Honors College


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Students in the Judy Genshaft Honors College represent every major on campus and contribute their diverse knowledge, expertise and life experiences to a lively classroom environment. The special interdisciplinary courses give students the opportunity to learn from each other while collaborating with expert faculty to discuss, problem-solve, serve and see the world in a new way. Dynamic conversations, project-based learning and work in the field are all hallmarks of our honors educational experience.


On the St. Petersburg campus, the Judy Genshaft Honors College is housed in the historic Snell House, a Dutch Colonial mansion built in 1904 by St. Petersburg pioneer Perry Snell. This unique location symbolizes the close relationship between the campus and thriving downtown St. Petersburg, where museums, tech and hospitality businesses and concert venues are just a few walkable blocks away. Honors students engage with the community at the St. Petersburg campus while appreciating a close relationship to the natural waterfront environment. The Honors College takes advantage of this amazing location and offers courses such as Marine Life and Why They Matter or Healing Art at the James Museum.

Students receive personalized and holistic care from a dedicated Honors advisor and the opportunity to reside in an exclusive Living Learning Community at the heart of campus. The USF St. Petersburg campus Honors College Student Council provides opportunities to connect, make friends and have fun through signature trips and events such as Game Night to Beach Day to Trunk or Treat. We welcome students to join this warm and friendly community. Those with curiosity, a love of learning, open minds and a desire to be involved are encouraged to apply.

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Judy Genshaft Honors College students, regardless of their home campus (Tampa, St. Petersburg or Sarasota-Manatee), receive the benefits of early registration, travel scholarships, small interdisciplinary classes, as well as a plethora of opportunities to learn and grow both inside the College and throughout the community. Prospective students have the opportunity to join the Judy Genshaft Honors College as first time in college (FTIC) or upper-level (transfer/continuing) students by submitting the appropriate application.


For questions or to learn more, visit the Judy Genshaft Honors College.