Two new residence halls, a dining facility and wellness center will officially open
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2017) – The University of South Florida will officially mark the completion of the first phase of a new on-campus housing community, named The Village, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5.
Resident students, university leadership and executives from USF’s partner on the project, Capstone-Harrison Street, are all scheduled to attend. The ribbon-cutting will be held at 13405 USF Laurel Drive, on the north side of campus near the intersection of Fletcher Avenue and USF Palm Drive. Nearby parking will be reserved in Lot 20. A map is available below.
Phase one of the project includes two new residence halls, named Beacon and Summit Halls, a dining facility, named The Hub, and a wellness facility, The Fit. Approximately 850 students live in The Village this semester. The project’s second phase, expected to be complete in summer 2018, includes three additional residence halls. In total, The Village will house approximately 2,000 students.
“This is a transformational project that reinforces the foundation of student success at USF for generations to come,” USF System President Judy Genshaft said. “We have an outstanding partnership with Capstone-Harrison Street because of our shared commitment to helping our students thrive and get the most out of their college experience.”
The Hub features nearly 500 seats, a Mongolian grill, hand-rolled sushi and a registered dietician on site to provide free nutritional counseling for meal plan holders. The Fit is a state-of-the-art, 19,000 square foot facility offering cardio and weight training equipment, an outdoor swimming pool and numerous other amenities.
The Village is the largest public-private partnership (P3) student housing complex in the history of Florida’s State University System.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature designated USF as “Emerging Preeminent,” placing USF in an elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.