University of South Florida

College of The Arts

University of South Florida

New Student Orientation

Orientation is a welcome program that helps prepare new students for university life before the first day of classes so they can start college on the right track. All students accepted into the College of The Arts must attend both the University and College orientations.

At university orientation, new students will learn more about what to expect day-to-day at the University of South Florida, both in and out of the classroom. New students will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get more information about USF resources, and ways to get involved on campus.

College orientation takes place during your university orientation. At college orientation, new students meet with their academic advisor, discuss their academic goals and register for classes.

Make a reservation to attend orientation by following your corresponding link below.

  • Undergraduate Orientation - Photo of students attending a lecture outdoors on the USF School of Music lawn.

    Undergraduate Orientation

    First-year undergraduate students, reserve your orientation day and see the to-do list to help you prepare.

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  • Transfer Orientation - Photo of students and a professor analysing a sculpture in the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

    Transfer Orientation

    Undergraduate students transferring from another college or university reserve your date here.

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  • Graduate Orientation - Music students and a professor rehearsing for a concert in the USF Jazz Rehearsal Hall.

    Graduate Orientation

    The Office of Graduate Studies hosts this program for all new graduate students.

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