Frequently Asked Questions

Once you are directed to your residence hall, have unloaded, and moved in, you will be allowed to park in the Koret Center lot and the Kendrick Garage without citation. Please refer to this map to locate these parking areas.

MUNI passes will automatically be placed on your new One Card that you will pick up at check-in. By completing ID express, your One Card will be ready for you at check-in. Otherwise, be prepared to go up to the One Card office (in University Center 5th floor) to get your One Card.

If you have any questions regarding your meal plan, please direct your questions to Bon Appetit Business Services. Information on how to contact them can be found on the Flexi Meal Plan page

The hotline number is, (415) 422-5550.

You will be able to meet with your faculty advisor at the virtual Orientation to Your Major session on Monday, August 17. If not, you can arrange a meeting once classes begin. To view your advisor's name and contact information, log onto myUSF, click on the Student Tab under Self Service, then click on Registration. Then click on Registration Status & adviser Information. You should be able to view your advisor's name and email address.

Go to the virtual Orientation to Your Major session for the major you want to switch to. Then, complete a change of academic program form with the Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA).

Unfortunately, no. The score is used to place you in appropriate courses in the USF curriculum so that you will be most likely to succeed.

You can visit the Career Services Center website.

Student Employment has listings for campus jobs online.

Yes, you should have your official score report sent to the Office of Admission for review. We award credit for most AP exam scores of 3 or higher. We require a 4 or higher for English Language and Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, US history, European History and World History. We award credit for scores of 4 or higher on higher-level IB exams.

We encourage all new students and family members to do the following so that they feel prepared before their arrival:

  • Complete the online pre-orientation module - there you will find an intro to USF.
  • Participate in the Dons on Demand workshop series, spanning from July 8-22 that will give you all specific information about a variety of student services at USF.

Fill out the waiver online on the Health Promotion Services website. If you have questions you can also go to the Health Promotion Office on University Center 5th floor.

Yes! You can speak with a representative from the Center for Global Education. You can go to the Center for Global Education office located in Lone Mountain Main, Room 340, or view the information is available on the Study Abroad Website.

Yes! Meet with the Student Leadership and Engagement representatives at the Don's Fest Resource Fair or visit the University Center 4th Floor. Feel free to visit the Off-Campus Housing & Student Services website for more information on living off-campus.

Most of your questions will be answered at the virtual Orientation to Your Major session. If you'd like to ask questions before Orientation, please contact your individual major department or college. 

No, Orientation is required for all incoming students. We will have specific sessions for transfer students, and you will be in good company.  


Advisers may be able to answer your question at the Orientation to Your Major session during Orientation. If not, you should visit the Office of Admission, located in Lone Mountain campus, Room 101.

The Office of Admission only awards credit for the Core Curriculum, electives and clear USF course equivalencies. You should meet with your faculty advisor if you think some of your previous courses should apply toward major requirements. They can approve major credit through the course substitution process.

Yes, there are rhetoric and composition and other courses designed specifically for transfer students. Some meet USF core requirements. Check out the First Year seminar page. Or ask about them at Orientation to Your Major!

You should send all updated transcripts to the Office of Admission. They will review your most recent coursework for additional transfer credit.

You need to sign up with Student Disability Services as soon as possible. They are located in Gleeson Lower Level 20 and will also be at the Don's Fest Resource Fair at NSO.

Undergraduate students who pay the Transportation Fee are eligible to receive one pass per semester. For new students, the MUNI pass is affixed as a sticker on your ID card ahead of time, so there's no need to wait in line to get it.

Visit the Cultural Centers staff at the Don's Fest Resource Fair during Orientation, or you can visit the Cultural Centers website.

Several hotels in San Francisco offer discounts to USF families. View list of USF friendly hotels.

There are several gender-inclusive bathrooms at USF's main campus. View locations and learn more about gender non-conforming student resources at USF.

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.