USF football players will also volunteer to help with more than 5,000 students moving into residence halls
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 18, 2014) – Among dozens of events planned to welcome new and returning students back to the University of South Florida for the fall semester are several new, exciting offerings.
USF Head Football Coach Willie Taggart will deliver a spirited pep talk to students and a day of community service is planned to help individuals and organizations in the Tampa Bay community.
Known as “The Huddle,” students will hear from Taggart beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 near the USF football practice fields. Student-athletes will join Taggart for the preseason pep-talk and tailgate atmosphere.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, hundreds of USF students will participate in the first-ever “Charge: Grab Service by the Horns!” Students will meet at the Marshall Student Center before spreading out to about 30 sites across the Tampa Bay area for various community service projects.
Nearly 5,500 students will move into campus residence halls from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21. Student volunteers, including USF football players, will help transport personal items from vehicles into the halls.
Other scheduled events include:
Week of Welcome Kickoff: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 21; students are invited to help fill the Marshall Student Center for a very festive celebration of the new academic year.
Class Photo: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Aug. 22, Corbett Soccer Stadium; first-year students come together for this traditional “aerial” shot of the Class of 2018 aligning to form a giant U-S-F.
A full list of the more than 100 scheduled events can be found here.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.