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Alumni Guide

campus contacts ALUMNI ASSOCIATION General




Chapters and Societies





813-974-3350 or 877-USF-BULL

Admissions (graduate)

813-974-8800 or 866-974-8800

Athletic Ticket Office




Continuing Education


Parking Services


Registrar’s Office




Recreation Center


Lakeland Campus


St. Petersburg Campus


Sarasota/Manatee Campus

941-359-4200 Gibbons Alumni Center 4202 W. Fowler Ave. ALC 100 Tampa, FL 33620-5455 2

Top 5 Ways the USF Alumni Association Strengthens USF

It’s no coincidence that the nation’s best and most well-respected universities all have strong, active alumni associations. The dedication and support shown by proud alumni have a real and lasting effect on a university’s overall success. Here are the top five ways the USF Alumni Association strengthens our great university: 1 ENHANCES USF’S REPUTATION by recognizing, supporting and promoting academic excellence through scholarship, leadership, recruiting and endowment programs. 2 HELPS SHAPE THE FUTURE OF USF by serving as counsel to university administration, developing meaningful relationships and creating opportunities for campus collaboration. 3 HONORS, MAINTAINS AND PROMOTES USF’S RICH HISTORY AND BEST TRADITIONS while establishing new conventions that help alumni develop lifelong connections to the university. 4 SPONSORS ONGOING PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND COMMUNICATION OUTLETS designed to ensure that students, alumni and faculty stay current and connected to each other and the university as a whole. 5 DIRECTLY EXPRESSES ALUMNI PRIDE AND SHOWS LOYALTY AS A COHESIVE GROUP, thereby helping the university place higher in national rankings which – in turn – directly affects the value of every graduate’s degree.

Each and every membership plays an important role in ensuring that the USF Alumni Association remains a relevant and integral part of the campus community. If you haven’t already joined, please do so today!

Visit to join and for information on benefits, upcoming events, alumni news and more!


Grads Throughout the World With more than 200,000 alumni, you’ll find fellow USF graduates throughout the world. Take a look!

FLORIDA Seventy-four percent of total living alumni reside within the state of Florida. A major portion of those reside in the following counties: Hillsborough 25% Pinellas 14% Pasco 5%

Polk 4% Manatee 3% Sarasota 3%

INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE In addition to the above, USF also has alumni in more than 124 nations around the world.


Alumni Groups Geographic-, college- and interest-based alumni groups offer opportunities for involvement across the country. For a current list of all alumni groups and contact information, or for information on starting an alumni group in your area, visit or call 800-299-BULL (2855). GEOGRAPHIC Arizona Arizona California Los Angeles San Francisco Colorado Denver Washington, DC DC Regional Florida Brevard Broward Charlotte Fort Myers Gainesville Hernando Jacksonville Key West Manatee/Sarasota Miami Naples

Ocala/Marion Orlando Palm Beach Pasco County area Pensacola/ Spanish Fort/ Mobile Pinellas Polk St. Lucie Tallahassee Tampa

New York New York North Carolina Charlotte Raleigh-Durham Ohio Cincinnati Columbus Oregon Portland

Georgia Atlanta

Pennsylvania Philadelphia/ South Jersey Pittsburgh

Illinois Chicago

South Carolina Charleston Columbia

Indiana Indiana Missouri St. Louis

Tennessee Nashville

COLLEGE Architecture College of Business College of Education College of Engineering Geology

Texas Austin Dallas Houston Washington Seattle/Tacoma International Australia Austria Barbados Canada Colombia Cyprus Estonia/Thailand France Germany India Indonesia London Mexico Norway Poland Taiwa INTEREST

Honors College College of Marine Sciences Entrepreneurship Alumni Society


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Member Benefits and Services ALUMNEWS This college-specific, monthly e-newsletter is filled with all the latest news from USF, a calendar of upcoming events and updates on alumni from your college. It’s delivered to nearly 90,000 alumni. ALUMNI VOICE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION USF Magazine covers the people, programs and places of University of South Florida. Stories raise the profile of the university by demonstrating a tangible impact on the local, national or international community. Published by the USF Office of Communications & Marketing, each 44-page full-color issue is provided to USF Alumni Association members, faculty and staff, community leaders and friends of the university. It is mailed three times a year in February, May and December. USF MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION Published three times annually, this informative magazine helps keep alumni up to date on news about USF.

