Academic Advising

Previously Attended Orientation

Returning USF Students

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) welcomes you back to the University of South Florida! Go Bulls!
If you previously attended orientation at USF, you are not required to attend orientation a second time. Policies and procedures may have changed since you last attended orientation. Below are the steps you must or are highly recommended to complete prior to your first semester back.

Declaring Your Major: Required
Incoming students declare their major at orientation. Since you did not attend an orientation this semester, your official major is not declared in the system. You must declare your major and complete the steps to officially declare your major. 

Make an Advising Appointment: With rare exception, this is required in place of attending orientation again. 
At orientation, incoming students have the opportunity to meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes. Since you are not attending orientation, you should make an appointment to meet with your advisor. Advisor contact information for the College is available via our website. You can schedule an appointment with your advisor via Archivum. To assist your advisor in planning courses for your first semester, it is suggested that you bring or have available during your appointment, a copy of your unofficial transcripts from other institutions you have attended.