No matter an Honors student’s home campus, they will always find the Judy Genshaft Honors College at the heart of their USF experience. Locations in three distinct communities throughout Tampa Bay ensure that students find the right fit for their own unique goals, while enjoying an academic journey rooted in our shared values of intellectual curiosity, global citizenship, and service. Students can fulfill their Honors requirements on the Tampa campus, St. Petersburg campus, or Sarasota-Manatee campus — or a combination of all three.
The Tampa campus is a dynamic environment where there is always a lot of activity. Honors students represent more than 2,500 of the over 31,000 undergraduates who call Tampa home. Despite the large size of this urban campus, the Judy Genshaft Honors College maintains an intimate feel. Housed in the 5-story, 85,000 square-foot Judy Genshaft Honors College building, students can enjoy state-of-the-art classrooms, a variety of learning and collaboration spaces, a student leadership center, and studios for music, art, food and culture, and more.
St. Petersburg campus:
On the St. Petersburg campus, the Judy Genshaft Honors College is housed in historic Snell House, a Dutch Colonial mansion built in 1904 by St. Petersburg pioneer Perry Snell. This unique location symbolizes the close relationship between campus and thriving downtown St. Pete, where museums, restaurants, and concert venues are just a few walkable blocks away. Honors students engage with the community at the St. Petersburg campus, while appreciating a close relationship to the natural waterfront environment.
At the Sarasota-Manatee campus, opportunities abound for Honors students to develop highly personalized academic experiences on this small, tight-knit campus. Located directly on Sarasota Bay and less than a mile from the Ringling Museum of Art, there are occasions for outdoor exploration, cultural adventures, as well as innovation in the classroom at the Sarasota-Manatee campus. The Honors lounge provides a dedicated space for students of the Judy Genshaft Honors College to meet and connect, and construction is underway on a new campus student center and residence hall.