Bulls Business Community

Frequently Asked Questions

If I'm in the BBN, do I have to live in the BBC?

The BBC is an optional program for BBN students...but all residents must be in the BBN in order to live in the BBC!

What if I change my major while living in the BBC?

The college will never make a student move out of the BBC in the middle of the semester. If remaining on the floor is what is best for the student and the community, then the student can choose to finish the academic year on the floor.

How is the BBC different from other living-learning centers?

The BBC is designed to give students a head start in the business world. Students enjoy company tours, networking with members of the area business community and USF alumni, interacting with the Muma College of Business dean and faculty members outside of class, attending special events, participating in internship and career preparation sessions and using fun games to improve public speaking, communication, leadership, and on-the-spot thinking skills. BBC students also receive other academic benefits including academic advising and tutoring, on-site, in Poplar Hall. All of these programs will provide students with a strong advantage when entering the business world.

What are the rooms like in Poplar Hall?

Poplar Hall is a Suite Style residence hall. Suites in this hall consist of two double-occupancy bedrooms and one bathroom. This hall is coed with four students of the same gender identity in one suite.

How many students will be living in the BBC?

The BBC will occupy the suite style rooms on the second floor of Poplar Hall, providing space for 104 BBC students!

I want to live in the BBC! What do I do next?

There are two forms to complete – the BBC Application and the USF Housing Contract. The BBC application is your request to be placed in the BBC and is sent directly to the Muma College of Business. The housing contract is sent directly to USF Housing. By submitting the housing contract, students are committing to live somewhere on campus; completion of the BBC application is what will place students into the BBC. Freshman must also complete a meal plan contract and an immunization form before they can be assigned to a room.

When are applications due?

There is no set due date, but rooms will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. The earlier students apply, the better as spaces typically fill well before the housing application deadline. Students will be notified via email once they have been assigned a space.