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Celebrate being a part of the Spartan family!

Fall Weekend combines all the fun of Family Weekend and student homecoming into two eventful days for everyone. From riding in a Hillsborough River boat tour to joining the Dean of Students for brunch, there will be a variety of campus activities offered. 

Fall Weekend, formally known as Family Weekend, will take place in person Oct. 1–2, 2021. Registration is open through Sept. 22. 

2021 Fall Weekend Schedule is Under Construction!

The offices of Student Leadership and Engagement and Orientation and Family Engagement are currently working on finalizing events and programs for the University's inaugural Fall Weekend. While you wait for the complete schedule to be unveiled, please see below for highlights that families may elect to participate in over the weekend.

Friday, Oct. 1

Morning

Fall Weekend check-in begins at 11 a.m. in the Vaughn Center lobby. Individuals who have registered to attend this weekend can check in, receive a full schedule of events and pick up their welcome gift. Check-in will be available until 6 p.m. and will resume on Saturday. *On-site registration will be available while supplies last. 

Afternoon

Join The University of Tampa Diplomats and the Pirate Water Taxi company to tour the Hillsborough River. Tours are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Stop by the Wellness Center's Energii outdoor program and explore all things wellness! Meet local vendors and members of the LiveWell UT program to learn about programs and resources that are available to your student.

Is your student wanting to study abroad? Families are invited to join the Office of International Programs to learn more about the Education Abroad opportunities! 

Evening

Explore all of the great resources that the Office of Career Services has to help your student prepare for all things career-related. Enjoy refreshments while meeting with staff from Career Services.

Join The University of Tampa Diplomats and the Pirate Water Taxi company to tour the Hillsborough River. Tours are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cheer on The University of Tampa Spartans hockey team as they take on the Florida Atlantic University Owls at the Clearwater Ice Arena! The game starts at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Morning

Fall Weekend check-in begins at 8 a.m. in the Vaughn Center lobby. Individuals who have registered to attend this weekend can check in, receive a full schedule of events and pick up their welcome gift. Check-in will be available until 2 p.m. *On-site registration will be available while supplies last. 

Breakfast with the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students (formerly known as Brunch with the Dean) will begin at 10 a.m. in the Vaughn Center, 9th Floor. Join the dean for a hot breakfast while you hear important institutional updates. *At this time, Breakfast with the Vice President of Student Affairs has reached capacity. Tickets to attend this event are no longer available for purchase.

Afternoon

Join The University of Tampa Diplomats and the Pirate Water Taxi company to tour the Hillsborough River. Tours are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Explore downtown Tampa and enjoy discounts provided by various Tampa Bay businesses!

Evening

Cheer on The University of Tampa Spartans hockey team as they take on the Florida Atlantic University Owls at the Clearwater Ice Arena! The game starts at 8:45 p.m.

According to CDC guidance, travel increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19. For more information about the University’s current response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Safety and Education webpage.

Please contact familyweekend@ut.edu with any questions or concerns.


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