Orientation to the University

The University of San Francisco's Undergraduate New Student Orientation Program helps new students to prepare for academic, social, and cultural life as members of the USF community.

 In addition to helping students to complete the essential steps to becoming enrolled students, orientation helps students to make friends while learning about USF's mission, services, resources, and academic programs, and getting to know the campus and the city. Orientation programs are conducted immediately before the beginning of each semester.

Orientation programs for graduate students are provided through the students' college or academic department, with some campus-wide events offered prior to the Fall semester.

Additional orientation programs are conducted each semester to meet the unique needs of international students. For more information regarding International Student Orientation, please contact the ISS (International Student Services) Office at (415) 422-2654.

For information regarding the upcoming semester's orientation program, please visit

For additional orientation information, contact the Office of Academic Support Services at (415) 422-6876.