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A $500 admissions deposit is required prior to submitting a housing application. Students who initially paid the $300 deposit can request to pay the remaining $200 by emailing Receipt of application will be acknowledged.

Students are not required to reside in on-campus residence halls and the Office of Residence Life cannot guarantee on-campus housing for all students. However, those who complete their housing application will be provided a housing assignment on a space-available basis. Prospective students historically deposit and complete housing applications early at UT. Given the popularity of living on campus, it is never too early to submit your housing application once you have made your deposit. The housing application is available in Residence by Symplicity.

The University aims to accommodate first-year students with on-campus housing. Once availability reaches capacity, campus housing may be accommodated via our 20-year partner, The Barrymore Hotel. Located four blocks from campus on Tampa’s beautiful Riverwalk, The Barrymore includes shuttle service, resident assistants, on-site pool and wireless internet service.

Please be sure to answer all housing application questions. The Office of Residence Life makes every effort to match lifestyle preferences when making room assignments. Due to the volume of housing requests, a requested roommate is not guaranteed. Fall applicants may request only one or two prospective roommates by May 1. Roommate requests are unavailable for spring applicants. Most new students will have at least one roommate. Approximately 50% of new first-year students, regardless of requested roommates, will be placed in a triple room with two other students.

Room Assignments

New student assignments are made based on completed housing application dates. Room assignments are sent in mid-July for the fall semester and the end of December for the spring semester. After assignments are made, students will not be able to make changes until the third week of the semester.

Students with accommodation needs must submit documentation to Student Accessibility Services by May 1 for fall and Oct. 1 for spring.

The University reserves the right to change or cancel a room assignment if it is found to be in the best interest of the student or the University.

Nondiscrimination Notice

The University of Tampa is committed to providing a work and educational environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination. The University maintains a strict policy prohibiting any kind of harassment or discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic. Likewise, ethnic, religious, age-related, disability, gender or sexual orientation considerations will not be used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting any student, faculty member or employee.

For more information on room assignments, please contact the Office of Residence Life at