Living-Learning Communities and Themed Communities

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

Living-Learning Communities provide the opportunity for deeper, more meaningful, and connected learning through integration of the residential and academic components. Students in these communities are enrolled in a common set of courses and live in a designated residential setting.


Casa Madriz

  • Residence Hall: Gillson Hall
  • Open to: First-year students

Marshall-Riley Learning Community

  • Residence Hall: Toler Hall
  • Open to: First and Second year students

Martín-Baró Scholars 

  • Not active for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Residence Hall: Toler Hall 
  • Open to: First-year students

Saint Ignatius Institute

  • Residence Hall: Toler Hall
  • Open to: Students from all four years



Theme Community Options

Our Theme Communities options create a place for intentional programs surrounding a particular theme. An application is required for all communities.

Muscat Scholars Program – a community in Hayes Healy Hall designed to provide incoming first-year, first-generation USF students with mentors, structured support, previews to the academic and social experience, and seamless transition through the first year and beyond.

Gender Inclusive Housing – provides students a safe, affirming, and inclusive community living option for students of all gender identities, gender expressions and lived experiences in Toler Hall, Lone Mountain East and Loyola Village.