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Student’s Guide to the University of Tampa: Everything You Need to Know

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We’ve got your guide to the University of Tampa. Whether you are an incoming freshman, touring next fall, or coming back to campus to continue your degree, here is information every student should know!

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Facts for 2021-2022

• 9,605 students enrolled for Fall 2020

• 23 years of record enrollment

• Approximately 50% of students from Florida

• Students from all 50 states and 130 countries

• About 1,200 international students
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• 110 landscaped acres with 70 buildings/facilities and 12 residence halls

• Excellent athletic and fitness facilities
• 39 safety personnel provide 24/7 campus coverage 
• 19-time NCAA Division II National Champions.
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Free bike rentals, Zip Car on Campus, Downtowner Service, Scooters 

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Free Things to do for Students

• Hammock with homework in Plant Park

• Take a break from classes at Tampa Museum of Art

• Visit The Florida Botanical Garden 

• Experience the Dali museum (free on Thursday nights)

• Enjoy a Day Trip to Davis Islands

• Bike along Bayshore Blvd

• Take a dip in the campus pool

• Learn about Plant Hall at the Henry B. Plant Museum (on campus!)

• Enjoy the city lights at Tampa Riverwalk

•  Check out Curtis Hixon Park 



I want to get involved on campus, How do I do that?
UT offers over 300 clubs, organizations, and teams including Greek organizations, club sports, Diversity and Culture groups, service and community groups, student productions, and special interest clubs. Check out more on their website, or on @utosle on Instagram!
I want to join a Greek organization, When is registration?
Sororities: For Fall 2021, Online registration will open on June 1, 2021, and close on Sept. 4, 2021. Formal recruitment will take place for all Panhellenic chapters in the fall semester from Sept. 11—12 and 18-19, 2021. 
Fraternities:  For Fall 2021, Fall recruitment will take place for all Interfraternity Council chapters from Sept. 19—25, 2021. Online registration will open in summer 2021. 

Contact utampafsl@ut.edu  or @utfsl on Instagram for more information!

I don’t have my car on campus, How will I get around?
UT’s convenient location is located in the heart of Downtown Tampa close to local restaurants, businesses, off-campus housing, and more!
Don’t feel like walking? UT and Downtown Tampa offer many affordable transportation options such as BikeUT–free bike rentals, Zip Car on Campus which allows students to conveniently rent vehicles at a low rate, and Scooters placed around town that can be rented via an app.
I played sports in high school and want to continue that into college, what are my options?
Club Sports are a great way to stay involved in sports on campus and are coordinated by students and compete regionally and nationally.
UT offers 21 club teams and provides competitive, instructional, and recreational activities for students, faculty, and staff. It emphasizes the development of both leadership skills and a sense of community.
You can also join intramural teams, or create your own!
Where is the closest beach? 
UT is close to many beaches here in Tampa Bay. Here are a few of our favorite beaches close to campus:

Davis Island Dog Beach
Pass-a-Grille Beach
Honeymoon Island Beach

What are some good study spots?
UT has many hidden nooks to study in. You can find study rooms on almost every floor of residence halls, the library, Starbucks, Martinez center, even the gym! Check out our blog that lists the top 10 places to get work done off UT’s campus!

What are the class sizes?
Since the University of Tampa is a smaller school, the class size average is between 20-30 people. You might run into some general lectures where there are max 60 students, but the number does not go higher than that.

The smaller classes allow students to form a stronger bond with their professors and one another, make it easier to focus, and helps give a more personalized experience!

What are the COVID-19 protocols on campus?
UT has implemented a Spartan Shield Safety Plan to ensure all students, faculty, and staff can feel comfortable in their health and well-being. You can learn more about the University of Tampa’s conduct here.

How are the dorms set up?
University of Tampa offers spacious dorms and no communal bathrooms for all on-campus students! Depending on your building, room plans may vary. Freshmen typically live in a double or triple room and sophomores live in singles. Almost all rooms are suite-style with 3-4 roommates.

Find More Things to Do Around UT

For more things to do around the University of Tampa check out our other guide and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

And as always, for more things to do around Tampa, check out the City Guide and the Downtown Tampa Neighborhood Guide.