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USF School of Public Affairs New Students

Getting Involved

New Student Connections
Center for Student Involvement
Office of Community Engagement
Student Employment


CAS Incoming Freshman Advising
CAS Transfer Student Advising

Tips for Incoming Students

  • Become involved on campus! New Student Connections is a great resource to find your niche at USF, which is home to over 650 clubs and organizations. Finding people of similar interests can make the transition to college life a little easier.
  • Establish a routine schedule, with set hours for studying and personal activities. Many students say that having a routine is essential to balancing their academic and social lives.
  • Contact and establish a relationship with your advisor. They're here to make sure that you are developing as a student and keep you on track for graduation.

Staying on Track: Advising Tips

  • Have transcripts from ALL institutions (high school, college, community college) and organizations (IB, CLEP, AP) sent to USF for review.
  • All freshmen have an AA hold placed on their account in their first semester, which prevents them from registering for the upcoming semester until they see an advisor. We encourage students to see us in early October to discuss spring registration and early March to discuss summer and fall registration.