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Undergraduate enrollment at USF boomed in the mid-1960s. The young Tampa campus could not handle the influx of students. Under President John S. Allen, the University of South Florida took possession of the Bayboro facility on 1 July 1965. A few months later, classes began for students who stayed in the old Maritime Service barracks and enrolled in classes here or at USF's home in Tampa. Allen established a presence at St. Petersburg without receiving permission from the Florida Board of Regents. As new residential facilities opened in Tampa, the future of the Bay Campus site became uncertain.
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Schnur,, James Anthony and Nelson Poynter Memorial Library., "Panel 11 and Panel 12: A New Branch on a Growing Tree: Birth of the 'Bay Campus' (1965-1968)" (2011). Library and Community-based Exhibits. 8.