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Housing & Residential Education Information

USF Housing & Residential Education remains open and available for all of your questions and needs. Our staff continues to work hard preparing you to Live the Bull’s Life at USF this year. We are excited to welcome you to campus and provide the resources you need to be successful during your transition.

USF Tampa Housing & Residential Education
Phone: (813) 974-0001

USF St. Petersburg Housing & Residential Life
Phone: (727) 873-5101


Will students be allowed to stay on campus even though orientation is online?

Housing will not be available on-campus during the summer orientation period. For the fall, we continue to accept housing applications and students may select their rooms on-campus. We expect that there may be some changes to the fall arrival process to follow CDC Guidelines, but will announce any changes as we have more information available.

When is the housing application due?

There is no deadline to apply for housing at USF. Once a student has submitted their housing application fee, registered for online orientation, and submitted the required immunization documentation, the student may go into the housing portal to select their room for the fall/spring academic year.

When is room selection due?

Students may select and change their room on campus until June 30. After that, USF Housing & Residential Education will assign any remaining active applications to a room on-campus as space allows.

Can I register for housing without providing proof of health insurance?

Students can apply for housing any time after they are admitted to USF. Proof of health insurance is not necessary to apply for housing. Students must register for orientation and submit immunizations, not proof of health insurance, before they can select a room.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I've been unable to receive my vaccinations, but I was still approved for room selection. Is my room guaranteed?

In order to live on campus, students must show proof of required immunizations or share documentation that they have declined optional immunizations.

When is the move-in date? What is the move-in procedure?

The 2020 fall student housing agreement begins on Thursday, August 20. We are still developing the process for fall move-in to adhere to CDC guidelines and allow for an efficient and safe arrival and move-in process. More details will be shared later in the summer as we know more.