connections and Parent and Family Engagement are located on the Tampa campus and provides programs and services to students enrolled at that location. For comparable programs and services at the St. Petersburg campus, visit COMPASS Student Experience; and, for comparable programs and services at the Sarasota-Manatee campus, visit the Office of Student Engagement.

Student Support Services (SSS)
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 2002
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 974-4301

The Student Support Services Program (SSS) is a federally funded retention program designed for students who have been identified as having an academic need and either first generation college student, as having low-income family status, or both. Based on evidenced based research SSS is designed to significantly increase the retention and graduation rates of the participants it is funded to serve. We are committed to providing proactive, intrusive, comprehensive and innovative services to enhance our student’s success at USF. SSS provides a plethora of services including individualized academic advising, counseling, coaching, laptop loan program, SSS Summer Program, Living Learning Community, financial aid assistance SSS scholarships, social and cultural enrichment programs, employment and workshops that broaden career perspectives, improve academic skills, promote self-confidence and address various non-cognitive factors.

Student Benefits

  • The summer program is free to all students who complete a FAFSA and meet low-income requirements (tuition, housing, books, meals)
  • SSS students who qualify may receive the SSS scholarship
  • Receive personalized academic advising and counseling
  • Receive priority summer housing and participate in the SSS Living Learning Community
  • Receive a head start on the fall curriculum by earning nine (9) credit hours
  • Enhance study-skills and problem solving
  • Explore career goals or major choice
  • Discover the campus and the surrounding Tampa Bay area
  • Make friends at the university

Contractual Agreement

Program participants are expected to abide by the SSS contractual agreement made upon their entrance to the institution. Following the guidelines has successfully benefited our students in that an average of 85-95% have remained in good academic standing each year.

As a student in our program, you are responsible to maintain contact with your SSS counselor, participate in student success workshops, become a member of the S Club, take advantage of our laptop loan program, utilize the SSS computer lab, and participate in program events and activities. 

Upward Bound Program
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 2002
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 974-4051

The University of South Florida Upward Bound Program (UBP) is a TRIO (https://www2.ed.gov/programs/trioupbound/index.html) college-access program funded by the United States Department of Education.

  • The goal of UBP is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.
  • USF UBP serves Hillsborough County high school students (https://www.usf.edu/undergrad/ub/program-eligibility.aspx) living in low-income households or households in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree (first-generation college students).

Student Services and Resources

Arts & CultureA person dancing while looking in the mirror

The Arts at USF thrive with more than 300 yearly concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, symposia and festivals open to students and the community, many free of charge.

University of South Florida Athletics Department
4202 E. Fowler Ave., ATH 100
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2125

The University of South Florida Athletic Department is committed to providing all student-athletes with opportunities to receive a world-class education, win championships, and develop into the leaders of tomorrow while embracing our partnerships within the Tampa Bay community. 

Recreation – St. Petersburg campus

140 7th Ave. South, SLC 1901
 St. Petersburg, FL 33713
 (727) 873-4589

Our goal is to provide members of the USF community the opportunity to become engaged in physical or leisure activities on the level they desire. Whether you are looking for a team sport, to explore the outdoors or to de-stress with a yoga class; we have it all for you.

We offer a variety of programs to meet your needs including Intramural Sport, Sport Clubs, Fitness, Outdoor Recreation and Aquatics. And, to help you stay active we have:

  • Two outdoor basketball courts
  • Two sand volleyball courts
  • One multiuse recreation field
  • A heated outdoor pool
  • Several water vessels such as sailboats, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards

Further, our 9,000 square-foot Fitness Center facility is dedicated to providing fitness opportunities for all USF Students. The Fitness Center features two fitness studios, a designated cardio area, strength training equipment and free weights. The Campus Recreation Fitness Center is home to the Personal Training and Group Fitness programs. Recreational sports equipment is available for checkout to enhance your experiences at the outdoor courts and recreation field.

