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DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg embraces USF’s commitment to total student development – curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular. Accordingly, the Division of Student Affairs is committed to the promotion of the balanced pursuit of students’ intellectual, physical, personal, social, cultural, moral, and leadership development. Student Affairs designs and implements services and programs that challenge, support, and encourage student growth, empowerment, and success. The Division’s programs provide opportunities for students to appreciate cultural differences, and enhance the quality and spirit of campus and community life.

USF St. Petersburg’s Division of Student Affairs offers a comprehensive set of services and developmental programs that meet or exceed professional standards and are both necessary and sufficient to achieve separate accreditation. This array of services and programs will be determined by best practice and student needs assessment, and will be improved continually through outcomes assessments.

Students who attend the University of South Florida St. Petersburg are subject to University policies in addition to guidelines established by the Florida Board of Education (Section 6-C, Administrative Code of Florida), the University Board of Trustees, and the USF St. Petersburg’s Campus Board. USF St. Petersburg’s Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, as well as other University officials, is charged with interpreting policies of the respective Boards to students, their families, and others in the University Community.

Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of the Student Affairs Administration Office (BAY 111), and the Departments of Student Services, Student Development, and Student Life.

Student Affairs staff provide prospective and new students assistance in obtaining information about the University before and after they arrive on campus. The staff also offers services to students to help them cope more effectively with the many challenges of college life that can effect students’ academic work: new student orientation, financial aid, health education, individual and or group counseling, alcohol drug education, career planning, placement, procedures for addressing grievances and resolving problems, standards for student conduct, due process in the event of disciplinary action, and advice and or assistance in time of difficulty.

A variety of programs and services provide students with an opportunity for growth and development outside the classroom: student activities and leadership development, the Bishop Program for Ethical Leadership Studies, student government, student organizations, student publications, intramural and recreation sports, and events of special interest.

Student Affairs Diversity Statement

The Division will develop a system that will create a learning community where each individual’s primary identity as a person has worth and value. Individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, religious and social backgrounds will willingly interact frequently displaying attitudes and behaviors of respect, shared purpose, commitment to common welfare, mutual cooperation and support. In this community all persons will be judged on the content of their character and all individuals will have a voice.


Student Services

Location/phone: BAY 111 (727) 553-4162
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Student Advocacy

The purpose of student advocacy is to provide information and answer questions about the University and its policies. Advising is provided to students about their rights and responsibilities. Assistance is provided in navigating through issues that arise, such as reinstatement for non-payment of fees, and referrals to other helpful offices.

Standards and Student Judicial Procedures

Standards of Conduct

Just as the University maintains high standards of academic performance, the members of the University community support high standards of individual conduct and human relations. Responsibility for one’s own conduct and respect for the rights of others are essential conditions for the academic and personal freedom within the University community. The Student Code of Conduct sets forth a foundation of values that represent a standard of expected behavior both inside and outside the classroom. The University reserves the right to deny admission or refuse enrollment to students whose actions are contrary to the purposes of the University or impair the welfare or freedom of other members of the University community.

Judicial Procedures

Student judicial procedures are followed when a student fails to exercise his/her responsibility in an acceptable manner or commits an offense as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct found at the University web site http://www.stpt.usf.edu. The University disciplinary procedures afford students the opportunity to participate in discussions of the matter and to present information in one’s own behalf, to seek counsel in one’s own best interest, and the right of appeal. The University Judicial procedures are described on the University web site.

For Academic Grievances: students should follow the academic grievance procedure which may be obtained from the appropriate Academic College Dean.

For Non-Academic Grievances: In order to assure students the right to redress of grievances, the Student Affairs Administration Office is responsible for a grievance procedure involving non-academic matters. Any student may file a question, complaint, or statement of grievance in the Student Affairs Administration Office, in person or in writing. A course of action or other answer will be given by the Director of Student Services, as soon as possible.

Student Disability Services

Location/phone: BAY 111, Voice: (727) 553-4162
Florida Relay System for Hearing Impaired Dial 711
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Web address:
http://www1.stpt.usf.edu/saffairs/sds.html

The University recognizes and values students with disabilities. The faculty and administration strive to insure that students with disabilities participate in all aspects of university life. Academic accommodations are arranged through the Office of Student Disability Services.

