Starting in Summer/Fall
You're Probably Wondering What Happens at Orientation!
Glo-Bull Beginnings Week is a week-long, mandatory overnight program packed with a ton of great information to help you transition into the University of South Florida! We know you have unique needs in coming to USF and we want to answer all of your questions to help you feel right at home at USF, and throughout your Orientation experience. During Glo-Bull Beginnings Week you will be staying overnight, for a total of 5 nights, in the Embassy Suites USF hotel. With all of this information coming soon, we encourage you to keep an eye on your email before your Orientation date.
Your mandatory arrival date is Saturday, August 11. You may arrive before this date, but you will need to arrange accommodations for any day before August 11. Beginning August 11, you will be able to move into your hotel room for the week.
Glo-Bull Beginnings Dashboard
We know that you have a lot of items to complete before starting classes. We are here to help! We are excited to share the Glo-Bull Beginnings Dashboard for all international students. You can login using your NetID and password to see all of the items that need to be completed prior to arrival and the status of those items. We encourage you to work hard to complete as much of this dashboard as possible prior to arrival! Click here to access your customized pre-arrival dashboard.
The student and family and guest programs are run separately, but concurrently.
Please plan to be split up from your family or guests for much of your Orientation experience but know that we will still provide opportunities to connect in sessions as well. Click here for more information about the family and guest programs.