Special Orientation Programs

Our office offers special orientation programming for new students and their family members. Participation in these programs requires registration. During the orientation registration process, new students and their family members have the opportunity to sign up for these additional programs.

For detailed information about each program, please click on the respective titles below.

During this virtual orientation, new transfer students will be given an opportunity to ask questions to current Dons and learn more about transfer resources at USF.

Learn more about Transfer Student Resources.

During this virtual orientation, first-generation college students and their families will learn from current USF students, families, and administrators on how to thrive in college. This virtual workshop will bring awareness to on-campus resources that support students’ holistic development and academic success. At USF, we define first-generation college students as students whose parents or guardians have not received a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Some first-generation college students may have siblings who have completed a bachelor’s degree.

Esta sesión es para familias cuyo primer idioma es el español. Conozca los recursos y consejos para ayudar a su estudiante a través de los ojos del personal, estudiantes que regresan y un miembro de la familia. Se anima que los estudiantes acompañen a sus familias.

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.

All new undergraduate students are required to attend the International Student Orientation. The in-person session will take place from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Thursday, August 15 for undergraduate students. These sessions are designed to address the most common questions and concerns that international students have as well as covering important information such as immigration regulations pertaining to your visa, academic expectations, and cultural adjustment.

Read more about International Student Orientation.

Designed by students, faculty, and staff, BSO introduces new Black and Mixed-race students to USF. BSO helps students make a smooth transition to college life, acclimate to on- and off-campus resources, and get to know the rich and diverse Black-Identified community at USF.

Read more about BSO.

Latinx Student Orientation (LSO) aims to cultivate a sense of belonging to help ease the transition into the university for our incoming Latinx/Hispanic/Chicanx population. LSO’s intent is to empower our incoming Latinx/Hispanic/Chicanx students through community building, recognizing their unique identities/experiences as Latinx/Hispanic/Chicanx students, all while connecting them with appropriate tools and resources to successfully navigate USF.

Join us for an empowering Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student orientation, designed to foster a strong sense of belonging and support during your transition into university life. Through community building, celebrating your unique identities and experiences, and connecting you with vital tools and resources, we aim to ensure your successful navigation of 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.