Week of Welcome

Ethic of Care Series

Take care of yourself; Take care of each other; Take care of this place.

This is a series of programs, events, and tabling for incoming students during the first 10 days or so of the Fall Semester. These activities are designed to supplement Orientation and offer students a chance to connect with each other, learn about resources and explore SF.

WW: Welcome Weekend trips are coordinated by Recreation Sports (Koret). Sign up for a Welcome Weekend Event.

Tuesday, August 21

Time Event Description
 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tabling Center for Academic and Student Achievement, Career Services, Learning Center
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Time Management and Prioritization While every student is different and has a unique pathway towards success, all students have at least one thing in common: there are 168 hours in each week to manage and plan for important commitments and priorities. Students bring with them a broad array of circumstances and obligations, making time management and prioritization essential. This workshop will provide tips and strategies to assist you in planning ahead in order to enhance your ability to make the most out of each week within the semester, as well as enabling you to reach consistent personal and academic success during your college years.
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. University Ministry Workshop  
8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Target Night Our yearly tradition exclusive to USF students! 5% off towards your purchase, free Starbucks coffee refills, raffle prizes, and giveaways. Don't miss out!

Wednesday, August 22

Time Event Description
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tabling Student Leadership and Engagement, Student Disability Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Cultural Centers
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. LGBTQ Reception  
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Civic Engagement Workshop This session will provide an overview of the opportunities at the McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Staff will share opportunities and programs offered by the Center to cultivate experiences in civic engagement, community service, activism, policy and governance, and social justice. You will also engage in an activity where you reflect on your experience in the process of becoming a change agent throughout your lifetime and how you might continue moving forward, both at USF and into the world post-graduation.

Thursday, August 23

Time Event Description
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rec Sports Presents Day on the Green  
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Green & Gold Day  
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Begin Your Career Path Here Hear about a variety of programs and services that can help you explore career options, get real-world experience, land and internship, and find a satisfying — and cool! — career.

Friday, August 24th

Time Event Description
5 p.m. WW: San Francisco Giants vs. Texas Rangers Welcome Weekend trips are coordinated by Recreation Sports (Koret)
7 p.m. Men's Soccer: USF vs. CSUN  

Saturday, August 25 to Sunday, September 2

Date Time Event Description
Saturday, August 25 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. WW: Alcatraz Tour Welcome Weekend trips are coordinated by Recreation Sports (Koret)
Sunday, August 26 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mass of the Holy Spirit Mass held to welcome in the new academic year
Tuesday, August 28 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Asia Pacific Studies Fall Festival The Center for Asia Pacific Studies welcomes back USF students, faculty, and staff for a fall semester celebration! Join us in Gleeson Plaza for FREE boba milk tea (1st 100 students), Happy Dumpling’s food truck from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., and a live DJ. Stop by to win prizes and learn more about all of the great Asia Pacific Studies programs on campus!
Thursday, August 30 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Involvement Fair  
Friday, August 31 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. WW; Union Square & Cable Car Ride to Fisherman's Wharf Welcome Weekend trips are coordinated by Recreation Sports (Koret)
Saturday, September 1 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. WW: Ferry Building Farmer's Market Welcome Weekend trips are coordinated by Recreation Sports (Koret)
Sunday, September 2 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. WW: SF MOMA Welcome Weekend trips are coordinated by Recreation Sports (Koret)


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.