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.

Marshall-Riley Learning Community

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

Martín-Baró Scholars

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

Saint Ignatius Institute

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

Erasmus Community*

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

Esther Madríz Diversity Scholars*

  • Residence: Toler Hall
  • Open to: Second-year students

*Inactive during the 2023-2024 school year

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 Toler 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.

St. Anne’s Community – a community in the Sunset District for USF law and graduate students.