Housing

Contacts

UF Dept. of Housing Contact Information…
University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education
SW 13th Street & Museum Road
P.O. Box 112100
Gainesville, FL 32611-2100 
Main Office Phone: (352) 392-2161
 
www.housing.ufl.edu
www.facebook.com/UFHousing
www.twitter.com/UFHousing
  General Info: houinfo@housing.ufl.edu Assignments/Roommate Info: assignments@housing.ufl.edu Living Learning Community Info: More about living/learning choices   iService Desk: Is an online form that you can fill out for help with Pest Control Request, Building Services (cleaning or environmental issues), Maintenance Request, DHNet Help (internet), and Furniture Request. https://iservicedesk.housing.ufl.edu Sign in with your Gatorlink info. MyHousing Portal: helps you view your contract, select/view your room, submit your Housing Application, sign up for Rent Deferment, complete a Room Transfer. https://my.housing.ufl.edu/ Sign in with your Gatorlink info.   AREA DESKS
  • Beaty Towers Area: (352) 392-6111
  • Broward Area: (352) 392-6051
  • Graham Area: (352) 392-6021
  • Hume Area: (352) 392-6011
  • Jennings Area: (352) 392-6061
  • Keys Area: (352) 392-8107
  • Lakeside Area: (352) 392-1453
  • Murphree Area: (352) 392-6091
  • Springs Area: (352) 392-0459
  • Tolbert Area: (352) 392-6031
  • Yulee Area: (352) 392-6101
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Billing

How do I pay my UF Housing bill?
Housing rent is due in full prior to the beginning of each semester unless you have secured a financial aid deferment. Deferments are not given automatically and must apply for via the Housing Portal. You are responsible for full rent on the date provided on your bill regardless of the status of your financial aid. Rent Due Dates Here: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/apply/ Deferments: If you have $1,400 or more of Financial Aid for the Summer semesters or $4,500 per semester or more of Financial Aid for the Fall/Spring semesters, you are eligible to apply for a deferment on the housing portal. A deferment means you delay the due date of your rent until after the semester begins and your Financial Aid should have paid out. If your Financial Aid has not paid out by the deferment expiration date, you are responsible to pay your rent in full. More Deferment information here; http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/payments/rent-deferments/. How to Pay: 1. Online at www.My.UFL.edu by credit card or Electronic Funds Transfer. Online payments will be applied to the charge(s) with the earliest due date. 2. In person in the Main Housing Office by cash or check. SW 13th Street & Museum Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2100 Call (352) 392-2161 or e-mail houinfo@housing.ufl.edu for more help.
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Application

How to apply to live on-campus?
It is important to apply to live on-campus as soon as possible! Do not wait until you’ve been accepted to UF before applying to live on-campus. Assignments Process 1. Apply to UF 2. Receive UF Housing Welcome Brochure two weeks after application to UF 3. Apply for On-Campus Housing. Your Housing Application Date is the date you submit your housing application and the $25 non-refundable housing application fee. This date establishes your “place in line” to select your room and residence hall. 4. Receive e-mail confirmation after completing application. An application is not a guarantee that you will be offered housing if admitted to UF 5. Get admitted to UF (determined by UF Admissions) 6. Receive email to complete Residence Hall Contract(s) 7. Complete Residence Hall Contract(s) and submit your $200 Housing Deposit by your due date in the housing contract email. 8. Receive email confirmation after completing contract(s). This guarantees space in campus housing for the contract period. 9. Receive email with your room selection date and detailed instructions on how to choose your room. 10. Select your room from the date specified in the email. (See Room Sign-Up for more information) 11. You can choose a roommate based on room availability. (More info at http://www.questions.ufl.edu/housing/roommate/247/) 12. Move-in to the Center of the Gator Nation! Check the UF Housing Facebook (www.facebook.com/UFHousing) & www.housing.ufl.edu for updates.  Please seehttp://www.questions.ufl.edu/housing/contacts/241/ for more help
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Contract

What do I need to know about the UF Housing Contract?
The University of Florida is one of the few universities in the country that do not require first year students to live on-campus. That being said, almost all incoming freshman choose to live in the center of the Gator Nation for many reasons. Studies show that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their UF grade point average, overall academic experience, and overall social experience than those who live off-campus. Make sure to sign up for the true college experience by living on-campus! There are contracts available for the following periods: Fall/Spring (academic year), Spring only, Summer A, Summer B, and Summer C (Summer A + B). The contract you sign will clearly indicate the contract period. The Residence Hall Contract that you sign is a legally binding contract. You are committed to live on campus for the length of the Residence Hall Contract that you sign. DO NOT SIGN ANOTHER LEASE unless you have received formal written release from your Residence Hall Contract. We will NOT release you from your Residence Hall Contract because you signed an off-campus lease. The Housing Contract Terms and Conditions can be found at: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/apply/.
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Non-UF/Off Campus

