Housing and Dining

Move-In Information

WELCOME TO USF ST. PETERSBURG!

We can't wait for you to join us on campus this summer! Housing & Residential Education is working hard to plan a safe and successful move-in process. At this time, details of move-in are still being finalized. All current information is available on this page. Please continue to check back for updates.  

WHEN IS MOVE IN / OPENING DAY? 

Summer 2021

Please continue to check this page for updates as summer move-in plans are finalized. 

SELECT YOUR TERM BELOW TO VIEW MOVE-IN INFORMATION 

Carefully review all information on this page. We look forward to having you on campus!  

Summer A, AB, & C

The move-in process for Summer A, AB, & C residents will begin on Friday, May 14Summer A, AB, & C residents are not required to register for move-in appointments. 

Checking In 
Summer A, AB, & C residents will check in at Osprey Suites between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, May 14. During check-in, residents will pick up their keys, complete any necessary forms, and activate their University ID.  
 
Break Stay Residents 
Residents living on campus for the Spring 2021 term and participating in break stay should arrive at the Osprey Suites lobby on Wednesday, May 12 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to check in to their break stay assignment. Pre-registration is not required.  
 

Summer B

The move-in process for Summer B residents will begin on Friday, June 25. 

Check-In Appointments 
All residents moving in for Summer B must sign up for a check-in appointment in the housing portal. Check-in appointments will be 1-hour-long time slots on Friday, June 25, between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Residents will receive more details regarding the registration sign-up process via their USF e-mail.
 
Checking In 
Summer B residents will check at Osprey Suites during their scheduled appointment time on Friday, June 25. During check-in, residents will pick up their keys, complete any necessary forms, and activate their University ID. 

The check-in location will remain open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 25.If you plan to arrive later, please email us at usfsp-housing@usf.edu

Student Support Services (SSS) Program

The move-in process for Student Support Services Program residents will take place on Friday, June 18.

Checking In 
Student Support Services Program residents will check in at Osprey Suites on Friday, June 18. During check-in, residents will pick up their keys, complete any necessary forms, and activate their University ID, and participate in SSS welcome programs! 

COVID-19 TESTING

Residents will complete a COVID-19 test facilitated by Student Health Services during their first week of classes. Details and instructions regarding testing will be sent to residents' USF e-mail prior to move-in. 

COVID-19 PROTOCOL 

Residents are expected to follow the below protocols set in place by the university during the move-in process.  

  • Face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Face-coverings are recommended for unvaccinated individuals, although not required.
  • Residents and their move-in assistants must follow any protocols and guidance posted throughout the residence halls.
  • It is recommended that residents wash their hands often and regularly disinfect their personal and work spaces.

Learn more about the actions you can take to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 here

PARKING INFORMATION: DURING MOVE-IN 

General 

  • Please review Parking and Transportation Information prior to arrival. Parking regulations are in place and enforced on the USF St.Petersburg campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Due to move in, Parking and transportation will make the following exceptions: 
    • You may park in Visitor spaces for up to 60 minutes. After 60 minutes, citations will be issued.  
    • Parking enforcement will be waived in lot 2/STG and Garage levels 2-5. 
  • Please do not park in the unloading zones longer than 30 minutes.  
  • Please do not park in any "Disabled Parking" space unless displaying a proper state-issued Disabled Parking placard, hangtag, or license plate.   
  • Please do not park in Numbered, Reserved, State Vehicle or other Labeled parking spaces.  
  • City streets will not be closed for move in. Please do not block traffic while moving in. Please note that the street parking is metered and requires payment to park and is enforced by the city of St. Petersburg. For reference, more information about parking downtown can be found in the Downtown St. Petersburg Guide & Map.  
     
    Residents 

  • Please make sure to purchase your parking permit through your Parking Portal.   

DINING INFORMATION 

Meal Plans 
If you have questions about meal plans, please contact Dining Services at 813-974-4499, email dining@usf.edu or visit Dining Services .  

ACCOMMODATIONS 

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. If you would like to request an accommodation for move in, we ask that you contact our office at 727-873-5101 or usfsp-housing@usf.edu at least five days before your arrival or as soon as possible. 

