Week of Welcome
Surrounding the start of classes will be USF’s Week of Welcome, or WOW, Monday, Aug. 20 - 29. Freebies, discounts, advising, library tours, free food, ice cream and more – these special events – will offer students, especially new ones, the opportunity to get to know each other, USF, and our San Francisco community.
A WOW mainstay, Dons Night Out, is among the events that will help kick off the academic year on Monday, Aug. 20. This celebration that welcomes students to campus, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Warrior Memorial Gym, features performances by student groups and bands, games and more. Last year, the crowd estimated at 1,500 students.
More information about our Fall 2019 Week of Welcome schedule will be posted here in early August.
Welcome Weekends are trips for incoming freshmen and transfer students only. These fun, free outings take place during the beginning of each semester, designed to help new students connect with communities of support on campus. Welcome Weekend trip leaders help students learn to use their MUNI pass to discover local destinations, historic landmarks, and fun attractions.