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Ninth Straight Record Fall Class Starts August 25

Published: August 03, 2003

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 living space.


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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