USF recently required all freshmen who are not from the area to live on campus their first year, which makes USF feel less like a commuter school. However, campus housing is flawed, and many students make plans to move off campus after their first year. For one thing, campus housing is expensive, ranging from $500 to $800 per month. Plus, students who live on campus get a significantly smaller living space, without in-room laundry facilities, and for less time than their cheaper off-campus alternatives. However, it is notably more convenient to live on campus than off.
The laundry facilities are central for each building group, and cost $1 to wash and $1 to dry. Students can choose to live with complete strangers or select roommates. They can also live in Live Learning Communites (LLCs), which are groups of students with similar social views or academic interests. Some of these include Bulls Business Community (business majors), Honors LLC, and Wellness LLC (healthy lifestyle). USF also offers an all-female dorm.