Living-Learning Communities

Discover your passion for exploring real social issues, connect with a community, and work together with friends on creating a better future.

USF living-learning communities provide undergraduate students an opportunity for deeper, more meaningful, and connected learning in a shared residential and academic environment. Students in these communities are enrolled in a common set of courses and live together in a designated residential setting.


  • Martín-Baró Scholars — first-year students residing in Hayes-Healy Hall— examine issues of poverty, social justice, and diversity in partnership with the Faithful Fools, a live-work community in San Francisco.
  • Esther Madríz Diversity Scholars — second-year students residing in Phelan Hall — analyze the forty-year culture of hip-hop to explore issues of diversity, inequality, social justice, and change.
  • Erasmus Community — second- and third-year students residing in Lone Mountain Hall —explore the intertextuality of ethics, service, and justice at local and global levels.
  • Saint Ignatius Institute — students from all four years residing in Lone Mountain Hall — investigate the challenging realities of our world, share community, and explore spirituality in the Jesuit tradition.

Contact Info

Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE)

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m.

University Center, Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1045
(415) 422-6824 (415) 422-2480