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The University of Tampa Campus, Tampa

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The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves about 8,913 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 62 percent of full-time students live on campus.

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  • This campus is gorgeous. Every time I go to tampa I tour it. I can't get enough of the history and old buildings!!  more »
  • Henry B Plant built a place worthy of the buzz he was trying to create. The building features lightbulbs from the 1800’s and was the place to visit when it was constructed. The site has served as a...  more »
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  • University of Tampa is a great school. They have an awesome campus and a staff that keeps the place moving forward. I went there 6 years ago and was given so many opportunities and a lifetime of memories.
  • Search history- During its operating period from 1891 to 1930, the hotel housed thousands of guests, including hundreds of celebrities. When the Spanish–American War broke out, Plant convinced the United States military to use his hotel as a base of operations. Generals and high-ranking officers stayed in its rooms to plan invasion strategies, while enlisted men encamped on the hotel's acreage. Colonel Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders also were at the hotel during this time. Roosevelt retained a suite, and during the day led his men in battle exercises on the property. The Tampa Bay Hotel closed in 1930 as the Great Depression severely curtailed tourism. It remained empty and unused for three years. In late 1933, the Tampa Bay Junior College was allowed to move into the hotel, using the old suites as classrooms and offices. Because of the large amount of space afforded by the hotel, the scope of the junior college was expanded, becoming the University of Tampa. The Tampa Municipal Museum was established by the city to preserve the hotel in its original form and co-exist with the newly established University. Today, besides serving as offices and classrooms for the University of Tampa, the entire south wing of the building is dedicated to preserving the glory days of the old Tampa Bay Hotel. Various rooms in the wing display authentic artifacts from the old hotel, many of which were purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Plant themselves on various European shopping trips. (Wikipedia)

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