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Spring 2017

USF Tampa Campus | School of Music Concert Hall and Conference Center
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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 makes available to support your education and professional development.

This orientation program is sponsored by the Office Graduate of Studies for all new 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) departmental orientations that focus on your academic program and department/college resources, and we encourage you to attend yours. Contact your program director for details.

Tentative Schedule

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

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Graduate Student Reception

We hope you will remain with us after 6:00 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 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