Parents & Families
Parents and family members play an important role in their student's transition to the University of the South Florida. We recognize the support you need as well, so we have created a separate and concurrent program just for you. The program gives you the information you need, while also providing helpful information on assisting in your student's success.
Why the fee? Your Orientation fee covers five meals throughout the two-day experience. In addition, this fee covers the cost of providing this high-quality program to family members, including publications, space reservations, and staffing.
Are you an FSI or SSS student's family member? Please visit our FSI/SSS page for specific information.
While we encourage family members to attend, those unable to or choose not to, should look at the resources throughout this site and at the University of South Florida Parents page.
If you require ADA accommodations to attend Orientation, your student will see the option to complete a form during the reservation process. If the link was missed or your situation has changed since the time of reservation, you can still submit a request. All requests should be submitted 10 days in advance of the session.
Please note that this schedule is subject to change. A detailed schedule will be provided at check in.
|Family Program Day 1|
|8:00 - 9:15 am||Check In|
|8:00 - 9:15 am||Breakfast|
|9:25 - 9:45 am||Family Orientation Kickoff|
|9:45 - 10:30 am||Welcome to Bulls Country|
|10:30 - 11:20 am||Academic Essentials|
|11:30 - 12:20 pm||Lunch|
|12:25 - 1:25 pm||Money Matters|
|1:30 - 2:00 pm||Campus Living|
|2:10 - 3:10 pm||College Overview*|
|3:20 - 5:00 pm||Bulls Eye 2017|
|5:00 - 6:00 pm||Discover USF Showcase*|
|5:00 - 7:00 pm||USF Bookstore Shopping*|
|5:30 - 7:30 pm||Dinner*|
|Family Program Day 2|
|7:00 - 8:30 am||Breakfast*|
|8:35 - 8:45 am||Family Day 2 Kickoff|
|8:45 - 8:55 am||USF Bookstore Information|
|9:00 - 11:00 am||Letting Grow: From Parenting to Coaching|
|11:10 - 12:30 pm||University Resource Rotation|
|12:25 - 1:00 pm||Student Perspective|
|1:00 - 3:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 - 4:00 pm||Family Lounge & Campus Tours|
|1:00 - 5:00 pm||Complete Campus Business*|