GETTING READY TO LIVE ON CAMPUS 

  1. Submit your application.   
    Complete the housing application steps to secure an assignment.   
  2. Know your housing assignment.   
    Log in to the Housing Portal, select "My Account," then "My Assignments," then “View Assignments, Roommates, and Suitemates” to view your fall/spring housing assignment. This is also where your roommates/suite-mates/apartment-mates are listed. If you don't have an assignment, contact us for assistance.   
  3. Select your move-in appointment time when services become available in the Housing Portal!
      
    Appointment sign up is located within the “Move In Information” button.  

  4. Your student ID provides card access to your residence hall. Without it, you cannot enter the building. Please make sure that if you are a returning student, you have your student ID with you. If you are a new student, please request a card through MyBullsPath or at the USF Card Request Site as soon as possible to make sure that it is ready when you arrive on campus.   
  5. Pack efficiently!   
    Review the move-in checkliston our website for a packing list!  
  6. Connect with your roommates, suitemates, or apartment-mates.  
    Communicate and coordinate what you will bring to campus. Things like printers, microwaves, refrigerators, and TVs can be shared! If possible, please coordinate with your roommate to avoid selecting the same move-in date and time.   
  7. Check your insurance.  
    Look into your homeowner's/renter's insurance to see if it covers your belongings on campus. If not, purchase additional insurance through your company or check out these specialized options.Links are provided as examples and do not serve as an endorsement.   
    National Student Services Incorporated 
    College Student Renters Insurance
  8. Sign up for Alert USF Emergency Notification System.  
  9. If you are bringing a bike to campus, review UPD tips for bike safety. The city of St. Petersburg also requires that register your bike.  

HELPFUL INFORMATION

Bookstore 727-873-2665
Card Center (Student IDs)  
Cashier 727-873-4107
Compass   727-873-4003
Dining Services/Meal Plans  813-974-4499
Financial Aid and Scholarships   727-873-4128
Office of Multicultural Affairs 727-873-4845
Parking & Transportation Services  727-873-4480
Military and Veterans Success Center 727-873-4467
Student Accessibility Services 727-873-4990 or 727-873-4837 
Student Success Center 727-873-4632
Wellness Center 727-873-4422
USF St. Petersburg Campus Police 727-873-4444 (non-emergency)  
911 (emergency) 

Fall 2021 MOVE-IN INFORMATION

Welcome to USF St. Petersburg campus!

We can't wait for you to join us on campus this fall! Housing & Residential Education is working hard to plan a safe and successful move-in process. At this time, details of move-in are still being finalized. All current information is available on this page. Please continue to check back for updates. 

WHEN IS MOVE IN / OPENING DAY? 

Residence Hall Opening for fall semester will be staggered across multiple days and by appointment only.

Move-in appointment times will be available on the following days:

  • Wednesday, August 18 - Friday, August 20: appointments available for Osprey  
    Suites (RHT) AND Pelican Apartments (RHO) 

There will be time slots from: 

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m 
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
  • 2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m 
  • 3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m 

To ensure social distancing during move-in, there will be a limit to the number of residents able to sign up for a certain date and time slot.  
 
Residents will be able to select their move-in appointment time in the housing portal, we will email all residents when the appointment selection process is live in the portal. 
 
This year, we will not be approving early move in. 

What else should I know about the move-in process?  

  • The check-in location will be the USC
  • We recommend residents do not bring large furniture or other items that would limit a speedy move-in/move-out process. If you plan to bring furniture, please pre-assemble before arrival if possible.  
  • We will not be issuing the large green moving carts this year.  

COVID-19 TESTING 

Residents will complete a COVID-19 test facilitated by Student Health Services during their first week of classes. Details and instructions regarding testing will be sent to residents' USF e-mail prior to move-in. 

COVID-19 PROTOCOL 

Residents are expected to follow the below protocols set in place by the university during the move-in process.  

  • Face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Face-coverings are recommended for unvaccinated individuals, although not required.
  • Residents and their move-in assistants must follow any protocols and guidance posted throughout the residence halls.
  • It is recommended that residents wash their hands often and regularly disinfect their personal and work spaces.

