Black Student Orientation (BSO)

Black Student Orientation (BSO) has been designed by Black students, faculty, and staff to welcome new Black students to the University of San Francisco Black Experience.

Join us for a full day orientation designed to create a smooth transition to college life, acclimate students to on and off-campus resources, address the needs of African American/Black students at USF and build community with Black students, faculty, and staff.

Registration is closed. Students and family members that would like to participate in BSO should have registered for Orientation and selected the BSO special orientation program.

Black Student Orientation Schedule 

Thursday, August 15

9 am - 5 pm: BSO Welcome Center, University Center, First Floor (UC 1) 

10 am - 12 pm: BSO Move-In Day, Various Residence Halls

4 pm - 5 pm: Campus Tours, Meet at UC 1

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Student & Family Reception, Gleeson Library Atrium

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Welcome Ceremony, Kalmanovitz Hall Amphitheatre

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Family & Guest Social Hour, UC 1

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Student Meetup, Gleeson Library Atrium

Friday, August 16 

9 am - 9:30 am: Continental Breakfast, Fromm Hall, Atrium

9:30 am - 10 am: Welcome, Fromm Hall, Xavier Room

10:10 am - 11 am: Concurrent Workshop 1

11:05 am - 11:55 am: Concurrent Workshop 2

12 pm - 1 pm: Lunch (provided), Fromm Hall, Atrium

1:10 pm - 2 pm: Concurrent Workshop 3

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm: Community Panel & Discussion, Fromm Hall, Xavier Room

3:15 pm - 4 pm: Closing Charge, Fromm Hall, Berman Room

4 pm - 5 pm: Reception, Fromm Hall, Xavier Room

7 pm - 9pm: Optional Student Outing, TBD


If you have any additional questions, please contact

For students who have disabilities, please contact Student Disability Services via email at, or by Phone: (415) 422-2613.

Certain events will be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. By attending or participating in this event, you grant USF the full unrestricted rights to your photograph, voice and likeness in any manner or media whatsoever worldwide for educational marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed or video recorded, please inform the camera person at the start of each event.