What makes this university and city so special? As a college student in the Bay Area, how can you form a deeper connection to San Francisco’s communities and organizations?

First-Year and Transfer Year seminars answer these and other questions by examining the culture, politics, environment, people, and history of the Bay Area. In small classes led by expert faculty, first-year and transfer students are introduced to new surroundings and new interests in an urban academic environment.

  • All seminars count toward the core curriculum requirements.
  • In selected classes, student assistants provide valuable peer mentoring.
  • Students who don’t sign up for a seminar in their first semester at USF may enroll in the second semester.

Learn more about First-Year and Transfer Year seminars


Upcoming First-Year Seminars