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  1. Where do new students go to check in?
  2. Where do Transfer students go to check in?
  3. Where do International students go to check in?
  4. What is the earliest day I can move in?
  5. If I arrive late where do I go to check in?
  6. How do I find out which residence hall I move into?
  7. How will I know which building is which and where to park?
  8. Where do I receive my keys for my room?
  9. How do I find out who my roommates are?
  10. How do I request a new roommate? 
  11. What events does orientation consist of?
  12. Is it mandatory that I attend orientation?
  13. How long is orientation?
  14. Can my parents and family members attend orientation with me?
  15. How do I register for family orientation?
  16. Are first-year students allowed to have a vehicle the first year?
  17. How do I register my bike?
  18. How do I register my vehicle?
  19. Can I pay for my tuition online?
  20. How do I check to see if I’m financially cleared?
  21. Are there meal plans and how do they work?
  22. How do I declare or change my major?
  23. How do I find out who my academic advisor is?
  24. How do I register for classes?
  25. What is the add/drop period? 
  26. How do I make changes to my class schedule?
  27. How do I order textbooks?
  28. When are immunization records due to the University of Tampa?
  29. What health care insurance is provided through the University of Tampa?
  30. How do I get involved on campus with different organizations?
  31. I would like to join a sorority or fraternity, when is recruitment?
  32. How do I find out the information to the mailbox?
  33. As a transfer student, how do I found out which credits transfer over or not?
  34. As a commuter student, do I still have to attend orientation?
  35. Is there a meal plan for commuter students?
  36. When will I be able to see my schedule on SpartanWeb?
  37. Once the schedule is made, can changes be requested prior to new students’ arrival on campus?
  38. How do I register to attend orientation?
  39. What is New Student Convocation?
  40. If I have not declared a major, where do I go for New Student Convocation?

1. Where do new students go to check in? | Back to top.

Students who live on campus will check in at their residence hall during their assigned appointment time. Commuter students will check in on the second floor of the Vaughn Center in the Spartan Club. Commuter students must also make an appointment to check in. 

2. Where do transfer students go to check in? | Back to top.  

Commuter students check-in details will be announced. Residential students will report directly to their residence hall to check in and receive their room keys. 

3. Where do international students go to check in? | Back to top.  

Check in for international students will be located on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center in the Crescent Club.

4. What is the earliest day I can move in?Back to top.  

New Student Move In will begin Friday, Aug. 21, and continue Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. Continuing students are able to move in beginning Sunday, Aug. 23, and continue into Tuesday, Aug. 25. 

5. If I arrive late where do I go to check in? | Back to top.  

Students who arrive late can check in at the Vaughn Center Information Desk.

6. How do I find out which residence hall I move into? | Back to top.  

To find out which residence hall you will live in for the semester, please log onto your Residence by Symplicity account. You will be able to access this information for fall no later than July 15. 

7. How will I know which building is which and where to park? | Back to top.  

There will be signs pointing to the designated buildings, as well as student helpers around campus to direct families and students to our parking areas. Students and families are not permitted to bring moving trucks onto campus. Family members and guests will have a three-hour time block in which they can assist their students with the move-in process.

8. Where do I receive my keys for my room? | Back to top.  

Students will receive the keys for their room when they check into their residence hall.

9. How do I find out who my roommates are? | Back to top.  

To find out who your roommates will be, please log onto Residence by Simplicity through MyUTampa.

10. How do I request a new roommate? | Back to top.  

After the third week of each semester, residents will have a chance to move or swap rooms during an open room change period. For more information, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (813) 253-6239 or reslife@ut.edu.

11. What events take place during the Week of Welcome? | Back to top.  

Due to COVID-19, we will publish our Week of Welcome Fall 2020 schedule when we are able to identify what social distancing measures will need to be followed. 

12. Is it mandatory that I attend Week of Welcome? | Back to top.  

Week of Welcome participation is highly encouraged throughout the duration of the program. The information presented will greatly aid students throughout their collegiate careers.

