Black Student Orientation (BSO)

Faculty member lecturing in front of a group of students.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 three-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.

Students and family members that would like to participate in BSO should register for Orientation and select the BSO special orientation program.

BSO Dates:

  • Sunday, August 2: BSO Welcome Ceremony
  • Sunday, August 9: BSO Move-In Day (participants will receive specific move-in time and details in July)
  • Monday, August 10 - Wednesday, August 12: BSO Orientation
 
   
   
   
   
 

BSO Schedule: 

 

AUGUST 2ND, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Welcome Ceremony
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Breakout Sessions
   
AUGUST 9TH, 2020
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM BSO Welcome Center
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM BSO Move-In
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Touring USF
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM BSO Small Group Meetings
   
AUGUST 10TH, 2020
9 AM - 10 AM Breakfast Time
10 AM - 10:30 AM Overview of the Day
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Workshops
12 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch Time/Break
1:30 PM - 3 PM Concurrent Workshops
3 PM - 3:30 PM BSO Ask & Chill
3 PM - 5:30 PM Free Time
5:30 PM - 7 PM Dinner Time
7 PM - 9 PM Optional Evening Activity
   
AUGUST 11TH, 2020
9 AM - 10 AM Breakfast Time
10 AM - 10:30 AM Overview of the Day
10:30 AM - 12PM Concurrent Workshops
12 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch Time/Break
1:30 PM - 3PM Concurrent Workshops
3 PM - 3:30 PM BSO Ask & Chill
3 PM - 5:30 PM Free Time
5:30 PM - 7 PM Dinner Time
7 PM - 9 PM Optional Evening Activity
   
AUGUST 12TH, 2020
9 AM - 10 AM Breakfast Time
10 AM - 10:30 AM Overview of the Day
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Financial Literacy
1:30 PM - 3 PM Teach-In/Mock Class
12 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch Time/Break
3 PM - 4 PM Closing Charge
*The schedule is subject to change*

If you have any additional questions, please contact orientation@usfca.edu

 

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 orientation@usfca.edu.

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.