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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.

Residence Halls

All residence halls include cable TV access, wired and wireless internet, on-site laundry facilities and card-access security. View tuition and cost for each residence hall.

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). North Hall provides housing for both men and women divided by suite.

North Hall Floor plan

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.

Grand Island Hall Room Layout Plan


Kroske Hall

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.

Kroske Hall Room Layout



Sullivan Faith and Living Center

Completed in 2005, Sullivan houses up to 180 freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior students. Large rooms that measure 17'5" by 11'11" feature air-conditioning, in-room sinks, lofted beds as well as desks and dressers.

Sullivan Faith and Living Hall Room Layout


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'.

Mary Collier Baker Hall Floorplan

Burgess Hall

Warren W. Burgess is a coed 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.

Burgess Hall room Architect layout

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Explore all that USF campus dining has to offer! View daily menus, meal plans and special dietary programs.

Housing FAQs

Who lives in the Residence Halls?

Because we believe in the value and benefits of a residential education, all unmarried, first- and second-year full-time (12+ credit hours) students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan for the first two years of study. 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 is the cost of living in each Residence Hall?

You can find a break down of residence hall costs here. Click the drop-down of the academic year you are interested in living on campus.

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. 

How much do meal plans cost?

Meal PlanAvg. Meals Per WeekFlex DollarsGuest MealsPrice Per Semester
Unlimited Meal PlanUnlimited $100 $2,075/semester
Block 175 Meal Plan11$31015$1,920/semester
Block 100 Meal Plan6$500 $1,275/semester
Block 50 Meal Plan3$165 $515/semester
Block 30 Meal Plan2$90 $310/semester


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.

What if I am not feeling well and/or need to see a doctor, where can I go?

There are several clinics and hospitals nearby that will accommodate USF students. Avera and Sanford Health both offer services close to campus.


Submit your housing application and $100 housing deposit by May 1. Room assignment notifications begin in July for the fall semester.

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.