13. How long is online orientation? | Back to top.  

The online orientation program is designed to take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Students can elect to complete the seven modules all at one time or each module separately. 

14. Can my parents and family members attend Week of Welcome with me? | Back to top.  

Parents and family members cannot attend Week of Welcome events with the student. We encourage parents and family members to attend the virtual Family Orientation Program

15. How do I register for Family Orientation? | Back to top.  

There is no registration required to attend Virtual Family Orientation. Presentations will be posted throughout the month of August on the Family Orientation webpage.

16. Are first-year students allowed to have a vehicle the first year? | Back to top.   

Residential first-year students are not permitted to have a vehicle registered on campus. This policy does not apply to first-year students who live off-campus and commute to the University.

17. How do I register my bike? | Back to top.  

To register your bike, please visit the Campus Safety webpage. You may also register in person at the Campus Safety Office, located in the Innovation and Collaboration Building, first floor – you will need your bike information including serial number.

18. How do I register my vehicle? | Back to top.  

To register your vehicle, visit Vehicle Registration and Traffic Regulations. You may also register in person at the Campus Safety Office, located on the first floor of the Innovation and Collaboration Building.

19. Can I pay for my tuition online? | Back to top.  

The University of Tampa accepts Visa, MasterCard or Discover for tuition payments completed online. Log onto your Workday account and view Bill and Payment Information and Payment Options for more information.

20. How do I check to see if I’m financially cleared? | Back to top.  

Financial clearance can be found on the student’s Workday account. Once you log into Workday click on the “Finances” tab then select “Bursar’s Office” and from there click on “My Account Balances” link. If you do not see any amount due you are financially cleared. Students can also contact Financial aid at (813) 253-6219 or finaid@ut.edu.

21. Are there meal plans and how do they work? | Back to top.  

Residential students have three to four choices for their meal plans depending on what residence hall they live in.

The Carte Blanche = Unlimited meals with unlimited seconds at The Ultimate

Dining Cafe plus = $75 Spartan Dollars per semester and up to three meal exchanges a week

The Favorite = 15 meals a week with unlimited seconds at The Ultimate Dining Cafe, plus $100 Spartan Dollars per semester with up to 15 meal exchanges a week from defined combo meals

The Ultimate = 12 meals a week with unlimited seconds at The Ultimate Dining Cafe, plus $150 Spartan Dollars per semester with up to 12 meal exchanges a week from defined combo meals

The Express = seven meals a week with unlimited seconds at The Ultimate Dining Cafe, plus $75 Spartan Dollars per semester with up to seven meal exchanges a week from defined combo meals

22. How do I declare or change my major? | Back to top.  

To declare or change a major, students may visit the Academic Success Center's website where they will find the Request to Change Advisor or Major/Minor form. Students can also go to the Academic Success Center located in North Walker Hall and fill out the form in person.

23. How do I find out who my academic advisor is? | Back to top.  

First-year students will be assigned an advisor in early July. The contact information for their advisors will be posted in Workday and students have the chance to communicate with them before school starts in August.

24. How do I register for classes? | Back to top.  

UT academic advisors create the initial base schedules for all incoming students to ensure students are properly placed in classes according to the requirements for their selected majors, the Baccalaureate Experience (common core) curriculum and other academic areas of interest. Advisors are especially careful to take into account prerequisite sequencing and the timing of future course offerings to help facilitate timely degree completion. The freshman preference form provides the student the opportunity to provide feedback related to scheduling. Students should carefully complete the entire form by providing accurate information with the understanding the information will be used to select classes for their first semester of enrollment. Course schedules for incoming first-year students will be finalized and posted on the student’s Workday.

25. What is the add/drop period? | Back to top.  

The add/drop period is the first five days of each fall and spring semester. During that period, students may change their schedules. Any adding must be completed by the end of the period, and if you leave a class after the end of the period, you will receive a grade of “W,” indicating you withdrew from the class. Separate add/drop periods apply for summer and seven-week sessions.

