Congratulations on Your Admission to USF and Welcome to the Family!

Before You Arrive


Use the following checklist to make sure you are ready to depart for University of St. Francis! Print the checklist to track your progress. You should have all of the items on the checklist completed prior to arriving on campus for International Orientation.

Feel free to download and print the checklist to track your progress.

The form below will help you submit each of the following items:

  • Prepare your immigration, health, and academic documents
  • Arrange transportation from the airport to USF
  • Know what to expect at Orientation
  • Plan how you will convert and manage your money
  • Secure your housing arrangements
  • Pay your program fees
  • Download the USF pre-arrival guide
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Orientation is mandatory and you are expected to attend.

Health and Immunizations

All international students are required to have health insurance. All students are automatically enrolled in USF’s insurance plan unless there is proof of private coverage that is accepted by USF. Some hospitals and physicians may not accept the health insurance purchased outside of the United States. For more information, please visit our Health Insurance website.


On the first and second day of the program we will provide orientation to help you understand the program and the university. The following topics will be covered:

  • Housing
  • Identification cards
  • Health insurance
  • Safety issues
  • Class schedule
  • Navigating the campus

 What to bring:

  • Official transcripts (for students in all programs except for Intensive English)
  • Passport, visa, USF I-20, or other immigration documents
  • Copies of your immunization history, if available
  • Your checkbook, travelers checks, credit card or guarantee letter from your sponsor (if you need to pay the program fees)
  • Pen and pencil
  • Original graduation diplomas/certificates from all universities you have attended

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