150 Events Kick Off the New Academic Year for New and Returning Students
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 20, 2013) – The University of South Florida will be bustling with activity on the first day of move-in, starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, when 3,000 of 5,500 residential students are expected to move into residence halls with the help of their family and friends.
Students are then invited to join USF System President Judy Genshaft at the Marshall Student Center for the Week of Welcome Kickoff, starting at 4 p.m. Coordinated by Student Affairs’ New Student Connections department, the campus-wide event signals the start of a week filled with more than 150 events and programs, designed to introduce students to new friends, as well as the services, organizations, departments, and colleges on campus that students can engage with socially, academically, and civically.
Among the other events scheduled is a 2017 Class Photo, where hundreds of students will gather together in a formation to spell out U-S-F. The photo shoot begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 at Corbett Soccer Stadium, near the corner of USF Elm Drive and USF Bull Run Drive.
For more information about Week of Welcome, visit http://newstudent.usf.edu.
Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 26.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.