The mission of Student Disability Services is to create and maintain an environment at the university that is supportive to students with special needs and will grant academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities, providing them with an equal chance of academic success.
USF St. Petersburg is an exciting, welcoming and supporting environment where students with disabilities are recognized and valued. Faculty and staff work hard so students with disabilities can take part in all aspects of university life to the greatest extent possible. Our campus is naturally suited to meet the needs of people with disabilities, while serving as a beautiful backdrop for a community where all students can learn and meet others.
About USF St. Petersburg
USF St. Petersburg, located on Bayboro Harbor in downtown St. Petersburg, is architecturally friendly for students with disabilities. Accessible classroom and library buildings are in close proximity and are ideal for even the most severe handicaps. Covered walkways connecting most buildings keep you shaded and dry. Mild climate and flat terrain make traveling around campus easy and comfortable all year round. Nearby medical, shopping and entertainment facilities offer the opportunity to reach your educational goals in an atmosphere conducive to the development of independence and self-reliance. Contact information for the Student Disability Office is SLC 1203 - (727) 873-4990 or 873-4837. Office hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Campus tours are available by appointment. To request disability-related assistance call (727) 873-4837 five working days in advance of your intended visit. Contact the USF St. Petersburg recruiter at (727) 873-4002 to arrange a tour.
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg does not have special admission programs for students with disabilities and does not make pre-admission inquiries regarding disabilities. If you do not meet minimum admission requirements, you may request special consideration based on your disability and any extenuating circumstances. Submit documentation supporting your disability and its relationship to the admissions requirements at the time you apply for admission.
If you are interested in applying for accommodations at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, we suggest that you visit the U.S. Department of Education Web site – “Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.”