Returning to Campus

Housing, Dining & Parking (12/7)

Housing & Residential Education

Residence Halls on our Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses will open at design capacity to accommodate current demand for on-campus housing. Isolation spaces have been identified on both campuses to accommodate positive cases and suspected contacts. If demand for isolation spaces exceeds supply on the Tampa campus, students will utilize designated space at the St. Petersburg campus.

There will be limitations on use of common areas and lounges and access restricted to building residents only, and no guests will be allowed. There will be expectations on the use of face coverings, physical distancing and other CDC guidelines to align with campus requirements. Residents must exhibit compliance with testing, reporting and relocation directives.

Various modifications will be made to the housing facilities. This includes Plexiglas barriers at high-traffic service areas and work spaces, turning off water fountains and alternating sinks in community bathrooms and potential installation of automated fixtures and paper towel dispensers.


Dining Services is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for USF students, faculty, staff and employees. For the safety of dining guests and employees, we remain committed to the frequent cleaning and sanitizing of our dining locations, and we've implemented a number of additional safety procedures for the fall semester, including: mask and distancing requirements, additional cleaning of high-touch surfaces, provision of single-use condiments and service ware, contactless ordering options, and physical barriers. 

Read more about USF Dining's plans to keep our community safe while dining.

Parking & Transportation

Numerous protective measures and social distancing protocols have been implemented to protect the health and safety of Parking and Transporation Services (PATS) employees and the university community, including:

  • Drivers have been provided PPE and materials to disinfect their work area.
  • Limits placed on the number of passengers on buses, based on the dimensions of the bus.
  • Implementation of a bus disinfection program. All buses are fully disinfected once per day and driver areas are disinfected 2-3 times per day.
  • Enhanced daily cleaning and disinfection of all bus shelters and parking garage high touch points and surfaces.

The following protocol are now in place for university golf carts:

  • Limits placed on number of individuals on carts.
    • Limit two person carts to a single individual, four person carts to a maximum of two (2) employees, and six person carts to three passengers
  • Staggered seating orientation, including facing opposite directions where feasible.
  • Drivers  instructed to roll-up cart enclosures to increase ventilation during transportation.
  • All cart drivers must disinfect carts prior to use.