The Edge is a brand new facility designed as a welcoming, enjoyable and space place for students to spend leisure time. It is comprised of many multifunctional spaces such as the lounge and gaming area, which offers a variety of engaging options like video game consoles, foosball, billiards, darts and shuffle board. Students can mingle and relax on the West Deck overlooking the waterfront or take a break from studying to watch one of the multiple TV’s in the lounge. Many events are hosted within the lounge and gaming areas, but the two multipurpose rooms provide additional space to meet student event needs. Students are also able to rent out a bike for the day through the Bike Share program which is housed out of the Edge.

Along our beautiful waterfront of the St. Petersburg campus, the Haney Landing Sailing Center houses our Outdoor Recreation program which offers canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and sailboats on a drop-in basis and we are happy to teach students how to use all of the watercraft we offer for check out.  We regularly offer sailing courses, keel boating courses, and powerboating courses. The boathouse also provides students with some comfortable beach furniture that can be found along the sea wall and on the beach. During the fall and spring, the Outdoor Recreation program offers an assortment of trips including snorkeling, sailing, fishing, climbing, hiking, and paddling.

Looking for a job? Campus Recreation is the largest student employer on campus. No experience? No problem, we can still help you find a job that’s right for you.

St. Petersburg campus: https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/student-life/facilities/campus-rec/

Sarasota-Manatee campus:  https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/campus-life/recreation-and-fitness/index.aspx

Recreation & Fitness Services – Sarasota-Manatee campus
8350 N. Tamiami Trail A-108
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-4268

The Sarasota-Manatee campus is proud to cultivate inclusiveness, foster community and promote healthy lifestyle choices through competition, sports and personal wellness.

Stay healthy in our new Fitness Center! The space is fully equipped with free weights, cardiovascular machines and multi-station gym equipment, and an aux cable to connect your phone to the fitness center speakers. Equipment checkout service is available.

Play and Exercise

No one said you can’t have fun while earning your degree and preparing for your career – it’s half the college experience! At the Sarasota-Manatee campus, you can work out in our fitness center, play volleyball, enter a flag football tournament, compete in the annual students vs. faculty basketball game or slow things down with our group yoga classes.

Recreation & Wellness Services - Tampa campus
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, REC 111
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-7084
 Email form: http://www.sa.usf.edu/forms/campus-rec/form.asp?type=question

The University of South Florida Recreation & Wellness is home to three Tampa Recreation Facilities. This is a state-of-the-art fitness facility, located on the Tampa campus. Spanning over 180,000 square feet, the recreation center offers a wealth of space and activities including:

  • Two Gymnasiums, with the ability to host Badminton, Basketball, and Volleyball Contests
  • An indoor suspended track
  • Five four-walled racquetball courts and one squash court
  • An indoor heated pool
  • Racquetball & Handball Courts
  • Multipurpose Rooms
  • Tennis Courts

In addition to the indoor facilities, the Recreation & Wellness department also has the following facilities:

  • The newest 2 story satellite fitness facility located in the Village housing area (The FIT)
    • Cardio, Strength & Conditioning Equipment & Outdoor heated pool
  • The satellite fitness facility located in the USF Health area (The WELL)
    • Cardio, Strength & Conditioning Equipment & Group Fitness Studio

In addition, the USF Recreation & Wellness Department offers a variety of intramural sports, sport clubs, aquatic programming, adventure travel, an outdoor resource center, and a fitness program complete with daily group fitness classes. The Recreation Center also has an equipment check out service, daily use lockers, and expansive cardio and fitness floors with state of the art cardio and strength equipment.

USF Recreation & Wellness also maintains outdoor facilities for use by USF students, faculty, staff, and other affiliate members. These facilities include 13 football and soccer fields, 2 softball fields, 16 tennis courts, a 1.2 mile shaded running trail, and USF Riverfront Park (located at 6550 E. Fletcher Ave.,) Includes canoe/kayak/paddleboard rentals, picnic facilities, challenge course, disc golf, and sand volleyball.

Career Services
4202 E. Fowler Ave. SVC 2088
Tampa, FL 33620-6930
(813) 974-2171

For students: Find information about selecting a major (or picking a new one!), information about career options, how to secure an internship or co-op, and resources for your job search. You can also check out important information about upcoming events and our Career Preparedness Certification program.

