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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 
Morsani Hall, Seventh Floor (beginning Fall 2016)
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 (813) 257-3460.

Entrepreneurial Floor

McNeel Boathouse

Entrepreneurship is a broad theme that encompasses all sorts of interests, therefore the community is open residents of all majors. In the entrepreneurship community, you will be part of a community that inspires ignition of your passions, encourages active dialogue in the realm of entrepreneurial thought and action, and allows you access to fellow entrepreneurs and resources to support your innovative inquiry. Residential events may include seminars, guest speakers, facilitated interactions and creative programming.

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. 

New students can apply by checking this option on the housing application.