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Incoming Student Orientation and Registration

Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is for incoming freshman students who will be starting at the University of St. Francis in the fall of 2021. SOAR is a way for new students to register for classes, get to know USF better, and begin their lives as Saints!

SOAR Checklist

  1. Pay your tuition deposit.
    To confirm your spot in our next Freshman class, we ask for a $100 deposit that will solidify your spot in our new class.
  2. Register for classes! Click here to sign up below up for an appointment with your advisor to rregister.
    * To register, YOU MUST be admitted to the University of St. Francis and have submitted your $100 tuition deposit.
  3. Complete a housing application. 
    Want to live on campus? Complete a housing application and make a $50 deposit.
  4. Visit the MyUSF portal.
    Continue to check your account in the portal for further information on financial aid, admissions status, billing and your schedule once you register.
  5. Complete online orientation.
    All new students must go through USF’s orientation. The Online Orientation helps new students learn more about USF. This includes resources about academic services, campus policies, and people who can help you.
  6. Attend one of our new student events this summer!
    There are three chances to visit USF this summer to get a head start on meeting new classmates and learning your way around campus: May 18, June 16 and July 22, 2021! You’re invited to bring up to two guests. You’ll get… 
    » The chance to meet other incoming students and current USF students.
    » Q&As with financial aid, academic advising and food services.
    » Residence hall tours and partial campus tours of classrooms and facilities.
    » A visit to USF’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore to stock up on merch.
    » Free shirts for all attendees, plus prizes throughout the event.
    » Food! (appetizers and beverages)
    » Register at: calendly.com/usfwelcomecenter/soar
  7. Mark your calendar for Welcome Weekend – August 20-22, 2021.
    You will meet your fellow classmates, faculty and staff, as well as learn more in your transition to becoming a college student before classes begin on Monday, August 23.

RSVP for Freshman Registration

Select a date and time under your major below to schedule a freshman registration appointment for for your fall semester classes.

New Student Orientation

New Student Welcome Weekend  | August 20-22, 2021 
New Student Welcome Weekend is a series of informative sessions about USF. It also provides an opportunity for new students to meet other students in their class while attending fun events. View more information here!

New Student Transfer Orientation | Friday, August 20, 2021
New Student Transfer Orientation provides information specific to transfer students and their areas of study. It provides an opportunity for transfer students to build connections with other students who have also transferred in. View more information here!

Other Opportunities

You can also take advantage of these additional opportunities as a new student…

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