Transfer Family Orientation Schedule

A Few Reminders:

Below you will find the Transfer Family Orientation schedule. 

  • NOTE: Events and activities are subject to change. Should timing need to change, per public health guidance, we will communicate adjustments in as timely a fashion as possible.

Tuesday, August 2

Event Time Zoom Registration Description
First-Generation College Student & Family Program 6 - 7 PM Zoom Link First-Generation college students and their families will learn from current USF students, families, and administrators 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.

Wednesday, August 3

Event Time Zoom Registration Description
Transfer Student Pre-Orientation 6 - 7 PM Zoom Link During this virtual orientation with the Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA), new transfer students will be given an opportunity to ask questions to current Dons and learn more about transfer resources at USF. Please Note: Transfer students and family members can also participate in the full orientation program for first-year students and families.

Thursday, August 4

Event Time Zoom Registration Description
Spanish Speaking Family Program 6 - 7 PM Zoom Link 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.

Friday, August 5

Event Time Zoom Registration Description
Virtual Orientation Help Desk 12 - 6 PM Pop-In Here Got questions about starting at USF? Pop into our Virtual Orientation Help Desk to chat with GO Team leaders and get your questions answered about starting at USF!

Saturday, August 20

Event Time LOCATION DESCRIPTION
Orientation Help Desk & Welcome Center  9 AM - 6 PM University Center, First Floor Welcome to USF! The USF Orientation Team and various staff will be available to assist and answer questions.
Transfer Student Check-In & Residence Hall Move-In 9 AM - 5 PM Various Residence Halls  Welcome to USF! Your student should have received an assigned check-in/move-in time before your arrival. Look for the Get Oriented (GO) Team in green jackets to help guide you throughout the weekend.
Campus Tours (Optional) 2 - 5 PM Meet at University Center, First Floor New to USF? Let our GO Team leaders show you around USF! No RSVP is required.

Sunday, August 21

Event Time LOCATION DESCRIPTION
Orientation Help Desk & Welcome Center  9 AM - 2 PM McLaren Conference Center Welcome to USF! The USF Orientation Team and various staff will be available to assist and answer questions.
Orientation Welcome: Intro to Student Services  9 - 11:50 AM McLaren Conference Center Join other new family members for your official welcome to our USF community. Families will take a moment to reflect on their students' accomplishments and learn more about campus resources and services at USF.
Family Welcome Mass 12 - 1 PM St. Ignatius Church Members of any or no religious affiliation are invited to join USF President Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., at this special welcome Mass. Open to all new students and families, attendance is encouraged but not required.
Campus Tours 1 - 2 PM  University Center, First Floor New to USF? Let our GO Team leaders show you around USF! No RSVP is required.
Family Farwell Lunch (On Your Own) 1 - 3 PM On Your Own Use this time to grab lunch, reconnect with your parents & family members, create a communication plan, and make sure you are all set for the week ahead.
New Student Convocation  3 - 4 PM Livestream for families Students will join their peers for their formal welcome to USF! We will take a moment to celebrate their accomplishments and journey to get to USF. In addition, students will learn the USF pledge and receive a commemorative pin designed for their class.

Monday, August 22

Event Time Location DESCRIPTION
Community Convocation 9 - 10 AM McLaren Conference Center / Zoom Please join us in person or online for a Community Convocation. At this event, we will celebrate the start of the academic year and discuss the many ways that we at USF are reinventing education. Registration is required.