For Students

First Year Experience

There are so many new learning opportunities and experiences during your first year of college. USF has the support and tools available to help make this a smooth transition. Below are the Undergraduate Studies departments with programs, courses, and services developed with with your first year in mind.

First-Year Courses

Learn tips for building a strong academic and personal foundation at USF. This course assist in the adustment to USF, explore careers, study skills, and other tips and experiences to support your first year academic experience. Find out more.

Exploratory Curriculum 

Not sure what you want to major in? USF allows up to 36 credit hours before you declare a major. Talk to your advisor at Orientation to participate in the Exploratory Curriculum.

Office of Academic Advocacy 

Things not going as you expected? Academic Advocates are here to help you discover the next steps to stay on track academically, financially, and personally.

Tampa campus, e-mail
St. Petersburg campus, visit COMPASS Advocacy
arasota-Manatee campus, visit Student Support