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Prospective students can ask us anything and get real answers from a team of current USF students.

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Does Lone Mountain have an indoor bike rack?? (5th floor)

I don’t remember ever seeing an indoor bike rack in the Lone Mountain North Residence Hall—Call Student Housing and Residential Education to find out for sure!

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Is early decision done by a lot of applicants?

This really depends on the year of applicants (and the year you’re comparing it to). In terms of application type, Early Decision applications tend to be the least common across the board for applicants (relative to the number of Early Action and Regular Action applicants, that is).

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I'm from South Africa and hope to go to USF. It seems there's a lot of international activity that takes place but what I'd like to know is wether people are friendly?

That’s actually one of the best things about USF—students come from all across the world. I don’t know how else I would’ve made friends from so many other countries.

In my experience (as a California-native looking from the outside in), people are quite friendly. When I meet a student from another country, I’m actually immediately more interested to know about them and their story. People tend to find international students especially interesting.

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How do people usually arrange the beds in a triple?

At the most basic level, a triple room usually has two of the beds bunked and the third bed on its own. 

The rest depends on the residence hall. For example, the way that Hayes-Healy and Gillson rooms are set up, the beds are almost always perpendicular to the doorway, while in Phelan, the beds are either both parallel to the doorway or one of the two is parallel while the other bed is perpendicular to the doorway. 

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Hello guys! I hope your summer is well! USF is my number 1 school and I have decided to apply early decision!! I wanted to know the average number of ed applicants and the percentage accepted. Also, if applying ed in any sense helps with getting accepted, especially for someone who has a so so gpa but is very dedicated to their major(shows through ec's) and has an above average ACT score

Woah, congrats on knowing what you want so soon!

The number of ED applicants fluctuates so much every year that we can’t really give a definite answer. What I can say is that applying ED to any university demonstrates a huge interest, which is awesome to see in applicants and has the potential to make you a more competitive candidate for admission.

You’ll just have to wait and see!

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Ñ It is the end of summer. Classes have begun USF, which is exciting, but also a time to step back and reflect on my first summer away from home. 
It was a bit difficult to be away from my family and friends during the summer since I am gone most of the year studying in San Francisco. However, this summer was amazing and definitely helped me grow and change as a person in ways that would not have been possible back home. 
This summer I had the experience of living on my own in a new apartment and having to deal with the situations that come with that responsibility, such as paying monthly rent and electricity bills, doing communal chores, and managing housemate issues. I also worked two jobs this summer, one as a University Ambassador for the Undergraduate Admissions Office at USF and the other as a Kids Kamp Counselor for Koret Health and Recreation Center at USF. These two jobs helped me cultivate skills I already had and helped me realize new skills I’ve never used before. 
Another crucial aspect of this summer was being away from my family and creating strong bonds with my housemates this summer. They were there to help ease my homesickness, even though I’m already going into my third year in college. They helped me figure out where to buy the best groceries, how to deal with boy problems, and were part of some of the best memories I made this summer. 
Now, looking back on the best summer I’ve had so far, I’m excited to look forward to this fall semester, especially for the different organizations I’m going to be involved in. I’ll be participating in Student Leadership and Engagement positions such as ASUSF Senate (Students of Color Representative), Latinas Unidas (Vice President), USFCA Exploratory Student Advisory Board, and continuing my job as a University Ambassador. 
My junior year is one I am extremely excited for and cannot wait to begin making even more amazing memories! 
*The picture above is of me and my huddle group during GO Team this summer!*
—Stephanie
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It is the end of summer. Classes have begun USF, which is exciting, but also a time to step back and reflect on my first summer away from home. 

It was a bit difficult to be away from my family and friends during the summer since I am gone most of the year studying in San Francisco. However, this summer was amazing and definitely helped me grow and change as a person in ways that would not have been possible back home. 

This summer I had the experience of living on my own in a new apartment and having to deal with the situations that come with that responsibility, such as paying monthly rent and electricity bills, doing communal chores, and managing housemate issues. I also worked two jobs this summer, one as a University Ambassador for the Undergraduate Admissions Office at USF and the other as a Kids Kamp Counselor for Koret Health and Recreation Center at USF. These two jobs helped me cultivate skills I already had and helped me realize new skills I’ve never used before. 

Another crucial aspect of this summer was being away from my family and creating strong bonds with my housemates this summer. They were there to help ease my homesickness, even though I’m already going into my third year in college. They helped me figure out where to buy the best groceries, how to deal with boy problems, and were part of some of the best memories I made this summer. 

Now, looking back on the best summer I’ve had so far, I’m excited to look forward to this fall semester, especially for the different organizations I’m going to be involved in. I’ll be participating in Student Leadership and Engagement positions such as ASUSF Senate (Students of Color Representative), Latinas Unidas (Vice President), USFCA Exploratory Student Advisory Board, and continuing my job as a University Ambassador. 

My junior year is one I am extremely excited for and cannot wait to begin making even more amazing memories! 

*The picture above is of me and my huddle group during GO Team this summer!*

—Stephanie

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Free Painting Classes!

One thing that USF puts on for first year students are Welcome Weekends. These are events that USF along with Koret Gym organize for new students to familiarize themselves with the wonderful city of San Francisco.

These events are usually free, but if they do charge, it’s really not a lot. I did several Welcome Weekend activities my first year at USF and it was a great way to meet other new students and bond with friends you made over the orientation week. I remember taking a (free) painting class and my new friends and I painted the Bay Bridge. Today, I have that painting hung above my bed and it serves as a reminder of my first few weeks at USF.

I would definitely recommend you to check out the events that are on this year. You can learn more about Welcome Weekends for Fall 2014 here!

—Lih

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one of my roommates in my triple isn't coming to school anymore, but my other roommate who is moved in already said our room is still set up for a triple... Should we expect someone from the wait list to be put in our room or will we end up with a double?

You should be prepared for a third roommate to move in at any time during the academic year. In some cases, a third roommate is never assigned to replace someone who cancelled their housing contract and you’ll end up being two residents in a room set up as a triple.

Also: You should not dismantle any furniture that’s set up for a triple (like the beds) because the spot could be filled at any time.

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I'm moving into Lone Mountain North next week and I was wondering if the dorm has single sex or coed floors? (specifically 4th and 5th floor)

Floors in Lone Mountain North are a mix of single-sex floors and coed floors. Because the floors vary every year, the floor types aren’t set in stone. You’ll have to wait and see, or call Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) for more information.

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