First-Year Students

Families & Guests

College is not just a new journey for students, but for parents and families as well. USF's St. Petersburg campus offers a supplemental Family & Guest Orientation program that is designed to answer the myriad of questions surrounding a student’s first time in college. The success of your student is our top priority. We hope to engage all parents as partners in the process.

Family & Guest Orientation provides family members an introduction to campus resources and helpful information to support your student, as well as opportunities to ask questions and meet others.

We allow two guests per student. One to two parent(s), guardian(s), or other adult family member(s) may attend. Family & Guest Orientation is limited to these relationships to students. The Orientation program and atmosphere is not appropriate for siblings or other guests. 

Your virtual Family & Guest Orientation will feature two ways to engage and to get the information you need to help your student succeed at USF:

  1. A library of presentations and resources covering the basics of life at USF's St. Petersburg campus, to experience at your own pace. Registered families and guests will be able to access this information at their own pace, available at all times, via their unique login and password.
  2. A live virtual Orientation session where you will learn from campus departments and current students in Microsoft Teams. When registering for Orientation, families and guests will be able to select one of the following dates for their Live Virtual Orientation session: May 5, June 16, August 11. Click here to view a sample schedule.

Family & Guest reservations are part of the student reservation. Reservations for USF St. Petersburg students for Summer or Fall 2021 are open now!