The University of Tampa provides many lifestyle options. Continuing students are given first choice of rooms for the following academic year. Brevard Hall, ResCom, Straz Hall, Urso Hall and West Kennedy Hall house upperclass students. The majority of first-year students live in Austin Hall, Boathouse, Frank and Carol Morsani Hall, McKay Hall, Smiley Hall or the Vaughn Center. Some of our students will be assigned to our off-site residential facility, the Barrymore Hotel (formerly the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel).
Each building offers different floor plans. Most new students are expected to share rooms with at least one other student. New students may also be assigned to triple or quad rooms. Singles are reserved for upper-class continuing students. Learning communities provide opportunities for students to live together based on similar interests.
All residence halls are smoke free. Austin Hall, Boathouse, Brevard Hall, Howard Johnson, McKay Hall, Morsani Hall, Smiley Hall and Vaughn Center (floors 3-8) are alcohol-free residence halls.
All student rooms are air-conditioned. Cable television is included in room rates. Each room is furnished with a bed (36 x 80 inches), desk, chair, closet/wardrobe and dresser.Students living on campus have free Internet access through Wi-Fi and ethernet connections in their rooms. There are lounges, vending machines, laundry facilities, game rooms and study areas in all buildings.
In each residence hall, area coordinators and assistant directors supervise specially selected and trained resident assistants. Head residents manage smaller residence halls and report to area coordinators and assistant directors. Office of Residence Life staff assist students and promote an atmosphere conducive to academic achievement, personal growth and physical well-being. Students can pursue many leadership opportunities through residence hall positions and organizations.
Special Medical Needs
Students with special medical needs must submit physician documentation before the housing deadline of May 1 for the fall semester or Oct. 1 for the spring semester. Documentation will be reviewed by our health consultant.
The Vaughn Center
, a nine-story multi-purpose facility, houses 525 students on the third through eighth floors in rooms of double or triple occupancy.Alfred and Beverly Austin Hall
houses 541 students who live in suites with two triple rooms sharing one bath.Smiley
is UT’s smallest traditional residence hall and is built around a sunny courtyard and houses 130 students. Brevard Hall
is attractive to upperclass students. It has 460 suite-style rooms with shared bathroom and common area and the option of a private or shared bedroom.The Boathouse
is on the bank of the Hillsborough River and is convenient to the library and Plant Hall. Its 17 residents enjoy the small community and a large deck overlooking the river and downtown skyline.McKay Hall
is a two-story residence hall designed for 190 students. On the bank of the Hillsborough River, it is near Plant Hall and the library.ResCom
houses 235 students and is UT's on-campus apartment complex.David A. Straz Jr. Hall
, an apartment-style building. This eight-story building houses 480 upperclass residents.Frank P. Urso Hall
is an 11-story building that houses 182 upperclass students.
The seven-story Frank and Carol Morsani Hall
houses 464 students. These residents live in double and triple rooms and have access to many dining venues.
(formerly the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel) is UT’s off-campus residence hall. Students enjoy housekeeping service twice a week and amenities including pool, fitness room, free parking, laundry machines and restaurants. Howard and Patricia Jenkins Hall
rises 11 stories and includes more than 520 beds for undergraduates.