International Student Orientation

Spring 2023 International Student Orientation takes place from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19 for undergraduate and graduate students with both optional and mandatory activities. New international students moving into on-campus housing are expected to arrive on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. ISSS will offer transportation service on this move-in day. Registration for our shuttle service is now closed. For more information about getting to campus from the airport, please view the Getting to USF page.

Spring 2023 Mandatory International Student Activities

All new graduate and undergraduate students are required to attend the International Student Orientation. The in-person session will take place from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19  for undergraduate and graduate students. These sessions are designed to address the most common questions and concerns that international students have as well as covering important information such as immigration regulations pertaining to your visa, academic expectations, and cultural adjustment. All new undergraduate international students (including transfer students) need to also attend the New Student and Family Orientation that coincides with international students orientation from Tuesday, January 17 - Thursday, January 19. New graduate international students will have an orientation offered by their academic program or college and should attend this session.

Spring 2023 Additional International Student Activities

ISSS will offer optional activities including social events, workshops, and information sessions to help incoming international students get settled and meet new friends. These events are for undergraduate and graduate students and will take place from Tuesday, January 17 - Thursday, January 19. Learn more about these events here.

Online Orientation Module

New international students who did not attend orientation in-person and students who have not recently completed orientation are required to complete the online tutorial below. The online modules are designed to address the most common questions and concerns that international students have as well as covering important information such as immigration regulations pertaining to your visa, academic expectations, and cultural adjustment. 

ONLINE Orientation Module