University of South Florida Campus Dorms & Housing Guide 2022

The University of South Florida boasts an enrollment of nearly 50,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students across its three campuses.

Over 40,000 students are enrolled at USF’s main Tampa Campus, located north of downtown Tampa and bordered by Fletcher Avenue to the north, Fowler Avenue to the south, Bruce B Downs to the west, and N 50th Street to the east. Given the population growth and demand for housing throughout Florida in recent years, upon acceptance, many incoming students are faced with trying to find housing to kickstart their college experience. To help sort through the options of on and off-campus housing and the benefits of each, here’s a rundown on dorms and housing options for the upcoming 2022 school year at the University of South Florida.

University of South Florida Dorm Locations

The University of South Florida offers three different types of on-campus housing for current and future students to choose from when choosing to live in University housing. Traditional housing resembles a typical college dorm with shared bedrooms and communal bathrooms shared by multiple students. The dorms have shared laundry services and are famous for students looking to meet new friends on-campus.

USF offers three different types of on-campus housing for current and future students to choose from when opting to live in University housing.

The next type of housing is Apartment-style, which resembles a traditional apartment – most with 2 – 4 bedrooms, sharing a common area living room and kitchen with either a private or shared bedroom. This option is popular for upper-level students who prefer to live with a known group of friends. The final option is Suite-style communities where those only shared bathrooms in a suite – not communal – with either private or shared bedrooms. Some halls have both Traditional and Suite living within the same building.

On-campus halls by housing type available for the 2022-2023 school year:

Traditional dorm-style residence halls:

  • Beacon: 4204 USF Mulberry Lane, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Beta: 12470 USF Genshaft Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Castor: 4111 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Endeavor: 4220 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Greek Village: 4729 USF Birch Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Horizon: 4205 USF Mulberry Lane, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Pinnacle: 4210 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Summit: 4219 USF Mulberry Lane, Tampa, FL 33620

Apartment-style on-campus communities:

  • Cypress: 4303 USF Dogwood Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Holly: 4230 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Kosove: 12410 USF Myrtle Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Magnolia: 3704 USF Alumni Drive, Tampa, FL 33620

Suite-style communities with 

  • Beacon: 4204 USF Mulberry Lane, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Cypress: 4303 USF Dogwood Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Endeavor: 4220 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Horizon: 4205 USF Mulberry Lane, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Juniper: 12030 USF Beard Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Maple: 12480 USF Genshaft Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Pinnacle: 4210 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Poplar: 12030 USF Beard Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
  • Summit: 4219 USF Mulberry Lane, Tampa, FL 33620

University of South Florida Dorm Costs

The cost of on-campus housing varies by housing type – a Traditional, Apartment, or Suite-style community – and the number of students sharing a bedroom. Bedrooms are limited to single occupancy or double occupancy, where there are two beds within a single bedroom. Housing is billed per semester, and prices vary widely, with students paying significantly more for a single room than a double bedroom.

USF housing is billed per semester and prices can vary widely, with students paying significantly more for a single room vs. a double bedroom.

Dorm costs by housing type for the 2022-2023 school year:

Traditional dorm-style residence halls:

  • Horizon, Pinnacle, and Summit Singles: $5,350 per semester
  • Beacon, Endeavor, Horizon, Pinnacle, and Summit Doubles: $3,950 per semester
  • Greek Village: $2,995 per semester
  • Beta and Castor Doubles: $2,995 per semester

Apartment-style communities:

  • Cypress, Holly, Kosovo, and Magnolia Singles – $4,450 per semester
  • Holly 2-bedroom Singles: $4,900 per semester
  • Kosove and Magnolia Doubles: $3,985 per semester

Suite-style communities:

  • Beacon, Endeavor, Horizon, Pinnacle, and Summit Singles: $5,950 per semester
  • Beacon, Horizon, and Summit Doubles: $4,550 per semester
  • Beacon, Endeavor, Horizon, Pinnacle, and Summit Doubles: $4,795 per semester
  • Cypress, Juniper, Maple, and Poplar Doubles: $3,750 per semester

These housing costs do not include the cost of an on-campus meal plan, which is typical for students choosing to live in University housing. For information on meal plan offerings and prices, visit the USF campus dining website

Benefits of Living On-Campus at the University of South Florida

Living on-campus is an excellent option for new students looking to acclimate to college life. The University of South Florida touts how students who opt to live on campus increase their GPA and overall satisfaction with their college experience. This is because by living on-campus, USF students are in the heart of the action and have access to additional educational, social, and extracurricular activities by being a member of an on-campus housing community. 

The Office of Housing and Residential Education hosts events throughout the year to promote interaction among on-campus residents and manages several Living Learning Communities (LLC) for students of similar majors, academic, or personal interests to meet one another and foster a community within the larger USF student body. 

Can University of South Florida Students Live Off-Campus?

Yes.

Students at the University of South Florida are able to live off-campus during their time at USF. The University does not have an on-campus housing requirement – even for first-year students – so any student has the option to live off-campus rather than in one of the USF residence halls, apartment-style communities, or suites. 

The most popular area for off-campus apartment communities is to the north of the USF campus, north of Fletcher Avenue. Numerous apartment communities along with Fletcher as well as 42nd Street and 46th Street cater to University of South Florida students and offer convenient access to campus.

Benefits of Living Off-Campus at the University of South Florida

Students who opt to live off-campus have a more excellent selection of housing, including both purpose-built student housing and traditional apartment complexes.

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An individual lease agreement means students are only responsible for their own rent – not the rent for any roommates they may have.

Purpose-built student housing communities offer individual lease agreements that align with the academic calendar, usually running mid-August through the end of July. A personal lease agreement means students are only responsible for their rent – not the rent for any roommates they may have. Personal lease agreements almost always require a guarantor – usually a parent or guardian – who provides some financial guarantee that the rent will be paid since most students do not have the credit or income to qualify on their own. 

Traditional apartment complexes offer a joint-and-several lease agreement, where all roommates are on the same lease and jointly responsible for the monthly rent. These complexes are usually at a slightly lower cost than student housing. Still, students are financially liable for their roommates’ rent payments, and the lease terms do not always align with the university school schedule.

Off-Campus Housing at Halo 46

Halo 46 is a student housing midrise community located just blocks from the northern edge of the USF campus at 14500 N 46th Street. Halo 46 offers fully-furnished two, three, four, and five-bedroom apartments specifically designed for University of South Florida students. Halo 46 is packed with amenities and offers residents a resort-style pool, gaming courtyard, 24-hour fitness center, study rooms, a computer lounge, a pet park, resident courtyard, and onsite management & maintenance team.

Halo 46 offers fully-furnished two, three, four, and five-bedroom apartments specifically designed for University of South Florida students.

Residents of Halo 46 have quick access to the USF campus via a short walk, bike ride, or ride on the USF Bull Runner bus route. For availability, roommate matching, and pricing information, contact the team at Halo 46 today at (813) 358-5957!