Campus Life


The moment you take in the lush palms and warm sunshine that brightens our Sarasota-Manatee campus each day, you’ll be ready to call the University of South Florida home. The climate is just the beginning of what makes campus life at USF so vibrant. USF is a boundless community, with a diverse population and extensive student resources. 

At the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, you’ll see why our personalized approach to learning and the student experience makes all the difference.  With more than 30 campus clubs and student organizations, an active student government, and a caring student success team, USF truly has something for everyone.  You can participate in our many USF events, such as Week of Welcome and Homecoming, or visit our campus Fitness Center, or grab a bite to eat at our Campus Café

For as much as there is to do on campus, our students make the most of their time in Sarasota-Manatee by exploring this vibrant, beautiful region. Whether you’re in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, or Tampa, you will be minutes away from the world’s most beautiful beaches, scenic historic districts, world-class shopping and dynamic cultural institutions.  If you’re ready to forge your path here, the University of South Florida is ready to welcome you home!


Every student’s overall health, safety and well-being is our top priority. Make sure you’re informed on the resources available to you, such as the Counseling & Wellness Center, campus police and any of our USF student services.


Looking to be more engaged with your peers on campus? Discover how you can join Student Government or other student clubs and organizations. We have volunteer and leadership opportunities as well!


No one said you can’t have fun while earning your degree and preparing for your career – it’s half the college experience! At the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, you can work out in our fitness center, play volleyball, enter a flag football tournament, compete in the annual students vs. faculty basketball game, or slow things down with our group yoga classes.


Take the next big step toward the job of your dreams with advice and assistance from Career Services. Career Advisors with real-world expertise are here to help with job postings, internship information and networking opportunities, making sure you’ll be well-equipped to excel in your career path from day one.


Our students have the opportunity to learn in more ways than one. Through local and global partnerships, off-site teaching locations and strategic initiatives, we offer hands-on learning experiences for our community.


Show your USF pride all year long with our authentic assortment of collegiate apparel --including t-shirts, sweatshirts, gifts, hats and more.