USF Sarasota-Manatee offers a comprehensive university experience with the benefits of a small, personalized education. At USFSM you are always a name, and never just a number. Come visit our campus to learn about all the unique opportunities that USFSM has to offer.
Campus tours are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and most Fridays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tours begin in the lobby of the Student Services Office. All tours include:
- A 60 to 90 minute campus experience led by a current or former USFSM student or an admissions counselor.
- An overview of academic programs and insight to the admissions process.
- An opportunity to view classrooms, the information commons, student centers, Jonathan’s Cafe, outdoor courtyard areas, student lounge, fitness center, student government office and much more.
El Toro Tour
For groups of 5 or less people (including other families scheduled for the same tour), we offer extended campus tours on our low-speed vehicle “El Toro” that includes the Guilford Trail, breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay, and our other shared services.
USFSM accommodates special groups interested in visiting campus by providing a tour experience tailored to best meet your needs. Whether you want to take a quick tour of campus or would like to spend several hours on campus getting to know our students, faculty and staff, we are here to ensure an informative and interactive group visit.
It is preferred that group tours take place on a Friday; however, group tours can be arranged on other weekdays with advanced notice. To ensure all group visits are coordinated effectively we ask that requests are submitted at least three weeks prior to the week you intend to visit. If you would like to schedule a group tour (consisting of five or more guests), please send us an email or call (941) 359-4239.
Please visit our Admissions Events page to attend an upcoming Open House or Information Session. At Open Houses and Information Sessions, our Admissions and Academic Advisors are here to help you gain an individualized perspective on our academic programs (Undergraduate/Graduate), admissions process, and financial aid opportunities. These events allow you meet in small groups with the Academic Advisor responsible for your area of study to review course prerequisites, transcripts and other pertinent details of your program.
If you have questions or special needs and requests, please contact the Campus Tours Coordinator at (941) 359-4239.
Campus Tour Tip: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes