University of Tampa Photo Tour

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University of Tampa

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The University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The University of Tampa is a private university located in Tampa, Florida. UT was founded in 1931 to serve as an institution of higher learning for Florida’s west coast. There are currently 7,200 students enrolled at UT.

UT offers over 150 programs of study within its four schools:  College of Arts and Letters; College of Natural and Health Sciences; College of Social Science, Mathematics and Education; and the Sykes College of Business.

The UT Spartans compete in NCAA Division II level in the Sunshine State Conference. UT has won a combined 13 NCAA Division II National Titles, a majority of which were awarded to Spartan baseball.

Admission to the University of Tampa is moderately selective. Learn what it takes to get in with this UT profile and GPA, SAT and ACT graph for UT admissions.

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The Vaughn Center at the University of Tampa

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The Vaughn Center at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Opened in 2001, the nine-story Vaughn Center is the center of student activity on the University of Tampa Campus. In addition to a cafeteria, Einstein’s Bagels and Chic-Fil-A are located within Vaughn. Campus offices located within Vaughn Center includes Residence Life, Orientation, and Student Engagement. Levels 3 through 8 are a student residence facility, typically housing more than 500 freshmen and sophomore students. Two double rooms share a bathroom in a suite-style layout.

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Urso Hall at the University of Tampa

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Urso Hall at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Urso Hall is an upperclassmen residence building. Opened in 2006, the 11-story building houses 182 upperclass students in apartment style dorms. The apartments are single or double occupancy, with a kitchen and private bathroom.

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Tampa Riverfront at UT

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Tampa Riverfront at UT (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The University of Tampa sits right along the Hillsborough River and the Tampa Riverfront. On the opposite side of the river is Downtown Tampa, providing students with a wide range of restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

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Sykes College of Business at UT

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Sykes College of Business at UT (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Sykes College of Business offers undergraduate degree programs in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information and Technology Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing. A part-time and full-time MBA program is also offered at the College, in addition to graduate programs in Master of Science in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and a certificate program in Nonprofit Management. Sykes is home to the Center for Ethics and the Naimoli Institute for Business Strategy.

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Straz Hall at the University of Tampa

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Straz Hall at the Universit of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Straz Hall is an eight-story residence hall that houses 480 upperclass students. Each apartment features four single rooms, a private bathroom, kitchen, and common area.

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McKay Hall at the University of Tampa

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McKay Hall at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Located next to Plant Hall and the library, McKay Hall is a two-story residence hall designed for first-year students. The east side of the building features double and triple rooms with a communal bathroom in each hallway. The west side features two double rooms with a shared bathroom in a suite-style layout.

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Plant Hall at the University of Tampa

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Plant Hall at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Plant Hall, formerly the Tampa Bay Hotel, is one of the most striking buildings on campus. Plant Hall has three distinct ballrooms that remain in the same historical style as when they were built in 1891. The University rents out Plant Hall for private events throughout the year.

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Fletcher Lounge at the University of Tampa

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Fletcher Lounge at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Fletcher Lounge, the grandest ballroom of Plant Hall, features a multi-domed ceiling and antique furniture. The room is often used for private parties and conference.

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Plant Park at the University of Tampa

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Plant Park at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Plant Park separates Plant Hall and the Hillsborough River. The land was first commissioned by Henry Bradley Plant, notable railroad entrepreneur, to complement his hotel, which is now known as Plant Hall on the UT campus. The park is home to ponds and streams, as well as 150 exotic plants.

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Morsani Hall at the University of Tampa

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Morsani Hall at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Morsani Hall, formerly known as Stadium Center, is a seven-story residence building located next to the university stadium and field. Residents live in suites that have a small common room and two double rooms that share a bathroom. Morsani residents also have access to the large Morsani Dining Hall on the ground level.

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Austin Hall at the University of Tampa

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Austin Hall at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Opened in 1998, Alfred and Beverly Austin Hall houses more than 500 students in triple-occupancy rooms. Austin Hall typically houses first-year students. According to the university, 65% of full-time students live on-campus.

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Macdonald Kelce Library at the University of Tampa

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Macdonald Kelce Library at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Macdonald Kelce Library opened in 1969 and was named after St. Louis industrialist Merl Kelce, whose donations made the library possible. The library provides students access to more than 275,000 books, as well as periodicals and journals.

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Jaeb Computer Center at the University of Tampa

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Jaeb Computer Center at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Robert Jaeb Computer Center is a two-story building that houses the university’s computer labs. General use classrooms are also located within the Jaeb Computer Center.

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Riverside Building at the University of Tampa

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Riverside Building at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Riverside Center, located across from Plant Hall, is home to a variety of university offices, including Human Resources, Career Services, and Alumni Relations.

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The Rathskeller at the University of Tampa

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The Rathskeller at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Rathskeller is an old-style pub located in the basement of Plant Hall.  “The Rat” also features a Starbucks and Boar’s Head Deli.

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Army ROTC Building at the University of Tampa

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Army ROTC Building at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The University of Tampa’s Army ROTC building is located on the east end of campus. In addition to Army ROTC, UT also has programs with the Navy ROTC and Air Force ROTC. Students can earn up to full tuition and a monthly living stipend. The Army Reserves Officer Training Corps program is offered through the Department of Military Science and Leadership.

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Pepin Stadium at the University of Tampa

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Pepin Stadium at the University of Tampa (click image to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Art and Polly Pepin Stadium is home to the men and women’s soccer and track teams. Pepin Stadium was built in 2002, replacing the 80-year-old Rood Stadium. The 1,500-seat stadium has hosted five NCAA National Championships for soccer.