Visit the Tampa Campus

Navigating Tampa Campus

USF Tampa Campus

Make sure your visit is a successful one! Learn how to get here, where to stay, how to get around, and where to park on campus. Planning to make your time in Tampa a mini-vacation? Discover everything our exciting city has to offer.

Directions to Campus


University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620, USA

From the East:

  • Take I-4 West to Exit 9 / I-75 North
  • Travel North on I-75 for 3.8 miles to Exit 265 / Fowler Avenue
  • Head West on Fowler Avenue 4.4 miles to the University's main entrance at Leroy Collins Boulevard

From the West/Tampa International Airport:

  • Take I-275 North to Exit 45B / I-4 East
  • Travel East on I-4 for 8.1 miles to Exit 9 / I-75 North
  • Travel North on I-75 for 3.8 miles to Exit 265 / Fowler Avenue
  • Head West on Fowler Avenue 4.4 miles to the University's main entrance at Leroy Collins Boulevard

Parking on Campus

Just past the entrance to USF on Leroy Collins Boulevard, turn right into the Campus Information Center (CIC). Pull up to an available drive-through window and inform the staff that you are here for a campus visit with the Office of Admissions. They will provide you with a parking pass and campus map. If you are visiting on a Saturday, the CIC will be closed and a permit will not be necessary.

After obtaining the parking pass, turn right onto Leroy Collins Boulevard and proceed to the Collins Boulevard Parking Garage (located at the end of Leroy Collins Boulevard, just past the Library). Your parking pass allows you to park on level 3 and above. Before exiting your vehicle, be sure your parking pass is visible.

From the garage, it's just a short walk to the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISA). Check-in begins one hour prior to the visit on the 7th floor.

Note: Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes prior to your scheduled visit to ensure adequate time for parking and check-in. 

Where to Stay

If you're visiting from out of town, there are a number of convenient hotels located within a mile of our Tampa campus.

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
2701 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL
(813) 977-0155

Embassy Suites Tampa
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, FL
(813) 977-7066

Grand Suites Hotel
11310 North 30th Street
Tampa, FL
(813) 971-7690

Holiday Inn Express
13294 Telecom Drive
Tampa, FL
(813) 972-9800  

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa - USF Busch Gardens
2807 E. Busch Boulevard
Tampa, FL
(813) 936-8200

Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens
11408 North 30th Street
Tampa, FL
(813) 979-1922

La Quinta Inn & Suites USF
3701 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL
(813) 910-7500

Wingate By Wyndham
3751 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL
(813) 979-2828

Disability Accommodations

Disability accommodations can be requested when you register for a campus visit or by contacting the New Student Welcome Center at 813-974-7878 a minimum of five working days in advance of your scheduled visit.

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution and therefore complies fully with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and all other federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability or handicap.

Explore Tampa (and Beyond)

Your college experience doesn’t end at USF’s doorstep. Discover the excitement of the greater Tampa Bay area, just minutes from campus.

  • Ride a roller coaster at Busch Gardens
  • Visit our world-famous beaches
  • Shop till you drop at International Mall
  • Cheer on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rays or Lightning
  • Enjoy our renowned international cuisine
  • Take a side trip to Disney or Universal theme parks in Orlando

Learn more at the Visit Tampa Bay website.