26. How do I make changes to my class schedule? | Back to top.  

During orientation and through the end of the drop/add period, students will have the opportunity to make changes on Workday. Students should be careful not to drop classes from their base schedules prior to being sure an open seat is available in the replacement course/section desired. Sections showing as closed cannot be overridden.

27. How do I order textbooks? | Back to top.  

Textbooks can be ordered through The University of Tampa bookstore at (813) 253-6230. 

28. When are immunization records due to The University of Tampa? | Back to top.  

New students’ immunization forms are due to the Health Center no later than July 1, for the fall semester. Students can submit their forms by mail or online through the UT Online Student Health Portal.

29. What health care insurance is provided through The University of Tampa? | Back to top. 

Full-time undergraduate and international students pay a health care fee that provides the student with a premium policy for a student injury and sickness insurance plan through United Health Care Student Resources.

30. How do I get involved on campus with different organizations? | Back to top.  

The University of Tampa has more than 200 organizations and clubs to offer. To find out more about them and see which one you might be interested in, check out the Student Organizations

31. I would like to join a sorority or fraternity. When is recruitment? | Back to top.  

To learn more about the multiple sororities and fraternities at The University of Tampa, go to  Fraternity and Sorority Life within the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement. This will provide you with all the information about recruitment, or you can contact Fraternity and Sorority life at (813) 253-6233 or studentengagement@ut.edu.

32. How do I find out the information to the mailbox? | Back to top.  

The information for your mailbox can be found on the student’s Workday account. Once you log into your Workday account, hover over your photo and select View Profile followed by Contact. This will lead you to your mailbox assignment and address format for shipping.

33. As a transfer student, how do I find out which credits transfer over or not? | Back to top. 

Transfer students can contact the Registrar at (813) 253-6251 or registrar@ut.edu. Transfer students can also contact their academic advisor to find out which incoming credits have been transferred over.

34. As a commuter student, do I still have to complete online orientation and attend Week of Welcome? | Back to top.  

First-year students and transfer students who will commute to UT must still complete the online orientation program prior to the start of the semester. Commuter students are strongly encouraged to participate in Week of Welcome events just like residential first-year and transfer students.

35. Is there a meal plan for commuter students? | Back to top.  

There are meal plans for commuter students. To find out the meal plan options for commuter students, please visit the dining services website.

36. When will I be able to see my schedule on Workday? Back to top.  

Students entering in the fall generally will see that semester’s schedule at the end of the second week of July; students entering in spring will see their schedule about mid-December. If you see the message “schedule under construction” on the schedule, you will know that it is not yet final. In fact, no schedule is absolutely final until classes begin and the add/drop period has ended. You should view and print the schedule from Workday the night before classes begin as room assignments/instructors may change on occasion.

37. Once the schedule is made, can changes be requested prior to new students’ arrival on campus? | Back to top.

Based on the completed preference form, Advising staff should have an idea of any coursework that may be coming in for credit. If, however, a student believes he/she has been scheduled in a course for which credit has already been earned, then a change request is warranted. The Admissions counselors can assist with direction if a student has questions about a possible schedule change prior to arrival on campus. After base schedules are visible in Workday, freshmen can email firstyearadvising@ut.edu with questions or schedule change requests, which will be reviewed in order received. Transfer students with registration issues may email transferadvising@ut.edu.

38. How do I register to attend Week of Welcome?  Back to top.

Whether you are a first-year student or a transfer student, you do not need to register to attend Week of Welcome. Upon check in, students will receive a schedule listing all of the Week of Welcome events.

39. What is New Student Convocation?  Back to top.

New Student Convocation will give students the opportunity to meet the dean and faculty members from their college of study. During this meeting, you will learn more about your major, what faculty expect of you during your time at UT, and resources available to help you succeed while at UT. Due to COVID-19, New Student Convocation will not take place in person. Your individual college will contact you if they are offering an alternative format for this program.

40. If I have not declared a major, where do I go for New Student Convocation?  Back to top.

Due to COVID-19, New Student Convocation will not take place in person. For students who have not declared a major, you are encouraged to work with your academic advisor to discuss different options for selecting a major.