Schedule of Events

Friday, August 25

Time Topic/Session Location
8-11am Residential Students – Check-In & Move-In North Campus
10-11am Commuter Students – Check-In North Campus
11am Commuter Students – Morning Kickoff Cougar Den
9-11:30am Welcome to USF: Breakfast & Social Brookside
11:30am-1pm Cougar Alley: Lunch & Activities Fair Cougar Den
1:30-3pm Academic Sessions for Students
Parent and Family Reception
Various Locations (See Note Below)
North Campus Gym
3:30pm Matriculation Mass North Campus
4:30pm Send-Off Ceremony Brookside
5pm Welcome Weekend Kick-Off & Student Leader Intros North Campus
5:45pm Dinner North Campus
7pm Playfair Hutzell Gym
8:30pm Late Night Event: Oferle Concert The Junction (Behind Cougar Den)

NOTE: The Cougar Express is a free bus service for USF students that will run on this date from 1-4pm. Pickup/drop off locations are North Campus (Main Campus) and the USF Business Center (Downtown Campus).

Saturday, August 26

Time Topic/Session Location
8-8:45am Breakfast  Trinity Hall
9am Morning Kickoff & Student Leader Session  North Campus
10am Class Photo  Football Stadium
10:30am Cougar Games  The Cove (Behind Football Stadium)
12pm Lunch & Student Leader Panel  North Campus
2pm Pay It Forward: Service Experiences

  • Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing
  • Cougar Trail Outdoor Clean Up
  • Warm Fuzzies: Knitting and Crochet Project
 Various Locations
4-9pm Evening Sessions & Activities

  • Downtown Campus Walkthrough
  • Dinner from 5-7pm (Performing Arts Center Ballroom)
Downtown Campus (See Note Below)
7pm Late Night Event: Nerdology (Performing Arts Center Ballroom) Downtown Campus (See Note Below)

NOTE: The Cougar Express is a free bus service for USF students that will run on this date from 4-9pm. Pickup/drop off locations are North Campus (Main Campus) and the USF Business Center (Downtown Campus).

Sunday, August 27

Time Topic/Session Location
11am-1pm Brunch  Trinity Hall
1-5pm Afternoon Sessions & Activities

  1. “Class Schedule” Campus Tours 1-3pm
  2. “Pride Rock” Painting 1-3pm
  3. Ultimate Frisbee 1-3pm
  4. Coffee Bar 2-4pm
  5. Guest Lecture: Monarch Butterfly Migration 3-4pm
  6. Canoe/Kayak Mirror Lake 1-4pm
  7. Open Gym and Fitness Center 1-5pm
 

  1. Pope John Paul II Center, 2nd Floor
  2. Pope John Paul II Center, Outdoors
  3. Soccer Field, Near Achatz Science Hall
  4. Cougar Den
  5. North Campus Auditorium
  6. The Cove
  7. Hutzell Athletic Center

 

5pm Dinner  Trinity Hall
7pm All Resident Meeting  North Campus
8pm All Athlete Meeting  North Campus
9pm Sunday Mass  USF Chapel
10pm Sunday Social  Cougar Den