Welcome to the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus! Orientation is your opportunity to experience what it is like to be a USF student, both in and out of the classroom. Now that you have been admitted, your next step is to sign up for an Orientation session. Completion of Orientation is mandatory for all newly admitted undergraduate students, including Transfer students. While we acknowledge the experiences and knowledge you have already gained from other institutions, we want to make sure you are prepared to succeed here at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus.

Orientation is a critical component of a successful university experience and facilitates the smooth transition of students into the academic and social environments of the University. The Orientation program is supported by a USF policy mandating that new students attend Orientation as a requirement of admission to the University. During your orientation session, you will interact with current Bulls, hear about USF resources and campus partners, meet with your academic advisor, and learn ways to get involved on campus. The Orientation Team is here to help you navigate the university, answer your questions, and guide you through this transition.

Should you have questions or need assistance in the meantime, please email. To receive the most timely and effective communication, we request that you email us and provide your University ID # in the body of the email.

Orientation FAQs

Reserve Your Orientation Session


Office Hours:
9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Office Location:
8350 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243

Phone: 941-359-4335


USF Tampa campus
Phone: (813) 974-3060

USF St. Petersburg campus
Phone: 727-873-4754