For parents, family, and friends of current USF students: Visit our website to review the content that we’ve put together specifically for you! This information can help you guide your student as they navigate their career development path.

We’re a member of the Florida Career Centers (FCC) organization, a consortium representing many of the career services leaders at State University System institutions. The FCC meets 3 times per year, throughout the state, collaborating with area employers and serving as the host of the Statewide Job Fair, held annually in May. We’re also proud to be a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, a national organization committed to providing standards, ethical guidelines, advocacy, and guidance on key issues for our profession. 

4202 E. Fowler Ave. SVC-2060
Tampa, FL 33620-6930.
(813) 974-1407

Suit-A-Bull, organized by Enactus at USF in partnership with the office of Career Services, is a free suit rental service for USF students. Suit-A-Bull has over 600 items including suits, jackets, pants and shirts for both men and women.

Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
Marshall Student Center, Student Life Tower
4202 E. Fowler Ave, MSC 1300
Tampa, FL 33620
Main Office: (813) 974-7595

The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) trains, educates, and develops USF community members to be effective, ethical, and positively engaged leaders among the global community. Our programs help each student discover their passion and talents, while developing their skills and understanding of leadership and active citizenship.

Center for Student Well-Being
SVC 2127
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-1818

The Center for Student Well-Being aims to increase knowledge, awareness, and access to health and wellness resources in order to facilitate behavior change leading to academic and lifelong success. The Center for Student Well-Being offers both professional and peer-led presentations and outreach on a wide variety of college health topics including but not limited to: healthy routines, stress management, alcohol and other substances, healthy relationships, sexual health, and disease prevention. The Center for Student Well-Being is also home to the REACH Peer Health Educators.

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Center for Victim Advocacy & Violence Prevention
4202 E Fowler Avenue, SVC 2058
Tampa, Florida 33620
Office: (813) 974-5756
Victim Helpline: (813) 974-5757

The Center for Victim Advocacy provides free and confidential services to USF students, faculty, and staff. We serve men, women, and people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expression who have experienced crime, violence or abuse on or off campus either recently or in the past. 

Child Care
USF offers on-campus childcare options for students, faculty and staff, including Bright Horizons at USF (monthly tuition rates ranging from $682 to $1,200), and the USF Preschool for Creative Learning, a partner with the USF College of Education.

USF Family Center
3125 USF Banyan Circle
Tampa, FL 33612 

Enrollment Information:  877-624-4532 
Phone:  813-974-8500 
Hours of Operation: M-F: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Ages Served: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten Prep, Summer Camp

USF Preschool for Creative Learning
11811 Bull Run Drive
Tampa, FL 33617
(813) 974-5142 

Counseling Center
4202 E. Fowler Ave. SVC-2124
Tampa, FL 33620-6930.

Mental health services are available on all USF campuses to help students navigate the challenges of college life and take advantage of opportunities for personal growth.  The websites listed below will tell you about the mental health services, workshops, counseling and treatment programs available on each campus, including contact information, location, hours of operation, and twenty-four hour access for mental health emergencies.

St. Petersburg campus: https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/student-life/wellness/index.aspx/

Sarasota-Manatee campus: https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/campus-life/health-and-safety/counseling-and-wellness-center/

Dining Services
Tampa Campus
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, AXA 0094
Tampa, FL 33620

The campus dining experience is an integral part of the University of South Florida with over 25 dining locations on campus to serve you. Visit Dining Services website to view dining locations and all of the wonderful options offered. 

Meal Plan
Meal plans are convenient, flexible, and loaded with options. Each meal plan comes with meal swipes to use at our three dining halls and dining dollars to use at one of our various retail locations. The ability to dine at all of the dining locations all across campus gives students a range of menus and offerings. Students will get guaranteed value, whether they eat on campus three times a week or three times a day! We’ve got students covered.

See our Meal Plan options at our website at https://usf.campusdish.com/MealPlans. 

Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ALN 172
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-4373

We foster an institutional climate that is welcoming, inclusive, and safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors. As a system-wide office we promote initiatives that contribute to the diversity of our institution and celebrate the rich heritage in our campus community and the region. We provide oversight for equal employment opportunity, as well as processes to mitigate harassment and discrimination. Additionally, we coordinate Title IX services in conjunction with other units to prevent sexual violence and create a culture of safety. 

Faith-Based Organizations

The Religious and Spiritual Life at USF is a network of member faith communities committed to an agreed upon set of ethical standards. We provide access to programs, services, and activities that encourage a campus atmosphere of healthy religious and spiritual expression. This is accomplished through meetings, resources allocation, and collaboration between member organizations and the Division of Student Success.

For more information, visit https://www.usf.edu/student-affairs/dean-of-students/resources/religious-and-spiritual-life.aspx 

Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry
Tampa campus
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 005
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-5884

Feed-A-Bull is a campus food pantry initiative spearheaded by Student Health Services and Feeding America Tampa Bay. Feed-A-Bull is available for enrolled USF students. It was created to address food insecurity by providing supplemental food to students in need, as well as education and resources to students related to purchasing and preparing balanced food on a budget.

SVC 0002 (next to Oracle, basement of the Student Services Building, Tampa campus)
Monday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Please note: Check our website for operational hours or closure on University breaks.

Fraternity & Sorority Life
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, MSC 2300
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-1001

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Being a member of a Greek lettered organization at the University of South Florida is a great opportunity to develop as a person and to enhance the collegiate experience. Through membership development programs that the office hosts to philanthropies created by each organization, members of the Greek community are exposed to multiple learning and growth opportunities. Being a member of a fraternity/sorority means joining an organization that is bigger than yourself where you learn about personal values and ethics and finding that organization that has the values and morals that align with your own. This aspect is something that is unique to a Greek Lettered organization and that no other student organization can offer to the average student.

USF Student Health Services
General Info / Appointment Line: 813-974-2331
After Hours Telephone Consultation: 813-974-2331
TDD: 813-974-1758 Fax: 813-974-7181

Immunization Office: 813-974-4056 or immunization@shs.usf.edu
Insurance Compliance Office: 813-974-5407 or insurance@shs.usf.edu
USF Bulls Country Pharmacy: 813-974-2071 usf.edu/BCpharmacy

Clinical Hours, Medical Clinic located at SHS 100

  • Fall & Spring Semesters: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Summer Semester: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Break Weeks: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Immunizations, Insurance, and Laboratory Hours

  • Immunizations and Insurance Compliance are open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Student Health Services Annex
  • Laboratory is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. within the Medical Clinic at SHS 100

Pharmacy, located in MSC 1504

  • Fall & Spring Semesters: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Summer Semester & Break Weeks: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The services provided by Student Health Services, in collaboration with the other Wellness departments, can help USF students achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and enhance academic success. We combine a wide range of medical, counseling, prevention, and wellness services; all services are subsidized by tuition, allowing us to offer general medical consultations at no out-of-pocket cost and quality specialty services at student rates. For medical services, we can bill private insurance so you don’t delay medical treatment or necessary medication.  Campus clinics operate with an open-access appointment system in order to accommodate same day appointments. Students are scheduled for the first available appointment, based on the type and urgency of your medical symptoms. You can schedule an appointment by calling or stopping in person. Health Services respects patient confidentiality. We utilize electronic health records and medical records are managed in a strictly confidential manner. Medical services and any applicable fees are campus-specific. For campus services, locations, and operational hours, click on the links provided.

Tampa campus: https:///www.usf.edu/shs

St. Petersburg campus: https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/student-life/wellness/index.aspx  

Sarasota-Manatee campus: https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/campus-life/health-and-safety/counseling-and-wellness-center/index.aspx

Housing & Residence Education
University of South FloridaUSF the village with Pinnacle in the front
4202 East Fowler Avenue RAR229
Tampa, Florida 33620-7700

The transition to college is a big one. We want you to know that the residential experience at USF is characterized by support, strong interpersonal connections, and academic engagement. We are here for you, and our residents are here for each other. 

