Letting Grow

Families of Freshmen

Family Events
The Office of Parent & Family Programs plans several events throughout the year for families. These include Family Day at the Sun Dome, Grandparents Day and Fall Family Weekend.  Our annual Fall Family Weekend takes place in late September. All family members are invited to participate in Fall Family Weekend. Learn more here.

University Experience
Encourage your student to become a part of the University Experience, two-credit elective course designed specifically for first-year students to welcome them to USF.

Stay Safe
Learn more about campus safety. Visit the Division of Public Safety website.

Healthy for Life
Discuss with your student the importance of a healthy life style. Learn more here.

Writing Skills
Suggest that your student visit the Writing Center website to improve their writing skills.

Joining a Fraternity/Sorority
The Fraternity and Sorority Affairs website has information about Greek life on campus.

Finding a Job
Check out the Career Services website for employment opportunities for your student.

Getting involved on Campus
Recommend that your student visit New Student Connections website to connect to the campus community.

Residence Hall Living
Suggest your student visit the Housing & Residential Education website when they have roommate questions.  Learn how living in the Residence Halls will enhance your student's experience!

Additional resources:
Student Health Services
Counseling Center
Financial Aid
Student Success Coaching