Campus Life


As a department within Auxiliary Enterprises and the Division of Student Affairs the Bookstores serve as a support function to the University's overall mission.

The primary purpose is to maintain and operate the bookstores that sell textbooks, campus and academic supplies in order to promote the educational and economic welfare of students, faculty and staff of the University of South Alabama.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation offers a wide array of activities ranging from highly competitive sports to individual fitness programs. There is always something to do when you choose to participate in Campus Recreation, and it is a great way to socialize in a friendly, wholesome environment. Campus Recreation activities are designed to bring out the very best in each and every participant. The showpiece of Campus Recreation is the Student Recreation Center - check out the great offerings.

Housing & Dining

The University of South Alabama department of Housing is committed to providing safe, reasonably priced, well maintained residence halls and interacting with students in a courteous and efficient manner. We endeavor to support the academic mission of the University by creating purposeful residential communities that are conducive to the academic and personal success of students.

Whether you eat every meal on campus or just grab a quick bite every now and then, you'll love the value, variety, and convenience of your meal plan. Click here for more information and to purchase your meal plan today!

Jaguar Athletics

The University of South Alabama athletics competes at the NCAA Division I level and fields eight men's and nine women's athletic programs. South Alabama is a charter member 
of the Sun Belt Conference, with a multisport history of excellence in competition and in the classroom.

Jaguar Productions

Jaguar Productions (JP) is the official University of South Alabama Student Activities Board and is dedicated to providing entertaining and educational programs for USA students.

Parking Services

All vehicles operated on the USA campus must be properly registered and display a current USA parking permit; twenty-four (24) hours a day, and seven (7) days a week.

Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the USA campus is required to register his/her vehicle with Parking Services and obtain a valid parking permit.  This includes all employees, faculty, staff, designated guests, administrative officials, and all students.  Regulations apply to students enrolled in day, evening, weekend, online web classes, and all enrolled students at other locations including Baldwin County, Springhill Avenue Campus (SHAC), and Dauphin Island Sea Lab.  The parking permit must be displayed from the rear view mirror facing outward.  Displaying it in any other location is considered a violation. Parking permits are valid for one academic year.

Student Activities

The mission of USA Student Activities is to connect students with organizations, services and programs that will enhance their interests and passions while complimenting academic development. We encourage both individual and group experiences that foster interpersonal relationships, promote the application of practical and useful skills, and enhance the academic learning environment. We value experiences that inspire leadership, cultivate diversity, encourage campus and community engagement, and clarify individual values.

Student Accounting

The Office of Student Accounting is located in Meisler Hall, Suite 1300, and provides a variety of financial services to students.  The office is responsible for implementing tuition and fee policies approved by the University Board of Trustees.

Services provided by the Student Accounting Office include collecting payment of tuition and fees, disbursing of financial aid funds to students, administration of third party tuition contracts along with Perkins and institutional loan programs of the University, and providing students with copies of student accounts and 1098T forms.

Student Center

The USA Student Center is the center of activity on the University of South Alabama campus. It is home to the Food Court, the USA Bookstore, and the USA Mail Hub.

Student Government Association

The purpose of Student Government is three fold: to be the voice of the student body at SFA, to serve as a model government (with its Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches) and to foster leadership development.