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For Campus Visitors

Patel Building

USF faculty and administrators often host international delegations for short-term campus visits to discuss mutual collaboration opportunities, explore research collaborations, or to develop educational partnerships. A visitor to any of our campuses should first visit this page to familiarize themselves with general directions, parking, and accommodation information.

The main USF World offices are located in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS) building at the southeastern corner of the USF Tampa campus. Here you will find our general administrative, International Risk and Safety, and Education Abroad offices, as well as our Global Alumni Officer, Peace Corps Recruiter, Peace Corps Prep Advisor, and Faculty Fulbright Advisor. Our Office of International Services has moved to BEH 255, and we have an Education Abroad Gateway Office in the Marshall Student Center.

If you are coming to visit us in Tampa, please click here for directions to the USF Tampa campus. To park you will need a USF parking decal or visit the Campus Information Center just through the main entrance to USF on Leroy Collins Boulevard off of Fowler Blvd. Please visit for more information on planning visits to Tampa.

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Directions to the USF CGS Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions:

From the East: Take I-4 west to exit 9/I-75 north. Travel north on I-75 for 3.8 miles to exit 265/Fowler Ave. Head west on Fowler Ave. 4.4 miles to the university's main entrance at Leroy Collins Blvd. Make a right at Alumni Dr. and another right at Maple Drive (Genshaft Drive), which will bring you to the parking lot for the Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS). CGS is located next to Fowler Fields and across the way from the Yuengling Center. USF World is inside CGS. You will need to check in at the front desk upon arrival.

From the West/Tampa International Airport (TPA): Take I-275 north to exit 45B/1-4 east. Travel east on I-4 for 8.1 miles to exit 9/1-75 north. Travel north on I-75 for 3.8 miles to exit 265/Fowler Ave. Head west on Fowler Ave. 4.4 miles to the university's main entrance at Leroy Collins Blvd. Make a right at Alumni Dr. and another right at Maple Dr. (Genshaft Drive), which will bring you to the parking lot for the Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS). CGS is located next to Fowler Fields and across the way from the Yuengling Center. USF World is inside CGS. You will need to check in at the front desk upon arrival.

Maple Drive was just renamed Genshaft Drive. Your GPS or map may not reflect this name change. You will need to check in at the front desk upon arrival.

USF Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS)
11710 USF Genshaft Drive
Tampa, FL 33620

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If you are coming to visit us in Sarasota, please click for directions to USF Sarasota-Manatee.

Visitors may use reserved “Visitor Spaces,” or if their length of stay will exceed the time limitations of the “Visitor Spaces,” may secure a Temporary Visitor Permit from the Parking Services Department or the Receptionist. Temporary Visitor Permits may be obtained at no charge from USF Department Office Managers, at the USF Parking Services Office, or at the Reception Desk. Temporary Visitor Permits may not be used in "Visitor Spaces."

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Directions to USF World on the Sarasota-Manatee campus:

We are located on U.S. 41 in North Sarasota, directly across the street from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Our office is on the second floor of the main administration building.

From I-75
Take 1-75 to University Parkway, Exit 213W
Go west on University Parkway for approximately 6.5 miles to U.S.-41 (Tamiami Trail)
Turn right onto U.S.-41 (Tamiami Trail) heading north for approx. 0.5 mile
USF Sarasota-Manatee will be on your left.

From U.S.-41
USF Sarasota-Manatee is located 1 mile North of University Parkway in North Sarasota, across the street from the Sarasota Airport. 

8350 N. Tamiami Trail
Office B-222
Sarasota, FL 34243  

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If you are coming to visit us in St. Petersburg, please click for directions to USF St. Petersburg.

Visitor parking is available in the Fifth Street Parking Facility. Single Day Permits may be purchased in the garage at the walk-up permit machine located on the first level by the elevators. The permit machine accepts cash, Visa, and Mastercard. The price of a day permit is $5 and can be used on levels 2 thru 5 in the garage. There are also a limited number of free unmetered parking spaces available on 11th Ave. S. between 3rd Street S. and 4th Street S. The Welcome Center is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Second Street.

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Directions to USF World on the St. Petersburg campus:

The GPS address the university as a whole is 140 7th Ave. S. St. Petersburg 33701.

There are daily visitor passes available for purchase on the ground floor of the university parking garage (marked "FPF" on the map below) as well as metered city parking on all surrounding streets: 2nd St. S. just north of 6th Ave S., 1st St. SE, and 8th Ave. S. between 3rd and 4th St. S. There are also a limited number of free unmetered parking spaces available on 11th Ave. S. between 3rd Street S. and 4th Street S.

The USF World reception desk is located in room 102 of the Pianoman Building (marked "PNM" on the map below).

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
140 7th Ave South, PNM 102
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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