USF First Year Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to USF!

Choose Your Campus


Orientation Steps

Step 1: Make Your Reservation

Visit VZOrientation to reserve a date.

Please note: Orientation reservations open on February 26 for students starting in the summer and fall.

Step 2: Complete the Pre-Orientation Canvas Course

Students will receive access to the required Pre-Orientation Canvas Course once they’ve completed their Orientation reservation. Students must complete the entire course prior to attending their Orientation session. Failure to complete this course prior to your Orientation session may cause delays or challenges in your ability to register for courses.

Step 3: Complete Academic Program Requirements

Check your USF email and your Pre-Orientation Canvas course for what your academic college requires.

Please note: In some cases, this can be completed after the in-person Orientation session.

Step 4: Attend In-Person Orientation Session

See you at the chosen USF Campus on the date you reserved! Please be sure to check your Orientation reservation E-Confirmation Packet and latest emails for arrival details.

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