Learn more about the actions you can take to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 here

PARKING INFORMATION: DURING MOVE-IN 

General 

  • Please review Parking and Transportation Information prior to arrival. Parking regulations are in place and enforced on the USF St.Petersburg campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Due to move in, Parking and transportation will make the following exceptions: 
    • You may park in Visitor spaces for up to 60 minutes. After 60 minutes, citations will be issued. 
    • Parking enforcement will be waived in lot 2/STG and Garage levels 2-5. 

  • Please do not park in the unloading zones longer than 30 minutes. 
  • Please do not park in any "Disabled Parking" space unless displaying a proper state-issued Disabled Parking placard, hangtag, or license plate. 
  • Please do not park in Numbered, Reserved, State Vehicle or other Labeled parking spaces. 
  • City streets will not be closed for move in. Please do not block traffic while moving in. Please note that the street parking is metered and requires payment to park and is enforced by the city of St. Petersburg. For reference, more information about parking downtown can be found in the Downtown St. Petersburg Guide & Map.

Residents 

  • Please make sure to purchase your parking permit through your Parking Portal.   

DINING INFORMATION

Meal Plans
If you have questions about meal plans, please contact Dining Services at 813-974-4499, email dining@usf.edu or visit Dining Services.

RESIDENTIAL MAIL

Your mailbox information will be emailed to you the first week of class. We will not begin to accept packages until Monday, August 23.

ACCOMMODATIONS

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. If you would like to request an accommodation for move in, we ask that you contact our office at 727-873-5101 or usfsp-housing@usf.edu at least five days before your arrival or as soon as possible.

GETTING READY TO LIVE ON CAMPUS

  1. Submit your application.  
    Complete the housing application steps to secure an assignment.  
  2. Know your housing assignment.  
    Log in to the Housing Portal, select "My Account," then "My Assignments," then “View Assignments, Roommates, and Suitemates” to view your fall/spring housing assignment. This is also where your roommates/suite-mates/apartment-mates are listed. If you don't have an assignment, contact us for assistance.  
  3. Select your move-in appointment time in the Housing Portal!
    Appointment sign up is located within the “Move In Information” button.
  4. Your student ID provides card access to your residence hall. Without it, you cannot enter the building. Please make sure that if you are a returning student, you have your student ID with you. If you are a new student, please request a card through MyBullsPath or at the USF Card Request Site as soon as possible to make sure that it is ready when you arrive on campus.  
  5. Pack efficiently!  
    Review the move-in checklist on our website for a packing list! 
  6. Connect with your roommates, suitemates, or apartment-mates. 
    Communicate and coordinate what you will bring to campus. Things like printers, microwaves, refrigerators, and TVs can be shared! If possible, please coordinate with your roommate to avoid selecting the same move-in date and time.
  7. Check your insurance. 
    Look into your homeowner's/renter's insurance to see if it covers your belongings on campus. If not, purchase additional insurance through your company or check out these specialized options. Links are provided as examples and do not serve as an endorsement.
    National Student Services Incorporated
    College Student Renters Insurance
  8. Sign up for Alert USF Emergency Notification System.
  9. If you are bringing a bike to campus, review UPD tips for bike safety. The city of St. Petersburg also requires that register your bike.
  10. Make sure you read the email from Dr. Puccio in Student Health Services about COVID19 testing requirements for residential students. You will not be permitted to move  in to the residence halls until you have met the testing requirements.  
  11. Check and read your email daily to make sure that you are updated on all USF Move-In plans.

HELPFUL INFORMATION

Bookstore 727-873-2665
Card Center (Student IDs)  
Cashier 727-873-4107
Compass 727-873-4003
Dining Services/Meal Plans 813-974-4499
Financial Aid and Scholarships 727-873-4128
Office of Multicultural Affairs 727-873-4845
Parking & Transportation Services 727-873-4480
Military and Veterans Success Center 727-873-4467
Student Accessibility Services 727-873-4990 or 727-873-4837 
Student Success Center  727-873-4632
Wellness Center   727-873-4422
USF St. Petersburg Campus Police 727-873-4444 (non-emergency) 
911 (emergency)