Families and Guests


Families and guests of incoming USF international students will be given the option to register for a supplemental Family and Guest Virtual Orientation Session. Orientation has crafted a selection of resources and information available to reserved international families and guests which they will be able to access virtually. Your virtual Orientation experience will be made up of two different components: (1) Live Synchronous content and (2) Online Orientation content via Canvas Catalog.


During your scheduled Live Synchronous Orientation session, you will join the Orientation Team and other USF campus partners for a full-day event on all things USF. Campus partners and Orientation Leaders will guide you through live virtual conversations to help you support your student during their transition to USF. This session will require you to have access to a computer and reliable internet connection from 9:00am to 4:35pm EST. Click here to see the Live Synchronous Orientation Schedule At Glance. Registered families and guests will be emailed instructions and a link on how to access the Live Synchronous Orientation program.


The Canvas Catalog has a wealth of USF resource content for families and guests and will help you support your student during their academic journey. Since you've already registered for the Family/Guest Orientation experience, you are now able to log in and access the portal at your own pace. If you need any technical assistance in accessing this course, please email help@usf.edu.  Registered families and guests will be emailed instructions on how to access the Canvas Catalog portal.

Additionally, all international families and guests will also have the option to attend an in-person Orientation event with their students on Friday, January 7, 2022 at USF Tampa campus. There is no additional charge to attend the in-person event, but it is not required.

We are still accepting reservations for families and guests who now wish to participate in the Spring 2022 Orientation experience and have access to the online Orientation resources and information on Canvas.  The registration fee is just $35.  To add a guest, students will need to log back in to their Orientation reservation , or contact us at globullbeginnings@usf.edu