TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 15, 2012 – The Department of Housing & Residential Education (H&RE) at the University of South Florida Tampa announced today that it has entered into housing affiliation agreements with two local student apartment complexes, the 4050 Lofts Student Housing Community and Campus Club Tampa. 4050 Lofts is managed by Campus Advantage and Campus Apartments manages Campus Club Tampa. Both are popular housing choices of USF students.
USF currently provides on-campus housing for over 5,400 students. Under the affiliation agreements, H&RE will refer eligible upper-class, transfer and graduate students to 4050 Lofts and Campus Club Tampa as alternative housing should the demand for on-campus space exceed the capacity. Neither off-campus option will be available to first-year students who are required to live in on-campus housing.
As the result of this new outreach initiative to create a closer connection with students living in the surrounding community, USF will move closer to achieving its strategic priority to be classified as “primarily residential” by the Carnegie Foundation. USF believes these partnerships will create a positive impact on the student residential experience.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF Tampa; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.
4050 Lofts is located 0.3 miles north of the USF Tampa campus at 4050 Rocky Circle, Tampa, FL. Managed by Campus Advantage, this property is designed to accommodate 722 individuals in 196 fully furnished suites with all appliances, including full size washers and dryers. The clubhouse area includes two pools, cyber café with coffee bar, game room with Wii and pool table, tanning dome, 24-hour fitness center with free weights and cardio, and a 24-hour computer lab/business center with Mac and PC computers and free printing. Key fob access control and surveillance cameras provide additional safety. Bedrooms feature flat-panel HDTVs.
Campus Club is located .08 miles east of the USF Tampa Campus at 5651 E. Fletcher Drive, Tampa, FL. Managed by Campus Apartments, this property is designed to accommodate 264 individuals in 66 fully furnished units with all appliances including full size washer and dryers. Campus Club provides a flat screen television in every apartment, cable and high-speed internet, leather furniture package, built-in desk/hutch, mini-refrigerator, and plush carpeting in every bedroom suite, ceramic tile in kitchen and dining area, controlled access entry, resort style salt water swimming pool, fitness center, business center, media room with plasma television, poolside Tiki bar, and tanning salon.