Housing FAQ

 How do I apply for INTO USF Housing?

Once you've decided on your preferred accommodation, you need to reserve your place. You can select your preferred accommodation on the application form, and it will be submitted along with your program choices when you have completed the application process.

The INTOHousing office can begin processing your assignment once all four of the following conditions have been satisfied:

  • Confirmation of your attendance to INTO USF
  • Submission of your accommodation preferences
    • To change your accommodation preferences, please contact the INTOHousing office
  • Payment of your INTOHousing Accommodation Deposit Fee
    • For assistance with this process, contact the INTOFinance office
  • Submission of your required immunization documentation

If you would like to stay in a residence hall and have not yet signed up for an on campus accommodation, please contact INTOAdmissions. If you wish to make changes to the accommodation you ordered, or have questions about living on campus, please contact INTOHousing.

Why didn't I get my first preference and/or first choice for the hall I selected? 

INTO USF students are assigned based on the accommodation preferences submitted on the INTO USF application. Students that apply early are more likely to be assigned to rooms shared with direct admit USF students. Room requests are not guaranteed. Since we assign on a first come, first served basis, there is a possibility that your first preference may not be available at the time of your assignment.

Can I stay in my residence hall during breaks and holidays?

INTO USF students may stay over all breaks. However, students must have a contract for the following semester in place, and complete a Break Stay Request Form in their INTOHousing Portal. The INTOHousing office will share information to eligible students about completing a Break Stay Request Form once they have arrived to campus.

How far are the residence halls from classes?

The residence halls on campus are located on central and north campus. USF is a large campus, but almost everything is within a 15-minute walk of everything else.

If you would like to get around campus faster, USF has a bus system called the Bull Runner. This bus system is free for students to use and has multiple bus stops on and off campus. Bicycles and long boards are also popular among students for quick traveling around campus.

What are the benefits of living on campus?

Everything is included when you live on campus, and everything is right outside your door. Studies show that living on campus tends to increase students' GPA and satisfaction with the university setting. If you consider all of the friends you will meet and all of the opportunities that will be available to you, you will find that living on campus is actually quite a value.

Are the rooms furnished? 

All of the rooms in the residence halls are fully furnished with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, trash can and closet for each resident. For more information on what is furnishings are provided with the room, click here.

How do I handle maintenance requests? 

Maintenance Requests are automatically emailed to the maintenance technician for your area and he/she will follow up on the order until it is complete. Be sure to include a valid USF email address for a correspondence request once the order is complete.

I am a first-year student. Can I live off campus?

Yes. INTO USF does not require first year students to live on campus, but it is highly encouraged. If you are interested in living off campus, see the resources below:

How can I see my on-campus housing assignment?

To see your INTOHousing Assignment:

  • Visit the USF Housing & Residential Education website
  • Click "Housing Portal"
  • Log in using your NetID and Password
    • Please refer to your Orientation Information email from for instructions on activating your NetID and Password, if you have not already done so
  • Click "Select" next to "Profile Information"
  • Click "Select" next to "Check my Roommates and Suitemates"
  • Follow the steps under "Instructions for Using the Report Below"
    • You will now be able to see your room assignment and your roommate's information (should they choose to share their information)

How can I see my on-campus mailing address?

To see your INTOHousing Mailing Address:

  • Visit the USF Housing & Residential Education website
  • Click "Housing Portal"
  • Log in using your NetID and Password
    • Please refer to your Orientation Information email from for instructions on activating your NetID and Password, if you have not already done so
  • Click "Select" next to "Profile Information"
  • Click "Select" next to "Mailbox and Combination Lookup Form"

Mail Center Fall Hours
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 3 p.m.

How can I contact INTOHousing?


Phone: (813) 974-1415, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

You can also visit your help/service desk for assistance. If your key access if not working of if you lose your key please use your residential help desk.  

North Campus: Beta, Castor, Cypress, Holly, Kosove, Maple Residents 
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South Campus: Juniper, Poplar, and Magnolia Residents 
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The Village: Beacon, Endeavor, Horizon, Pinnacle, and Summit Residents  
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Can I request accommodations?

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. If you would like to request an accommodation for move-in, we ask that you contact our office at (813) 974-1415 or five days before your arrival.


What else should I do before moving on campus?

  • Pack efficiently! Review the move-in checklist on our website for a packing list!
  • Connect with your roommates, suitemates, or apartment-mates. Coordinate what you will bring to campus. Things like printers, microwaves, refrigerators, and TVs can be shared!
  • Choose the height of your bed. Submit an online request for your desired bed height before you arrive. Lofting assistance may be delayed after the rooms are occupied. Click here to learn more.