First-Year Students



To ensure the health and safety of all students, staff and community members during this challenging time, we have transitioned our Spring 2021 Orientation sessions for undergraduate students to a virtual learning environment. You’ll be connected to resources and support through Canvas, Microsoft Teams, telephone calls, live and recorded videos and webinars hosted throughout the summer.

Orientation has always supported a seamless transition to college for new students and their families. This event will share tips to help you reach your academic goals, get involved at our campus, and connect to our Bulls community.

We know you probably have a lot of questions about dates, fees, and programming, and we are working hard to finalize plans to get you those answers. Over the next few weeks you’ll receive more details about this year’s Orientation and what to expect as you start your journey at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus.

Should you have questions or need assistance in the meantime, please email In order to receive the most timely and effective communication, we request that you email us and provide your University ID # in the body of the email.


Is Orientation a requirement?

Orientation is a critical component of a successful university experience and facilitates the smooth transition of students in the academic and social environments of the University. Because student success if at the heart of all we do here at USF, we require that every new student complete Orientation. The Orientation program is supported by a USF policy mandating that new students attend Orientation as a requirement of admission to the University.


Tampus Campus Orientation Website
Phone: 813-974-3060

Sarasota-Manatee Campus Orientation Website
Phone: 941-359-4342