Step 8: Register for New Student & Family Orientation

New Student & Family Orientation (NSFO) provides an opportunity to get to know the USF campus, learn about resources for incoming students, and connect with faculty, staff, and current students. All international students are required to attend both International Student Orientation (January 16) and New Student & Family Orientation (January 17).

International Student Orientation: January 16

International Student Orientation will address the most common questions and concerns that you may have pertaining to immigration, your visa, academic expectations, and cultural adjustments.

On January 14 (International Student Move-In Day) and January 15, there will also be optional activities to help you get settled and get familiar with the campus, including information on banking, driving, and getting an on-campus job.

New Student & Family Orientation: January 17

New Student Orientation will introduce you to faculty and staff in your academic program; provide essential information about your specific academic major; and describe how to arrange for academic support services.

There will be activities and events especially for students living on campus, and for those interested in student clubs, service learning, or internship opportunities.

To register for both International Student Orientation and New Student & Family Orientation, visit the Orientation website


Deadline: Please register for both orientations by January 10

Questions about International Student Orientation?
International Student and Scholar Services
Tel: +1 (415) 422-2654, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2412
Email:, Web:

Questions about New Student & Family Orientation?
New Student & Family Programs

Tel: +1 (415) 422-5550, Fax: +1 (415) 422-2898
Email:, Web: