New Student Connections
Connecting students to the USF community
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 the adventure of a lifetime and discover what it means to be part of the Bull family!
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited space is available, so students should not delay!
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 Spirit Team that will be led by a current USF student. A sample of CampU activities can be found here.
How much does CampU cost?
The $150 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. 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 the USF community, there are a limited number of financial assistance opportunities available to students who wish to attend CampU. For more information on how to apply, please visit the USF Alumni Association website.
How Do I Sign Up?!
Registration for CampU 2015 will open in late Spring of 2015.
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 outlined 6 steps you should take to complete your registration for CampU:
STEP 1: 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 2: Complete & Sign the CampU 2014 Waiver Forms
STEP 3: 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 4: Plan Your Arrival
STEP 5: RSVP for the CampU 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 Welcome 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 and let us know how many family members/guests plan to attend the Welcome by completing this RSVP Survey.
STEP 6: 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 about our office.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for all frequently asked questions.
CampU is a partnership between New Student Connections, the USF Alumni Association, the USF Foundation, and Student Government.