Undergraduate International Student Orientation Schedule

Status Verification

Complete your mandatory immigration document verification during one of times below. Bring your passport and certificates of eligibility to following locations:

  • Aug 13th - 16th, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., UC 504
  • Aug 19th - 23rd, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., UC 504

Deadline: Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Undergraduate International Student Orientation & Welcome Activities

Tuesday, August 13

International Student Move-In Day: All international students with confirmed on-campus housing may move in on this day.

Airport Shuttle Service: ISSS will a one-day transportation service from San Francisco Airport to USF. Prior online registration is required.

Welcome Center: Come visit us at the Welcome Center where there will be staff to provide move in assistance and answer your questions from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. All One Cards for international students who completed ID express will be distributed at the Welcome Center. University Center 1st Floor.

Wednesday, August 14

Resource Fair: One stop location for students to take care of immediate needs such as: setting up cell phones, bank accounts, questions about course registration and learn about other offices and services on campus. University Center 1st Floor, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Immunization Clinic: MMR, TB, immunization record clearance. University Center 402/403, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

International Game Night: Join new students and the orientation guides for a casual game night. Feel free to bring a game to share! University Center 4th Floor, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 15

Campus Tour: Meet outside the Lone Mountain front entrance for a campus tour with the USF Admissions team. Lone Mountain, 10–11 a.m.

Library Orientation: Learn from your USF Librarians about the Gleeson Library Services. Meet in front of Gleeson Library, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

JEEP Advising Lunch: Jesuit Education Exchange Program students are required to attend this lunch & special advising session. Cowell Room 317, 12–1 p.m.

Working & Driving in the U.S: Do you want to work on-campus or drive in the U.S.? Come learn the basics about getting a driver’s license and applying for a Social Security Number. University Center 4th Flr. Lounge, 2–2:45 p.m.

San Francisco & Beyond: Learn about your new city and the many points of interest that California has to oer. University Center 4th Flr. Lounge, 3–4 p.m.

Off-Campus Dinner Excursion: Make new friends and explore a San Francisco neighborhood. Bring money, good walking shoes and warm clothes. Meet on the University Center 1st Floor, 5–8 p.m.

Friday, August 16

English Placement Testing: All undergraduate students who are required to take English as a second language classes in the AEM department during their degree are required to take this placement exam. Cowell 317, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

San Francisco City Excursion: Explore the beautiful 49 square miles of the “City by the Bay” along with fellow USF international students in a fun and memorable activity. Meet in front of Memorial Gym on Golden Gate Avenue, 2:15–4:30 p.m. Interested students should register and purchase tickets by Thursday, August 15 on the RSVP page. 

Ice Cream & Social Night: Ice cream sundaes, singing, interactive games and new friends. University Center 4th Floor Lounge, 7–9 p.m.

Saturday, August 17

International Student Orientation: This mandatory session will provide important information about your visa category, academic success, cultural adjustment and more. A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided. McLaren Complex, 8:15 a.m.–1 p.m.

Time Event Description
8:15 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast Arrive at 8:15 a.m. to register and enjoy a light breakfast in the McLaren Complex.
8:45 a.m. University Welcome Official welcome and meet the ISSS office staff.
9:10 a.m. F-1 Immigration Matters In this session we will go over important information related to your immigration category, work eligibility and how to stay in good status throughout your program. 
10:20 a.m. Ice Breaker Get to know your fellow USF peers.
10:35 a.m. Academic Success Hear from a professor on classroom expectations and tips for being successful at USF
11:00 a.m. Cultural Encounters This session will explore the cultural adjustment process and the issues and differences you may face.
11:35 a.m. USF Campus Resources Select campus offices will talk about their services. Featuring: Health Promotion Services, Office of Student Conduct, Student Accounts, and Public Safety.
11:55 a.m. Closing & Final Remarks There is more info in your workbook!
12:00 p.m. Lunch Enjoy a complimentary meal with new international students and the ISSS staff.

Immunization Clinic: Final chance for immunizations for MMR and Hepatitis B immunizations. University Center 402/403, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

New Student and Family Orientation: All new students are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSFO). NSFO begins this evening and goes through Monday, August 19. This program is essential for getting ready for your USF degree. To view more details , please visit NSFO online.