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Vaughn Center

The nine-story Vaughn Center is a multi-purpose facility that serves as the hub of student life and activity on The University of Tampa campus.

On the first and second floor, the Vaughn Center houses a variety of campus offices including Residence Life, Orientation and Family Engagement, Student Conduct, Student Leadership and Engagement, Dining Services and the Spartan Card office. Additionally, there are multiple dining venues, the campus bookstore, Spartan Lounge, a computer lab and a variety of student organization offices and meeting spaces.

The third through eighth floors are used for student residences. Living arrangements include suites with double or triple rooms that share a bathroom. Students who live in the Vaughn Center use a proximity card for elevator access to their individual floors.

Lastly, the ninth floor serves as a conference center and provides a spectacular view of the campus, Hillsborough River, downtown Tampa and Tampa Bay. The ninth floor is designed for audio-visual presentations, meetings and dining for special events and conferences.

Vaughn Center Information Desk

The Vaughn Center Information Desk, located on the first floor, serves as a hub for general campus services information, residential loan key checkouts, small items lost and found and special deliveries.

Loan Key Checkouts

Residential students who are locked out of their assigned room can check out a loan key for 24 hours. Students who are temporary locked out of their space and are able to locate their key have 5 business days to return the loan key. Students who have lost their key, need to report their key as lost Failure to return a loan key after 14 days will result in an immediate lock change at the student’s expense. Residential students may check out a loan key up to 3 times per semester. Each additional checkout (after 3) is assessed a $5 fee.

There is a charge of $100 to change the lock and $15 for each new key. Key replacement prices vary depending on which key was lost and if a loan key replacement is needed. The total amount will be billed to the resident's student account. Students who fail to comply with the above policies may be charged for a lost key/lock change.

Special Deliveries

All special deliveries (flowers, cakes, balloons etc.) not delivered by a carrier (UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, and Amazon) will be directed to the Vaughn Center Information Desk. Food and grocery deliveries including but not limited to Instacart, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, DoorDash, and Walmart Grocery are not accepted by the Vaughn Information Desk, Residents are expected to coordinate receiving these deliveries from the driver.

The Vaughn Center Information Desk will notify students directly via their Spartan email that a package has been delivered for them. Students will then have 24-72 hours to pick up their delivery with proof of identification.Perishable items delivered at the Vaughn Center Information Desk can only be held for 24 hours and non-perishables are held for 72 hours. Items not picked up in the allotted time frame will be discarded. The Vaughn Center Information Desk is not responsible for any packages discarded after the allotted time frames.

Lost and Found

The Vaughn Center Information Desk lost and found is limited to small items. The only items that are held at the desk are keys, wallets, Spartan IDs, and miscellaneous jewelry. Larger and more valuable items will be referred to Campus Safety. The Vaughn Center Information Desk is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Contact Information

To contact the Vaughn Center Information Desk please dial (813) 257-3515. A staff member is on duty and present during normal hours of operation.