Visiting USF is one of the best ways to experience what this institution has to offer. While each of USF campuses have designed campus visit experiences to best reflect their distinctive identity, the goal is for our guests to depart with their questions and their next steps determined.
The Tampa campus visit experience includes the following:
- A Tour of Campus - Student-led by our Green & Gold Guides, the tour will give you an up-close view of our top-rated academic facilities, a spacious suite-style residence hall, delicious dining options, student support offices, high-tech recreation center, and other points of interest. In addition, you will hear from current USF students about what life is really like on our dynamic campus!
- An Information Session - Presented by an admissions professional, the session will provide an overview of the university, admissions requirements, financial aid, dining services, residential life, scholarships and campus life.
Campus visits are offered Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and last approximately 2.5 hours. Tours also are offered on most Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. during the academic year (September through April). Individual and family tours and groups are available.
Please visit the Office of Admissions for more information and to schedule a visit at https://www.usf.edu/admissions/freshmen/visit-campus/campus-tour/campus-visit-experience.aspx
A Virtual Campus Tour is available at https://www.usf.edu/about-usf/tour.aspx
Saint Petersburg campus
The Saint Petersburg campus student-led tour provides an up-close view of our downtown campus and surrounding waterfront. You and your family will learn about our academic programs, student organizations and waterfront activities, such as sailing, paddle boarding and kayaking. Experience life on-campus when you tour one of our residential halls, including the new Osprey Suites. Our in-person and virtual campus tours introduce you to current students, faculty and staff, and feature various academic and student life spaces, some of which have earned impressive ratings for their focus on sustainability. You will hear from current students about what life is really like on our dynamic St. Petersburg campus!
All guided tours include an information session or meeting with an admissions professional. Designed to guide prospective students through the application process, the session provides details on the admission requirements and scholarships. You can also experience our Self-Guided Tour or our 360 Virtual Tour (https://www.stpetersburg.usf.edu/admissions/undergraduate/campus-tours.aspx) on your own schedule.
While visiting our campus, we recommend you take time to explore vibrant downtown St. Petersburg or local beaches. Visit one of the city’s many art galleries or museums, such as the Salvador Dali Museum, just steps from campus. If you are hungry, grab a bite to eat, shop and stroll along the waterfront at the new St. Pete Pier. Visit https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/ for more information on area restaurants, accommodations and attractions.
To schedule your St. Petersburg campus tour, please register at https://www.usf.edu/admissions/freshmen/visit-campus/visit-st-petersburg/index.aspx. If you have questions about the tour, please contact the Navigator Campus Tours Office at 727-873-4562.
Sarasota-Manatee campus tours are designed to help students gain an appreciation for the culture of the campus and local community, and help prospective students see why Sarasota-Manatee students choose to receive a preeminent education in a small school atmosphere. Guests take a guided tour of our campus: walking our halls, stepping into the classrooms, and laying beneath the pines in one of our hammocks. The tours are conducted by our Campus Experience guides who share the history and statistics of the campus, while helping flesh out the experience through their unique student lens.
Prior to the tour, students will receive an information session from an admissions counselor. This presentation will help to set the context for the tour, explain the programs and opportunities available on campus, and explain the application and scholarship process.
Tours typically last between 30 to 45 minutes, and are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tour schedules may change during summer semesters and holiday hours.
To schedule a Sarasota-Manatee campus tour, please register at https://www.sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/admissions/visit-usf-sarasota-manatee.aspx. If you have questions about the tour or other visit opportunities, such as Open Houses, please contact the Campus Experience team at 941-359-4331.
To schedule an advising appointment:
Prospective or current students with an active UID can schedule an appointment online: https://usf.appiancloud.com/suite/sites/archivum/page/archivum/report/daQEig
Prospective students who have not yet applied or students who are inactive (e.g., dismissed or not enrolled for three consecutive terms) should contact the appropriate advising location in their intended major: https://www.usf.edu/undergrad/students/advising.aspx