Special Orientation Programs

Some of our new students and family members may be a part of a campus program that will be offering additional programming. Registration for each of these programs is required. New students can sign up for these programs when they register for Orientation.

Register for Orientation

You can learn more about each of these programs by clicking on the titles below. 

There will be optional activities before the mandatory sessions to help new incoming international students get settled, meet new friends, and get familiar with the campus. New International student move-in day is Tuesday, August 13. New international students moving into on-campus housing are expected to arrive this day to be ready for the orientation activities.

Read more about International Student Orientation.

Designed by Black students, faculty, and staff to welcome new Black students and their family members to the University of San Francisco Black Experience. BSFO is intended 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.

Read more about BSO.

First generation students and their families will learn from current USF students, families and administrators on how to thrive in college. This workshop will bring awareness to on-campus resources that support students' holistic development and academic success. Applies to new students who are first in their family to attend a four-year university. 

Learn more about first-generation college students.

This program is for families whose first language is Spanish. Come and learn about the resources and tips for supporting your student through the eyes of the staff, returning students and their family members.

This program allows new transfer students and family members to learn more about USF. Current USF transfer students and staff members will be present to help answer your questions and provide helpful information. Lunch will be provided.

Learn more about Transfer Student Resources.

Students will enjoy appetizers and refreshments as they mingle with fellow new and current veteran students.

Learn more about Veteran Affairs Benefits.

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.