New Student and Family Orientation

Four students smiling at the camera wearing green jackets.Attending Orientation 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.

During orientation, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Immerse Yourself in the Campus Community: Get a firsthand experience of the lively campus environment and immerse yourself in the rich diversity and spirit of our community.

  • Discover Campus Resources: Familiarize yourself with the wide range of resources available to support your academic, personal, and professional growth. Our comprehensive support system is designed to empower you throughout your journey at USF.

  • Connect with Faculty, Staff, and Students: Interact with esteemed faculty members from your school/college, dedicated staff, and current students who will serve as your Orientation Leaders (OLs). Build meaningful connections and gain insights from those who have walked the path before you.

  • Embrace the USF Spirit: Learn what it truly means to be a USF student and embody the core values that define our university. Discover the traditions, values, and pride that make USF a unique and inclusive community.

Orientation Registration will open in early June! 

Fall 2024: 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 10
  • First-Year Student Orientation: Saturday, August 10 - Monday, August 19
  • First-Year Family Orientation: Saturday, August 10 - Sunday, August 11
  • Transfer Student Move-In Day: Saturday, August 17
  • Transfer Student Orientation: Sunday, August 18 - Monday, August 19
  • Transfer Family Orientation: Sunday, August 18
  • Weeks of Welcome: Monday, August 19 - Sunday, September 1
  • First Day of Classes: Tuesday, August 20
  • Academic Calendar

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

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