Welcome to the Off-Campus Housing website, where you have already begun taking your first steps to off-campus living by organizing yourself, seeking tips and getting ready for your search. The best thing about the process is that it's yours – a personalized search process where you find housing options that best fit your needs and accommodations. We do not assign students to off-campus housing nor provide roommate matching services; it is your responsibility to find the best fit in both situations. However, it is our goal to provide information, resources and education for your successful transition.
Know Your Budget
Creating a budget is essential for a successful off-campus living experience. We have several tools for helping you determine what your monthly expenses would be and for finding the right price range for your housing search. (Budget Resources, located in the Off-Campus Housing Resources Engage Group)
Researching Off-Campus Housing Options
Living off-campus can be a wonderful time in your college career. Being empowered to know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, roommate, neighbor and community member will help ensure a safe and healthy living experience. Be aware of your surroundings and take all safety precautions – it’s just about being smart.
Whether you’re considering an apartment, condominium or home to rent or buy, be sure you make yourself aware of the housing rental pricing market, rental rights, leasing laws and obligations. Don't wait until the last minute. With proper planning in advance, you will greatly improve your success rate in finding your ideal place of residence.
Check out our Smart UT Renter Questions document (Located in the Off-Campus Housing Resources Engage Group) for suggested questions to ask when meeting a landlord or leasing agent, and be aware of the distance of your housing choice from campus, located at 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606.
Typically, to keep off-campus expenses lower than normal, students find a roommate to share the cost. We do not offer a direct roommate matching service for off-campus opportunities; however, we do provide online which include our social media connections, and our Facebook group. The group to post for roommates is UTampa Roommate Requests (Off-Campus).
Off-Campus Engage Group
Off-Campus Housing Resources Engage Group: Engage is a virtual way to connect to off-campus housing resources and events. Through the link you will find a list of apartment complexes to review, resources about renters rights, finding a roommate and budgeting. To view our resources scroll down till you see a Documents section, then select "View All Documents."
Off-Campus Facebook Page
University of Tampa Off-Campus Housing Resources Page: This is a public page that will have postings of events, giveaways, apartment specials, independent landlord listings and general information about living off campus.
Answers to Consider
Knowing what you need to be comfortable in your living environment and your desired price range for your budget is important in order to be on the same page with community management to avoid surprises. This form is one way for you to understand what moving off-campus is going to look like for you, as well as connect you to additional information. You can find this form in your Residence by Symplicity account. If the application "Answers to Consider" is not available to you, please email email@example.com to request access. Please note this is only available for current University of Tampa students.
2019 Spring Edition Off-Campus Housing Fair
April 3, 2019
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Vaughn Center Lobby
For the last 18 years, the Off-Campus Housing Fair has been helping on-campus students transition to off-campus housing. The fairs will now take place each fall and spring semesters. The fair will serve as an interactive and educational resource for all students to learn about off-campus communities. Look here for updates on who is coming to the fair.
Here is a list of current vendors:
- 220 Madison
- 42 North
- Avalon Heights
- Bowery Bayside
- Coopers Pond Apartments
- The Cove
- Grady Square Apartments
- Havana Square
- IQ Apartments
- Jessica Scrivani – Real Estate Agent
- Lark on 42nd Apartments
- Legend Oaks Apartments
- Jefferson Westshore
- Post Harbour Place
- The Province
- Retreat at Tampa
- Skyhouse Channelside
- The Standard Tampa
- Tampa Police Department
- Visconti at Westshore
- West River Flats
Contact Off-Campus Housing
Please review this information provided and then contact the Off-Campus Housing coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your name, Spartan ID number and cell phone number in the body of your email. You can also visit the Office of Residence Life in Vaughn Center 213 for rental property postings, community move-in specials and flyers with the latest information. Good luck in your search, and we look forward to being a great service for you to utilize.