The USFSM campus on the edge of Manatee and Sarasota counties occupies a magical place in a very special part of Florida, where students enjoy natural beauty, diverse arts and culture and a passion for excellence. USFSM is the centerpiece of the higher education corridor in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, offering a true sense of place and an unusually rich climate ideal for personal growth and intellectual development. USFSM moved to its current location in 2006 which includes a 100,000 square foot facility with classrooms, a 200-seat Selby Auditorium, video conferencing rooms, computer laboratories, a technology and learning center, a library information commons, a café, a student lounge, a fitness center and faculty and staff office space. The main building surrounds the expansive courtyard an ideal event venue distinguished by beautiful landscaping, hammocks and seating areas.
Culinary Innovation Lab
The Culinary Innovation Lab at USF Sarasota-Manatee is a state-of-the-art teaching facility that serves as a culinary home for the USFSM College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership. The lab provides a fully-equipped teaching center for students in the Hospitality Management program, as well as an inviting venue for signature USFSM events, both public and private.
North Port Instructional Site
USFSM at North Port is an important resource for students living in south Sarasota County and its surrounding areas. This convenient instructional site offers undergraduate, upper-level coursework in elementary education, psychology, criminology, interdisciplinary social science, and leadership studies. The convenient location allows students to pursue higher educational opportunities where they live and work. Courses are provided via traditional classroom, e-learning, blended, and video conference technologies. Online bachelor’s coursework includes hospitality management and information technology.
Academic advising along with learning support (tutoring) and library services are available to students at no cost, as needed. A student commons area provides access to computers, printing, and group study areas. The highly qualified professors teaching at USFSM at North Port include both resident and adjunct faculty. Students enjoy the small class sizes which allows for personalized instruction and support.
Teaching Labs at Mote Marine Laboratory
The USFSM Teaching Labs at Mote Marine Laboratory are housed in a 4,600-square-foot space that includes a biology lab, chemistry lab and student lounge area. Each lab has 26 individual student stations that are served by laboratory gas and fume snorkels. There are full teaching stations in each lab with ample storage cabinets and laboratory filtered water. A lab prep area serves features subzero freezers, autoclaves, incubators and student safety stations. In the teaching labs, USFSM students have the opportunity to work hands-on with USFSM faculty as well as Mote’s world-class, professional researchers who are engaged daily in real-world science.
University of South Florida in Tampa Teaching Site
USF Sarasota-Manatee offers two of its existing degrees on the USF campus in Tampa: (1) Bachelor of Science (BS) in Hospitality Management for first-time-in-college and pre-hospitality students and (2) Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) with a concentration in Hospitality Management for transfer students with Associate of Science (AS) degrees. Hospitality degrees are confirmed at USFSM. Please see USF/USFSM Hospitality advisors with any questions.