Summer Zero

Summer Zero is a multi-week student academic enrichment program designed to prepare first year engineering students for college life. The program aims to provide preparatory coursework and academic support, give students initial exposure to engineering as a discipline, and build student community. This program will be essential to launching our new engineering program on the right foot and helping our initial cohort develop the skills and strategies needed to succeed as engineers at USF.

The entire incoming engineering cohort will be expected to participate in the program. The first 3 weeks of the program will focus on preparatory coursework in Math and Writing, with a programming project all students will contribute to. The fourth week will also be conducted online with a focus on community building, campus resources, and an introduction to the Engineering profession.

Summer Zero 2020

 July 20 - August 14, 2020

Students should sign up for the following 1-unit courses:

  • ENGR 002: Summer Zero Math
  • ENGR 003: Summer Zero Writing
  • ENGR 090: Summer Zero Programming Project

Schedule

Weeks 1- 3

Monday / Wednesday / Friday

TIME CLASS SCHEDULE
9:20 AM - 11:00 AM ENGR 002 Math
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Break
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Office Hours (Math)
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM ENGR 003 - Writing
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Office Hours (Writing)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Free Time / Zoom Hangout

Tuesday / Thursday 

TIME CLASS SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ENGR 090 Programming Project
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Break/ Office Hours
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Office Hour (Programming Project)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free Time / Zoom Hangout
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Office Hours (Programming Project)

Week 4

Sunday

TIME CLASS SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Check-in / Welcome/Orientation
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Break
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Free Time / Student-led Activities

Monday / Wednesday

TIME CLASS SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshops
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Team Building / Fun Activities
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Break
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Free Time / Student-led Activities

Tuesday / Thursday

TIME CLASS SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshops
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Student-led Activities
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Break
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Free Time / Student-led Activities

Friday

TIME CLASS SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshops
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Summer Zero Celebration
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM Free Time