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Visit Stetson Law

Three students talk with each other in Plaza Mayor courtyard at Gulfport campus during sunny day

There's no better way to know you've found the right law school than to visit in person. Prospective students can plan for a full day of experiences where they may tour the campus, attend a class, or meet with friendly faculty and students. Tours of the Gulfport campus and the Tampa Law Center are offered Monday-Friday (reservations required). To make a reservation, please contact the admissions office at lawadmit@law.stetson.edu or 877-LAW-STET.

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Stetson Law's primary campus is nestled within the residential beachfront community of Gulfport, a tranquil place to live and work that is contiguous with the city of St. Petersburg. The Tampa Law Center, which houses evening classes and a state appellate court, is near the heart of thriving downtown Tampa. Both Tampa Bay area locations offer quick access to vibrant business and legal communities and to magnificent beaches and palm-lined boulevards.

With more than 2.7 million residents, Tampa Bay is the 18th-largest metropolitan area in the United States and the second most populated region in Florida. It is home both to pro sports teams, such as the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and to cultural centers, performance halls and fine art museums, such as the Salvador Dali Museum. One of the largest media markets in the nation, Tampa Bay is served by two major metropolitan newspapers, the Tampa Bay Times and the Tampa Tribune, and four television news stations.

Tampa Bay has numerous options for recreation, entertainment and exercise. In addition to popular attractions such as Busch Gardens and Lowry Park Zoo, students can find nature trails, bike paths, tennis and golf clubs, fishing piers, and other diversions from academic pressure.


Busch Gardens roller coasterBusch Gardens
The Florida Aquarium
Lowry Park Zoo
Disney World (Orlando)
Universal Studios (Orlando)
Pinellas County Heritage Village
Sarasota Classic Car Museum
Sea World (Orlando)
Sunken Gardens

Shopping and Nightlife

Downtown St. Petersburg
International Plaza
Ybor City

Beaches, Parks and Golf

Tampa Bay beach during sunny dayTampa Bay Beaches
Pinellas County Parks
Florida State Parks
Golf Clubs


American Stage Theatre Company
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Banyan Theatre Company
Florida Holocaust Museum

Florida Orchestra
Florida Studio Theatre
Mahaffey Theater
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Painting at Salvador Dali museumMOSI
Museum of Fine Arts
Patel Conservatory: David A. Straz Jr.
Center for the Performing Arts

Ruth Eckerd Hall
Salvador Dali Museum
Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Ballet
Sarasota Film Society
St. Petersburg Opera Company
Tampa Bay Times Forum

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Tampa Bay Symphony
Tampa Museum of Art
The Jazz Club of Sarasota
The Ringling Museum of Art
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
West Coast Black Theatre Troupe

Pro Sports

Rays baseball team playing at Tropicana Field in St. PetersburgTampa Bay Buccaneers (football)
Tampa Bay Lightning (hockey)
Tampa Bay Rays (baseball)
Tampa Bay Rowdies (soccer)

Spring Training Baseball:

Baltimore Orioles (Sarasota)
Detroit Tigers (Lakeland)
New York Yankees (Tampa)
Philadelphia Phillies (Clearwater)
Pittsburgh Pirates (Bradenton)

Minor League Baseball:

Bradenton Marauders (Bradenton)
Clearwater Threshers (Clearwater)
Dunedin Blue Jays (Dunedin)

News and Weather

Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Tribune
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Chambers of Commerce

Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau
St. Petersburg
Tampa Bay Beaches
Tampa Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau

Area Schools

Pinellas County Public K-12 Schools
Pinellas County Private Schools
Hillsborough County Public K-12 Schools
Hillsborough County Private Schools