Family Association

The UT Family Association serves to establish, maintain and enhance communication between families and the UT community. Families of every student are automatically members of the association!

For more information about involvement, please contact Jessica Fugate, development associate, at jfugate@ut.edu or (813) 258-7481. Click here to contact the association and receive family news.

Members of the Family Association receive the Minaret Minute, a quarterly newsletter offering helpful information, and UT Journal, the full-color alumni magazine published three times a year.

Families are invited to support and share in the UT experience through:

Family Association Leadership Council

The leadership group of the Family Association is an exclusive group of parents and family members who are provided the opportunity to become involved with the university and participate in a meaningful way in the educational experience of our students.  The Council is a small group of UT parents who facilitate the advancement of the university by serving as ambassadors, providing feedback on our activities and communications, and providing philanthropic support. Members come from various backgrounds and regions and can serve for the duration of their student's enrollment at UT.  The chair of the Family Association serves as the parent representative on the UT Board of Trustees. Please email Jay Hardwick at parent@ut.edu if you are interested in becoming a member of the council.

Admissions Assistance

The University of Tampa's admissions staff will cross the country this year to recruit the next incoming class. If interested in helping with college fairs or recruiting efforts, please contact Codie Long, admissions counselor, at (888) MINARET or admissions@ut.edu.

Career Networking

Parents can play a major role in students' career development by offering internship or shadowing opportunities and urging recruiters to recruit at UT. Parents can contact Career Services for assistance or can become an e-mentor through online HIRE-UT.

Family Weekend

Every October, more than 2,000 family members visit UT for Family Weekend. Administrators and students serve on the planning and welcoming committees. Participation from parents is also encouraged. Family Association annual meeting is held at this time.

Parent Fund

Tuition alone doesn't cover the cost of educating each UT student. Gifts made to the Parent Fund support student scholarships, maintain the beauty of UT's campus, and keep UT at the forefront of technology.

Cake Service

To order a special occasion cake for your child, please visit the Dining Services website.