There is a strong Honors presence on all campuses of USF. Locations in three unique communities throughout Tampa Bay ensure that students can find the right fit for their own personality and academic goals, while living out our shared values of intellectual curiosity, global citizenship, and service. Starting July 1, 2020, students can fulfill their Honors requirements on the Tampa campus, St. Petersburg campus, or Sarasota-Manatee campus — or a combination of the three. No matter your home campus, you can always find the Judy Genshaft Honors College at the heart of it.
The Tampa campus is a dynamic environment where there is always a lot of activity happening. Honors students represent more than 2,000 of the 31,000 undergraduates on the Tampa campus. Despite the large size of this urban campus, the Judy Genshaft Honors College maintains an intimate feel. Currently housed in the Allen building, plans are underway for the construction of our new home — a 5-story, 80,000 square foot building featuring art and music studios, a teaching kitchen, and state-of-the-art classrooms. The Honors Living Learning Community is also located on the Tampa campus, providing a residential experience for Honors students.
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. A new Honors lounge provides a dedicated space for students of the Judy Genshaft Honors College to meet and connect.