About Us


New Student and Family Experience

The USF new student and family experience cultivates community and fosters a sense of belonging to aid a student’s transition into our community. As students navigate their academic, social, institutional, and emotional adjustment to college, staff and student leaders, on all three campuses, are available to provide care, support, and guidance. Through institutional, community, and individualized offerings, students establish a connection to USF, participate in shared USF traditions, identify a support network, gain an understanding of tools and resources, and receive support to remove barriers to ensure their continued enrollment. Our units also provide families support throughout their student’s time at USF. Staff are available to answer family questions, connect families to valuable resources, and provide individualized support so families can help their student navigate their transition into our community and progress towards their degree.

USF Tampa Campus
The offices of New Student Connections and Parent and Family Engagement provide programs and services to students enrolled on the Tampa campus, and their families.

New Student Connections
Website: usf.edu/newstudent
Phone: (813) 974-2896
Email: newstudent@usf.edu 

Parent and Family Engagement
Website: usf.edu/families
Phone: (813) 974-2896
Email: family@usf.edu

USF St. Petersburg Campus
The COMPASS Student Experience office provides programs and services to students enrolled on the St. Petersburg campus, and their families.

COMPASS Student Experience
Website: https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/student-life/compass/index.aspx
Phone: (727) 873-4003
Email: usfsp-compass@usf.edu

USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus
The Department of Student Support provides programs and services to students enrolled on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, and their families.

Department of Student Support
Website: https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/campus-life/new-student-and-family-resources.aspx
Phone: (941) 359-4330
Email:  bstucker@usf.edu