Life is both exciting and challenging as a first year student. New Student Connections exists to provide a foundation for the successful transition for all new students into the University of Saint Francis, through many initiatives of our First Year Experience including: New Student Orientation, Welcome Weekend, Student Mentors, and the First Year Seminar (iConnect Course and Plenary). We are excited to join you in your journey at USF, and we look forward to serving you by providing resources, programming, and support that enables your success in the college experience!

Belong

Even before classes begin, we hope you come to see how you are a valued member of our community of learners. Each student brings a unique set of perspectives and skills. It is these unique difference which make our university great!

Succeed

We want you to be successful personally and academically. Throughout your time at USF you will have access to resources and opportunities to help you achieve your goals. Academic support services, career and internship guidance, spiritual development, and service-learning are just a few examples of such resources.

Grow

Here you will find a caring and welcoming group of faculty, staff, and students all committed to growth and exploration. Through discussion and reflection both inside and outside of the classroom, we hope to support your vocational journey to discovering and living a purposeful life of service to society.