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Tips for a Successful
Freshman Year

"First semester will be a culture shock... don't give up and don't be afraid to talk to your professors. It's different than high school."
-Melissa Russell

"Don't sit in your dorm during the first week. Go out and explore - there will be free food, everywhere."
-Amanda Stone

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Are You Ready for Orientation?

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of South Florida! This website will help prepare you for orientation. Here, you will find information on the wide variety of majors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, also known as CAS. We will walk you through the process of choosing your major, learning about our academic advising services and how to get involved in our wonderful college.

Freshman Class Spotlight

We want to know how you found out about your acceptance to USF and what you’re most looking forward to! Tell us your story and we may feature you on our Freshman Class Spotlight!

A Note from the Dean

Dr. Eric Eisenberg

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences! I’m Dr. Eric Eisenberg, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, which is the largest college at the University of South Florida.

You are about to embark on an exciting adventure where you will learn from world-class faculty and interact with a diverse group of bright students. During these next four years, you will have endless opportunities to learn and grow in ways you never thought possible.

Student Blogs

Hear from our students what it’s like to be a Bull. They’ll provide some great tips to get you ready for your freshman year. Meet our bloggers and read about their adventures.

Prepare for Orientation
Our academic advisers share the different opportunities at USF.

Interested in Pre-Med?
Our academic advisers share essential information for students considering the pre-med track.

Clubs Offer Endless Opportunities
Hear what our mass communications students have to say about joining clubs.

Foreign Languages
Students in Professor Eric Shepherd's class are learning Mandarin Chinese and taking advantage of a partnership with Nankai University in China.