USF Bound

Connect - Engage - Explore

USF Bound has something to offer each new member of the USF family. USF Bound is open to all new first-year and transfer students. You can start early by learning more about USF  before your first semester. By participating in USF Bound, you can:

  • Connect with new students and our USF community
  • Engage with USF students, faculty, and staff
  • Explore academic and personal interests in a supportive environment

USF Bound Important Dates & Reminders:

Before you get started, make sure you review the new student next steps page. These requirements are for all new students, so please do your best to complete them by the deadlines. For specific questions, there is contact information at the bottom of each page.


  • June 5: Sign up for Orientation (required for all new first-year and transfer students)
  • June 7: Registration 101 (open to all incoming students)
  • June 8: USF Bound Newsletter #1 (check your USFCA email)
  • June 14: Deadline to complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) 
  • June 21: Class Registration Begins
  • June 22: USF Bound Newsletter #2 (check your USFCA email)
  • June 26 - July 2: Virtual New Student Meetups with Orientation Leaders (OL)


  • July 6: USF Bound Newsletter #3 (check your USFCA email)
  • July 8: A Bay in the Day at USF (learn more & register)
  • Various Dates: Attend a Regional Summer Send-off Event
  • July 20: USF Bound Newsletter #4 (check your USFCA email)


  • August 3: USF Bound Newsletter #5 (check your USFCA email)
  • August 4: Virtual Small Group Meeting with your OL
  • August 12: New First-Year Move-In Day
  • August 12-21: New First-Year Orientation 
  • August 12-13: New First-Year Family Orientation
  • August 19: New Transfer Student Move-In Day
  • August 20-21: New Transfer Student Orientation
  • August 20: New Transfer Family Orientation
  • August 22: First Day of Classes
  • August 22-September 5: Weeks of Welcome