Information Technology Services
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 4010
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-1222

Students can find many of the resources they need to attend class at our website https://www.usf.edu/it/index.aspx. Learn about MyUSF, how to print on campus, information on connecting to the wireless network, and more. 

Wireless Services
Wi-Fi is available in nearly all academic buildings and many outdoor areas utilizing the USF-Gold, USF, USF-Guest, or eduroam networks. Students can use Wi-Fi compatible devices anywhere service is provided; most locations also support the higher speed 802.11a/n/ac standards. Wi-Fi service is provided free of charge to current USF students, faculty and staff. USF has a computer network that covers practically the entirety of the campus, with almost all buildings having fiber optic cable into wiring centers to allow for high-speed connections to the redundant, double-starred 10 Gigabit per second campus backbone. For more information, visit https://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/wireless.aspx

Marshall Student Center
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, MSC 4100
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-3180

The Phyllis P. Marshall Student Center (MSC) is the heart of the Tampa campus. At over 230,000 square feet the MSC welcomes over 10,000 students, staff, and visitors every day. The Marshall Student Center is a vibrant gathering place that strengthens a person’s connectivity to USF, cultivates a sense of community, and hosts campus traditions by providing exceptional facilities, event services, and student employment opportunities. 

Multicultural Affairs
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, MSC 3300
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-5111

Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) coordinates educational, cultural, and social programs to foster experiences, which create interculturally mature global citizens who are prepared to thrive in diverse environments. While promoting intercultural dialogue, awareness, advocacy and respect for diversity, OMA helps students understand and appreciate a multitude of identities. Through programming, trainings, and direct connections with our staff and services, OMA creates an inclusive environment enabling students to become conscientious global citizens. 

Parking and Transportation Services
4202 E Fowler Avenue, PSB101
Tampa, Florida 33620-7700
(813) 974-3990

Our division is responsible for the overall management of the Bull Runner Transit System and parking facilities and services. We are committed to providing guidance and assistance to the USF community and our guests with all their parking and transportation needs in a professional and courteous manner. 

Parking on Campus

Bus Service (Bull Runner)

Bike Parking & Bikes


Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The Tampa campus currently has five electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as part of the ChargePoint Network. ChargePoint is the world’s largest and most open electric vehicle charging network with over 25,300 locations. For more information, see https://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/parking/parking/ev-charging-stations.aspx.

ChargePoint allows EV drivers to find and check charging station availability in real time at https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point

Postal Services
Tampa Campus
4202 E Fowler Ave STOP PPA109
Tampa, FL 33620-9951 
(813) 974-2606

The USF Post Office is responsible for providing mail service to students and employees as well as operating a full service post office that is open to the public. The US Post Office Contract Unit is open to the public for retail sales.

The USF Post Office rents university owned mailboxes for personal use. These mailboxes are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, mail that is too large to fit in the mailbox and mail that requires a signature, needs to be retrieved during Post Office business hours.

Business Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday

Print Services
Marshall Student Center
Room 1505
Services provided by Pro-Copy.
Students, departments, and the university community may submit orders in person or via email at usfprintcenter@usf.edu.
Business hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Police Department
Tampa campus
4202 E. Fowler Ave, UPB002
Tampa, FL 33620
Main Office: (813) 974-2628
Fax: (813) 974-5616

The University Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency serving and protecting the university community. Officers patrol the campus and surrounding areas 24/7. Learn more about the USFPD, get activity reports and more.

  • Active Shooter Information
  • Bicycle Registration - Bicycle Anti-Theft (BAT) Program
  • Campus Safety Guide
  • Campus Security Authorities
  • Crime Alert Information
  • Educational Programs
  • MoBull Messenger & Guardian
  • Operation ID
  • SAFE Team
  • Self-defense For Women - Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Class
  • Sexual Predators/Offenders Alerts
  • Street Smart 

Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT)

The Students of Concern Assistance Team (SOCAT) is an interdisciplinary team, which reviews referrals for students whose behavior presents a disruption to campus or a concern for safety. SOCAT meets weekly, or as needed, to assess referrals, develop action plans, and monitor red flag behaviors across the campus community. 

