Record-Breaking Number of Students to Live on USF’s Main Campus
More students than ever are living on the University of South Florida campus in Tampa. The completion of The Village brings the total number of residents to 6,304, double what it was in 2000. Since then, the number of residential buildings has grown from 19 to 44. Construction of the Holly and Magnolia apartments helped launch USF’s trajectory, which continued in 2003 with the opening of Maple and Cypress Halls and 14 Greek houses.
USF experienced tremendous growth in 2009 when Juniper and Poplar Halls first opened, attracting an additional 1,050 students to live on campus. That was the last major expansion before The Village started opening in 2017. The Village includes five separate halls (Beacon, Summit, Pinnacle, Endeavor and Horizon) that house a combined 1,976 students.
“Continuing to expand access to a high quality on-campus residential experience is aligned with our primary goal of supporting student success,” said Ana Hernandez, assistant vice president of Housing & Residential Education. “We are thrilled that so many students have decided to live the Bulls life!”
Such growth is significant as it’s helping drive a new era for USF. Increased student housing is one of many accomplishments made since President Judy Genshaft’s tenure began in 2000. Most recently, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF a Preeminent State Research University. USF was also just awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) honor society.