The Office of Student Disability Services, located in BAY 111, (727) 553-4162, is responsible for determining eligibility of students for disability status and facilitating services and accommodations for those who qualify. Accommodations that are developed in collaboration with students and faculty, include, but are not limited to, extended time on examinations, alternate formats for printed materials, and the services of sign language interpreters.

Each student is responsible for self-identifying and applying for accommodations and services at this office. There are two essential elements to receiving accommodations and services. First, the student must identify herself/himself as a person with a disability and register with the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS). Second, the student is responsible for providing documentation of the disability to SDS, and it typically takes five working days for SDS to review the application.

If the documentation is adequate, the student will be approved for accommodations. The student will be given guidelines for accessing services and a memorandum of each professor for that semester. Each semester, a memorandum of accommodation will be prepared for each professor.

The cooperation of faculty in the implementation of accommodations is an essential feature of the institutional compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Examination accommodations, the most frequently needed accommodations, are the responsibility of the faculty. This office provides accommodated examinations if the faculty are unable to do so. Faculty members will be provided guidelines for accessing exam accommodations for their students. Faculty questions, concerns, and comments are welcome by SDS.

Off-Campus Housing

Location/phone: BAY 111, (727) 553-4162
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Student Affairs Administration Office maintains a list of off-campus apartments, homes, and other rental properties available to the public. Notices of available rentals are posted on various campus bulletin boards.

Student Housing

Location/phone: BAY 111, (727) 553-4162.
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Although on-campus housing does not exist at this time, a comprehensive residence life/student life study completed in the spring of 2002 made specific recommendations which are in various stages of implementation. It is anticipated that student housing, to accommodate a limited number of students, will become available in the near future. When such housing is realized, a residence life program will be developed emphasizing student learning and development and one which promotes a safe, secure, and healthy living-learning environment where individual differences are appreciated and respected.

Volunteer Services

Location/phone: BAY 111, (727) 553-4162
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The University believes that an important ingredient in student learning is engaging in community service either as volunteers or as academic service-learners. The Volunteer Service program in Student Affairs, Bay 111, provides referrals to over 60 community agencies and projects, organizes several projects throughout the year, and plans two Volunteer Fairs each year for showcasing various opportunities. Service-learning projects are linked to academic courses and this office provides resources for classes requiring fieldwork as well as site agreements to formalize partnerships with the community agency.


Student Development

Counseling & Career Center

Location/phone: DAV 115, (727) 553-4129
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:oo p.m., Tuesday (during Fall and Spring semesters) 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Web address:
http://www1.stpt.usf.edu/ccc/

The Counseling & Career Center supports the holistic development of students, enabling them to maintain psychological and physical health, to complete their academic programs successfully, to participate in the campus community, to achieve career goals, and to thrive personally and professionally upon graduation. To this end, the Center provides a comprehensive array of professional counseling and related services, consultation and community intervention efforts that improve the quality of campus life. All services preserve the confidentiality of students. For more information about any of the following services, call 727-553-1129 or stop by DAV 115.

Personal Counseling Services

The Center provides short-term individual, couples, and group counseling to enhance students’ personal development. Professional counselors are available to assist students develop a clear sense of identity, established autonomy, discover strengths and potential, and become a more insightful, self directed person. Counseling services assist students resolve a variety of problems such as stress, improving self-esteem, overcoming anxiety or depression, improving relationships, coping with loss, dealing with problem behaviors, resolving personal crises and dealing with one’s own or others’ substance abuse or dependency. If the Center does not offer the services a student needs, or if longer-term care is required, the student will be referred to other appropriate community or campus services.

Crisis Counseling Services

Although appointments for counseling are encouraged, counselors are available on a walk-in or emergency basis for individuals whose concerns require immediate attention.

Group Counseling and Workshops

The Center presents workshops and counseling groups to help students achieve personal, social, career and educational goals. A brochure listing the workshops and groups is available at the beginning of each semester.

