Student Life

Connect with Classmates

We get it - moving to a new country where you don’t know anyone can be a little scary. But it doesn’t have to be! At USF, there lots of ways to meet people and make new friends – in many cases, before you even set foot on campus!

Attend Week of Welcome

Do you want to learn about USF traditions, involvement opportunities and the campus before classes start? Do you want to meet new friends and make lasting connections? Do you want to learn about resources to help you succeed? If you answered 'yes' to any of those questions, then get ready for Week of Welcome! This incredible program starts the first day of move in and continues through the first week of classes. Get ready for an experience like no other!

Join the Network

The Network is designed to help you make connections to the campus community and successfully transition to USF. New students register for a "network" that meets regularly throughout the first part of the semester and is led by an upper-class student called a "Network Leader." Each group is themed around an interest, passion or hobby. This program provides a flexible opportunity for you to develop meaningful connections to your peers and successfully transition to college and the Bull lifestyle.

Meet New Friends Online

Follow USF International Admissions on Facebook to get the scoop on the latest information. Once you’re admitted, connect with your fellow classmates in the official USF Class of 2022 Facebook Group and start interacting with your future friends and classmates.