Student Life

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The student population at the University of South Alabama is more than 16,000, with a growing international population. More than 2,300 students live on campus, and a variety of social, cultural and recreational opportunities are available nearly every day of the week. Admission is increasingly competitive, with the average ACT score for freshmen exceeding national and state averages. Each freshman student is assigned an adviser who helps develop an academic plan tailored to the student’s goals and career objectives.

Jaguar Productions

Jaguar Productions is the official University of South Alabama student activities organization dedicated to providing entertaining and educational programs for USA students. Through socials, mixers, performances, movies, trivia nights and other activities, Jaguar Productions offers students an opportunity to meet new people, form lasting friendships, and enjoy memorable experiences.

Housing and Residence Life

Students have a wealth of choices when it comes to on-campus housing, with six residential communities that are home to 32 residence halls. These coed communities offer standard double occupancy rooms, plus suite and apartment-style accommodations with kitchenettes. Each community has recreational and study lounge areas, multipurpose rooms and laundry facilities. Some residence halls are freshman-only facilities, so new students have a chance to acclimate to campus life among their peers. The Greek housing community is made up of nine houses for specific social Greek organizations.

Clubs and Organizations

More than 200 student-led clubs and organizations are waiting to welcome students. From Greek life to service, professional and athletics organizations, USA offers an extensive and diverse mix of clubs. Intramural sports offer an outlet for competitive athletics and an opportunity to build camaraderie and a sense of community. Students, alumni and faculty compete in basketball, soccer, softball, flag football and water polo, among other sports. Games take place in the Student Recreation Center and on the grounds of the Intramural Sports Complex, which consists of six multipurpose, lighted playing fields.

Recreation

South offers students many ways to enjoy time outside the classroom – or just outside! The 116,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center can cater to almost any athletic interest. A cardio area, free weights, basketball and racquetball courts, indoor track and soccer field, a 40-foot rock climbing wall, studios for group classes, and both an indoor and outdoor pool are among its many features. A smoothie bar provides refreshment after a vigorous workout. The Outdoor Adventures program offers a variety of planned outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking and hiking. Bikes are also available for rent through the Jag Bike rental program. The SGA Sports Complex is available for use by University members throughout the year. A pavilion, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and barbecue grills make this area a great spot for fun and entertainment. A series of bike trails, along with the Glenn Sebastian Nature Trail, provide a scenic and educational outing for those who like to bike, walk or jog through the woods.