Victims’ Advocacy Service

This service is available to assist all USF students or employees who are victims of actual or threatened violence, including but not limited to battery, assault, sexual battery (date, acquaintance or stranger rape), attempted sexual battery, stalking, or sexual harassment. The victim advocate provides information, support and guidance including short-term crisis intervention, assistance through the campus judicial process, referral to community-based victim assistance programs, help in resolving academic problems resulting from victimization, and referral for necessary counseling, medical, legal and social service assistance.

Advocates are available during regular office hours to provide crisis intervention, options, assistance and referrals. Police reports are not necessary to receive services from an advocate, and services are free and confidential.

Important numbers:
St. Petersburg Police Emergency 911
USF St. Petersburg Public Safety (727) 553-4140
USF St. Petersburg Victim Advocate (727) 553-4129
Pinellas County Rape Crisis Line (727) 530-7233
Domestic Violence Crisis Line  
   South County: CASA (727) 898-3671
   North County, The Haven (727) 442-4128
Emergency Mental Health (727) 791-3131

Learning Skills Services

The Center offers individual consultation and workshops to assist students in becoming more effective and efficient learners. Counselors help students with learning related concerns including time management, study skills, note-taking, reading comprehension, testing skills, and reducing test anxiety. Students may also use the Center to access preparation material for improving performance on graduate school admissions exams such as the GRE and the GMAT.

Career Development Services

The Center offers a full range of services for students with planning and achieving career goals and with making the transition from college to professional employment.

Career Counseling

Individual counseling and workshops help students make sound career, life planning, and employment decisions. Counselors help students to choose a major, to develop career goals, and to refine and implement job search plans. To assist students with these decisions, the Center offers vocational assessment inventories for exploring interests, values and other characteristics relevant to career choice. In addition, the computerized career information and guidance program SIGI PLUS is available to assist students in the process of self-assessment and career exploration. Counselors also assist students with resume/cover letter preparation and critiques, interview skills, and job search strategies.

Career Resource Library

A Career Resource Library contains current occupational information, and a computer lab is available to access career and employer information on the Internet.

eRecruiting

eRecruiting is a web-based program that allows students to view job listings for full time professional employment vacancies as well as part-time jobs, internships and cooperative education opportunities. Students may also use this program to register their resume and make it available for referral to employers.

Part-time Student Employment

On- and off-campus part-time employment provides students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, develop employability skills and earn money. Part-time jobs and temporary employment listings are maintained in the Center.

Experiential Education Programs

There are two types of experiential, practical learning experiences available to students. Both types are intended to give students hands-on experience in a work setting, assist them in obtaining practical experience, and assist them in determining a future career.

Cooperative Education: “Co-op” is a structured, supervised program that integrates practical, paid work experience with a student’s academic program. Two types of Co-op plan are available. The Alternating Plan allows students to alternate full-time semesters of work with full-time semesters of study. The Parallel Plan allows students to take classes and work simultaneously.

Internships: Internships are credited or non-credited learning experiences that give students an opportunity to implement and enhance academic learning at an on-campus or off-campus site. Internships are typically one semester long and are supervised by the internship site supervisor.

On-Campus Recruiting

Each semester, employers visit campus to interview students for full-time professional employment, part-time employment and internships. Students may sign up for interviews at the Center office or online through eRecruiting.

Career Expo

Held in January of each year, Career Expo is a campus and community-wide event that brings together employers, students and the community. This event provides an opportunity for students and employers to network and discuss employment opportunities.


Health and Wellness Services

The Senior Health Educator provides individual consultation and information concerning a wide range of lifestyle issues including fitness and exercise, general health, nutrition, stress management, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted illnesses, contraception, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, and prevention of date or acquaintance rape. Information on safer sex and free condoms are available in the Center. Health and wellness information brochures are available to students in the Davis Hall Student Lounge, the Bayboro Café, and the Fitness Center. The Health Educator coordinates and promotes Wellness programs on campus in cooperation with the Campus Fitness Center.

Immunization Clinics

To help students comply with state university regulations concerning measles and rubella vaccinations, immunization clinics are held every semester. The vaccination fee is $35.

