Starting in Summer/Fall
There are three required elements of First Year Orientation:
- Pre-Orientation Course: Reserved students will gain access to a Canvas course of modules covering the basics
of life at our campus, to experience at your own pace. The Pre-Orientation Course
must be complete one week prior to your Live Synchronous Orientation Session, and
will take roughly 3.5-5 hours. New students will receive an email once the Canvas
portion has opened.
- Academic Requirements: You will find information about Academic Advising and registering for courses in
the College Overview section of your Pre-Orientation Course in Canvas. Please also
regularly check your @usf.edu e-mail as the Academic Advising Center on the USF St.
Petersburg campus may send additional instructions there. Students should aim to complete
their immunization documents and Pre-Orientation Course prior to meeting their academic
- Live Synchronous Orientation Session: On your scheduled Orientation session date, you will join Orientation Leaders and other incoming students in a Microsoft Teams Meeting. Through facilitated conversations, presentations from campus offices, and virtual activities, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, make connections, and prepare for the transition to USF. A copy of a sample schedule is available in the Pre-Orientation course.