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I'm a new student at USF. What is there to do on and off campus?
If you are a USF student looking for an apartment near the campus, entertainment can and should weigh heavily on where you choose to live. New students at USF may feel overwhelmed during their first weeks at the university because of the size of the city. It can be easy to lose track of all the places to go and things to see in a city the size of Tampa. The upside is that there is never a shortage of things to do! Rent Tampa Bay has the skinny on things to do both on and off campus all within minutes from your apartment near USF.
Where can USF students meet up with friends and hang out on campus? USF is a sprawling campus. Many students report getting lost on campus because it is so large and has so many buildings. However, the center of the campus is the Marshall Student Center. This part of campus is always buzzing with students grabbing lunch or a cup of coffee. Students can socialize and study in this particular part of campus. In addition to eating establishments like Beef o' Brady's and Jamba juice the Marshall Center also has a computer lab, meeting rooms, study corners, and is located right next door to the campus bookstore. You'll have no problem finding the Marshall Center - it's centrally located and is a 10-minute walk or less from practically anywhere on campus.
Even the most dedicated students need some time off to unwind and enjoy some free time off campus. USF is located near what many students refer to as the 'hub' of North Tampa. University Mall, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and dozens of chain and independent restaurants are located within a couple miles of many off campus apartments. If you are interested in getting some fresh air then several parks such as Hillsborough River State Park, Lettuce Lake Park, and Flatwoods are all just a short drive from the USF campus and surrounding off campus apartments.
No matter what your entertainment preferences are, location should be something you consider into the equation when you are searching for an apartment near USF. using Rent Tampa Bay's search tools allow you to pick the neighborhood and distance from a location in order to pin point the apartments that are in a prime location for you. Simply pick "USF" in the "neighborhoods" tab, enter USF's address in the "distance from location" tab, and adjust the mileage from the location on the slide bar and Rent Tampa Bay will populate the apartments that meet your criteria. Your college career will be challenging, but apartment hunting doesn't have to be!