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.

Outside of Bonzel Hall

Traditional Rooms

Traditional-style rooms are two person rooms with community bathrooms.


Padua Hall


Co-ed by apartment, each apartment consists of six single bedrooms, a living room, kitchenette, and bathroom.


Two female students in a Clare Hall Suite looking at a computer

Suite Style

Suites consist of two double bedrooms and a connecting bathroom, and are co-ed by floor.



Trinity Dining Hall

Trinity Dining Hall

What’s your preference? Home cooked meals? Get breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Trinity Dining Hall, where your meals are prepared by our on-campus chef!

Open Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Holy Grounds Coffee

Grab a latte on your way to class at our full-service coffee house! Holy Grounds is located in the Cougar Den, serving up coffee, tea, smoothies, and grab-and-go breakfast and lunch items.

Open Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The hideout

The Hideout

Looking for grab-and-go soups, salads, and sandwiches? Get to the Hideout in the Pope John Paul II Center.

Open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Check out what’s on the Trinity Dining Hall menu from our executive chef!

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

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

Contact Information

Office Phone: 260-399-8146

Scott Kammerer, Food Service Director

Office: 260-399-8142; Cell: 260-409-6188

Brandon Gump, Executive Chef, 260-409-6864

Lori Lowe, Production Chef, 260-399-8139

Sara Schoeph, Retail Manager, 260-399-8145

Erin Leono, Catering Manager, 260-399-8146

Michelle Wilson, Admin, 765-506-4950