ONLINE NETWORKING Reconnect with old friends and classmates through the Bull’s Country inCircle Network, an alumni-exclusive online directory and networking community. Keep in touch with friends, meet fellow alumni in your area, browse for or post job openings, create and share photo albums and more. inCircle is the space for Bulls to be.

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Member Benefits and Services USF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WEB SITE Visit for the most up-to-date information on the Alumni Association programs, events and more. While there, don’t forget to update any changes to your address, phone number, e-mail or employment information. You also can join or renew your membership in a safe and secure environment. CLASSMATE SEARCH Want to track down an old friend or classmate? Call us at 800-299-BULL (2855). We will take your contact information and pass it on to the person you’re trying to reach. Or, send your request electronically to and use "Alumni Search" as your subject. List the name and class year of the person you are trying to locate, along with your name, class year, address, e-mail and telephone number. Or go online and search for fellow alumni at TRAVEL The USF Travel Program offers once-in-a-lifetime adventures to top destinations around the world. Alumni Association membership enables you to enjoy these educational, cultural and intellectual learning experiences with fellow travelers who have USF in common. For information on our upcoming trips, call 800-299-BULL (2855). You'll make memories of a lifetime.

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Member Benefits and Services LIBRARY Members of the USF Alumni Association receive library privileges at the Tampa campus and all regional campuses. Check out books, get research assistance and have access to help from specialized subject librarians. Reference services are available via the reference desk, telephone, e-mail and online chat. RECREATION CENTER Alumni Association members are eligible to join the Tampa and St. Petersburg Recreational Centers. Monthly recreation fees are additional — at a fraction of the cost of other area gyms. RIVERFRONT PARK Association members who choose to join the USF Recreation Center can take advantage of Riverfront Park, USF’s own private park on the picturesque Hillsborough River. It offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities including canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, disc golf, volleyball and more! USF FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Alumni Association members can join the USF Credit Union and get low banking fees, competitive loan rates and all the benefits of belonging to a credit union.

facility access For a current list of all member benefits, or to get member discount codes, visit or call 800-299-BULL(2855). 8

Member Benefits and Services CAMPUS PARKING USF graduates that are members of the Alumni Association have the exclusive privilege to purchase a USF alumni parking hang tag. Parking restrictions and additional fees apply.

ATHLETIC PRIORITY POINTS Life Members of the Alumni Association receive 25 priority points towards the purchase of athletic season tickets. Annual members receive one priority point.The priority points system assists USF athletics with providing seating options for post-season competitions and other events where ticket demand exceeds availability. Point totals establish priority for access to tickets, and for seating location for NCAA championships, bowl games, BIG EAST Conference Tournaments, NCAA events hosted by USF and away games. Additionally, in the event reseating is required in any USF athletics venue, the priority points system will determine the order of seat selection.

facility access For a current list of all member benefits, or to get member discount codes, visit or call 800-299-BULL(2855). 9

Member Benefits and Services SAVINGS CONNECTION USF Alumni get members-only deals at hundreds of popular brands nationwide. • Save 30% - 35% at AMC, Carmike, Regal & Cinemark theaters • Save at, Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer and more • Plus, save direct from Best Western, Alamo, Wyndham, National and other travel providers • Or, get a Best Rate Guarantee on travel using our easy online booking THEME PARKS Members receive discount admission to Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Adventure Island, Sea World Orlando, Sea World San Antonio, Sea World San Diego, Water Country USA and Sesame Place. USF COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Members receive discounts on tickets to events and performances at the USF College of Visual and Performing Arts. For a schedule of performances and for more information go to or call 813-974-2301. MOSI Members receive a 20% discount on MOSI and IMAX memberships at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa.

