About USF

A Preeminent Research University and AAU member with campuses across the Tampa Bay region, the University of ͵Ƶ is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success.

History and Traditions


Founded in 1956, the University of ͵Ƶ is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success, with three campuses across the Tampa Bay region. Read about the major milestones in this vibrant university's history.


From the Rocky the Bull to Homecoming to the ͵ƵWeek, read about the traditions and celebrations that have become part of the culture at the University of ͵Ƶ.