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 Schedule: 

BSO Schedule with Detail on BSO Workshops & Events*

AUGUST 9, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Welcome Ceremony
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Breakout Sessions
   
AUGUST 10, 2020
10 AM - 10:30 AM Overview of the Day
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Workshops
12 PM - 1:30 PM Break Time - BSO Ask & Chill
1:30 PM - 3 PM Concurrent Workshops
3 PM - 3:30 PM BSO Virtual Activity
   
AUGUST 11, 2020
10 AM - 10:30 AM Overview of the Day
10:30 AM - 12PM Concurrent Workshops
12 PM - 1:30 PM Break Time - BSO Ask & Chill
1:30 PM - 3PM Concurrent Workshops
3 PM - 3:30 PM BSO Virtual Activity
   
AUGUST 12, 2020
10 AM - 10:30 AM Overview of the Day
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Financial Literacy
12 PM - 1:30 PM Break Time - BSO Ask & Chill
1:30 PM - 3 PM Teach-In/Mock Class
3 PM - 4 PM Closing Charge
*The schedule is subject to change*

Please note that the time zone will be Pacific Standard Time (PST) for those living in Mountain, East, and International time zones.

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.