The University of Tampa prepares to open its doors to its ninth consecutive
record fall class. About 4,500 students are expected when classes begin on
Monday, Aug. 25, including more than 1,000 freshmen and 250 transfer students.
New freshman applications this year were up 30% over last year, and transfer
applications were up 46%. Fulltime enrollment is expected to be 3,700. (Final
enrollment figures will be available in mid-September.)
To accommodate them, more than 30 new fulltime faculty have been hired, and
workers are busy moving factory-fresh furnishings into Stadium Place, the
stunning, just-finished eight-story residence hall that will house juniors and
seniors in uptown apartment style at Boulevard and Cass. In spite of adding
space for some 500 students by opening the fourth new residence hall in five
years, growth necessitates the use of Holiday Inn downtown to provide overflow
Additionally, three studio-classroom suites in the new R.K. Bailey Art
Studios will be put to first use, and three temporary classrooms, three biology
labs, eight offices, and four chemistry research labs will open in the Cass
Building, along with a classroom for 52 with a “smart podium,” which has digital
readout, projector and screen, and PowerPoint capability. An enlarged fitness
training area, a new teaching lab and additional offices will open for exercise
science and sport studies in the Martinez Sports Center.
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