Our residence life program emphasizes growth and development of all individuals within the living and learning environment, no matter where you are on the faith journey. We are committed to providing a residence life program that fully engages students and nurtures them intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Residential living provides a good balance of challenge and support--in the form of friends and floormates and activities--as you pursue your academic goals. In residence life we emphasize the intrinsic value of each person and endeavor to create opportunities for students to find value in the diverse gifts and talents of each member of the community.
All residence halls include cable TV access, wired and wireless internet, on-site laundry facilities and card-access security.
North Residence Hall
Completed in 2017, our newest residence hall provides amenities and space to build a meaningful living and learning community. This hall features 6 floors (3 stories separated into two wings) made up of two double rooms sharing a private bathroom. The large rooms provide movable desks, dressers, and lofted beds for two residents, and the central lounge on each floor has ample gathering space, a kitchen, and one of three unique features: a laundry facility (3rd floor); a home theater for TV, movie and games (2nd floor); or an exercise room with treadmills, an elliptical, and weights (1st floor).
Grand Island Hall (G.I.)
With capacity for 122 female residents, Grand Island is USF's largest underclassmen residence hall. A large central lounge and kitchen area promote a lively atmosphere, though each individual floor has its own smaller lounge as well. G.I. rooms are 11'2" wide and 15'3" long and feature built-in storage closets, desks and shelving.
John W. Kroske Hall is a coed residence hall, housing 78 students at capacity. This residence hall has central lounges, a kitchen facility, direct access to a computer lab and a great sense of community. Kroske rooms are 12'10" wide by 10' long and feature lofted beds as well as storage closets and desks.
Sullivan Faith and Living Center
Completed in 2005, Sullivan houses up to 180 sophomore, junior and senior students. Large rooms that measure 14'9" by 11' feature air-conditioning, in-room sinks, lofted beds as well as desks and dressers.
Mary Collier Baker Hall
Finished in 2001, Mary Collier Baker Hall is an apartment-style residence hall that provides housing for both men and women divided by suite. Each fully furnished two-bedroom apartment is equipped for four people and comes complete with a kitchenette and bathroom with shower. The living room/kitchen area measures 10'x17' and each bedroom measures 12'x12'.
Warren W. Burgess is an all-male residence hall located near the Stewart Center and houses up to 116 residents. Burgess has an air-conditioned lounge, a kitchen and recreational activities. Burgess rooms measure 11'8" by 12'8" and include desks and dresses along with two twin beds.
Who lives in the Residence Halls?
Because we believe in the value and benefits of a residential education, all full-time, first-year students are required to live on campus. Exceptions are made for students who are at least 21, who are married or who live with their parents.
Why do I need to live on campus?
There are many good reasons to live on campus. In national surveys, students who live on campus have a higher graduation rate than students who live off campus. Living on campus is also a great way to meet friends and get the most out of your college experience. In residence halls you have an opportunity to grow academically. You also have a great opportunity to grow spiritually, socially, physically and emotionally. For some students their living time in Residence Halls is the greatest part of their college experience.
What options are there for meal plans?
Whether it is Cooper's Café or the Salsbury Dining Hall, we are committed to offering convenient and nutritious dining options. First and second-year residents are required to have a meal plan. Students may choose from the following two options that reflect our 2019-20 rates:
- Unlimited Meal Plan + $100 Flex Dollars = $1,995 per semester
- This plan provides continuous dining at Salsbury Dining Hall with unlimited meal swipes during the semester, transforming the dining hall into your kitchen and providing unlimited access to food or beverage. Continuous dining means there is always food available throughout the day. Stop in for a breakfast, continental breakfast, lunch, lite lunch and dinner. Use your Unlimited Meal Plan and eat as much as you want, when you want!
- 175 Meal Plan + $310 Flex Dollars = $1,840 per semester
- Designed for students on the go, this option has more flex dollars available for Cooper's Café. Continuous dining hours are still available in the Dining Hall, but students are limited on the number of times they can access the cafeteria.
What are the policies?
For a complete listing of the guidelines and processes connected with being a member of the USF community, please read through the USF Student Handbook.
Do the rooms have wireless internet access?
Each residence hall has wireless internet access as well as Ethernet ports for wired network access. Grand Island, Sullivan, Mary Collier Baker and Kroske all have computer labs.
If you have other questions, feel free to contact the Student Life Office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday at (605) 331-6620.