New Student Connections
Connecting students to the USF community
Interested in attending CampU 2014?
Fill out our Pre-Registration Interest Survey here
Are you considering registering for CampU and have questions?
Check out the CampU 2014 Frequently Asked Questions here.
What is CampU?
CampU is a 3-day, 2-night, off-campus experience for first-year students. During CampU, students will build strong bonds with peers, learn USF traditions, and explore personal strengths. Join NSC for an adventure of a lifetime and discover what it means to be part of the Bull family! New Bulls LOVED CampU 2013 -- click here to see what they had to say about experiencing this USF tradition!
Students can be part of an elite group of first-year students who experience the tradition by registering for CampU beginning May 1, 2014. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited space is available, so students should not delay!
In addition, until registration opens, please fill out our Pre Registration Survey here to receive updated information on CampU up until registration opening May 1, 2014.
What will I do at CampU?
CampU is filled with fun, interactive activities to help students connect with other new Bulls. Students will be assigned to a small team that will be led by a current USF student.
A sample of CampU activities can be found here.
How much does CampU cost?
$150 covers a student's registration fee 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. Please note that this a non-refundable fee. Click here for a list of what the registration fee includes.
We hope that everyone who wants to attend CampU is able to. If you would like to attend, but find the cost prohibitive, please consider applying for financial assistance. Through the generosity of alumni, the USF Alumni Association has a limited number of financial assistance opportunities available to students attending CampU. For more information on how to apply, please visit the USF Alumni Association website.
How do I sign up?
Registration officially begins May 1, 2014, and will be online here at our website. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited space is available, so students should not delay!
*Students attending First Year International Student Orientation on August 18-19, 2014 will be unable to attend CampU.
**Students who are interested in participating in Bull Haul with Housing and Residential Education are encouraged to apply! Any student who is registered for CampU 2014 will be guaranteed a spot as a member of the Bull Haul 2014 team. Please click here for more information regarding the Bull Haul registration process.
Signed up for CampU? Follow these 6 next steps:
Thank you for registering for CampU! We are excited to help you start your journey as a Bull and member of the USF family. CampU will be here before you know it! To prepare for the experience, we have oulined 6 steps you should take to complete your registration for CampU:
STEP ONE - Like Our Facebook Page!
‘Like’ the New Student Connections Facebook page so you can stay up-to-date on announcements, university events, and important information for first-year students like you! Check it out here: USF New Student Connections Facebook Page
STEP TWO - Complete & Sign the CampU 2014 Waiver Forms
STEP THREE - Complete the StrengthsQuest Inventory
StrengthsQuest is an online assessment designed to help individuals achieve success in academics, career, and life. StrengthsQuest gives people the opportunity to develop strengths by building on their greatest talents – the way in which they most naturally think, feel and behave as unique individuals. Each CampU participant is asked to take the StrengthsQuest inventory by Thursday, July 31 at the latest. The inventory takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and here are the CampU 2014 StrengthsQuest Instructions.
Note: each participant needs a personalized access code to take the inventory; you will receive this in your confirmation email from New Student Connections once you register for the program.
STEP FOUR - Plan Your Arrival
STEP FIVE - RSVP for the CampU Family Welcome
CampU is a unique experience designed specifically for USF first-year students. While family and friends are not able to come to camp with their student, we would like to invite family and friends to the CampU Family Welcome Reception on Saturday, August 17 from 1:15 – 1:45pm in the USF Alumni Center. This is a chance for family and friends to say goodbye to their students before they leave for CampU. Please RSVP by Thursday, July 31 and let us know how many family members/guests plan to attend the Welcome by completing this RSVP Survey.
STEP SIX - Explore Other New Student Connection Programs
New Student Connections is here to help first-year students get connected on campus and to have a successful transition to USF. CampU is one of four signature programs offered by the office. See the New Student Connections Program Brochure which outlines ALL of the programs provided for first-year students by New Student Connections! Also, take a look at our website for more information on the office.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for all frequently asked questions.
CampU is a partnership between New Student Connections, the Alumni Association, and the USF Foundation.