Resident Applications for 2016 

  • Residents at St Anselm’s worship, live, serve, and study together in Christian community.
  • St. Anselm’s Episcopal Chapel Center is a unique Christian community of CURRENTLY ENROLLED USF students who are focused on mission, service, and intentional living on the campus.
  • Our residents develop a mission project, participate in weekly worship, and share in the responsibilities of community life.


The cost of your room is only $265.00 for a double occupancy room ($365 Private Room, if available).  
Includes use of:  common kitchen, washer/dryer (no charge), common living area with TV/Cable, Free WiFi throughout center, and quiet study space.

How to Apply          

Candidates will be considered based on applications that show a sincere commitment to the experience of intentional Christian community.

  1. Obtain three recommendation letters (from your pastor, a second church leader, and either a teacher/work supervisor)  These must be mailed/ or emailed directly to The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida  (email) from the recommender.
  2. Submit an essay (one page paragraph) describing why you wish to live in an intentional Christian community.
  3. Provide documentation verifying your full-time status as a student enrolled at USF Tampa.
  4. Download, print, and complete the RESIDENT APPLICATION FORM, the BACKGROUND CHECK FORM, the COMMUNITY COVENANT FORM, and mail or email the completed package to:

The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida
Attn: The Rev. Canon Eric Cooter (email)
8005 25th Street East
Parrish FL  34219


Contact our Chaplain Fr. Roy at (813) 310-8031 or Canon Cooter at

“Week of Welcome” Food Truck, Food Drive, “Concert on the Grass” August 26 6pm

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“Food Truck Rally, Food Drive, and Concert on the Grass”


Mark your calendars for August 26, 2014  6:00 pm. To 8:30 pm.


St. Anselm’s Episcopal Chapel Center – USF will host a “Week of Welcome” event, filled with food, music, and great times!


  • FOOD: ROAMING GOURMAND a Tampa community Food Truck offering fresh, local, street food will craft and sell delicious gourmet dishes.
  • MUSIC: HIS WORD will perform! His Word is a local Christian band offering a unique combination of “worship and rock.” Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concert on the grass!
  • FOOD DRIVEWe are collecting food for Metropolitan Ministries, a local food bank and social justice organization, serving folks in need from your own backyard.  Two cans of non-perishable food is requested for entry, and the first 100 students who bring at least two (2) cans of food, will receive a $1 discount coupon for “Roaming Gourmand”
  • OPEN HOUSE– Check out the St. Anselm’s community, a unique living/learning opportunity on campus that focuses on local mission work, intentional community, and leadership development




St. Anselm’s is located on the east side of campus at 12850 N 50th Street (Bullrunner route “A”).  For more information, visit, email, or call 813-988-1185.


USF Chapel Center: Ancient & Awesome!

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Saint Ipod

The fall season brings a new school year and exciting developments to the USF Chapel Center!  We welcome Fr Eric Cooter as our university chaplain.  We are moving our weekly Eucharist to Tuesday nights at 7:00.  We will be offering Noon Day Prayer on Tuesday and Thursday every week at the Marshall Center.   We are exploring new opportunities for service in our Tampa neighborhood and study in our virtual community!  Join us as we worship, serve, learn, and grow in fellowship in the year ahead!

Spring Break DC Mission Trip

National CathedralA mission team from the Chapel Center will be traveling to Washington DC in just a few weeks during USF spring break.  The trip will be an opportunity to worship in a variety of different settings, to serve with DC metro ministries, and to learn more about advocacy efforts in today’s Episcopal Church.   The busy week will include:

For more information on how you can participate on this trip or help with student sponsorships, please contact Fr Jim Williamson.


Photos of 50th Anniversary