How do I find off-campus housing?
The UF Deptartment of Off Campus Life www.offcampus.ufl.edu/ can give you information about living off-campus. Make sure to review hot topics like budgeting, leasing tips, student legal services, Gainesville city codes and laws (including alcohol consumption), safety, and more at Off Campus Tips:www.offcampus.ufl.edu/top10.php#4.
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Room Selection

How do I select my room on-campus?
Your room selection date and time is based on the date that you applied for UF on-campus housing and submitted your $25 Housing Application Fee (this is why it is so important to sign up as early as possible!). During your selection date and time, you will login to the myHousing Portal (located at https://my.housing.ufl.edu/) to select a room. On the left side of the screen, you will select the Room Signup option. You will then be able to search for available spaces by area, building, room type, and number of available spaces in the room. You can choose a roommate based on room availability.   What if I search and find there are no rooms available? If you have a contract, you are guaranteed a room. At some point over the summer room availability will be limited as we wait for cancellations. Once room cancelation requests are processed rooms are freed up all over campus. See www.Facebook.com/UFHousing for updates. What if I select a room and then change my mind? You will be able to change rooms as many times as you like until August 1, 2011 or you are billed for housing (whichever comes first). Bills will be generated for students who have selected their room on July 1, 2011. If you do not have an assignment at that time, you will be able to continue browsing for available space until August 1, 2011 when the room selection process is closed. If you do not select a room by the deadline, you will be manually assigned to a space. Fall/Spring Waiting List: If you are on the waiting list for Fall Semester, you will receive email notification by mid to late July letting you know whether you received on-campus housing for the Fall/Spring term or not. If you are on the Spring Waiting List, you will receive a Spring contract offer in mid-late September. Private/Single Rooms: Single rooms are offered to students in Housing Application Date order. This policy gives preference for single rooms to upper-division students who have initial housing application dates of two or three years ago. Lakeside and Keys apartments do not count as single rooms.
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Resident Life

What type of programs are available for on-campus residents?
A variety of housing programs are organized for residents including academic and social events. Here are some great places to check out for things to do: - www.Facebook.com/UFHousing - The Inter-Residence Hall Association Calendar:http://irha.housing.ufl.edu/ - Your area government websites: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/resources/involvement/ - Your local RA, Peer Mentor, CRA, and GHD will be able to help too! - Your residence hall cable Channel 8 (inbetween the movies) And when all else fails, check with your local RA or CRA.  
What are the official UF Residence Halls?
The UF Department of Housing and Residence Education actively strives to provide residence hall environments that foster and enhance educational and developmental opportunities for residents.
 
 
 
   
Area Halls Common Room Type Amenities Close By
Beaty Area
Beaty Towers
Shared Bedroom Apartments
Broward Dining Facility
Beaty Market
Broward Outdoor Rec
Sorority Row
Broward Beach
Norman Field
Broward Area
Broward Hall
Rawlings Hall
Traditional Double
Broward Dining Facility
Broward Outdoor Rec
Reitz Union and Food Court
Broward Beach     
Norman Field
Graham Area
Graham Hall
Simpson Hall
Trusler Hall
Traditional Double
Gator Corner Dining Ctr
Graham Oasis
Reitz Union and Food Court
Fraternity Row
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Flavet Field & Tennis Courts
Hume Area
Hume Hall
Double Suite
Fraternity Row
Reitz Union and Food Court
Flavet Field & Tennis Courts
Jennings Area
Jennings Hall
Traditional Double
Broward Dining Facilities
Broward Outdoor Rec
Broward Beach
FL Museum of History
Keys Area
Keys
*Upperclassmen Only
Single Bedroom Four Person Apartment
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Gator Corner Dining Ctr
Fraternity Row
Perry Baseball Field
Ring Tennis Pavillion
Lakeside Area
Lakeside
Single Bedroom Four Person Apartment
Southwest Rec
Harn Museum of Art
Phillips Performing Arts Ctr
Pressly Softball Stadium
Lake Alice
SW 34th Street
Murphree Area
Buckman Hall
Fletcher Hall
Murphree Hall
Sledd Hall
Thomas Hall
Varies – See website
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
The Hub and Food Court
Library West
Student Rec & Fitness Ctr
Racquet Club Dining
Springs Area
Springs
Double Suite
Fraternity Row
Gator Corner Dining Ctr
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Perry Baseball Field
Ring Tennis Pavillion
Tolbert Area
East Hall
North Hall
Riker Hall
Tolbert Hall
Weaver Hall
Traditional Double
Gator Corner Dining Ctr
Student Rec & Fitness Ctr
Stephen O’Connell Ctr
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Reitz Union and Food Court
Perry Baseball Field
Yulee Area
Mallory Hall
Reid Hall
Yulee Hall
Traditional Double
Broward Dining Facilities
Broward Outdoor Rec
Sorority Row
SW 13th Street
Norman Field
Broward Beach
   The University of Florida is very passionate about our Residence Halls, and will never refer to them as “dorms”. Beware of any facility advertising UF Dorms – they are not affiliated with the University of Florida. Please look for the official University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education logo to ensure that the communication you are receiving is really from UF.
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Residence Halls