Student Health Services

There is currently no student health facility located at USF St. Petersburg. USF St. Petersburg students can receive medical services at the Student Health Service (SHS) at USF Tampa by paying a $75 student health fee each semester. The Student Health Service (SHS) is located east of the USF Bookstore and north of the Student Services Building. For more information about services, call (813) 974-2331 or consult the SHS web site at www.shsweb.shs.usf.edu.

The Health Fee entitles students to:

Health Insurance: Health insurance is available for all students. The Student Insurance Office (974-5407) with the assistance of the Insurance Committee has contracted with a reliable insurance company to provide students with an affordable student health insurance plan for sickness and accidental injury tailored to the particular needs of college students. Health insurance can be purchased on an annual or semester basis and is available for the spouse and children of registered students. The SIO assists students in understanding the available health insurance plans and encourages all registered students who do not have health insurance to visit the office at USF Tampa. The SIO is located just west of the Student Health Service in the lower level of the Bookstore building (next to textbook buyback).

At USF St. Petersburg, applications for Student Health Insurance may be obtained at the Student Affairs Administration (BAY 111) Student Life (CAC 124) offices and the Counseling and Career Center (DAV 112).

Mandatory Medical Requirements for Registration

  1. Medical History Form (required for all students, regardless of age)
    According to Florida Administrative Code Rule 6C-6.001(4) “Each student accepted for admission shall, prior to registration, submit on a form, provided by the institution, a medical history signed by the student.” New admits will be provided a Medical History/Immunization Form with their admissions letter. In order to register, this form must be completed, signed, and returned to:

    Student Health Services
    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, SHS 100
    Tampa, FL 33620-6750
    Immunization Fax: (813) 974-5888
    Telephone: (813) 974-4056

  2. SUS Immunization Policy
    As a prerequisite to matriculation or registration, the State University System of Florida requires all students born after 1956 to present documented proof of immunity to RUBEOLA (measles) and RUBELLA (German measles). The documented date of immunization for both measles and rubella should indicate the day, month, and year. However, only month and year will suffice if the month and year indicate that the immunization was given at least 13 months after the month of birth. Exceptions to this policy may be granted in the event of valid medical contraindications, or for religious reasons.

    Consistent with Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services guidelines, acceptable proof of immunity for Rubeola (measles) and Rubella (German Measles) are as follows:

    1. RUBEOLA (MEASLES): Students can be considered immune to measles only if they have documentation of at least one of the following:
      1. Documentation of immunization with two (2) doses of live measles virus on or after the first birthday.

        Note: Persons vaccinated with killed or an unknown vaccine prior to 1968 must be revaccinated. Persons born before 1957 may be considered to have had a natural infection and, therefore, do not need measles vaccine.

      2. Laboratory serologic [IgG] evidence of measles immunity.
      3. A written, dated statement signed by a physician on his or her stationery, that specifies the date seen, and states that the person has had an illness characterized by a generalized rash lasting three (3) or more days, a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, a cough, and conjunctivitis, and, in the physician’s opinion, is diagnosed to have had the 10 day measles.

    2. RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES): Students are considered immune to Rubella only if they have documentation of immunization with live rubella virus vaccine on or after the first birthday or Laboratory (serologic) [IgG] evidence of rubella immunity.

      If the student has no documentation of any doses of measles vaccine, vaccine should be given at the time of entry and the second dose no less than twenty-eight (28) days later. It is recommended that both doses of measles vaccine be given as a combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Vaccinations and blood titers are available at the Student Health Service.

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEMALES SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE VACCINATED IF THERE IS ANY POSSIBILITY OF PREGNANCY.

    Temporary Medical exemptions must be submitted by the attending physician and must include reason for exemption and duration of exemption.

    • For religious exemption applications, contact the Student Health Service.
    • For off-campus term exemptions, contact the Registrar’s Office at 974-2000.

    Records will be kept in electronic (computer) form. Hard Copy proof submitted by students will not be available for return.

SUS Health Insurance Requirement for International Students

The State University System of Florida requires that all international students have medical insurance in order to register for classes at USF.


