View of Pedro Arrupe residence hall with street signs in foreground

Residence Halls

Pedro Arrupe Residence Hall

Located one mile from USF, Pedro Arrupe allows students to live in a traditional residence hall setting away from campus. This handsome red brick building affords students a safe, secure community to connect with peers and engage in learning.

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  • Continuing and transfer students
  • Male and female residents
  • 90 residents


  • Four floors, each floor is single-sex
  • Singles and doubles available

Community Areas

  • Two student lounges
  • Kitchen with refrigerators, stovetop, oven, and microwaves
  • Laundry room (laundry services are free to residents)


  • Cable TV connector in each room
  • Flat screen TVs with surround sound in lounge
  • Gaming systems in lounge (Xbox 360, Wii)
  • Pool Table 


  • WiFi throughout building


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


  • 6th Ave., between Geary Ave. and Anza St.
  • One mile from campus
  • Nearest bus routes: 31 Balboa, 38 Geary, 33 Stanyan, 5 Fulton


Originally built as a nurses' residence for the old French Hospital, the Pedro Arrupe building was leased by USF in 2000 to serve as a student residence hall and named after Pedro Arrupe, the former superior general of the Society of Jesus. In addition to being the first superior general to visit USF, Fr. Pedro Arrupe is also known for his missionary work in Japan and his heroic assistance to the victims of the Hiroshima bombing. Pedro Arrupe Hall is located on 6th Avenue, across from the Richmond Police Station and adjacent to Kaiser Permanente’s French Campus. Two nearby bus routes afford students an easy commute to USF. Despite its off-campus location, Pedro Arrupe operates as a traditional residence where students can live in a safe, secure community with their peers.