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. 


Summer & Fall 2022

Family members and guests are invited to join their student at their Orientation Session (at additional cost). The Family & Guest Orientation program features a some sessions specific to their important role as well as sessions that they attend with their student. Please note that participation in the virtual Family & Guest Orientation session requires an additional device.

Family & Guest Orientation also includes access to a library of information and resources available via Canvas.

Reservations for USF St. Petersburg students starting in Summer/Fall 2022 open on March 8, 2022.