Aerial view of the LoSchiavo Building Lawn

Student listening with his hands folded during the orientation

 

city view at night

Orientation Goals and Objectives

The mission of New Student Orientation (NSO) is to initiate all new Student’s to the USF community, preparing them for successful integration into the university's intellectual, cultural, and social climate.

High Expectations 

Goals Defined

Students entering USF shall learn how to set high academic and personal expectations for their individual success.

Learning Goals As a result of participating in NSO students will:
  1. Learn how to set high academic and personal expectations for success,
  2. Demonstrate an increase in their academic and personal expectations for success as USF student,
  3. Pledge their commitment to academic integrity.
Learning Objectives Students will:
  1. Understand USF core curriculum requirements and how they fit into their overall academic program
  2. Be familiar with their major requirements
  3. Identify at least one special USF program and how it can enhance their learning experiences
  4. Understand USF academic expectations and values
  5. Actively participate in an academic experiences with a faculty member and student peers

Resolved to Succeed

Goals Defined

Students entering USF shall develop a deep resolve toward succeeding in their academic and personal activities.

Learning Goals As a result of participating in NSO students will:
  1. Will build new skills or enhance previous skills essential to their success at USF,
  2. Show proficiency in the use of technological resources to help them succeed as students,
  3. Exhibit knowledge in the use of USF resources that will help them succeed.
Learning Objectives Students will:
  1. Identify and locate at least 5 USF resources
  2. Visit their dean's office and one stop
  3. Know their resident advisor and 1 other resident on their floor
  4. Know how to access USF Connect and register on-line
  5. Understand common student transition issues and how resources can help resolve them

Engagement

Goals Defined

Students entering USF shall learn how to set high academic and personal expectations for their individual success.

Learning Goals As a result of participating in NSO students will:
  1. Learn how to set high academic and personal expectations for success,
  2. Demonstrate an increase in their academic and personal expectations for success as USF student,
  3. Pledge their commitment to academic integrity.
Learning Objectives Students will:
  1. Understand USF core curriculum requirements and how they fit into their overall academic program
  2. Be familiar with their major requirements
  3. Identify at least one special USF program and how it can enhance their learning experiences
  4. Understand USF academic expectations and values
  5. Actively participate in an academic experiences with a faculty member and student peers

Integration 

Goals Defined 

Students entering USF shall learn how to engage themselves into the USF community for success.

Learning Goals As a result of participating in NSO students will:
  1. Learn the USF Mission, Vision and Values
  2. Learn the Steps necessary to becoming a member of the USF community
Learning Objectives Students will:
  1. Articulate their understanding of the USF Mission
  2. Identify at least 2 USF Core Values
  3. Learn how the USF Mission relates to their personal and academic goals
  4. Create first term schedule in collaboration with their faculty advisor
  5. Complete all steps needed to become a registered student: placement testing (if applicable) resolving registration holds, completing AlcoholEdu, obtaining ID card, attending orientation including Academic Requirements, Advising and Registration and paying tuition
  6. Learn where to find a class schedule online and know where and when their classes meet
  7. Be aware of USF learning and living policies and procedures
  8. Learn about USF student rights and responsibilities

Special Needs Student Outreach

Goals Defined

Students with special needs shall learn how to engage themselves into the USF community for success.

Learning Goals As a result of participating in NSO students will:
  1. Students classified as Special Needs Students (e.g., undeclared, international, first generation, students with disabilities, university scholars) will learn all of the additional steps necessary to becoming an effective member of the USF community.
Learning Objectives Students will:
  1. Learn the necessary and specific steps that will help them thrive at USF and the special resources available to all students.