Welcome to Off-Campus Housing, 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.
Off-Campus Resource Map
The Office of Residence Life has implemented a mapping resource that simplifies the process for a successful transition off-campus. This map contains options available for off-campus living, hotels (short-term), storage facilities and moving companies. If you need assistance navigating this map, please view the instructions (PDF).
Spring 2020 Virtual Off-Campus Housing Fair
The Off-Campus Housing Fair assists students with their transition to off-campus living. The fairs take place each fall and spring semester. The fair serves as an interactive and educational resource for all students to learn about participating off-campus communities.
Below is the list of vendors from the Spring 2020 Virtual Off-Campus Housing Fair:
- Allstages Corporate Housing Group
- Apartment Hunters
- Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
- CORT - Furniture Rental
- Lantower Brandon Crossroads
- Palma Ceia - Local by Laramar
- Residence Inn by Marriott
- Spartan Group Realty
- University Linq
- 220 Madison
- 42 North
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.
UT Student Sublease and Roommate Search
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 opportunities to connect through social media. The group to post for roommates is UTampa Roommate Requests (Off-Campus).
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.
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."
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)
Answers to Consider Form
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request access. Please note this is only available for current University of Tampa students.
Contact Off-Campus Housing
Please review this information provided and then contact the Off-Campus Housing coordinator at email@example.com. 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.