discounts & services For a current list of all member benefits, or to get member discount codes, visit or call 800-299-BULL(2855). 10

Member Benefits and Services APPAREL Looking for a Bulls shirt to wear to the next football game or a new suit to wear to an important business meeting? Alumni Association members receive discounts on apparel at the following stores: • Bulls Outfitter, The Official Retailer of the USF Alumni Association – 10% A portion of sales proceeds from Bulls Outfitter comes back to the USF Alumni Association to support the association’s programs and services.

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USF Bookstore – 15% discount on USF logo gear USF Claw – 15% off non-sale merchandise Jos. A. Bank – 20% Brooks Brothers – 15%

Member Benefits and Services USF CLAW Members get 15% off greens fees at the USF Claw Golf Course. CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES Members receive $10 off USF’s Continuing Education courses. For a listing of courses or for more information visit

FLORIDA AQUARIUM Members receive a 10% discount on online purchases of Florida Aquarium memberships (individual, couple, party-offour and party- of-eight categories only) and a $4 discount on regularly-priced daily admission tickets. KAPLAN EDUCATION COURSES Members receive a $100 discount on Kaplan courses and free practice testing for the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, DAT, OAT and PCAT exams. CAR RENTAL Members receive discounts on rental cars through Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and National. USF ADDRESS LABELS Personalized address labels are now available at the click of a button! The price of 136 labels is $7.45, each additional 80 is $2.95. To order your USF labels, visit

discounts & services For a current list of all member benefits, or to get member discount codes, visit or call 800-299-BULL(2855). 12

Member Benefits and Services NEW AAA MEMBERSHIPS USF Alumni Association members in Florida, Georgia, and Western Tennessee are eligible to join AAA Auto Club South at a discount of more than 20 percent. AAA is widely reputed not only for their roadside assistance, but also for their extensive travel, life and health insurance services. To take advantage of this offer for new AAA memberships, sign up online at or call 800222-1134. Be sure you have your promotional code handy which is available in your membership packet, by logging on to access discounts online, or by calling 800-299-BULL(2855). HOTELS Members receive discounted rates at a large selection of hotels including the following: • Cendant Hotels – Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada, Travelodge, Wingate Inn, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Amerihost Inn, Knights Inn, Super 8, Baymont Inn and Suites • Choice Hotels – Clarion, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Econo Lodge, MainStay Suites, Quality, Rodeway Inn, Sleep Inn USF DIPLOMA FRAMES Create a custom diploma frame through our partner, Professional Framing Company. All frames are made to order with the options you select, such as suede matting, 24K gold plated medallion, or a campus landmark image. To purchase your frame, visit USF BULLS CREDIT CARD Here's an easy way to support the USF Alumni Association – the USF Bulls credit card from Bank of America. With every new account that is opened and every purchase made, Bank of America will make a contribution to the organization – at no additional cost to you! For more information, call Bank of America at 866-5984970 and mention code GL8F. For a current list of all member benefits, or to get member discount codes, visit or call 800-299-BULL(2855). 13

Member Benefits and Services USF ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WINE PROGRAM Celebrate tradition, create great memories and continue your support for the USF Alumni Association with a selection of fine wines. These commemorative bottles, labeled especially for the USF Alumni Association, lend school spirit to any occasion or use them as the perfect gift or centerpiece. For more information visit or call 813-988-2010. AUTO, RENTAL, BOAT AND PROPERTY INSURANCE USF graduates are eligible to purchase auto, boat and other types of insurance at discounted group rates through Liberty Mutual's Group Savings Plus program. To find out if you can save with Group Savings Plus, visit for a free, no-obligation quote, or call 888-808-7317 today. LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE Whether you are just starting out, or considering your long-term financial options, health and life insurance are often a concern. To assist you in finding policies to meet your needs, the USF Alumni Association has built a relationship with American Insurance Administrators. For more information, go to DENTAL INSURANCE USF Alumni Association members now have access to AlumniDent, a dental insurance plan. AlumniDent provides immediate coverage for preventive, diagnostic and restorative services. Other services are covered after a specified waiting period. Plus, with AlumniDent you have the option of staying with your current dentist or choosing another dentist. AlumniDent covers any U.S. dentist you choose. Visit for more information or to download an application.

