USF Health Office of Student Life and Engagement

Keeping You Holistically WELL!

Click here for a calendar of our upcoming programs and events.

The Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSLE) provides education and support for students to create and maintain long-term, healthy behaviors. Through offering programs and services which encompass the 8 dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional, intellectual, financial, occupational, environmental, social and spiritual), the Office of Student Life and Engagement enhances students' capacity for academic and personal success. OSLE fosters student development through co-curricular opportunities and support for students and organizations, while connecting students to resources across the USF campus.

Student Life and Engagement

Olivia Brennan

Jackson Cardarelli
Administrative Specialist

Zoe Knowles
Shared Student Services Program Specialist

Upcoming Events

Shared Student Services Programming Calendar



    Counseling Services

    USF Health has partnered with the Counseling Center, a department of Student Affairs and Student Success, to offer free and confidential counseling in the WELL to currently registered students. Counseling Services has trained professionals to provide individual counseling to students to address a broad range of personal, emotional and psychological concerns. Counseling appointments are offered in the afternoons at the WELL and can be scheduled by calling the Counseling Center directly at (813) 974-2831. For more information about Counseling Services, click here.

    Fresh Check Day

    Fresh Check DaySponsored by the Jordan Porco Foundation, this is a new initiative at USF Health that promotes mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and access to health and wellness resources on campus and in the local community. Participate in interactive booths and win prizes while also learning about the mental health benefits of physical activity, stress-reduction techniques, and much more!

    Group Fitness Classes

    The WELL offers a variety of group fitness classes throughout the year. For upcoming classes, check out our event calendar.

    Mindfulness Meditation Workshops

    Throughout the year, the Office of Student Engagement and Wellness hosts a variety of wellness workshops for students. Topics include Mindfulness & Identity Expression through Art, Mindfulness through Music, and a Relaxation Station with massages and coloring.

    Move in May

    Need an incentive to get moving? How about a little competition? Hit up the WELL Fitness Center for a chance to win some USF Health swag. The more visits, the better the prize; to the victor go the spoils!

    Serenity Room

    The Serenity Room provides an environment where students can relax, meditate, pray and reflect. Located next to the WELL’s Table at Four Corners and overlooking The WELL courtyard, the Serenity Room serves as a place for students to escape from the fast-paced college life. The Serenity Room is located in MDA 1210 and is open Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    USF Success and Wellness Coaching

    Success and Wellness Coaching is a free resource that allows you to explore and gain awareness of your ability to live the life you want to live. Success and Wellness Coaching takes a present-focused, positive, and strengths-based approach to mental health promotion and holistic wellness. During your coaching session, our Certified Health Coach will educate, mentor and support you as you realize your goals through positive lifestyle and behavior changes.Sign up to meet with a Wellness Coach to learn how to take a more proactive role in staying healthy and achieving your goals! For more information about Success and Wellness Coaching at USF, click here


    Coffee and Causes – First Thursday of Every Month, 8:30 a.m.

    Swing by the WELL front lobby for a fresh cup of Starbucks brew and learn about a cause that affects our USF Health community.

    USF Health Homecoming – October

    HomecomingShow your school spirit and join us in celebrating everything that makes USF Health "Home." Keep an eye out for each day's signature event, featuring the annual WELL Walk, "most spirited" pet contest, good food, service opportunities, and of course, a little healthy competition between the Colleges!

    USF Health Multicultural Week – February

    This week of programs, activities and events is designed to engage, educate, and celebrate the many cultures represented at Heath. Embrace this opportunity to get to know your peers and colleagues better by learning about and celebrating our diversity!

    USF Health Service Corps

    The USF Health Service Corps is an interdisciplinary program that enables USF Health students in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Physical Therapy and Pharmacy to participate in health-related community service activities together. For more information about the USF Health Service Corp, visit their website.

    Week of Welcome – August

    Start the new school year off right with an event every day of the week ranging from a Back to School Breakfast, USF Health Information Station, and Build-Your-Own Survival Kit--everything from lip balm to highlighters, we've got you covered!


    CLARION National Case Competition

    Each spring, USF Health sends an interprofessional team of four students to compete in the CLARION National Case Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The students work together to address a case study related to current health issues; they conduct a root cause analysis of the issues at hand and provide recommendations for improvement which are presented to a panel of interprofessional judges at the national level. Applications for the USF Health CLARION Team open in fall. To learn more about the national competition, visit:

    CLARION team2020 – 2021 CLARION Case Competition Team Members

    • Alana White – Morsani College of Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy
    • Kennedy Mohs – Taneja College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy
    • Narayan Kulkarni – College of Public Health, Master of Health Administration
    • Prisca Alilio – Morsani College of Medicine, MD SELECT

    Executive Student Leadership Board (ESLB)

    The ESLB is a select group of USF Health students that serve as official executive representatives for all of USF Health. Students in the ESLB program provide feedback about USF Health services, assist with the recruitment of prospective USF Health students, and receive enhanced leadership and professional development training. To learn more about the Executive Student Leadership Board, visit the ESLB page

    Shared Student Services Awards
    The annual Shared Student Services Awards program honors students, staff and faculty for their outstanding commitment and service to USF Health and Shared Student Services. Recipients of the Shared Student Services Awards are selected for exceptional contributions in the areas of leadership, service, diversity and multiculturalism, and interprofessional collaboration. Award recipients embody the mission of Shared Student Services "to foster an interprofessional collaborative learning environment and student-centered culture through the delivery of high quality integrated programs and services that meet student needs, build community, optimize student success, and promote USF Health.”
    Student Organizations

    Want to get involved in student activities? USF Health has over 60+ student organizations that you can join! Click here to find out more.

    USF Health Commencement

    Did you know USF Health has its own Commencement? Shared Student Services sponsors the annual "Sing Off" contest to select the student singers, manages the volunteer program and assists with coordinating the student speaker and featured student stories--all to ensure your big day is absolutely seamless.


    Career & Professional Development Workshops

    The Office of Student Life and Engagement partners with USF Career Services to host a number of professional development and career focused workshops and initiatives for all students at USF Health. Past topics included Social Media & the Job Search Process, Professional Resumes and Cover Letters, and Informational Interviews. Click here to learn more about USF Career Services.

    Lunch and Learns

    OSLE frequently hosts lunch and learns on topics related to health and wellness, multicultural awareness, and professional development. FREE lunch is always included for those who register. Find out more about these important topics, and upcoming lunch and learns, by checking out our event calendar.

    USF Health Multicultural Week – February

    MCWThis week of programs, activities and events is designed to engage, educate, and celebrate the many cultures represented at Heath. Embrace this opportunity to get to know your peers and colleagues better by learning about and celebrating our diversity!