How do I select my room on-campus?
Your room selection date and time is based on the date that you applied for UF on-campus housing and submitted your $25 Housing Application Fee (this is why it is so important to sign up as early as possible!). During your selection date and time, you will login to the myHousing Portal (located at https://my.housing.ufl.edu/) to select a room. On the left side of the screen, you will select the Room Signup option. You will then be able to search for available spaces by area, building, room type, and number of available spaces in the room. You can choose a roommate based on room availability.   What if I search and find there are no rooms available? If you have a contract, you are guaranteed a room. At some point over the summer room availability will be limited as we wait for cancellations. Once room cancelation requests are processed rooms are freed up all over campus. See www.Facebook.com/UFHousing for updates. What if I select a room and then change my mind? You will be able to change rooms as many times as you like until August 1, 2011 or you are billed for housing (whichever comes first). Bills will be generated for students who have selected their room on July 1, 2011. If you do not have an assignment at that time, you will be able to continue browsing for available space until August 1, 2011 when the room selection process is closed. If you do not select a room by the deadline, you will be manually assigned to a space. Fall/Spring Waiting List: If you are on the waiting list for Fall Semester, you will receive email notification by mid to late July letting you know whether you received on-campus housing for the Fall/Spring term or not. If you are on the Spring Waiting List, you will receive a Spring contract offer in mid-late September. Private/Single Rooms: Single rooms are offered to students in Housing Application Date order. This policy gives preference for single rooms to upper-division students who have initial housing application dates of two or three years ago. Lakeside and Keys apartments do not count as single rooms.
Why should I live on-campus?
Studies show that students who live on campus have a higher UF GPA and are more satisfied with their overall academic experience and social experience than those who live off-campus. Make sure to sign up for the true college experience by living on-campus! For more information, check out Housing.ufl.edu orFacebook.com/UFHousing.
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Roommate

How do I request a roommate?
UF is one of the few universities in the country that actually lets you select your own roommate for the Fall/Spring academic year. If you do not select a roommate by the last day of room selection, Housing staff will review room rosters and attempt to consolidate returning students together within the same floor/building/area so that as many incoming students can be assigned together as possible.   Where to find a roommate: Roombug: A voluntary Facebook app that you can find through the UF Housing page www.facebook.com/UFHousing. Make sure to fill out your lifestyle preferences, search for a roommate, then request your new friend as a roommate on RoomBug. Note that all matches made on RoomBug are UNOFFICIAL. You will need to select a room together during the room sign-up process. For more info on pg. 3 of the room sign-up materials: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/undergrad/room-signup/   GatorSpace: an online community to meet on-campus gators, research/collaborate info, and have a lot of fun!www.social.ufsa.ufl.edu. Start with signing on with your gatorlink & password, then set up your profile by clicking on (edit) by your name in the top right corner of the webpagecheck out communities under Workspaces > GatorSpace, and send out an activity update on the Dashboard!     How to sign up with your roommate: Have the roommate(s) UFID# ready and identify when roommate(s) are able to select their room. 1. The first student that is able should select a room when they are allowed to.   2. Now they may hold any vacancies in the same room/apartment for preferred roommate(s).   3. An email will be sent to the preferred roommate(s) after a hold is placed on a space.  Preferred roommate(s) must then log on to the Housing Portal “RoomSignup” tab and ACCEPT the space being held for them by the end of the next calendar day at 11:59 p.m. or the offer will expire. If roommate DECLINES space or fails to accept space by the deadline provided in the email, the hold will be lifted and another student may select the space. Also check out: How to Hold a Spot for a Roommate: http://youtu.be/-SLICHepVjI If you have not identified a roommate before room selection, make sure to sign up for a room when you are permitted to. Try to select a room that already has another student assigned to the room if possible.
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