Student Center/Residence Hall

Facts and Features

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USF New Student Center and Residence Hall

  • The student center and housing complex is being constructed along Seagate Drive, just west of the existing Selby Auditorium and Crosley Campus Center.
  • The walls for the building will consist of 589 precast pieces, totaling 3,466 cubic yards.
    In general, a cubic yard of concrete weighs about 4,050 pounds — meaning the panels will weigh a total of more than 14 million pounds.  The heaviest piece will weigh 55,300 pounds.
  • The building will be approximately 100,000 square feet on six floors.
    • 32,000-square-foot student center on first two floors.
    • 68,000 square feet of suites and apartments on the top four floors.
  • 200 students will be able to live on the top four floors.
  • Architectural features in the student center portion will include large windows allowing students and visitors to look out toward Sarasota Bay and Longboat Key.
  • The student center will include a ballroom, dining facilities, a bookstore, lounges, meeting space and offices for USF World, student government and other organizations.
  • Scheduled to open for the fall 2024 semester.