Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to USF!

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We are delighted that you have selected the University of South Florida (USF) for your graduate studies. We know that students often have many choices for graduate study, so we are extremely pleased you have joined our family of learners and our community of scholars. You are attending USF at a very exciting time, as the university continues to grow its national and international reputation. We are truly a global university serving the needs of students worldwide. 

The Office of Graduate Studies serves as the university hub of leadership for graduate education at USF offering hundreds of master's and doctoral programs. The various units of the Office of Graduate Studies work with your department, academic college and other offices on campus to help you understand and navigate through the various policies and procedures that allow us to maintain our standards of excellence.

As you prepare to start your graduate career, we encourage you to attend New Graduate Student Orientation and Grad Week of Welcome.
Explore the interactive presentation, Orient-Ed: An Overview of the Graduate Journey.

We invite you to explore this website to learn about the services, activities, and opportunities available to you. We continue to grow and expand our offerings in research funding, scholarship, and professional development so you will be prepared for leadership roles. From "Welcome, student!", to "Congratulations, graduate!" - we are here to enhance your graduate student experience. We look forward to seeing you at the many events, workshops, and meetings we schedule for students and hope you will become very involved! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or information.

Welcome to USF!  🤘