Spring 2023 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 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 19  for undergraduate and graduate students. Please reference to the orientation handbook below for additional information about immigration requirements and campus resources and services available to you.

Orientation Workbook
 

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 

 

Spring 2023 Schedule

Orientation week will take place between January 17 - January 19 . Please see event calendar below. Additional events and more detailed information will be posted in December.

Date EVENT TIME FORMAT/Location  ACCESS DESCRIPTION
January 17 International Student Move-in Day  TBD In-person:
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco 
Registration not required. International students will move onto campus.
January 18 English Placement Test  9 a.m. In-person: Kalmanovitz Hall 211 Students should refer to Spring 2023 English Placement Test email from AEM Office. English Placement Test for Spring 2023.
January 18 Campus Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. In-person:
Meet at Lone Mountain Main (in front of the building)
Registration required. Register here.  Join us for a tour of campus. 
 
January 18 Library Tour 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. In-person:
Gleeson Library
Registration required. Register here.  Join us for a tour of the Gleeson Library.
 
January 18 SF & Beyond  3:30-4:30 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.
January 18 Off-Campus Dinner  5-7:30 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.
January 19 Undergraduate and Graduate International Student Orientation 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  McLaren Complex, USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco  Mandatory for all new 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. 
January 19 Resource Fair  1-2 p.m. University Center - 5th Floor, 
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.
January 19  Working and Driving 3-4 p.m. University Center - 4th Floor Lounge, 
USF Hilltop Campus, San Francisco
Registration not required. Attend this workshop to learn about on-campus employment and driving in the US.

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.