Centered Around Affordable Conferences and Events

Featuring a 7500 sq ft ballroom with state of the art technology, the USC is the newest conference facility in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg.

Centered on YOU!

The University Student Center (USC) at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg is the newest full-service conference and event facility located in downtown St. Petersburg. The USC features a 7,500 sq ft state-of-the-art ballroom and adjacent residence hall available for summer conferencing. Unique venues are available on campus, offering both indoor and outdoor spaces for groups of 2-600.  Plan a wedding ceremony on the Harborlawn overlooking Bayboro Harbor with USFSP sail boats as the back drop, or dance the night away in our formal ballroom.

USC Conferencing Space Floor Plan


The USC Grand Ballroom features 7500 sq. ft divisible in thirds.  Each section of the ballroom is equip with 1200 lumen ceiling mounted LCD projectors and 9’x12′ drop down screens.  A 1,200 sq. ft permanent dance floor and east facing floor to ceiling windows complete with bailout shades make complete the perfect venue for any event.DSC_0076_Room_banner


Three additional breakout rooms are host to green meetings with linen-less tables, ergonomic chairs and balconies allowing for fresh air and a connection to the outdoors. The USC is equipped to handle your meeting or event with open floor layouts allowing for greater customization. USFSP provides team-building activities that can be customized for any size group.

                                                                         Experienced on-site event coordinators will guide you though the event planning process for any corporate, social or educational function.  Full service audio visual and catering professionals are on site to assist in the ease of planning. Located on Tampa Bay in downtown St. Petersburg, the community offers shops, museum, preforming arts venues, bars and restaurants all within walking distance of campus.