Transfer Experience

Welcome to the USF St. Petersburg campus, Transfer Students!

We are so excited to have you continue your journey in higher education with USF St. Petersburg campus. The COMPASS Student Experience Office recognizes and appreciates the uniqueness and diversity of our transfer student population. We encourage you to take advantage of our various resources that will connect you to campus and help you transition into the Bull Family. We are thrilled you are here and look forward to seeing you at future events.

Transfer Resources


View the Transfer Experience checklist

Quick Links to Transfer Resources: 

Facebook Page - Stay connected to other transfer students and get updates on events 
BullsConnect- Explore USF St. Petersburg campus events across campus and for transfer students 
Academic Calendar - Stay informed on important dates deadlines from USF St. Petersburg campus
Orientation – Sign up for Transfer Orientation to learn how to be successful at USF St. Petersburg campus 
TRANSFERmation Residential Community – Interested in living on campus? Consider living with all transfer students! 
Financial Aid – Check your status and upload documents. 

Peer Coaching/Programming 

Peer Coaching 
The Transfer Peer Coaching program is a peer mentorship program that connects transfer students with a student leader on campus. Transfer Peer Coaches are experienced USF St. Petersburg campus transfer students who serve on the staff of the COMPASS Student Experience Office. All incoming transfers receive a Transfer Peer Coach, but also opt-in for any transfer! If you are a transfer student interested in the Transfer Peer Coach program, email us at

Click here to meet the Peer Coaches!

 Interested in becoming Transfer Peer Coach? Check out our recruitment page for more details.  

Transfer Times Newsletter 
The Transfer Times is a newsletter aimed at providing transfer students with information about transitioning to USF St. Petersburg campus, events on campus, and more. The Transfer Times Newsletter will be posted on our Transfer Student Facebook Page and emailed out once a month. 
Signature Programs 
Transfer Connections: Join us for Transfer Connection once a month to meet other transfer students, learn about USF St. Petersburg campus, and more! Be sure to register for a PeteSync account to learn more.  
Learning Journeys: Learning Journeys are faculty- or staff-led activities, focusing on an academic specialty, hobby, or interest of the faculty or staff member. Geared towards second-year and transfer students, Learning Journeys provide an opportunity for students to learn more about potential career paths while getting to know faculty and staff outside of the classroom. 
Go for the Gold Workshop Series: The COMPASS Go for the Gold workshop series will provide Bulls with all the tools they need to succeed. With specific tracks for first-year, second-year, and transfer students, Bulls will have personalized support in a workshop format. Through this series, we will cover topics that support students' academic, professional, and personal growth. Be a Bull. Take Charge. Go for the Gold! 
The Network 
The Network consists of a variety of interest groups that you can join to make connections with other students who share that interest, hobby, or passion of yours. Each Network is led by Peer Coaches who will help you connect in group activities as well as one-on-one with other new students. Through regular meetings throughout the semester, the Network provides flexible opportunities for you to develop meaningful connections and successfully transition to college and to life as a Bull by the Bay. 

  • Meet People: The Network is a great way to meet students who share a similar interest, passion, or common experience. 
  • Make USF Your Home: By attending events, you can make USF St. Petersburg campus feel like home in no time. It is our hope that you feel like you truly belong here starting during your very first week at USF St. Petersburg campus. 
  • Get Involved: If you aren’t quite sure which of the many student organizations are right for you, The Network is a great place to start! You can start to experience what USF St. Petersburg campus has to offer by getting involved with a variety of campus activities and making connections with both new and returning students. 
  • Join the Network

National Transfer Student Week