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What is The Network?


The Network is designed to help new students make connections to the campus community and to help students successfully transition to the University of South Florida (USF.)  New students register for a “network” that meets regularly throughout the first part of the semester and is led by an upper-class student called a “Network Leader.”  Each group is themed around an interest, passion, or hobby. This program provides a flexible opportunity for students to develop meaningful connections to their peers and successfully transition to college and the Bull lifestyle.


For a glimpse of what The Network does, check out these photos from a recent event and this video clip from Fall '13 The Network Kickoff!

 

Would you like to receive more information on the Network?  Drop by the Office of New Student Connections in the Marshall Student Center (Room 3200)!


 


Why Join a Network?

 

 

  • The Network allows new students to develop an immediate connection with other students who share a similar interest, passion, or hobby.
  • The Network makes a large university like USF feel like a smaller community in a student’s first semester.
  • You will have conversations and learn skills that will help you successfully adjust to college life at USF.
  • The Network will provide new students with the opportunity to get involved with a variety of campus activities, clubs, and organizations.
  • The Network will provide you the opportunity to make a connection with a successful upper-class student who can serve as a guide, mentor, or coach in your first semester.

 

 

How do I register?

 

Missed EMERGE: The Network Kickoff but still want to register for The Network?  You still can!  Stop by New Student Connections (Marshall Student Center, Room 3200) between 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday to fill out your registration forms and officially register for a Network!  For questions or concerns, please contact Lauren Gress, Coordinator of New Student Connections, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

 

Fall 2015 Networks

 

Community Service Network

Network Leader: Karina Alfaro ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The Community Service Network is focused on helping others while also enjoying time together! Participate in community service projects at USF, find local organizations that interest you, and have fun! This is for any student interested in getting involved through local and campus community service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crafting Network

Network Leader: Olivia Andrade ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
The Crafting Network provides an opportunity for students to come together to create artistic crafting projects. Channel those Pinterest crafting ideas into this creative outlet! Students will decorate and create unique projects, learn about student organizations with similar passions, and connect with other fellow crafting enthusiasts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Interest Network

Network Leader: Oluwatobi Haastrup ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The International Interests Network seeks to get new students involved by emerging them in new cultures and learning about a global society – exploring and experiencing diverse organizations, events, locations, and people. Appreciate diversity in the world and meet new people with similar interests!

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Network

Network Leader: Jeremy Lomax ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The Leadership Network connects students with other individuals who are also interested in being the innovative leaders of tomorrow, and gaining the knowledge to make their USF experience un-BULL-ievable! Discover what opportunities are available at USF through involvement, leadership workshops, service, and scholarship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movies and Film Network

Network Leader: Paul Jean-Louis ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
The Movies & Film Network is for anyone passionate about the art of film. Students will attend Movies on the Lawn, check-out movie showings at local theaters, and actually film a movie together! Lights! Camera! Action!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Adventure Network

Network Leader: Khadija Zanna ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The Outdoor Adventure Network is for anyone that loves being outside and exploring the world.  This Network will engage students in outdoor physical and nature experiences around USF so come on out and enjoy the outdoors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Network

Network Leader: Tiana Aument ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
The Sports Network is focused on exploring all the ways to watch and play sports at USF.  This Network will attend USF football and soccer games, participate and watch intramural sports, and discuss anything and everything sports!

 

 

 

 

Touring Tampa Network

Network Leader: Dalia Elmelige ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The Touring Tampa Network is designed to create opportunities for new students to explore Tampa Bay and all it has to offer! Students will travel to local attractions such as Busch Gardens, MOSI, or Downtown Tampa. Additionally, they’ll explore different areas of campus such as Riverfront Park or the Botanical Gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Gaming Network

Network Leader: A.J. Birch ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The Video Gaming Network is focused on providing opportunities for new students to connect through gaming! New students will meet weekly to play video, computer, and board games together as well as learn about different involvement opportunities with similar interests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workout and Wellness Network

Network Leader: Dominique Williams ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

This Network is for anyone passionate about working out and personal wellness.  The Network will make regular visits to the USF Recreation Center and Wellness Center so students can stay healthy and energized their first fifty days on campus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?

 

Check out our FAQ for answers to common questions. For all other questions that cannot be answered online, please feel free to contact Lauren Gress, Coordinator in New Student Connections at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or via telephone at 813-974-2896.