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You're Probably Wondering What Happens at Orientation!
Glo-Bull Beginnings Week is a week-long, mandatory overnight program packed with a ton of great information to help you transition into the University of South Florida! We know you have unique needs in coming to USF and we want to answer all of your questions to help you feel right at home at USF, and throughout your Orientation experience. During Glo-Bull Beginnings Week you will be staying overnight, for a total of 7 nights, in the Embassy Suites USF hotel. With all of this information coming soon, we encourage you to keep an eye on your email before your Orientation date.

Your mandatory arrival date is Thursday, August 15. You may arrive before this date, but you will need to arrange accommodations for any day before August 15. Beginning on Thursday, August 15, you will be able to move into your hotel room for the week.

Please Note: Students who wish to use Friday, August 16th anytime between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM to move their personal belongings into their residence hall room must first fill out the early move-in housing form and pay the associated fees. Please note that students must stay in the Embassy Suites Hotel during Glo-Bull Beginnings Week starting Thursday, August 15th - Wednesday, August 21st. Students can access the form by logging into their housing portal.

Please note, if you are an INTO Undergraduate Pathway or Graduate Pathway Student, please see the INTO Orientation website here.