Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is a core component of the USF First Year Experience and it is an extensive three-day experience for all new students. During Welcome Weekend, students will have the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, student leaders, and their peers. New students will get to experience our community at USF, and they will be equipped to begin their college career on a solid foundation through participating in sessions/activities on learning, leadership, and service!

Whether you are a first-time freshman or a transfer student, we want to ensure that you are equipped with the information, resources, and relationships needed for a transformational college experience at USF!  All new students are required to attend Welcome Weekend. The Welcome Weekend 2018 sign up form is found on a new student’s My Cougar Connection (MCC) Cougar Checkpoint. New students must be registered for Welcome Weekend 2018 by August 1.

Welcome Weekend 2018

  • August 24-26

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Day 1

Residence Halls Move-In
Welcome Weekend Kickoff
Parent & Family Reception
Dismissal to Downtown Campus
Matriculation Ceremony
Send Off Ceremony
Block Party: Dinner & Student Activities Fair
New Student Sessions 1-2
Late Night Event

Day 2

New Student Session 3
“The Franny” Relay Race
“Pay It Forward” Service Experiences
FYE Tailgate: Dinner & Home Football Game
Late Night Event

Day 3

New Student Sessions 4-7
All Resident Meeting
All Athlete Meeting
Sunday Social