Family & Friend Welcome Experiences

Fall Family WelcomeWe are excited to welcome our incred-i-BULL USF families this fall! Check out these opportunities to engage with USF virtually. Learn about experences for your student and the entire family by visiting usf.edu/wow and downloading the USF Student and Family Guide within the Go Bulls Guides app.

#Howtocollege: Fall essentials

HowToCollegeJoin the USF Bookstore, USF Dining, and Housing & Residential Education on Monday, August 10 at 8 p.m. EST to learn tips and tricks to start strong this fall! You can find additional #HowToCollege resources here.

love-a-bull letters

Love-a-Bull LettersLove-a-Bull Letters invites parents, family members, and friends to write and submit a letter to their USF student through an online submission form. From there, we will format the letter and deliver it electronically to students during the first 6 weeks of school, which is typically the toughest time during the transition for students.

Letters can be words of encouragement, opportunities for reflection, pride, and hopes for the year (or next four!) ahead. This is a great opportunity to share all of the things you want to say, but might get choked up to say aloud. Submit your letter by August 28!

 week of welcome kickoff

WOW Kickoff 2020The tradition continues! Have the whole family join us virtually on Sunday, August 23 at 7 p.m. EST for your official welcome to USF, the iconic balloon drop, and USF photo reveal, and more! For more information, visit usf.edu/wow.


First DayWhether they're working from home in bed, or heading on campus in their USF mask, we want to see your student's First Day Photo! On Monday, August 24, have your student take a selfie and share on social media with the hashtags: #FirstDayPhoto and #OneUSF to celebrate the beginning of Fall with us.


Join the Bull-2-Bull Financial Education on Monday, August 24 at 8 p.m. EST to learn tips and tricks of navigating finances this fall. Click here for more details and to access the chat. You can learn more about this fall's #HowToCollege chats for families here.

 got questions? 

Got QuestionsJoin New Student Connections and Parent & Family Engagement to ask any questions you have about USF processes, campus, and more to ensure a successful first week at USF! Log into our virtual chats August 24, 25, and 26. Join our 10-11a.m. chats at bit.ly/USFQuestionsAM and our 7-8 p.m. sessions at bit.ly/USFQuestionsPM.