SOCAT is an interdisciplinary committee made up of representatives from across the USF community including the Dean of Students Office, Housing and Residential Education, University Police, Counseling Center, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Health Services, Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies. Additionally, we may consult with Students with Disability Services, Veteran Success, Center for Victim Advocacy, or other campus resources as needed.  

Student Accessibility Services
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 1133
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-4309

Student Accessibility Services promotes equitable and accessible education, meaningful self-advocacy, awareness of disability issues and inclusiveness for the USF community. Learn about accommodations, programs and assistive technologies designed to support USF students. 

Student Government
Tampa campus
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, MSC4300
Tampa, FL 33620

The mission of the Student Government at the University of South Florida is to ensure an optimal student experience by advocating on behalf of the Student Body, shaping university policy, and fostering school pride.

USF Student Government Association (SG) is run by more than 120 students, which includes student employees and volunteers. We are here for you–the students of USF–to serve your needs and be your voice. We welcome you to get involved with us either directly as a student employee or volunteer, indirectly by attending the events we sponsor or fund through campus departments, and/or by using the various services and resources provided. For more detailed information, please visit our website.

Student Life and Engagement
St. Petersburg campus
140 7th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Location: Student Life Center (SLC) 1300
Phone: (727) 873-5180
Web address: https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/student-life/student-life/index.aspx

The mission of Student Life and Engagement is to be the catalyst in providing diverse and engaging co-curricular experiences that help facilitate students’ educational and holistic journeys. Functions Include: Activities and Programs, Student Centers and Events, Multicultural Affairs, Leadership and Student Organizations, Crow’s Nest (Student Newspaper), and the Student Government Association

  • Leadership & Student Organizations: Location SLC 1700
  • Crow’s Nest (Student Newspaper): Location: SLC 1200
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs: Location: SLC 1400
  • Student Centers and Events: Location USC 173
  • Student Government Association: Location: SLC 1500
  • Student Digital Media Team: Location: SLC 1300

Office of Student Engagement
Sarasota-Manatee campus
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, SMC A117
Sarasota, FL 34243


The Office of Student Engagement provides co-curricular experiences for students that encourage relationship building and personal and professional growth.  The programs and services offered foster student development, enhance the overall educational experience, and prepare students to be contributing members of a diverse global society.  Student Engagement accomplishes this by offering students the opportunity to participate in campus events and programs, join student organizations, become student leaders, and be introduced to campus traditions, such as Week of Welcome, Homecoming, and Sarasota-Manatee campus Week.  Currently, there are over 30 active student organizations available through BullSync, and students are encouraged to get involved with any of these student clubs and organizations that the Sarasota-Manatee campus has to offer.

Center for Student Involvement
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, MSC 4100
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-1001

At USF, there are so many ways that you can get involved with campus and the community while having fun and exploring your passions! Our office exists to not only coordinate many of these activities, but to help you find just the right ones for you.  Stop by our office and we will point you in the right direction and/or explore the opportunities. Attend, volunteer, or plan – just get involved to make some of the best memories and friends of your college years! 

Student Ombuds
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ALN 191
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-0835

The Student Ombuds Office provides confidential, impartial, informal and independent services to students with complaints or concerns about the University. The mission of the Student Ombuds Office is to facilitate fair and equitable resolution processes that promote student success.

Student Outreach and Support (SOS)
4202 E. Fowler Ave, SVC 2058
Tampa, FL 33620

Student Outreach and Support (SOS) is the case management office for SOCAT that provides direct-services to all active USF students that exhibit or identify difficulties related to personal, emotional, or behavioral distress. SOS helps students manage life stressors that can impact academics and personal well-being by identifying student needs, removing barriers and reducing distress. After receiving a referral for services, the office helps students through a variety of interventions, university services, community referrals and case management.

