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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 at Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee — 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.
Tampa: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
at Tampa. 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: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 USF St. Petersburg, while
appreciating a close relationship to the natural environment at this waterfront campus.
Sarasota:At USF Sarasota-Manatee, 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 USFSM. A new Honors lounge provides a dedicated space for students of the Judy
Genshaft Honors College to meet and connect.