Additional Resources


I'm a sponsored student. What do I need to do?

Sponsored International Students should complete their Orientation reservation to the point of payment and then email the Office of Orientation at Let us know that you are a sponsored student and include your name, UID, and date of Orientation. We will respond to confirm your Orientation date and with details about payment arrangements.

Can I attend Orientation on a different day?

All international students arriving for Fall 2018 must attend our International Orientation (Glo-Bull Beginnings Week). This Orientation date has been chosen to correspond with the Glo-Bull Beginnings program and the arrival date on your visa. All international students admitted for the fall 2018 semester must arrive for Orientation no later than Saturday, August 11, 2018.

International students who have lived and attended school in the U.S. for at least one year may be eligible to attend another Orientation date. More information about this option is available on our Date Change Request page.

What if I miss my Orientation due to travel delays?

We understand that sometimes weather conditions and other events may delay travel. If you are experiencing a travel delay, please contact your admissions representative and our office as soon as possible. You can email us at or call at +1 (813) 974-3060. We will work you with you to make sure that you receive all the information you need.

How is Glo-Bull Beginnings Week different from other Orientation programs?

Glo-Bull Beginnings is a program for undergraduate, international students to prepare them for being a student at USF and living in the US. Glo-Bull Beginnings Week is your opportunity to experience what it's like to be a USF student, both in and out of the classroom. In addition, this program will prepare you, as an international student, for being a student at USF and living in the US. Glo-Bull Beginnings Weeks includes all the information in the Orientation, but offers additional information and services to assist you in your transition.

Learn more at the Glo-Bull Beginnings Week page.

When do I complete iStart? When is it due?

iStart is an online service for international students from USF International Services. This system collects all the information needed from you, and provides you with a short task list. You will need to complete most of this information before you leave to travel to the U.S. During Glo-Bull Beginnings, you will attend a Document Check where International Services will need your travel documents and will verify that all information is complete.

All of the items in iStart must be completed before you start classes. Visit the Glo-Bull Start Information page for more details.