New Student and Family Orientation

Four students smiling and giving a group hug.Actively participating in Orientation events and activities is an essential aspect of facilitating your transition into our USF community. All new first-year and transfer students are required to attend Orientation. Families are welcome to participate in our family orientation program.

Attending Orientation provides new students and families the opportunity to:

  • Gain a more concrete feel for the campus community
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Connect with faculty from your school/college, staff, and current students, including your Orientation Leader (OL)
  • Learn what it means to be a USF community member

If you have any questions regarding Orientation, please email us at


Spring 2023: Orientation

Fall 2023: Orientation Dates

NOTE: Move-In and Orientation dates are subject to change. Should timing need to change, per public health guidance, we will communicate adjustments as quickly as possible.

  • First-Year Student Move-In Day: Saturday, August 12
  • First-Year Student Orientation: Saturday, August 12 - Monday, August 21
  • First-Year Family Orientation: Saturday, August 12 - Sunday, August 13
  • Transfer Student Move-In Day: Saturday, August 19
  • Transfer Student Orientation: Sunday, August 20 - Monday, August 21
  • Transfer Family Orientation: Sunday, August 20
  • First Day of Classes: Tuesday, August 22
  • Weeks of Welcome: Monday, August 21  - Monday, September 4

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