Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

Orientation Information


Orientation is mandatory for all incoming Master's students. Please RSVP at the link below. 

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If you are unable to attend the scheduled Orientation, please e-mail Heather Buchanan at

For additional program resources, click here.


  • Orientation Dates

    Concentration Specific Orientations

    Required for all incoming Master's students. 

    Aging & Neuroscience, Anatomy, Molecular Medicine, and Women's Health

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    3:00-5:00 PM (Check in begins at 2:30 PM)
    MDA 1209

    Biotechnology and Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    3:00-5:00 PM (Check in begins at 2:30 PM)
    MDA 1209

    Pre-Professional Program (MSP3)

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    3:00-5:30 PM (Check in begins at 2:30 PM)
    MDA 1209

    All Master's Students

    In addition to the concentration specific orientations listed above, all Master's students should plan to attend these additional events.


    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    5:00 PM
    MDN Rotunda

    Success Skills Workshop 

    Friday, August 30, 2019
    2:00 PM
    MDA 1209

    USF Graduate School Orientation

    While this is not mandatory, all students are encouraged to attend USF's Graduate School Orientation to learn about the resources and services that the University and the Office of Graduate Studies make available to support your education and professional development. Additional details and registration information are available here.

    Friday, August 16, 2019
    4:00 - 7:30 PM
    Marshall Student Center


  • Arrival Information


    Morsani College of Medicine
    12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd
    Tampa, FL 33612
    Auditorium - MDA 1209

    USF Health Map 


    • Parking permits are required in USF parking lots 24/7. Vehicles without permits will be ticketed. 
    • You can purchase a parking permit online through Parking & Transportation Services.
    • It is suggested that students park in lots 38F, 34, 33T, or 32 for Orientation. These lots all allow "S" (Student) permits. 

    USF Parking Map


    Business casual

  • Class Registration

    The deadline to register for classes is Friday, August 23, 2019. If you do not register before that time, you will be assessed a $100 late registration fee. 

    1. Resolve any holds that may be on your account. The most common hold is an IM "Immunization" Hold, which can be resolved by submitting documentation to Student Health Services
    2. Review your acceptance email to find the Course Registration Numbers (CRNs) that you will need. 
    3. Log into >> My Resources >> OASIS (Student)
    5. Input appropriate CRNs