We pride ourselves on being constantly available to residents and their parents. To that end, we have developed an online communications portal that allows students, parents, and our team members to communicate easily and effectively. We provide unique usernames and passwords that will allow you to submit work orders, pay your rent online, and email our community team directly with any questions or concerns you may have.
We strive to meet all types of student housing needs by offering various accommodation types with flexible payment options – allowing students to focus on their studies, not money. Our various housing options and programs help ease the burden of college living near USF.
We want to make every transition into our community as smooth as possible! That’s why we’ve developed a custom-matched roommate program to help students meet new people and surround themselves with like-minded individuals. Every student will be asked to fill out a detailed profile questionnaire that includes pertinent information such as hobbies, interests, living habits, and study habits. The program then provides roommate options based on information provided so that residents have the ability to connect via social media before move in. We want to ensure each resident is matched with fellow students who complement their ideal living experience. The friends you make at ULake Apartments are friends for a lifetime.
Our Resident Assistant Program provides mentors that have been thoroughly trained on how to handle and recognize crisis situations and assist with roommate mediation. The program also helps students develop essential skills needed for their future academic and professional pursuits. Any student interested in becoming a resident assistant can visit their community office and complete an application. Resident assistants are eligible for great benefits like free parking, free meals, and free rent! Our roommate mediation services and personal development programs will foster your student's growth and success at school and at home.
Our student apartments are environmentally-conscious to minimize our eco-footprint in Tampa. We are committed to sustainability. Our informative “Living Green” blog provides useful information on energy efficient products and conservation efforts. Students can continue to learn while we pursue our mission of utilizing resources that help preserve our environment.
We empower our residents with knowledge and opportunities to step up as conscientious neighbors and citizens. Our “Stepping Up” blog provides guidance on a wide variety of topics that help residents become active members of the campus and city community. We believe that empowered, community-active students enjoy a richer college experience.
The full college experience is available just minutes away from the University of South Florida. ULake Apartments has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation but we are still committed to offering the most value for our students by meeting various housing needs with flexible leasing options and a wide array of amenities. Our community is situated on 22 acres and features a gorgeous 5-acre lake. With furnished and unfurnished apartments available, your individual liability lease is completely customizable to meet your needs as well as give you access to all of our community areas such as our 24-hour fitness facility, three salt water pools, a sand volley ball court, two tennis courts, and a pet park. We have a friendly on-site team, monthly resident events, and so much more!
ULake Apartments is just 1 mile from the University of South Florida campus near the intersection of Bears and Bruce B Downs Blvd.
No! In fact, with its convenient location to I275 and I75, ULake Apartments is the ideal location for anyone! We have residents that attend Hillsborough Community College, The University of Tampa, Keiser University, and ITT-Tech!
Yes! We have a Hart Bus stop immediately in front of the community. It runs every 30 minutes and has a mobile app that you can download to keep track of arrival and departure times!
Absolutely! Every student is unique, so during the leasing process we utilize our state-of-the-art roommate matching software that knows just the right questions to ensure the best matches possible.
All of our apartment homes come with electricity, water, sewage, trash, internet, and cable included, with NO utility caps! On-site parking is available free of charge for our residents.
Yes, we offer Furnished and Unfurnished Apartments! Furnished apartments include a full-size bed including the headboard, frame, and mattress, and a stackable dresser. Each living room includes a leather couch, club chair, dining room set, end table, and entertainment stand. Desks are included in our 2 bedroom apartments.
Yes, pets are permitted at our community! All pets must be registered prior to entering the community. There is a one-time Pet Fee of $250 and $15 per month in Pet Rent due for each animal at the community. There is a 2-pet maximum per apartment at our community.
We want to do everything we can to ensure that you have a comfortable living environment. ULake Apartments does have a controlled access gate that is closed nightly. Additionally, we have employed a nightly patrol to monitor the property each evening. We encourage all of our residents to report any suspicious activity to them and as always dial 911 for emergencies.
Rent is due on the 1st day of each month. We have an easy online payment system that allows you to pay any time of the day. You never have to worry about late fees if you opt into our automatic withdrawal option. You are also more than welcome to pay by check or money order in the office during regular business hours.
Yes! You may also pay by semester.
Yes, we do have on-site maintenance. Our online Resident Portal makes it easy to submit work requests online directly to our office team. Our maintenance team is great at quickly responding to our residents’ needs! You will know when your work is completed via email by receiving a satisfaction survey. We love to hear the opinions of our residents so that we can continually improve our services.
Great! We look forward to having you! We ask that the resident fills out an online application. It only takes 15-20 minutes! If you are signing with a guarantor, they may also complete their portion of the application at the same time. It’s that easy!