Murphree Area

Buckman Hall •  Fletcher Hall •  Murphree Hall •  Sledd Hall •  Thomas Hall

Area Desk Information

Phone: 352-392-6091

Area Desk Hours

The Murphree Area is one of the most beautiful areas on the University of Florida campus and is comprised of 5 traditional residence halls: Buckman Hall, Fletcher Hall, Murphree Hall, Sledd Hall, and Thomas Hall. It is located near Library West, many UF Classrooms, the Academic Advising Center, Racquet Club Dining Center, Florida Gym, the Hub, O’Connell Center, and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

The Murphree Area has the oldest buildings on campus that were later converted into residence halls, therefore no two rooms in the area are the same. Buckman and Thomas Hall were the original University of Florida buildings, and are both listed on the National Register of Historic places. Central AC was recently installed in Buckman and Thomas.

Murphree Returning Gators Program (LLC)

Returning Gators Program (RGP) is designed to address the specific needs and interests of second-year students at UF, including academic, career, and leadership development. Residents can earn RGP credits toward a Returning Gators Program completion while learning about leadership, money management, personal wellness, healthy relationships, and career planning. Sophomores living in the Murphree Area will be able to sign up for the RGP program at the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester.

Murphree Area Council (MAC)

The Murphree Area Council is a student run organization, dedicated to providing quality services to the residents of Murphree, Buckman, Thomas, Sledd, and Fletcher. Membership is open to all residents. To join, simply purchase an activity card. Learn More

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Residence Hall Amenities

  • Area Desk Services
  • High-speed Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities ($1.50 to wash and $1.25 to dry)
  • Cable TV
  • Mail Service
  • Evening Security Patrols 10pm - 4am
  • Fully furnished bedrooms*
  • *Weaver, Simpson, Beaty, Infinity, and Broward East have closet/wardrobe/dresser combinations


30 Murphree Area
Gainesville, FL 32612-3001

Hall Opened Co-ed Capacity Number of Room Types

Buckman Hall

1906 By Floor 126 Single

Fletcher Hall

1939 By Floor 166 Single
Two Room Double
Three Room Triple

Murphree Hall

  • Returning Gators Program (Murphree Area)
1939 By Floor 348 Double
Two Room Double
Two Room Triple

Sledd Hall

1929 By Floor 187 Single
Two Room Double
Two Room Triple
Three Room Triple
Three Room Quad

Thomas Hall

1906 By Floor 170 Single