Families and Guests

FAQs

What is Glo-Bull Beginnings Week?

Glo-Bull Beginnings Week is the University of South Florida's week-long Orientation program for international students entering the University in the Fall of 2017. While domestic students attend a shorter session, we have found that more programming is needed to assist with the transition of our international students and their families and guests. We collaborate with campus partners to create a program that provides students and their guests with the information needed to be successful in and out of the classroom, while allowing opportunities for both parties to meet and network with other individuals attending the University.

Why is there a fee involved?

This fee helps us to cover the costs associated with managing orientation including space, staff, meals, and supplies.

Should I attend Glo-Bull Beginnings Week?

Yes! Besides the fact that we can't wait to meet you, our programs are intentionally designed for the families and guests in order to get the most out of Orientation. We know that students are traditionally more successful when they have a support system, which often includes their family members. Our Orientation sessions provide you information that help you navigate your student's transition to USF. This is also a great way to learn more about all that the University has to offer.

What should I bring to Orientation?

A pen is always useful, since you may be taking notes or writing down information. You'll also want to bring a sweater or jacket, as our indoor meeting locations can be cool. Florida weather can be unpredictable, so it is always a good idea to bring an umbrella. We will provide you with meals, but in case you get hungry in between sessions you may want to bring a snack or two.

 

Where can I get more information?

Once your student registers you as their guest for Orientation, an e-confirmation packet will be added to their MyOrientation reservation. The student and guest e-confirmation packets can be downloaded/printed by logging back into the MyOrientation reservation system using the student's NetID. Be sure to keep an eye on your email, as we will be sending you additional information prior to your Orientation session via email. Please contact us if you have questions in the meantime.

Sounds great! How do I sign-up?

Your student can add you to their Orientation registration by logging into MyOrientation with their NetID and password. Please note, Orientation reservations are currently closed, but will open on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 9:00am EST for Spring Orientation sessions.