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 Don

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


Spring 2022 New Student & Family Orientation

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.

  • New Student Move-In Day: TBD
  • New Student Orientation Date: Friday, January 20 
    • First Day of Classes: Monday, January 23
    • Weeks of Welcome: Monday, January 23  - Monday, February 6

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