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.instagram.com/ufhousing/
www.facebook.com/UFHousing
www.twitter.com/UFHousing

 

General Info: ContactHousing@ufsa.ufl.edu

Assignments/Roommate Info: HousingAssignments@ufsa.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.

HMS Portal: helps you view your contract, select/view your room, submit your Housing Application, sign up for Rent Deferment, complete a Room Transfer. https://hms.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
  • Infinity Hall: (352) 392-9675
  • 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 given automatically to eligible students. If a student receives more financial aid after being billed rent, they can request deferments on their HMS portal. You are responsible for full rent on the date provided on your bill regardless of the status of your financial aid. Rental rates can be found here https://www.housing.ufl.edu/living-options/rental-rates/

Deferments: Deferment threshold is $4900 per semester for Fall and Spring. Students can ask for another deferment. 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.

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, check, money order and cashier’s check. SW 13th Street & Museum Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2100

Call (352) 392-2161 or e-mail ContactHousing@ufsa.ufl.edu for more help.

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Application

How to apply to live on-campus?

Waiting until you’ve been accepted to UF could impact your priority to receive a housing contract offer.

Our Housing Process

1. Apply to UF

2. Receive the UF Housing Welcome Email shortly after application to UF. Students can apply for housing during their application to the University.

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. Once a contract offer has been uploaded to your account, complete your contract and submit your Advance Rent Payment of $225 before the contract due date.

8. Receive email confirmation after completing contract(s). This guarantees space in campus housing for the contract period.

9. Students who applied by the priority housing date will receive instructions on how to participate in building selection and will select their building on the date assigned to them. Students who applied after the priority housing date will be assigned by housing staff.

10. Select your room from the date specified in the email. (See Room Sign-Up for more information)

11. Students will be able to update roommate preferences in HMS by going to Contract, Undergraduate Housing, Assignment preferences and selecting their contract type from the drop down menu. There they can select the manage roommate option to update roommate preferences.

12. Move-in to the center of all the action, Where Gators Live.

 

Check  www.housing.ufl.edu and our social channels for updates and information about living #WhereGatorsLive.

UF Housing Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ufhousing/

UF Housing Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UFHousing/

UF Housing Twitter https://twitter.com/ufhousing

 

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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 Off Campus Life Office www.offcampus.ufl.edu/ provides three resources to assist you with your off-campus housing search.

The first resource Off Campus Life provides is an online Housing Locator where you can search for housing off-campus including apartments, houses and condo’s for rent or sublease in Gainesville.  You can also search based on location, cost, type of housing, amenities and several other criteria.  The housing locator also allows you to search for roommates, search for subleases, and post your own sublease for rent.  Click here http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu to utilize the Housing Locator.

The second resource is the Gator Guide to Off Campus Life which provides everything you will need to know if you are living off-campus including steps to follow to find off-campus housing, average rental costs, safety information, transportation information and much more.  The Gator Guide is Off Campus Life’s annual publication and an online version is available through the Off Campus Life website simply click here www.offcampus.ufl.edu/gator_guide.

The third resource that Off Campus Life provides are individual meetings to discuss the off-campus housing search process and the Gainesville housing market.  These meetings include steps to follow to find off-campus housing and the opportunity to have your questions answered by OCL staff.  The Off Campus Life office is located inside the UF Housing Office at 1304 Diamond Road and we are open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm. To schedule an appointment visit the OCL website www.offcampus.ufl.edu/appointments/ and complete the appointment request form or call (352) 392-1207 to schedule an appointment.

 

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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 HMS Portal (located at https://hms.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. We will email you with your assignment once available.

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 you are billed for housing (whichever comes first). Bills will be generated for students who have selected their room.

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. We recommend students pick a date that they’re comfortable with hearing back from us. If they don’t hear back from us by that time, we recommend they begin the search for off-campus housing.

Private/Single Rooms: Single rooms are very competitive and make up only a very small amount of our overall rooms on campus. We ask that you preference multiple room types as most incoming freshmen stay in traditional style halls.

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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:

– Visit us on social:

www.instagram.com/ufhousing/
www.facebook.com/UFHousing
www.twitter.com/UFHousing

– The Inter-Residence Hall Association Calendar:www.irha.housing.ufl.edu/

– Your local Resident Community Coordinator (RCC), Peer Mentor, and Graduate Community Coordinator (GCC) will be able to help too!

 

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, as well as build community for residents.
 
 
 

 

 

Area Halls Common Room Type Popular Areas Nearby
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
UF’s Innovation Square
Broward Fresh Food Company
Broward Recreation Area
UF Fab Lab
Infinity Area
Infinity Hall
Suite Style
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
Cypress Hall
Mallory Hall
Reid Hall
Yulee Hall
Suite Style
Traditional Double
Broward Dining Facilities
Broward Outdoor Rec
Sorority Row
SW 13th Street
Norman Field
Broward Beach

  

More information at www.housing.ufl.edu.   

The University of Florida is very passionate about our Residence Halls. 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 HMS Portal (located at https://hms.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. We will email you with your assignment once available.

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 you are billed for housing (whichever comes first). Bills will be generated for students who have selected their room.

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. We recommend students pick a date that they’re comfortable with hearing back from us. If they don’t hear back from us by that time, we recommend they begin the search for off-campus housing.

Private/Single Rooms: Single rooms are very competitive and make up only a very small amount of our overall rooms on campus. We ask that you preference multiple room types as most incoming freshmen stay in traditional style halls.

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. Living seconds away from everything means you’re in on all the action as you get involved, build the path to your successful future, and make connections that will last a lifetime.

Apply now and make the move to live on campus and start creating a new chapter of your story.

For more information, and to apply Housing.ufl.edu.

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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.

 
How to sign up with your roommate:

Have your roommate(s) Gatorlink info ready and identify when roommate(s) are able to select their room.

1. The student with the earliest application date will select for the group.
2. If a member of the group selects another space, then they are removing themselves from the roommate group.
3. An email will be sent out confirming building selection.

If you don’t have a roommate preference, no worries! Most of our incoming students move in without a roommate group already established. Housing staff will assign roommates to your space.

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