Making Your Orientation Reservation

The University of South Florida is committed to providing all incoming students the resources to be successful as they enter the university setting. We strive to provide excellent student experiences and knowledge about the University of South Florida (USF) by way of intentional and specific programming for first year students, transfer students, international students and their families. Our Orientations are designed with these goals in mind.

The cost of Orientation includes the state authorized Orientation fee of $35.00 as well as the costs of providing the full Orientation experience to students, families and guests, including facility rentals, meals, staffing and necessary services and expenses to ensure a successful start.

Students have options for completing the Orientation requirement. Please refer to the Green and Gold sessions below:

  Green Orientation Experience Gold Orientation Experience

Provide a University Online Orientation experience.


Provide you with an introduction to the USF Academic Environment.

  • Create an academic plan
  • Register for classes using Schedule Planner
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Engage with academic professionals with an in-person advising experience.


Prepare you to adjust to the USF Social Environment.

  • Connect with a community of peers
  • Embrace the diversity of the USF community experience

Prepare you to adjust to the USF Institutional Environment.

  • Access and use USF systems with the support of USF staff and current students
  • Learn about USF’s academic integrity standards for the USF system


Stimulate a sense of belonging to the USF community.

  • Feel welcomed to the USF community
  • Be proud to be a USF Bull!

Prepare you to develop personal responsibility for your collegiate success.

  • Learn about key self-management skills from USF students
  • Be introduced to key campus resources so you know who/where to go when you need help

Provide you with resources to support your holistic wellness and to understand your rights and responsibilities as a USF student.


Provide opportunities for you to develop and practice leadership skills.

  • Identify personal goals and create a plan to achieve them
  • Utilize experience to network and gain employment opportunities

All students are required to pay for Orientation at time of reservation. If you’re experiencing financial difficulties, please contact us at

Please check back at a later time to see when Spring reservations become available. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office by emailing us at or by calling 813-974-3060.