Step 9: 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 16-17) and New Student Orientation (January 17).

International Student Orientation: January 16-17
International Student Orientation will give you important tips about:

  • Immigration information, including maintaining your visa status, travel regulations, and working in the United States
  • Academic information, including faculty expectations, student academic support services, and tips for academic success
  • Practical information, including banking, shopping, and living in San Francisco

The registration link for International Student Orientation (ISO) will be available on the ISSS International Student Orientation web page in December.

New Student 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.

The registration link for New Student and Family Orientation will be available on the Orientation website in December.

Deadline: Please register for orientation by January 10

For Questions About International Student Orientation:

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

For Questions About New Student Orientation:

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