Gillson Residence Hall

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

View a virtual tour of a Gillson Double Room!



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. 

Facts and Amenities


  • First Year Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Male and female residents
  • 400-500 residents
  • One living learning community available (LLC): Casa Madriz


  • 8 floors, each floor is single-sex
  • Single and double rooms available


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

Mailing address

2325 Golden Gate Avenue, Room #
San Francisco, CA 94118



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


  • Ethernet ports in each room
  • WiFi throughout building

Community Areas

  • Large student lounge
  • Kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, oven, and microwave


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