Thank you for your support of the University of South Florida Spirit Squads! The University of South Florida Mascots, Cheerleaders, and Sun Dolls enjoy making appearances for USF groups, local charities, and schools. These fees directly benefit our Spirit Program by funding uniforms, scholarships, cleanings, refurbishments, travel, and other expenses to help the Mascots, Cheerleaders, and Sun Dolls represent the Bulls Nation! If you are ready to fill out the request form now, please click HERE. If you'd like to find out more information, please continue reading.
The USF Mascots, Cheerleaders, and Sun Dolls will be cheering at most sporting events including Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball, and Softball and will be unable to fulfill other appearances during these times. Please understand that USF Bulls sporting events, tournaments, games, and other Athletics Department sponsored events take priority. The spirit squads are booked the entire day of home Football games starting 2.5 hours prior to kickoff. Prior to home Football games, our teams attend The Stampede as well as perform in the Bullzone, participate in fan giveaways at gates, and act as hosts in our Premium Seating areas.
All outside appearance requests are covered on a first come first serve basis. Some appearances will not be permitted to overlap.
Appearance Policies and Requirements
We do not appear at private parties or weddings. Due to our travel policy, we may not be able to accommodate appearances outside of the greater Tampa Bay area.
Rocky will require two 10 minute breaks per hour period. There are no discounts for shorter appearances. Free appearances will be restricted to one hour.
Changing Room Requirements
Spirit Teams and Rocky will need a secure place to change. This location will need to be somewhere they can leave their personal belongings during the appearance. While changing, they cannot be visible to the public. The changing space may not be a bathroom.
Reasonable parking for the Spirit Squad members attending your event must be provided
Photos and Branding Policy
All photos taken of Spirit Squad members at events are for private and personal use only. No photos may be taken for promotional purposes or with business signage for the purpose of promoting the event or business in the future. All requests for promotional photos must be submitted to Kendall Butters, Assistant Director of Marketing.
IF YOU CANCEL – If you cancel your appearance request after submitting your information, we will do our best to accommodate. If you cancel within 48 hours of the event, you will not receive a refund of your payment. If you cancel more than 48 hours in advance, we will refund you at no cost.
IF WE CANCEL – In the rare case that we become unable to fulfill a request that has been confirmed, we will refund your appearance fee completely and notify you as soon as we are aware of the change. Please understand that USF Sporting Events, Tournaments, Games, and other USF sponsored events take priority.
Appearance Request Process
Requests cannot be reviewed or accepted more than four months in advance from the date of the event. Requests and appearance details, including parking and changing information, must be made at least two weeks prior to the date of the event. The availability of sports schedules and student schedules may cause a delay in confirmation.
Request and Confirmation Process
1. Fill out the Spirit Squad Request form at the time of your request via the link HERE
2. Once complete, you will see a page notifying you that your request has been successfully submitted and is being reviewed.
3. Confirmation of your appearance request will usually be determined two weeks prior to your event.
4. If your appearance can be covered, you will receive an appearance confirmation email with appearance details confirming your appearance will be covered. Your credit card will be charged at the time of confirmation.
5. If your appearance cannot be covered, you will be notified via email. We regret that we are unable to fulfill every request. Please review the information above regarding scheduling and appearance requirements. If information is not properly provided in your initial request, you may receive an Appearance Update email requesting additional information about your event.
Please direct all questions or comments to:
Assistant Director of Marketing
|Sun Dolls||USF Cheerleading||Diamond Dolls||Herd of Thunder|
The Sun Dolls are the premier dance team for the University of South Florida. All members are full time students with an interest in supporting USF athletics thus they participate in community events such as local hospital visits, charity events and campus activities. The Sun Dolls perform on the sidelines at every home football game at Raymond James Stadium and during the Winter/Spring season, the Sun Dome is their venue to dance at Men's and Women's basketball games.
Sun Dolls Website
Meet the Sun Dolls
The USF Cheer Program consists of two teams - a coed team and an all-girl competitive team. Both squads cheer for football, men's and women's basketball, and home conference volleyball matches. Select squad members have the opportunity to travel to away football games and basketball tournaments. The All Girl squad continually ranks in the top five nationally.
USF Cheerleading Website
Meet the All Girl Squad
Meet the Coed Squad
| The USF Diamond Dolls are the official Spirit Squad for USF Baseball. The Diamond Dolls will help promote USF Spirit at the home baseball games.
USF Diamond Dolls Website
The USF Herd of Thunder Athletic Bands aim to provide quality entertainment to a wide variety of audiences; support our athletic teams with pride, perpetual spirit, and integrity; and create a musically enriching and enjoyable experience for every member. Current and alumni members of the band are invested in creating and maintaining a warm and welcoming environment where the contributions of all are valued and appreciated. We consistently strive for the highest degree of performance while representing the University of South Florida with class, dignity, and enthusiasm.
Herd of Thunder Marching Band Website