Campus Life

7 Things to Do in the Next 7 Weeks

What new and returning students should know

by Mary McInerney, USF News

Move in: New student move-in day is Aug. 13, followed by family orientation that weekend. New student orientation events continue through Aug. 22. Classes start on Aug. 23. The first two weeks of class are called Weeks of Welcome and are packed with events.

Kick off the new year: You can attend in person or online, but plan to be at the fall 2022 Community Convocation at 9 a.m. Aug. 22. At this event, USF launches the academic year. Register now.

Get easy access: The mobile USF One Card can now operate from your Apple wallet and give you access to campus buildings and transactions all in one place. FYI, it was showcased at Apple’s WWDC 22 conference in June. A new wireless network on campus, meanwhile, will keep you connected.

Take a break: The Presidio Tunnel Tops opened this summer, adding 14 acres of national park to the city’s north coast. Check out panoramic views of San Francisco Bay plus food trucks, art, and live entertainment. It’s a 15-minute bike ride from campus.

See Division I sports on campus: Women’s volleyball kicks off Sept. 9 against Cal State Northridge. The game starts at 7 p.m. at War Memorial at the Sobrato Center, next to University Center. Free admission for students. Check out USF Athletics to find schedules for all sports.

Hear live music for free in Golden Gate Park: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the music festival and San Francisco institution, is Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. This year’s lineup includes Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and Buddy Miller, with more artists to be announced. Free admission.

Support local artists: The Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco, opening in the Dogpatch neighborhood in October, aims to showcase local artists and artists of color in an environment that is welcoming to all. Free admission.