New Student and Parent Toolkit

Parent and Family Programs

Welcome to Bull's country. As you assist your students with navigating their USF experience, our offices are here to provide care, support and guidance. We are available to answer your questions, connect you and your student to valuable resources, and provide individualized support so you can help your student navigate their transition into our community.

Tampa

 

St Petersburg

 

Sarasota-Manatee

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) - UPDATED 4/15/20

General Questions — Updated 6/16/2020

How do I contact your office?

Following the direction of the university, our offerings/services are available remotely. Even though most of our staff and student leaders are working remotely, we are still available via multiple methods to answer your questions and provide support. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

USF Tampa Campus Office of Parent & Family Engagement
Phone: (813) 974-2896
Email: family@usf.edu

USF St. Petersburg Campus COMPASS Office
Phone: (727) 873-4003
Email: usfsp-compass@usf.edu

USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Office of Student Engagement
Email: studentengagement@sar.usf.edu

As a parent, how can I stay informed, engaged and aware of future events?

USF Tampa Campus Office of Parent & Family Engagement

Just as our campus will become a new place your Bull will call home, the Office of Parent & Family Engagement is your home on the Tampa campus. We provide you with opportunities to connect to other USF family members and friends, learn about our campus community, and become a member of our Bull family! 

USF St. Petersburg Campus COMPASS Office

Navigate each step of the transition with your student:

  • Join us on our Instagram or Facebook pages to stay up to date on services, including upcoming events.
  • Participate in the USFSP Families Facebook Group.
  • Join the Compass Chronicle. This monthly e-newsletter is designed to provide USFSP families with the latest campus news and events, as well as to provide a snapshot of what students may be experiencing while at college.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Office of Student Engagement

See the USF Tampa Office of Parent & Family Engagement above for general parent and family resources.

Where can my student find resources to help them transition into USF?

USF Tampa Campus Office of Parent & Family Engagement

Encourage your student to explore our #HowtoCollege and Rocky’s Resources website for tips on how they can successfully transition to USF! The documents and videos provided highlight helpful how-to's and tips to best navigate their USF experience. Students seeking individualized support are encouraged to connect with a Peer Advisor Leader (PAL) via our Peer Coaching Form.

USF St. Petersburg COMPASS Office

One of the best resources to help your student transition to college is their Peer Coach! Peer Coaches are experienced USF St. Petersburg campus students who serve on the staff of the Compass Student Experience Office Peer Coaches provide guidance for students to succeed at USF St. Petersburg campus through one-on-one coaching and the Network. Contact us at usfsp-compass@usf.edu if you have any questions.

Visit the Student Life website for more information about campus resources and opportunities available to your student.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Office of Student Engagement

We are currently in the process of re-evaluating how we can best serve our parents and families of our USF students. In the meantime, please see the USF Tampa Office of Parent & Family Engagement link above for more information about resources.

What if I have a question but don’t know who to contact?

USF Tampa Office of Parent & Family Engagement

We are here to support you as your student transitions into USF. Submit your questions through the Family Inquiry Form. Someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

USF St. Petersburg COMPASS Office

After you fill out this form, we will follow up with you directly.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Office of Student Engagement

You can submit your questions via email to studentengagement@sar.usf.edu or call 941-359-4330.

If I have questions about Orientation, where do I go for information?

USF Tampa

The USF Tampa Office of Orientation oversees the Family/Guest experience during USF undergraduate orientation. Details regarding the program are available on their website.

USF St. Petersburg

The USF St. Petersburg Office of Orientation oversees the Family/Guest experience during USFSP undergraduate orientation. Details regarding the program are available on their website.

USF Sarasota-Manatee

The USF Sarasota-Manatee Office of Orientation oversees the Family/Guest experience during USFSM undergraduate orientation. Details for families/guests of Transfer students may be found here. Details for families/guests of First-Year students may be found here.