Gillson Residence Hall

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


During the 1960's, USF underwent a transformative phase during which several major construction projects commenced. One of the residence halls constructed during that period was Gillson Hall, which funded by and dedicated to George Gillson, a former USF regent. 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).

Facts and Amenities


  • First Year Students
  • Male and female residents
  • 400 residents


  • 8 floors, each floor is single-sex
  • Doubles available
  • Please note: Triples will not be offered during the 2020-2021 academic year


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

Living-Learning Community


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


  • WiFi throughout building

Community Areas

  • 1 student lounge
  • Laundry room (laundry services are free to residents) 
  • Kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, oven, and microwave
  • The communal kitchen in this residence hall will be closed during Fall 2020 in alignment with health and safety guidelines.


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

Virtual Tour