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Experience the Tradition!

Camp Who? CampU!

CampU is a 3-day, 2-night off-campus experience that will prepare you for your first-year at the University of South Florida! During CampU, you will have the opportunity to build new friendships with other first-year students, learn all about USF history and traditions, explore your personal strengths, and discover ways to get involved on campus. Join New Student Connections for the adventure of a lifetime,

and discover what it means to be a part of the Bull family!




Why should I attend CampU?


CampU is filled with fun, interactive, and social activities

rooted in the 4 pillars of the program:

Friendship, Tradition, Identity, Purpose

The purpose of CampU is to provide you with the opportunity to establish meaningful friendships, discover USF history and traditions, explore personal strengths,

and develop a sense of purpose.


CampU will help you to:

  • Make connections with your peers, current USF students, and staff members
  • Gain greater confidence in your ability to excel at USF
  • Enhance your Bull spirit and USF pride
  • Explore your natural talents, skills, and strengths
  • Understand how your strengths will help you succeed in and out of the classroom
  • Discover what it means to be a leader in the USF community
  • Advance your understanding of diversity at USF, and globally

You'll have a blast with activities like the 1956 Olympics, canoeing, and games around the campfire. Students will be assigned to a Spirit Team that will be led by a current USF student. A sample of CampU activities can be found here.


New Bulls LOVED CampU 2014 -- click here to see what they had to say about experiencing this USF tradition, and check out our CampU videos and photos.



How much does CampU cost?


Registration Fee:

The $150 non-refundable registration fee covers a student's cost for the entire CampU experience. To ensure we can offer the lowest price possible, we can only accept registration with payment. Students will not be able to reserve a spot until payment is received.


Click here for a list of what the registration fee includes.


Financial Assistance:

Through the generosity of the USF community, there are a limited number of financial assistance opportunities available to students who wish to attend CampU. The priority deadline to apply for financial assistance is Friday, April 17, 2015. Students who receive financial assistance will be notified prior to registration opening on Friday, May 1, 2015.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the USF Alumni Association website,

or contact Tyrone Gray at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (813) 974-1936.

I'm Ready to Go! How Do I Sign Up?!


Registration for CampU 2015 will open on May 1, 2015. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited space is available, so students should not delay!

To receive regular updates leading up to registration,

complete our Pre-Registration Interest Survey here!


I'm Registered for CampU! Now What?



After registration, participants will need to complete and return waiver forms to Nick Cubita at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or fax to (813) 905-9932. No electronic signatures will be accepted. These forms will be posted once registration has opened.

Then, join the CampU Facebook page to start meeting fellow campers right away!



Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the CampU 2014 Frequently Asked Questions here.

If you have additional questions, or cannot find the answer you are looking for, please contact Nick Cubita at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (813) 974-0934.


CampU is a partnership between New Student Connections,

the USF Alumni Association, and Student Government.