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Learning Communities

The learning communities listed below allow students to reside with those who have similar interests. Residents who sign up for one of these halls must agree to the standards set by floor residents and staff.

Students may submit suggestions and requests for future communities. For more information or to make suggestions, please contact the Office of Residence Life.

Honors Floors

Vaughn Center, Seventh Floor
Austin Hall, Seventh Floor

Created for students enrolled in the Honors Program, these floors are designed to provide a study-intensive environment. Students on these floors have special programs, making this environment a stimulating one both educationally and socially.

Applicants must be current members of the Honors Program and maintain that membership. For more information, please contact Gary Luter at or call (813) 257-3460.

Leadership Floor

Austin Hall, Third Floor

Students selected as members of the Leadership Floor will have the opportunity to develop their own leadership abilities while interacting with other campus leaders and organizations. This community represents a diverse set of individuals existing interdependently. This community is a dynamic place composed of people with different values, cultures, lifestyles and attitudes. Members learn from others and strive to understand the individuality and life choices of others through an atmosphere of positive encouragement, mutual respect and tolerance.

Non-Traditional Student Floors

Urso Hall, Third Floor

In recognition of the increasing number of non-traditional age students at UT, this floor is designed to meet the unique needs of students over the traditional college age. The programs and activities are designed with the lifestyle of non-traditional age students in mind. This floor is restricted to students who are at least 23 years old.

Continuing students can apply during housing selection in the spring. New students can apply by checking this option on the housing application.