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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!


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.


Fall 2014


Fall 2014 Networks will be announced at the end of April 2014 and registration will open in May 2014. Stay tuned!



Check out our FAQ for answers to common questions. For all other questions that cannot be answered online, please feel free to contact Jordan King, Assistant Director 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