STUDENT LIFE

Student Life Office

Location/Phone Campus Activities Center (CAC), (727) 553-4596 Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Student Life Department at USF St. Petersburg offers an assortment of educational, recreational, and cultural programs for the campus community. It coordinates the facilities, services, and programs designed to meet the campus out-of-classroom needs. The Department also services as the administrative liaison to student clubs and organizations. The Department consists of the Fitness Center, Recreation and Intramurals, Student Activities, and the Waterfront.

Honor Societies

Honor Societies recognize outstanding students for their scholastic or service achievements. Membership in honor organizations is usually by invitation.

Leadership Development

A variety of leadership opportunities are available to students through involvement with student government, student organizations and on campus employment. Formal leadership development programs are offered through academic courses, conferences, retreats, and workshops. The Bishop Program for Ethical Leadership Studies works closely with the variety of leadership programs to enhance moral development and understanding the practice of leadership.

Student Organizations

Student organizations of all types are present at USF St. Petersburg. There are a variety of opportunities for involvement and new groups are added every semester based on student interest, so if students have an interest that is not represented a new club can be created to do so.

The following organizations are currently recognized at USF St. Petersburg as of this publication date: Anthropology Club, Bayboro Sailing Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Women’s Collective, Criminology Club, Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, Harborside Productions (student activities board), Management Information Systems, Marine Science Advisory Committee , One World: International Students Association, Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association, Student Business Organization, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Student Education Association and Student Government.

Student Publications

Location/Phone CAC128A, (727) 553-3113

The student newspaper for USF St. Petersburg, The Crow’s Nest, is a 5-column tabloid published bi-weekly. The newspaper provides experience for those students interested in print journalism.

Xtra Ed. Program

These are non-credit courses offered in a variety of areas including fitness, lifeguard training, martial arts, sailing, etc. The program is designed to offer the campus community an opportunity for courses that develop special interests and expand experience.

Campus Activities Center (CAC)

Phone: (727) 553-4596
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Holiday and semester break hours vary.)

This is a multipurpose facility designed to accommodate a variety of recreational, cultural and educational events. The building features a gymnasium that doubles as an auditorium, fitness center, locker rooms, racquetball court, meeting rooms, and kitchen. The information desk, located in the main lobby, serves as an information center for campus. Offices located in the CAC include: Crow’s Nest (student newspaper), Harborside Productions (student activities board), New Student Orientation, Student Government, and student organization workspace. Services within the CAC include: athletic and recreation equipment use, copy services, facility reservations, faxing services, information distribution, laminating services, student football tickets, typewriter use, and vending machine refunds.

Campus Fitness Center

Location/Phone CAC, (727) 553-4589
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Holiday and semester break hours vary.)

The mission of the Campus Fitness Center is to enhance the educational experience by promoting the pursuit of high quality physical, social and personal well-being through comprehensive fitness and wellness programs. These programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of the USF community, and bring an awareness of realistic self-appraisal and expectations. This exercise facility has various Nautilus machines, a cross-trainer, lifesteps, lifecycles, treadmills, and free weights. Services offered include fitness assessments, the diet-balancer, aerobics, and other fitness classes.

New Student Orientation

Location/Phone CAC 137, (727) 553-4181
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation provides an introduction to both academic and student life aspects of USF St. Petersburg. To facilitate a smooth transition of students into the academic environment of the University, New Student Orientation provides opportunities for entering students to develop realistic academic and personal goals, to locate student support programs and resources, and to meet staff and continuing students. New Student Orientation is required for all new students and former students who were readmitted to the University.

Recreation and Intramurals

Location/Phone CAC & Waterfront (727) 553-4596 or 553-4597
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Currently, intramural sports occur with pick up play on the recreation field and in the CAC. The Student Activities Office is working to increase participation and organize intramural play.

Recreational equipment is available for check-out at the Waterfront Office.

Swimming Pool

Location/Phone COQ 108, (727) 553-4597
Hours: Sunday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Holiday and semester break hours vary. Hours change with daylight savings time.)

The campus pool is open year round and heated at 81 degrees in the winter. A lifeguard is always on duty during the hours that the pool is open. The 100’ x 40’ pool has a diving board and swimming lanes, and open water sections are available. A volleyball net is in the shallow end.