Environmental Health & Safety
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, OPM 100
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-4036

USF is committed to providing a safe, healthy and enjoyable learning, living and working environment. On January 4, 2016, the Tampa campus became entirely tobacco and smoke free. Smoking and use of tobacco products are not allowed in any indoor or outdoor area, including parking garages, grounds, sidewalks or recreational areas. This policy also includes the use of e-cigarettes.

By becoming a tobacco and smoke free campus, USF hopes to promote overall health and wellness for the university community and create a more attractive and enjoyable campus experience by completely eliminating smoking and tobacco product use. 

USF Federal Credit Union
13302 USF Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
Main Branch: (813) 569-2000
US Toll Free: (800) 763-2005
Email form: https://www.usffcu.com/email-us

When you join USF Federal Credit Union, you become part of an important movement; individuals coming together as part of a cooperative effort designed to meet their unique financial goals.  We’ll provide the expertise and resources you need to feel confident in your financial decisions, and the convenience and technology you crave to help make life a little easier. With more than 30,000 fee-free ATMs nationwide, low-rate and big-reward credit cards, competitive rates on your savings, convenient and smart checking. 

USF Card
Tampa campus, SVC1032
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(813) 974-2357

The USFCard is the official identification card of the University of South Florida. The USFCard is a multi-functional card with digitized photo and electronic identification and validation for departments needing to verify student and/or employee status. The USFCard was designed as a platform for a multitude of services and functions. You must visit the Card Center located in the Student Services building (1st floor) to fill out proper documentation to obtain your USFCard.

Cardholder Responsibilities
A. Use of the USFCard by anyone other than the person to whom it was issued is strictly prohibited.
B. The cardholder is subject to disciplinary actions or other penalties for improper use of the card.
C. The cardholder is responsible for any and all losses associated with the card.
D. Punching holes, marking on the card, adding stickers or altering the card in any way is strictly prohibited. 

Veteran Success
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ALN 130ROTC students on a lawn standing for a picture
Tampa, FL 33620
(813) 974-2291

The Office of Veteran Success provides specialized programs and services to over 2,000 veterans, eligible dependents, active duty service members, and members of the Selected Reserve here on the USF campus.  We are a one-stop shop for anything that you, a student veteran, may need. Although we also assist dependents, our main goal is to help veterans in whatever capacity necessary so that you can succeed with your educational and career goals. This may include helping with admission to the school, navigating VA benefits, graduating, or finding employment opportunities.


Wellness consists of different dimensions, such as emotional, environmental, intellectual, social and physical. When you take care of each one, you can be your best and excel in all areas of your life.

Most students cite stress and anxiety as major challenges to achieving their goals.  We have many resources to help you be well and excel on campus. Our services and resources are designed so you can start develop lifelong healthy habits that can have a positive impact on your college success.

Wellness Centers

Enjoy our Relaxation Stations in the Wellness Centers at the MSC and the FIT where you can relax, rest and recharge in our high-tech nap pods, our electronic massage chairs, and our oversized beanbags. Students can have their body mass index, body fat percentage, and blood pressure screened and then meet with a Wellness Center Consultant to discuss campus resources available to them. You can also:

  • Schedule coaching and counseling sessions
  • Get a piece of free fruit every day
  • Pick up sexual health resources
  • Grab a sleep pack that includes an eye mask, earplugs, chamomile time tea and sleep tips.


  • Marshall Student Center, 1504
  • The Fit (next to The Hub dining hall)

Check our website for hours: https://www.usf.edu/wellnesscenter

Wellness Center Relaxation Stations
Tampa campus Location:

  • Marshall Student Center, 1504
  • The FIT (next to The Hub dining hall)

Check our website for hours: https://www.usf.edu/wellnesscenter

Success and Wellness Coaching

Consider signing up for your free personal and private success and wellness coach who will work with you to create your plan for success. A wellness coach helps you achieve your goals by helping you create a personalized plan for success.  A coach will also help you keep yourself accountable.

Coaching is available to all USF full-time enrolled students. Most students sign up for 3-6 sessions.  You can meet with your coach most anytime during the day and most any location that is convenient for both of you. You can learn more by visiting our website.