College Circuit: Krysta Downie

The University of South Florida (USF) is a public research university located in Tampa, Fla., with more than 40,000 students enrolled. 2017 alumna Krysta Downie is currently a freshman at the university. She spoke to The Circuit’s Juliana Atenciavia text.

What motivated you to apply to USF?

I was motivated to apply to USF because it was a Florida school. On top of that, I really liked the idea of being in Tampa and the school has a really good Criminology program- third in the state.

What is it like living on campus?

Living on campus is really fun. You are constantly being invited to school events either run by your hall or for the whole campus. It is a new experience and new faces everyday and it is really helpful for making friends.

What has been your most memorable experience at USF?

My most memorable experience so far has been glow in the park. It was an activity at our off campus park and it was a glow stick event that had many activities which included body painting and the sun-set canoeing in the Hillsborough river.

Why did you choose USF?

I chose USF because it was my second choice behind The University of Florida, which I got denied from. I loved the location, Tampa, and the fact that it was close enough to home, but far enough for new experiences.

What is your advice to incoming freshman?

Incoming freshman definitely need to tour schools and pick the one where they feel most at home. Transitioning is hard, but once you make friends, things start going much more smoothly. Be open to new experiences and just have fun.

Print Friendly