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New baseball club kicks off season at Al Lang Stadium

Tyler Thomas (left) and David Stern.

Tyler Thomas (left) and David Stern.

USF St. Petersburg’s new student baseball club kicks off its exhibition season against USF Tampa at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Mayor Rick Kriseman will throw out the first pitch in what is being dubbed the “Battle of the Bay.” It is free and open to the public. “We are very … Continue reading

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RNC prompts cancellation of Freshmen Convocation, other changes

Tropicana Field at night

Tropicana Field at night

Restrictions put in place for the Republican National Convention will have an impact on USF St. Petersburg, prompting the following changes. * Freshmen Convocation is canceled. * Residential students will move in on a single day, Saturday, Aug. 25. * Watercraft at the USFSP Waterfront will not be available all day on Sunday, Aug. 26. The changes have been made … Continue reading

A summer rite of passage for incoming students

Students and parents walk to residence hall

Students and parents walk to residence hall

At first glance it looks like students are being dropped off by their parents for a great big slumber party somewhere on campus. But it’s far more than that. Dozens of students and their parents arrived on campus early Thursday morning in preparation for a two-day orientation session, an annual rite of passage at USF St. Petersburg. Students and parents … Continue reading