Campus Life

New Student Experiences

The Department of New Student Experiences is designed to support incoming and current first year, transfer, and international students as well as their families and guests from the beginning of their journey at the University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee campus until graduation.


The Office of Orientation is committed to providing all incoming students and their families with the resources to be successful. We strive to provide excellent customer service and knowledge about the University of South Florida. We provide intentional and specific programming for first year students, transfer students, international students and their families.

Parent & Family Experience

USF welcomes parents and families to be part of their student's experience and to aid your student’s transition into the University community. As students navigate their academic, social, institutional, and emotional adjustment to college, parents and families can contribute immensely in providing the care, support, and guidance for their students to be successful.

New Student Connections

The Sarasota-Manatee campus provides additional campus life experiences for our newly admitted students to get to know one another, feel connected to our community, and learn more about what makes the Sarasota-Manatee campus so special.

Important Dates

It can be hard to remember all of the dates you need to know as a student each semester. Click on the link above to see a list of important dates regardless of the semester in which you may be enrolling in.

Contact Us

New Student Experiences Team