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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 rooms are 23'5" long and 11' wide.

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

Living Learning Communities 

Living Learning Communities  (LLCs) are specialized living environments that connect students to outside-the-classroom experiences. Each LLC is unique, but all are centered on a distinctive theme or area of interest. Students who choose to live in an LLC have access to intentional events and programs and a dedicated Resident Assistant who shares the same interests and works to make the community a success.

Research shows students who participate in LLCs are more academically successful and adjust better to college life. If you are interested in residing in one of the LLCs described in the sections below, you can apply through your housing application.

Service Living Learning Community

The Service Living Learning Community (LLC) is for USF students interested in integrating into campus life through a community service lens. The Service LLC provides an opportunity to become familiar with the local community outside of the USF bubble and offers a residential opportunity to live alongside other students who are passionate about service and want to be engaged on campus.

Women in Business Living Learning Community

The Women in Business Living Learning Community (LLC) is designed to serve students who want to pursue business as a field of study, seek to enhance their interest in business, or want to develop a foundational understanding of how business interacts with other fields. Residents come from a wide range of majors and backgrounds, work together to explore business practices and engage in problem-solving and extracurricular activities that provide real-world context and experience.

Women in the Sciences Living Learning Community

The Women in the Sciences Living Learning Community (LLC), is for first-time USF students interested in the sciences. Participants in this LLC will gain enhanced relationships and have the opportunity to engage in exciting and fun out-of-classroom experiences unique to this community.

Men in the Sciences Living Learning Community

The Men in the Sciences Living Learning Community (LLC), is for first-time USF students interested in the sciences. Participants in this LLC will gain enhanced relationships and have the opportunity to engage in exciting and fun out-of-classroom experiences unique to this community.

First Generation Living Learning Community

The 1st Gen Living Learning Community (LLC), is for first-time USF students whose parents or guardians did not graduate from a 4 year college or university within the U.S. Participants in this LLC will gain enhanced relationships and have the opportunity to engage in exciting and fun experiences unique to this community.

Campus Dining

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 are the meal plan options??

Meal PlanAvg. Meals Per WeekCoo CashGuest MealsPrice Per Semester
Unlimited Meal PlanUnlimited $100 $2,140/semester
Block 175 Meal Plan11$31015$1,980/semester
Block 100 Meal Plan6$500 $1,313/semester
Block 50 Meal Plan3$165 $530/semester
Block 30 Meal Plan2$90 $319/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.

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.