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Campus visits are a great way to find out what it’s like to attend a college or university. To make the USF experience your own, campus visits are flexible and can be tailored to your interests. Key activities include the following:
• Attending an information session with our staff, who will outline admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships, dining, residence life and campus life • Participating in a tour of campus with a student guide • Realizing how it will feel to be a student at USF
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Once you learn about USF’s 600 student organizations, the remarkable opportunities available for undergraduate research, study abroad and service, and the excitement of American Athetics Conference, your campus visit could turn you into a Bull for life.
Campus visits are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Saturdays during the academic year at 10 a.m. Schedule a campus visit by visiting usf.edu/campusvisit.
Climate: Averages 360 days of sunshine and temperatures between 70 and 90 degrees. Population of Tampa: 347,645 Beaches: Some of the country’s top beaches are located near Tampa, Florida. High tech: Tampa houses 60 percent of Florida’s hightechnology corridor. Entrepreneurial: Tampa is ranked one of the 10 best cities for young entrepreneurs (Forbes Magazine).
Average First Year Class Size 37 students
I love that all firstyear students live on campus. It’s the best way to meet students and make friends fast. It’s also convenient. The best days were when you could roll out of bed and walk to class still half asleep.”
EXPERIENCE A CAMPUS LIKE NO OTHER. SEE YOURSELF AT USF! Academics 80 undergraduate majors, 14 colleges, 130 degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels
Sit in on a chemistry, physics or biology class in the 235,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science Teaching and Research Facility (ISA). Completed in 2011, ISA’s green construction was part of the reason USF was ranked #17 on Sierra Magazine’s list of “Cool Schools” for its green initiatives.
—Anthony ‘13, biomedical sciences
Tour a room in Juniper-Poplar residence hall, and imagine what it will be like to live with more than 1,050 of your fellow Bulls. Opened in August 2009, Juniper-Poplar consists of two seven-story towers and features a coffee shop and a convenience store on the first floor.
Ask your USF tour guide for his or her favorite places in Tampa. More than likely you’ll hear about Ybor City, Clearwater Beach and Channelside, all USF-student favorites.
Grab lunch at Champions Choice, USF’s newest healthy dining option. Featuring a healthy menu created by a registered dietician (including glutenfree, vegetarian and vegan options), 10 iPads displaying nutritional information and more than 100 drink options, Champions Choice is quickly becoming a USF student favorite. Other favorite dining options on campus include Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Einstein Bros, Juniper Dining and the wide range of options in The Marshall Student Center food court.
Study Abroad Study abroad programs in more than 25 countries
Picture yourself conducting world-changing research in the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, located on USF’s campus. The Center has enabled thousands of USF students to gain valuable research and internship experience.
You feel like you fit in when you walk on campus; everyone is really friendly. I feel like this is my home. This is where I belong.”
USF’s location in Tampa offers more than warm weather and beaches (although those are great). For example:
—Phil ‘12, elementary education
Join a game of Wii Bowling on the 30-foot television screen in The Marshall Student Center (MSC). Completely renovated in 2008, the MSC serves as the home base for many of USF’s more than 600 student clubs and organizations, as well as many of the University’s community service initiatives (like Stampede of Service, through which 3,000 Bulls serve the city of Tampa in one day).
Check out your future intramural competition. Stop by the newly renovated, 28,000-square-foot Campus Recreation Center (CRC) and take in (or join) a game of basketball or volleyball. With new basketball courts and group fitness rooms, the CRC hosts many of USF’s more than 50 intramural sporting events.
• A thriving economy (600 employers visit USF’s campus each year) • A diverse and vibrant music scene featuring everything from thrash metal to jazz. Visit tampabay.com/tbt for more information. • Busch Gardens • The shops, parks and museums along downtown’s Riverwalk • Restaurant Row, a stretch of 35 independent eateries offering everything from Cuban to French cuisine • Tampa Bay Rays, Bucs and Lightning games
Tampa also will shape your education in meaningful ways. For example, you might:
• Intern with Raymond James Financial, TECO Energy, Honeywell or Verizon • Help make the world a better place by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Reach Out and Read or any one of the hundreds of not-for-profit organizations throughout the city • Complement what you’re learning in the classroom with trips to the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Science and Industry or The Florida Aquarium