First-Year Experience

Your First Year Experience Checklist

Commit to USF

We are excited that you have decided to enroll at the University of South Florida! We encourage you to complete the steps to the right to ensure that you have a successful enrollment process into USF. For any additional questions about the admission process, please contact us!

Stay Connected: Learn about USF

As you are transitioning into USF, it is important to learn a little more about the school's history, traditions and values! Join the Facebook group and start to learn about all things USF!


Find out everything you need to know about applying for and receiving financial aid and scholarships. Information on costs and fee payment are also outlined here so that you can manage your finances with ease!

Housing Options

Get the full USF experience by living on campus. It's the best way to get connected and make friends when you arrive. Learn everything you need to know at


Orientation is your opportunity to experience what it's like to be a USF student. During your Orientation experience, you will interact with current Bulls, hear about USF resources, speak with an academic advisor, and learn ways to get involved on campus. You also have an opportunity to complete business transactions with various campus offices.

Get Involved

Getting involved on campus is crucial to your college experience and success. Whether it's joining a student organization, volunteering, or joining an intramural team, find your place to get involved. Also, check out Career Services on the Important Links page to learn how your involvement can also help you find your passion and dream job!

Recommended Items Prior to First Day of Class

Make sure you're ready for the first day of classes by completing these tasks!

Academic Support and Advising Offices

Get connected with the various advisors, academic support services, and resources that are at USF to assist you from your first year to graduation. Find your advisor, look at 8-semester course plans for your major, get information about registration, learn more about the Academic Foundations course for first-year students, and explore the tutoring, writing, and coaching resources available at the Academic Success Center in the Library.

Community Expectations

Becoming a USF Bull means that you are now a member of our community. USF values a community based on the principles of community, ethics, and civility. As a new student at USF, it is important to learn about your personal and social responsibility within our community standards. Our collective goal as a community is to create a safer environment suitable for learning, teaching, and exploring the educational environment.

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