Educational Tips

 Below please find a few tips that can help you get the most out of your education:

  • Take responsibility for your own education. How much you learn is up to you.
  • Be an active participant in the educational process: ask questions, express your ideas, seek out opportunities to learn.
  • Get to know your professors.
  • Go to class regularly, on time and alert.
  • Keep an open mind; we often learn the most from those with opposing opinions and "crazy ideas."
  • Make friends with classmates who have backgrounds different from your own.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to supplement your coursework. Volunteer for the community, pursue a special project in an area of interest, get involved in campus activities.
  • Use the multitude of resources available at USF and throughout the city of San Francisco.
  • If you require assistance in making the most of your education, see your advisor, dean's office, or Academic Support Services.