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Did Know ... GetYou Involved •

USF has more than 204,000 alumni. They live in all 50 states and 171 countries around the world.

USF is the ninth largest public university in the nation.

USF is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation as being in the top tier of research universities.

Based on Fall 2007 enrollment data: - First-time-in-college freshmen have an average GPA of 3.71 and an average SAT score of 1148. - Honors College students have an average SAT score of 1328. - We have 2,382 new graduate students, including 1,850 master’s students, 412 doctoral students and 120 M.D. students.

The USF Bulls belong to the BIG EAST Conference, in a league with teams such as Pittsburgh, UConn, Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse and Notre Dame.

USF's football team played in a national bowl game in 2005, 2006 and 2007 — its first three seasons in the BIG EAST.

USF has affiliations with regional research and service entities including H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, All Children’s Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, Shriners Children’s Hospital, University Community Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, the Byrd Alzheimer’s Research Center, the U.S. Geological Survey and Mote Marine Laboratory.

fun facts For a current list of all member benefits, or to get member discount codes, visit or call 800-299-BULL(2855). 15

Get Involved Nothing speaks more highly of a university than enthusiastic alumni support. And there’s no better way to show that support than by getting involved. Alumni involvement is not only welcome, but it’s also vital. Here are a few of the ways we encourage you to stay connected to your great university: VOLUNTEER Volunteer opportunities through the USF Alumni Association are virtually limitless. Whether you help recruit students, serve as an advocate, speak at workshops, participate on a committee or simply help out at a special event such as the Parade Watch party or Bulls Roast during Homecoming week, your time and talent are much needed and appreciated. GIFTING Because the USF Alumni Association is virtually self-funded, gifts are paramount to our existence. Whether you want to make a one-time donation or commit to an annual gift, your generosity is a powerful way to show your support, strengthen our mission and make a lasting difference. All gifts outside of life and annual membership dues are 100% tax deductible. EVENTS Seeing proud alumni in the crowd at our events makes us proud. If you haven’t been to one of our games, tailgate parties, Homecoming festivities, networking gettogethers or other events lately, we encourage you to come on out and discover what all of the hoopla is about. Visit for a calendar of all upcoming events and make plans to join in the fun today!

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Get Your USF Bulls Plate TODAY ... FOR LESS! Make the switch to a USF Bulls Specialty License Plate and we’ll cover the initial $25 specialty license plate fee. If you already have your plate – thank you! If not, don’t miss the chance to have your own USF Bulls license plate for less. Now there’s a new way to switch – the easy online option. Showing your Bull pride and supporting student scholarships has never been easier!

less time! less money!

Go to WWW.BULLSPLATE.ORG to download your FREE $25 voucher to use toward the specialty plate upgrade. For a current list of all member benefits, or to get member discount codes, visit or call 800-299-BULL(2855). 17

