Transfer Students



To ensure the health and safety of all students, staff and community members during this challenging time, we have transitioned our Summer and Fall 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 USF, and connect to our Bulls community.

Should you have questions or need assistance, 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.

Former USF Students Returning 

As a former student returning to USF, you are not required to attend Orientation. However, you must set up an appointment with your Academic Advisor in order to register for classes.

Also be sure to check with Student Health Services, as you may need to meet new immunization requirements.

If you would like to attend Orientation to learn more about or refresh yourself on the USF St. Petersburg campus, you are welcome to email us at to register!

Second Baccalaureate Students 

Students seeking their second bachelor’s degree must attend a Transfer Orientation.

Second Baccalaureate students who received their first bachelor’s degree from USF are not required to attend Orientation but must contact Academic Advising at 727-873-4511 to set up an appointment with an Academic Advisor in order to register for classes.

If you would like to attend Orientation to learn more about or refresh yourself on the USF St. Petersburg campus, you can reserve your seat online.

Other USF Campus Contacts

Tampus Campus Orientation Website
Phone: 813-974-3060

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