Printing on Campus


Through a partnership with Student Government and USF Information Technology, enhancements have been made to the free printing program on campus. Students are given an allotment of $3.00 per day to be used for printing on campus. Any amount over $3.00 daily can be printed using Bull Buck$.

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Helpful Printing Documentation links:

If you do not have a USFCard, you will need to purchase a guest card ($1 fee) from a machine located across from the Main Campus Library Services Desk. You can put as much money as you wish on your guest card (cash only, no coins). 

Printer Locations

Locations spanning four campuses are conveniently spaced to enable printing. Options include scanning, printing, copying, poster size, and 3-D printing. Future locations include the addition of 14 plotters for ease of printing larger documents.

Through a partnership with Student Government and USF Information Technology, enhancements have been made to the free printing program on campus.  Students are given an allotment of $3.00 per day to be used for printing on campus. Any amount over $3.00 daily can be printed using Bull Buck$.

The benefits of these changes are:

  • Students can use their free print allocations for copies at all of the locations unless otherwise noted.
  • Students can print from their personal computers.
  • Students can print via email attachment.
  • Students can print to the free print locations from within the USF Application Gateway.
  • Students can continue to print using Bull Bucks once their daily free prints allocation is reached.
    • Black & White printing is only 11 cents per page.
    • Color printing is only 22 cents per page.
    • Prices to print with plotters varies. Please visit Plotter Pricing. Prices are subject to change.

 Current free print locations:

COPH 1038
EDU Lobby
ENB Hall of Flags
ENG 105
Holly K
Holly H
HON 3012
HON 4012
IDR 107
LIB 113, LIB 2nd Floor Lobby
JPH Residence Hall Lobby

MDD 251, MDD 302, MDD 404, MDD 504
MDL 1029
MDT 1020
MHC 1200B
Marshall Center Computer Lab 1st Floor
Marshall Center Lobby [by vending machines]
MDA Lobby – USF Health The WELL
MDC Shimberg Health Sciences Library
RCE 107
SVC 2nd Floor Lobby
3D printers:  CMC 153 Audio Visual Center (no free prints), Shimberg Library
Plotters:  LIB, MSC Student Gov't open use lab, Shimberg Library, MDD 251, HON 3012
 Restricted access locations:
ALN 241 Honors Lab
CMC 209 classroom
PCD 2031
CPR 121 classroom
CWY 300 ROTC lab
SCA 222
 Regional campus locations:
St. PetersburgSarasota Manatee
DAV 107 Success Center 
Nelson Poynter Library 
Information Commons
SMCA 210
SMCA 303
SMCC 203
Mote Marine Lab

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Printing from MyPrintCenter.USF.EDU

In order to use this process, you must be logged into the USF network.

Print Anywhere!

This process will allow you to print from any Pharos printer on ANY campus as long as you are logged into the USF network.

  1. Log into with your NetID and password. 

  2. Funds available will show in the lower left. Additional funds can be added through Bull Buck$.

  3. Select Upload.

  4. Locate the file in which you wish to print and select Open.

  5. Once the file has been uploaded, it provide the base cost of the print.

  6. To change how the file prints (e.i. Black & White vs Color, Single Sided or Double Sided, number of prints) can be located at the lower right. If any changes are made, the Cost will reflect it.

  7. Once you have the file set to how you wish it to print, head to a Pharos printer and swipe your card. You will be logged in and your file will show.

  8. Select the file on the printer to being the print process.

Mobile Printing and Printing from Your Computer

Limited Print Size

When printing via these methods, the output is limited to letter only (8.5"x11"). If you have need to print a larger size, see the following directions for Plotter printing

Students can print via email from their personal devices directly to a USF printer. (limited file types).

How to Print to a Pharos Printer

There are two options for printing.

  • Email an attachment
  • Installation package on a computer

Email an attachment

  1. From your USF email address send the attachment to:
    1. for Black and White prints
    2. for Color prints
  2. Go to any Pharos printer, and swipe your USF ID card to release the print.


  1. Printing via email requires something in the subject line. Failure to enter something in the subject line may result in being charged for printing and placing the document back in the queue as an unprintable free print.
  2. There are limited file types that can be printed. Check the printable file types below.
  3. If printing from a mobile device does not work, on personal laptops, make sure that the drivers are installed. If you are still encountering issues, please use one of the lab computers to perform the print job.
 These file types can be printed:
Microsoft® Word
Microsoft® Excel
Microsoft® PowerPoint
Microsoft® Visio
Microsoft® Outlook
Comma Separated Values
Adobe Portable Document Format
Rich Text Format
Text files
Image formats
.doc | .docx   | .dot
.xls | .xlt |   .xlsx | .xltx | .xltm | .xlsm
.ppt | .pptx   | .pptm |.pot |.pps |.potx | .ppsx
.vsd | .vss |   .vst | .vdx | .vsx | .vtx |  .vdw
.msg | .eml
.odt | .ods |   .ott | .odp
.jpg | .jpeg   | .gif | .png | .bmp

Installation package on computer

To print from your computer to a USF printer without emailing an attachment, you must first install a printer package to your computer. Choose your installation package from the Printer Installation Packages section. Follow directions on the installation package page.

To print a document follow these steps:

  1. Open the document using the appropriate application.
  2. Print the document choosing the appropriate PHAROS installed printer i.e. USF_Ricoh_Universal

And visit Bull Buck$ to add funds.

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Printer Installation Packages

Printer Installation Instructions

Printer Drivers

Large-Format Printer Drivers (Windows 64 bit only)

USF Print Shop

University of South Florida and Pro Copy have partnered to offer students and faculty a full range of business services to assist with their everyday needs. The USF Print Shop can produce crisp, clean copies, prints, professional binding and finishing. They can also help with quality prints of posters, signs, banners, postcards, business cards, program booklets, brochures, and traditional-sized photos. For more information visit the USF Print Shop.

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