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Spring 2018


USF Tampa Campus | School of Music Concert Hall and Conference Center (MUS)
January 4, 2018
4:00PM

About Orientation

Graduate students now represent more than 22% of the student body at USF. Although you will spend most of your time in the confines of your department, we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the resources and services the University and the Office of Graduate Studies make available to support your education and professional development.

This orientation program is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies for all new graduate students. You will be introduced to a wide range of offices, organizations and services that are here for you. You will hear from faculty, staff and current students who will share information and advice to ease your transition and enrich your experience at USF.

Many graduate programs also schedule (and some require attendance at) department orientations that focus on your academic program and department/college resources, and we encourage you to attend yours. Contact your program director for details. We understand that graduate students have busy schedules and we’ve done our best to make the schedule flexible enough to accommodate as many students as possible. Below you will find the tentative orientation schedule for Spring 2018.

Tentative Schedule

Time Event
3:30pm Orientation Registration & Check-In
School of Music (MUS) Concert Hall Lobby
4:00pm Orientation Session
School of Music (MUS) Concert Hall Auditorium
  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Welcome from the Sr. Vice Provost and Graduate Studies Dean
  • Student Government
  • Graduate & Professional Student Council Presentation
  • Student Affairs Presentation
  • Graduate Studies Presentation for the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies
5:00pm Financial Aid Information Session (Optional)
School of Music (MUS) Conference Center
5:00pm Information Fair
School of Music (MUS) Conference Center
6:00pm Graduate Student Reception
School of Music (MUS) Concert Hall Lobby

Register Now

Please complete your orientation registration as soon as possible at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation/rsvp.php. This will reserve your spot for the orientation session. It will also help us to plan for adequate refreshments and supplies at the event. Please make note of your U-ID number as you'll need it when you complete your online orientation registration.

Graduate Student Reception

We hope you will remain with us after 5:00 PM for a relaxed opportunity to meet USF faculty and staff as well as current and new graduate students during the reception.

Parking Information

Regular parking regulations will be enforced during this time. We encourage all graduate students to obtain their parking permits before arriving on campus. Please visit http://www.usf.edu/administrative-services/parking/ for more parking information.

Graduate Student Life Guide

The Graduate Student Life Guide is provided as a resource to assist you with your transition to the University of South Florida and Tampa, Florida. You can download the guide at http://www.grad.usf.edu/inc/linked-files/USF-Graduate-Student-Life-Guide.pdf.

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