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Fall 2014 Week of Welcome: Thursday, August 21 - Saturday, August 30

Welcome to USF, Class of 2018!

Do you want to be familiar with USF traditions, involvement opportunities, and the campus before classes start? Do you want to meet new friends and make lasting connections? Do you want to learn about resources to help you succeed? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then get ready… for USF Week of Welcome! Week of Welcome starts the first day of move in, in the fall semester, and continues through the first week of classes. Get ready for an experience like you have never had before! Live the tradition, join the stampede!

What is Week of Welcome?


Week of Welcome (WOW) is a campus-wide celebration that takes place each fall and spring semester. It's the perfect time for students to experience some of the traditions and organizations that USF has to offer. Students who are looking to get engaged and ready for the new school year should definitely not miss WOW! Students can use their WOW brochure as a specialized guide to the beginning of the semester. WOW brochures are available in the NSC office, at the Information Desk in the Marshall Student Center, on NSC's Facebook page, or online!

New Student Connections Signature Programs During WOW:

Week of Welcome hosts a schedule of signature coordinated programs and events that enhance the start of students' USF adventure! During this time, students can participate in USF traditions, shared experiences, and different support services as they transition into college. These are programs geared to help new students find their place on campus, make friends, and start school on the right foot!

Click here for a highlight of signature WOW events that every USF Bull should be a part of and check out our WOW pictures and videos!



The WOW Brochure: A Guide to the Events


The Fall 2014 brochure can be accessed here.

Brochure Archives



Hosting a Week of Welcome Event


Want to host an event for Fall 2014?  Follow the three steps outlined in the Fall 2014 Event Submissions Process.


Have you started to think about activities, events, and any other special promotions that you would like to offer during USF’s fall or spring Week of Welcome? This program is an opportunity for your department, office, or student organization to introduce you to all USF students and gives your staff or members an opportunity to interact with our new first-year and transfer students. In this section, you will find a checklist to guide you through the event sponsor process

Tips for Planning Your Event Could Be Found Here!

Checklist: Click here for key dates and the process for submitting your event for the WOW brochure

Space Reservation Processes

o Marshall Student Center

o Campus Recreation

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Forms and Procedures

o Campus Event Form

o Food & Fire Safety Manual

o Student Organization Waivers: recommended if your event will have physical activity.

o Catering & Food Service

Marketing Your Event: The majority of the marketing tools are free to submit for widespread distribution in which your message will reach thousands of students! Although there is much more, the Note-a-Bull Newsletter and Marshall Student Center full color LCD screens are two instrumental marketing methods that are available to participating groups. For additional marketing tools and how to submit your information for distribution, Click here!

Creating Your Event: USF is committed to accessibility. For guides on accessibility see the accommodations policy document. Student with Disabilities Services (813-974-4309)

Sponsoring Week of Welcome and New Student Connections

One of the easiest ways to get your company name publicized during USF’s Week of Welcome is to donate items to be given away via our “prize patrol," or by submitting a monetary donation. To learn more about sponsorship levels and qualifications, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 813-974-2896.



Event Changes or Cancellations


To find out the policies and procedures in regards to event changes or cancellations, please click here!