Waterfront

Location/Phone COQ 108, (727) 553-4597
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Holiday and semester break hours vary.)

The Waterfront Office strives to offer students and other members of the campus community opportunities to enjoy the water surrounding the campus and the swimming pool. In addition to sailboats, canoes, kayaks, recreation equipment and camping gear are also available for use at the Waterfront. Please note: To use the boats, you must complete a one-time sailing/swim test and facility introduction.


OTHER CAMPUS SERVICES

Intercollegiate Athletics

USF St. Petersburg students may participate in intercollegiate sports both as spectators and as direct participants. Admission to all athletic events is free of charge upon presentation of the USF Card. (Student Identification.)

USF St. Petersburg hosts women’s sailing; all other athletic teams are based in Tampa. USF fields 18 intercollegiate sports for men and women, all at the NCAA Division I level. In men’s competition, USF has baseball, basketball, football, soccer, cross country, outdoor track, golf and tennis. On the women’s side are basketball, softball, tennis, golf, cross country, indoor and outdoor track, sailing, soccer and volleyball.

USF became a charter member of ConferenceUSA in 1995.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Location/Phone: BAY 111, (727) 553-4162
Hours: The last Thursday of each month (may change each semester) from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The University welcomes qualified students from other countries to the campus community. This international exchange leads to the enrichment of life, intellectual development, research and understanding, and exposes students, faculty and staff to cultural and national differences in outlook, experience, and ideas.

USF St. Petersburg Student Affairs Administration Office hosts an ISSS advisor once a month. The ISSS advisor is experienced in cross-cultural counseling and is able to advise students concerning immigration, adjustment to life in the United States and at the University.

USF Tampa

Location/Phone CPR 245, (813) 974-5102
Email
daustell@iac.usf.edu

University Bookstores

The on-campus bookstore is operated by the Barnes and Nobles. The primary function of the university bookstores is to extend services to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors of the university.

VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted at all stores.

USF St. Petersburg Bookstore

Location/Phone: Coquina Hall (COQ 101) at USF St. Petersburg, (727) 553-4172
Usual Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The bookstore offers textbooks and course-required supplies for USF St. Petersburg classes and a wide variety of merchandise including a large selection of writing implements, folders, binders, paper and other class supplies; college clothing, imprinted souvenirs and gift items, candy, snacks, sodas, medicine and Hallmark greeting cards. Popular computer software applications also are available at greatly reduced educational pricing (to USF students, faculty and staff members only).

Personnel are available to assist customers in finding and/or ordering course texts and general books. The USF St. Petersburg bookstore offers a buyback program during the week of final exams at the end of each semester, providing a source for cashing in used textbooks.

Regalia for graduation can be purchased at the bookstore prior to each commencement ceremony. Class ring sale representatives come on campus at various times throughout the year.

Campus Dining Services

Bayboro Café
Location/Phone: Coquina Hall 102, (727) 897-9190

The Bayboro Cafe in Coquina Hall offers everything from a quick snack on the run to breakfast, hot meals, soup and sandwiches, munchies, fresh fruit, build-your-own salads and hot and cold beverages. In addition to the regular menu, the Bayboro Cafe features daily specials, vegetarian dishes and special holiday meals.

A list of contractual caterers is available for on-campus events. For more information contact Student Life (CAC) or the Student Affairs Administration Office (BAY 111).

USF I.D. Card

Location/Phone: Nelson Poynter Library (POY 221)

The USFCard is the official I.D. card of the University of South Florida. University policies require that all student, faculty, and staff members carry the USFCard while on campus. Students may be denied services if they do not have an ID card. The USFCard may also be used to make purchases from on-campus copiers, snack and vending machines equipped with card readers. Value can be added to the vend stripe at Cash-to-card machines located around campus and at most coin/card copiers in the Library. This eliminates the need to carry coins and even saves money. If a student has an account with the USF Federal Credit Union, the USFCard can be used as an ATM card. The USFCard can also serve as a campus-MCI calling card. For additional information: http://www.auxsvc.usf.edu/usfcard/index.htm


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