New Graduate Student Orientation

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies for all new students, Orientation brings together faculty, staff, and current students who will share information and advice to ease your transition and enrich your graduate experience at USF. Please make every effort to attend. A flexible schedule is designed to share important information across several topics.  

Registration Information  

All newly admitted graduate students will receive an email from the Office of Graduate Studies with information about registering for Graduate Student Orientation. We encourage you to register as soon as possible to reserve your space for the orientation sessions. A detailed schedule and link(s) will be subsequently emailed to you upon successful registration.

Please note that any virtual orientation sessions will be produced through Microsoft Teams, so you will be required to utilize your University of South Florida email address to access the sessions. Click here for further instruction on creating your USF NetID and email account.


Be sure to Log-in by 2:50 P.M. (EST) to enjoy Welcome videos!

Friday, January 6, 2023
Time Event
3:00 P.M. (EST) Opening Session
3:30 P.M. (EST)

Library Resources for Graduate Students

4:00 P.M. (EST)

Understanding Student Health Services 

4:30 P.M. (EST)

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

5:10 P.M. (EST)

Breakout Sessions (select one):

6:00 P.M. (EST)

Q & A with the Campus Assistant Deans

*All scheduled sessions are tentative and subject to change.

Session recordings will be uploaded to the Orientation Videos webpage during the first two weeks of the semester.


The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to provide students with ORIENTED, a tool to orient students to various aspects of the Graduate Student experience.

Campus Tours

Interested in seeing more of campus? The Office of Admissions offers in-person, self-guided, and virtual tours of all three campuses! Click here for details.

For immediate 360 virtual tours, click here.