Student Center/Residence Hall

Student Center/Residence Hall

Applications are open. Apply Now! 

The first-ever student center and residence hall under construction on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus marks the first major expansion of the campus since it opened in 2006.

As many as 200 students will be able to live on campus when it opens in fall of 2024. The six-story, 100,000-square-foot complex will include suites and apartment-style residences, a ballroom, bookstore, dining facilities, study lounges and meeting rooms, as well as offices for student government, USF World and other organizations.

Student housing on the Sarasota-Manatee campus is coming soon.

Please visit USF Housing's website for the latest application and other information about housing.

Applications are open. Apply now! 

The student center and residence hall will help recruit and retain students, and infuse students’ college experience with a new vibrancy that will allow the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus to forever shed the moniker of being a ‘commuter college.

Karen Holbrook, regional chancellor
USF Sarasota-Manatee campus

  • Housing applications open

    September 2023

    USF Housing begins accepting applications from current students who want to live in the new residence hall.

  • Building momentum

    June 28, 2023

    Construction crews start using large crane to install the first of almost 600 pre-cast concrete panels that will make up the building.

  • Groundbreaking

    March 1, 2023

    USF students, community leaders and other guests gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony.

  • Project gets OK

    Sept. 14, 2022

    The Florida Board of Governors unanimously approved building a housing and student center complex on the University of South Florida’s Sarasota-Manatee campus, advancing USF’s bold plans to expand the campus and transform the college experience for students.


    USF Sarasota-Manatee Student Center and Student Housing Terrace Panorama

    Campus picture with 360 icon


    Building Renderings

    Atrium Stairway

    Atrium Stairway

    Render Student Living Area

    Student Living Room

    Render Student Lounge

    Student Lounge

    Render Hall