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Congratulations, Spartans, and welcome to your new home at The University of Tampa!

UT is dedicated to making your transition one of a kind and offers orientation programs designed to help first-year, transfer, commuter and international students successfully transition to our community. Throughout your orientation, you will be exposed to many valuable resources, interact with a variety of campus student leaders and participate in social experiences to begin to make new connections with fellow Spartans.

The University of Tampa currently follows the Spartan Shield Health and Safety plan. Information on COVID-19 safety and education is now readily available. 

Your fUTure starts here! Online Orientation is Now Open!

As a new student, you will have the opportunity to get to know your campus prior to your arrival by completing UT's online orientation program. This program has been specifically designed with YOU in mind! From navigating academics to getting involved on campus, this program will help you familiarize yourself with the many resources available to you as a Spartan. The online orientation program for all new incoming students (residents, commuters and transfers) starting in Fall 2022 is now available. You can access online orientation through your MyUTampa account, and it must be completed prior to your arrival on campus.

New Student Live Q&A Chat

Thank you to those who were able to join us for the Live Q&A Chat on July 21. If you were not able to attend the program, check out the recording of the chat to help you as you prepare to come to campus!

Fall 2022 Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome (WOW!) is designed specifically to help our new students as they transition to the University. Below you can find a list of some events taking place during Fall 2022 Week of Welcome taking place Aug. 26—Sept. 5. A more detailed and finalized schedule will be posted in early August. 

  • WOW! Information Stations
  • International Student Celebration
  • New Student Convocation
  • Classroom Tours
  • DIY Night
  • Party on the Patio
  • New Student Resource Fair
  • Competitive Sports Expo
  • Back to School Bingo Bash
  • Glow Jam


There are a variety of hotels close to The University of Tampa campus.

For the Fall 2022 New Student Move-In, the University is partnering with the Hyatt Place Tampa Downtown, 325 N. Florida Ave., and Hilton Tampa Downtown 211 N. Tampa St., to serve as our host hotels. A special rate will apply for our UT families for the following dates:

  • Hyatt Place Tampa - Tuesday, Aug. 23, to Monday, Aug. 29 - BLOCK IS SOLD OUT!
  • Hilton Tampa Downtown - Thursday, Aug. 25, to Thursday, Sept. 1 

Hyatt Place Tampa

Though the hotel block is sold out, Hyatt Place Tampa has agreed to offer a 20% discount on the online rate. When making the reservation, guests must mention they are using the "University of Tampa". Guests can call Hyatt reservations directly at (800) 233-1234.

Reservations can also be made online. When using the online reservation link, enter your arrival and departure dates and click "check availability" to view the special rate. The "Corporate/Group Code" section under "Special Rates" page will auto-populate with code 24922. If guests have questions or need help with this booking, please contact the Hyatt Place Sales Department at 813-424-3135 and ask for Elizabeth Settle, Sales Manager. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Hilton Tampa Downtown

Parking is available at $37 per night via valet parking. 

In order to obtain the special UT rate, book online hereReservations must be made by Tuesday, July 26. 

Find additional hotels located close to the UT campus. Families should make reservations directly with the hotel.


Students are encouraged to view Orientation Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Please contact Orientation and Family Engagement at (813) 257-1999 or with any questions.

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First-Year Orientation

Congratulations, Spartans, and welcome to your new home at UT!

First-Year Student Orientation
Transfer Orientation

We are excited for you to begin your journey as a UT Spartan!

Transfer Student Orientation
International Orientation

The Office of International Programs welcomes you to your new home at UT!

International Student Orientation
Family Orientation

Families of incoming new students are invited to join us!

Family Orientation
Graduate and Continuing Studies

Families of incoming new students are invited to join us!

Graduate and Continuing Studies Student Orientation
Current Student Leadership Opportunities

Find out more information on becoming a WOW Leader or UT Diplomat.

Current Student Leadership Opportunities