Black Student Orientation (BSO)

Faculty member lecturing in front of a group of students.Black Student Orientation (BSO): Join us in celebrating the unique and vibrant culture of our Black and mixed-race students!

  • Designed collaboratively by students, faculty, and staff, BSO offers an enriching introduction to life at USF!
  • Our orientation kicks off with a warm Black Community Welcome for students and their family members on Saturday, August 10, followed by an informative, orientation for students on Friday, August 16.
  • At BSO, you'll ease into college life, explore vital on-campus and community resources, and connect with the diverse Black and mixed-race community at USF.
  • Remember to sign up for Orientation in June and opt-in for BSO!

BSO Fall 2024:

  • NOTE: These dates are subject to change. If timing needs to change, in accordance with public health guidance, we will communicate adjustments as quickly as possible.
  • Black Community Welcome: Saturday, August 10, from 1 - 3 PM
  • Black Student Orientation: Friday, August 16, from 1 - 3 PM.
  • If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with

Accessibility and Special Accommodations: USF accommodates individuals with disabilities. If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact New Student & Family Programs at (415) 422-5550 or

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