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The University of Tampa


On Aug. 2, 1933, Tampa Junior College was transformed into The University of Tampa when its headquarters moved from the local high school to what is now known as Plant Hall. Leading the new institution was Frederic H. Spaulding, the former principal of Hillsborough High School and the man who had been the motivating force behind establishing the first university for Tampa’s high school graduates.


A medium-sized private university, UT offers more than 200 academic programs taught by a faculty as passionate about students’ success as they are about their areas of expertise.


The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) provides management information and analytical support to UT’s decision makers to aid in strategic planning, internal decision making and external accountability. Through collaborative leadership and guidance, the office provides a broad range of planning, research and assessment activities, including those that support student learning outcomes assessment, department/program review, and institutional and specialized accreditation.


The Office of Career Services serves as a bridge between students' college experience and life after UT. Starting the first year at UT and continuing beyond graduation, we are here to help students explore who they are and their career options, connect their experience—whether it is academic, campus involvement and engagement, internships or work experience to careers or graduate school – and achieve their post-graduation goals.

Student services

Beginning with check-in and orientation, Office of International Programs staff assists international students with documentation, regulations, cultural adjustments, academic issues and other concerns.

Housing services

The University of Tampa provides many lifestyle options. Each building offers different floor plans. Most new students are expected to share rooms with at least one other student. Most singles are reserved for upper-class continuing students. Learning communities provide opportunities for students to live together based on similar interests.

All student rooms are air-conditioned. Cable television is included in room rates. Each room is furnished with a bed (36-by-80 inches), desk, chair, closet/wardrobe and dresser. Students living on campus have free internet access through Wi-Fi in their rooms. There are lounges, vending machines, laundry facilities, game rooms and study areas in all buildings.

Library services

The Macdonald-Kelce Library provides access to:

  • More than 275,000 books and 65,181 periodicals
  • Reference materials
  • Government documents
  • DVDs, laptops, CDs, streaming video, and records
  • Media services equipment and support
  • Special collections
  • Reference assistance and bibliographic instruction
  • Interlibrary loans and reserve materials
  • Computer lab and study rooms

ICT services

The Information Technology and Security organization encompasses the Information Technology Operations, Information Security and  Enterprise Solutions departments. We are dedicated to delivering excellent customer service while partnering with campus organizations to enhance and optimize their use of technology resources to meet business and academic objectives.

Medical services

The Dickey Health and Wellness Center at The University of Tampa offers basic health care services, wellness services and health information for preventing illness and maintaining an energetic life.

Campus life

  • 110 landscaped acres with 70 buildings/facilities and 12 residence halls
  • Excellent athletic and fitness facilities
  • 39 safety personnel provide 24/7 campus coverage 

Sports facilities

The Office of Campus Recreation offers hundreds of organized activities in intramural sports, fitness, club sports and informal recreation, both on and off campus. On average, students make up over 350 different organized intramural teams throughout the year, participating in nearly 1,000 games. UT has intramural sports for flag football, softball, basketball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball and more. Off-campus activities have included paintball, hiking, water biking, stand up paddleboarding, as well as sea and moonlight kayaking.

Student clubs

Our students distinguish themselves by taking an active role in campus life and the community. Motivated to "make a difference" or simply to make friends, you'll find more than 200 clubs and organizations, including four major student publications, academic recognition societies, peer education groups, community service organizations, student government, Greek life, special interest and leadership groups, nationally recognized ROTC programs and top-ranked NCAA Division II sports.

The University of Tampa is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s  and doctoral degrees.

Tampa, Florida, United States

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