Sun, sand and self-expression
If there is a paradise, this might just be it.
Nestled in Tampa Bay between two of the country’s best beaches, Eckerd’s 188-acre waterfront campus offers mangrove thickets, seven freshwater marshes and ponds, a white-sand beach and its own boathouse and marina. Did we mention the Bay is one of Florida’s largest open water estuaries, home to marine mammals and 200 species of fish?
A sun-drenched campus like no other
Housing and pet life
Taking time to play
It’s as easy as stepping outside
Bring 1,950 students together in one place and what do you get? Nonstop activity. From sailing and speed dating to intercollegiate basketball games and performances by our very own improv troupe, Another Man’s Trash, there’s something for everyone.
Want to get away? Catch a campus shuttle to Eckerd Day at the Dali Museum, Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens or the grocery store, mall or Saturday Morning Market downtown. Need to go solo? Check out a white bike to pedal over to our local gulf beaches.
Making time to study
Study spots abound both in and out of doors
Thanks to an average 361 days of sunshine each year, many students study outside. The entire campus has wi-fi, from the Pub patio to the quad to the hammocks on South Beach, so find a shady spot and hit the books.
Volunteering & Work
Roll up your sleeves
Every year, Eckerd students donate thousands of hours of service a year to needy projects in Florida and around the country.
We have a soft spot for the environment, so you’ll find coastal cleanup projects, sea turtle watches and community gardening among our list of service options. Eckerd staff and professors are often there right alongside students.