Top 10 Reasons to Join the USF Alumni Association 1. EXPRESS PRIDE. As a USF graduate, you likely feel a strong affinity and personal connection to many distinctive things about our great school. From academic excellence to athletic achievement to alumni fellowship, there’s a lot to be proud of. The Alumni Association enhances and celebrates the attributes that evoke such feelings of pride. 2. BUILD STRENGTH. A strong Alumni Association makes a stronger university and increases the value of your USF degree. In fact, national ranking organizations include alumni participation their evaluations and ultimately in how they rank universities. 3. STAY CURRENT. USF Magazine, Alumni Voice magazine, AlumNews and the USF Alumni Association web site help USF alumni and friends stay up to date on the school as well as with each other. Alumni Association membership helps you remain a part of all that’s great about USF. 4. ENJOY HOMECOMING. A tradition since 1964, USF Homecoming has evolved into a weeklong celebration that students, alumni, fans and the community look forward to every year. The Alumni Association hosts a number of exciting events during this time for alumni to reconnect, network and develop new friendships. 5. SUPPORT STUDENTS. The Alumni Association supports, mentors and guides tomorrow’s leaders through scholarship, Ambassador and legislative programs. Your membership contributes to this support and helps give USF’s most promising students invaluable experiences and opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have. 6. HAVE INFLUENCE. The Alumni Association is an important point of contact for the university as a whole. As an Alumni Association member, your involvement, support and input are taken into account and contribute toward shaping the future of USF. 7. GET REWARDS. Access to USF campus libraries, recreation centers and the USF Credit Union is included in your membership. Alumni Association members also are entitled to a number of special discounts, promotions and offers on travel, insurance, entertainment, apparel, USF Continuing Education classes and more. 8. STAY CONNECTED. As an Alumni Association member, your connection to fellow classmates and USF is maintained online, in print and in person. We have chapters all over the country as well as college-specific and special-interest societies for like-minded alumni to get involved. 9. MAINTAIN TRADITIONS. Traditions give us a sense of security. They impart a feeling of connection. At their very root, they are a commitment to continue that which is worth continuing. The Alumni Association is the gatekeeper of tradition. 10. EXPERIENCE ADVENTURE. The newly established USF Travel Program offers once-in-a-lifetime adventures to top destinations around the world. Alumni Association membership enables you to enjoy these educational, cultural and intellectual learning experiences with fellow travelers who have USF in common. 18

Alumni Association Membership The USF Alumni Association exists to connect USF alumni with each other and USF, support students through scholarships, and increase the positive public perception of USF and the value of your degree.

MEMBERSHIP TYPES New-Graduate Membership (must join within six months of graduating) Single — $20 Joint — $30 Annual Membership Single — $40

Joint — $55

Associate Life Membership (12 month plan — credit card only)* Single $58.33/month Joint $83.33/month for 12 consecutive months* for 12 consecutive months* Life Membership Single — $700

Joint — $1,000

*One installment payment entitles you to one year of membership. When all payments are complete, you will receive your life membership card.

Great News! Membership dues may now be tax deductible.** **Please consult your tax advisor.

You don't have to be a graduate of USF to be a member of the Alumni Association. TWO EASY WAYS TO JOIN: • visit us on the web at • call 800-299-BULL (2855)

Go Green, It’s Easy! Sign up for our NEW Auto Renewal option and help us save paper by eliminating the need for printed renewal notices. Credit card only. Option not available on the website. Call to join.

CONNECTION • TRADITION • PRIDE For a current list of all member benefits, or to get member discount codes, visit or call 800-299-BULL(2855). 19

The USF Alma Mater Hail to thee, our Alma Mater May thy name be told, Where above thy gleaming splendor, Waves the green and gold Thou our guide in quest for knowledge Where we all are free University of South Florida Alma Mater, Hail to Thee! Be our guide in truth and wisdom As we onward go, May thy glory, fame and honor Never cease to grow May our thoughts and prayers Be with thee through eternity, University of South Florida Alma Mater, Hail to Thee!

USF Fight Song USF Bulls are we, We hold our standard upright and free. For Green and Gold we stand united. Our beacon lighted and noble to see. USF Bulls are we, For USF we'll always be. With all our might we fight the battle Here and now, and we will win the Victory... (shout) S-O-U-T-H F-L-O-R-I-D-A South Florida, South Florida Go Bulls Go!

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