Fall 2022 International Student Orientation

Mandatory International Student Orientation

All new graduate and undergraduate students are required to attend the International Student Orientation. The in-person session will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18 for undergraduate students and on Friday, August 19 for graduate students. Please reference to the orientation handbook below for additional information about immigration requirements and campus resources and services available to you.

International Student Handbook

Online Mandatory Status Verification (Only for students who have arrived in the U.S.)

International students who arrive in the U.S. will check-in with ISSS by providing their immigration documents. This is a required step in maintaining your status. You can submit your status verification on the MyISSS portal. Student should submit their status verification within one week of their arrival to the US. Students who are attending from outside of the US do not need to complete Status Verification. 

Complete Status Verification 

 

Fall 2022 Schedule

Orientation week will take place between August 13 - August 22 . Please see event calendar below. Additional events and more detailed information will be posted in July.

Date EVENT TIME FORMAT/Location  ACCESS DESCRIPTION
August 13 International Student Move-in Day  TBD In-person:
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco 
Registration not required International students will move onto campus.
August 14 Resource Fair  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. University Center, USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco  Registration not required Banks, cell phone companies, and campus resources will be available at the resource fair for students to open a bank account, set up a cell phone, or ask questions about being a new USF student.
August 14-17 Undergraduate New Student Orientation Activities See more details here In-person:
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco 
See more details here See more details here
August 18  Undergraduate International Student Orientation 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  McLaren Complex, USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco  Mandatory for all new undergraduate  international students This session is 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. 
August 18  Undergraduate International Student Orientation Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall - Amphitheater, 
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco

Registration not required Join ISSS and International Admissions for an outdoor lunch following the mandatory international orientation session. This is a great opportunity to meet your international admission counselor,  the ISSS staff and other students.
August 18  SF and Beyond 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. University Center - 4th Floor Lounge, 
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco
Registration not required ISSS and our student leaders will join us for a fun presentation about living in San Francisco. Learn from other students about their favorite sites, restaurants and more.
August 18 Off-Campus Dinner  5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Meet at University Center - 1st Floor, 
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco

Registration not required  Student leaders will take a group of international students to a popular area for dinner. Students will pay for their own dinner, make sure to bring money, comfortable walking shoes, and a jacket.
August 19  Graduate International Student Orientation 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  McLaren Complex, USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco  Mandatory for all new graduate international students This session is 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. 
August 19  Working and Driving 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Online https://usfca.zoom.us/j/81961552354 Attend this virtual session to learn about on-campus employment and driving in the US.
August 19 Happy Hour for Graduate Students 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Barrel Head Brewhouse More details to come

21+ event: Government Issued ID and USF One Card Required.

More details will be sent directly to graduate students

NOTE: Should timing need to change, per public health guidance, we will communicate adjustments in as timely a fashion as possible. ISSS will offer in-person orientation activities as permissible.

 

Certain events will be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending or participating in this event, you grant USF the full unrestricted rights to your photograph, voice and likeness in any manner or media whatsoever worldwide for educational marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed or video recorded, please inform the camera person at the start of each event.