Front view of Gillson Hall

Life at USF

Gillson Residence Hall


Gillson Hall is one of two residence halls designed exclusively for first-year students. Here they connect with new friends, take part in student programs, and discover a sense of belonging at USF.

During the 1960s, USF underwent a transformative phase that included several major construction projects. One of the residence halls constructed during that period was Gillson Hall, funded by and dedicated to former USF Regent George Gillson. Since its opening, Gillson has been the home to generations of USF students and has undergone several renovations. In addition to being a residence hall, it is also home to the office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).


  • First-year students
  • Male and female residents
  • 400 residents


  • Eight floors, each floor is single-sex
  • Doubles available
  • Please note: Triples will not be offered during the 2021-2022 academic year


  • Golden Gate Ave., between Masonic and Parker St.
  • Adjacent to Hayes-Healy Hall and Memorial Gym
  • Closest dining facility: The Market Cafe


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card required to access building
  • Key card and code required to access rooms


  • WiFi throughout building

Community Areas

  • One student lounge
  • Laundry room (laundry services are free to residents)
  • Kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, oven, and microwave


  • Cable TV connector in each room
  • Flat screen TVs in lounges
  • Foosball
  • Piano

Virtual Tour

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