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Campus Housing

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It all depends on where you live. The newer buildings have the best amenities, a dining hall on the first foor, some convenient classes and the best dorms ever.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really enjoyed living in Juniper Hall. The Honors LLC provided a great opportunity to meet like-minded students. My residence hall was the nicest and provided all the necessary services in one place.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved the ease of waking up abc being able to walk to my classes. Everyone was extremely friendly and the campus has a positive atmosphere. I am proud to call myself a bull.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The smaller dorms weren't that really good, but were okay.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The USF on-campus housing is some of the best I could ever hope for. I lived in the newest buildings, so I was able to experience the best the school had to offer. It wasn't far from any classes, the atmosphere was bright and friendly, and the options for food were excellent. Getting in required a few extra hoops than the regular dorms, but it was worth it. The only downside was the fact that I had to share my space with a roommate, as I greatly value my space. This, however, could not be helped for obvious reasons.

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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.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
5,389
Average Housing Costs
$5,750
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Cooperative housing
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Grad students only; medical students only
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Special housing for international students
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
18%
Freshmen Living On Campus
82%
Number of Dormitories
14
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
Juniper-Poplar Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
Magnolia Apartments
Worst Freshman Dorms
Castor Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Castor Hall
What You Get
  • Cable TV
  • Ethernet access
  • Hall fitness center
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • Late-night computer labs for residential students
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mailbox
  • Study lounges
Also Available
  • Delta offers a residential learning program.
  • Epsilon is a community specifically for international and honor students.
  • Magnolia is available to married students and students with dependent children.
Available for Rent
None
Did You Know?
Juniper-Poplar, USF's newest residence facility, has a very good reputation and is probably the nicest facility on campus.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Beta Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Common area on each floor, renovated as of August 2004, laundry on first floor, kitchen on each floor, near Fresh Food Company
Castor Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchens and lounges on each floor, easy access to Argos facilities (24-hour study lounge, computer lab, fitness center, a student Success Center, pool), near Fresh Food Company
Cypress Hall
Floors: 5 in each of 2 buildings
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: No, female only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Kitchen on every floor, laundry in community building, study lounge on every floor
Delta Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Kitchen on each floor, laundry room in community building, study lounge on every floor
Epsilon Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Kitchen on each floor, laundry room in community building, study lounge on every floor
Eta Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Kitchen on each floor, laundry room in community building
Iota Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Near the Andros dining center and Andros classroom building, laundry rooms, kitchen and lounge on each floor
Juniper-Poplar Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 1,000+
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Opened in 2009, convenience store, dining hall on first floor, kitchen on every floor, laundry facilities, Starbucks; home to Bulls Business Community, Engineering Living Learning Center, and Honor College residents
Kappa Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Kitchen on each floor, laundry room in community building, study lounge on every floor
Lambda Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Near the Andros dining center, Andros classroom building, laundry rooms, kitchen, and lounge on each floor
Maple Hall
Floors: 2 buildings, 4 floors each
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Laundry facility on first floor, kitchen on every floor, study lounge on each floor
Mu Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Near the Andros dining center and Andros classroom building, laundry facility in community building, kitchen and lounge on each floor
Theta Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles)
Special Features: Near the Andros dining center and Andros classroom building; laundry rooms, kitchen, and lounge on each floor
Zeta Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Kitchen on each floor, laundry room

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Cypress Apartments
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Special Features: Built in fall of 2004; study lounge with Ethernet connection on each floor, laundry, 24-hour on-call emergency maintenance
Each apartment unit consists of four single bedrooms, a living room, a kitchenette, and two bathrooms.
Holly Apartments
Floors: 3-4
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles)
Special Features: Laundry rooms nearby, 24-hour on-call emergency maintenance
Each unit consists of four single bedrooms, a living area, a kitchenette, and two bathrooms.
Kosove Apartments
Floors: 4
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Residents share living area, kitchenette, and a bathroom; renovated and reopened in 1998; upperclassman residence hall reserved primarily for students with 30 credit hours or more, but occasionally sophomores are able to select a room; laundry facility on first floor
Two- to five-person apartments are available.
Magnolia Apartments
Floors: 3-4
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Swimming pool, laundry room, kitchens, family units available, built in 2001, close to the College of Engineering, one building houses families, two buildings are restricted to students 21 years and older, remaining four buildings house primarily freshmen and sophomores
Each apartment unit consists of three or four single bedrooms, a living area, a kitchenette, and two bathrooms.

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