New Academic Year Arrives 2012-2013
August 21, 2012
Students at Saint Leo's University Campus are reporting for classes this week, and are finding a larger population of fellow students, new academic majors to consider, plus two new residence halls, a garage, and other improvements.
The population of traditional aged undergraduates at University Campus in Pasco County is expected to be 2,150, and total enrollment at the university, including those in online programs and studying at continuing education centers in seven states, will surpass 16,000.
The academic programs for undergraduates at University Campus have expanded to include a new major and minor in multimedia management, and a major in secondary education, supplementing existing programs in elementary education and middle grades education.
Students also have new living options. Two new apartment-style residence halls have been constructed, creating living space for more than 300 students. One of the structures, Residence Hall 5, (pictured) is already occupied. Additionally, a new underground garage has been added, creating more parking for students, faculty, staff and visitors. In an unusual twist, an athletic field is being constructed on the roof of the garage to make the best use of space. A dedication ceremony is being scheduled for later in the semester.