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USF students waving and smiling on the balcony of Padua Hall.

Campus Life

I have so many memories that come from the residence halls, so much laughter! You can’t find that experience anywhere else in life.

Emily Napier ’20
Art Education major

Emily is right. Living on campus is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In addition to the friendships, fun, and laughter, you’ll grow in ways you can’t yet imagine.

Here’s what Emily and other students love about living on campus:

3 female students looking at a computer while 2 other female students sit on the floor studying


Living on campus feels like being part of a big family. That’s how we function as a community: like a family of 400 students. We all know each other and we take care of each other.
Logan Crane ’20
Health and Exercise Science major

Opportunities to Lead and Serve

Campus life at USF is filled with leadership opportunities and they help you grow in so many ways. Looking back, I see how much I’ve changed: I’m much more mature and confident. I’ve developed leadership and communication skills that will help me in my career.

Tony Tomeh ’20
Health and Exercise Science major

Participants of the Little Regatta prepare to launch two canoes

Opportunities to Push your Boundaries

USF is a safe place to break out of your shell. There’s such warmth and support here. Plus, there’s such a variety of activities. They’re all created by and for students — and we know what we want!
Christina Wilson ’21
Social Work major


You can’t beat the convenience. You’re no farther than a 5-minute walk from whatever you need on campus — whether it’s getting to class or the dining hall — it’s all nearby.
Logan Crane ’20
Health and Exercise Science major

A group of students laughing and having a good time in a Clare Hall meeting area

The Economic Value

Once you’re on your own, you realize how much was taken care of for you. It’s nice not having to think about paying for Wi-Fi or gas to commute. Living on campus really works out in your favor.

Emily Napier ’20
Art Education major

Living on campus is all-inclusive

In addition to food and housing, you’ll receive:

  • Free laundry
  • Cable
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Study & communal rooms
  • Health & wellness care
  • Furniture (bed, desk, bookshelf)

Residence Halls, the Heartbeat of Campus

USF offers three options for living on campus.


Plus, we have meal plans for on-campus and off-campus students.

Worried about costs? See our tips on paying for college.