New Student and Family Experience
The USF new student and family experience cultivates community and fosters a sense
of belonging to aid a student’s transition into our community. As students navigate
their academic, social, institutional, and emotional adjustment to college, staff
and student leaders, on all three campuses, are available to provide care, support,
and guidance. Through institutional, community, and individualized offerings, students
establish a connection to USF, participate in shared USF traditions, identify a support
network, gain an understanding of tools and resources, and receive support to remove
barriers to ensure their continued enrollment. Our units also provide families support
throughout their student’s time at USF. Staff are available to answer family questions,
connect families to valuable resources, and provide individualized support so families
can help their student navigate their transition into our community and progress towards
USF St. Petersburg Campus
The COMPASS Student Experience office provides programs and services to students enrolled on the St. Petersburg campus, and their families.
USF Tampa Campus
The offices of New Student Connections and Parent and Family Engagement provide programs and services to students enrolled on the Tampa campus, and their families.
New Student Connections
Phone: (813) 974-2896
USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus
The Department of Student Support provides programs and services to students enrolled on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, and their families.
Department of Student Support
Phone: (941) 359-4330