Community Standards

Graduate and Family Housing Community Standards

Welcome to the Department of Housing and Residence Education at the University of Florida. We hope that the coming year in your new home will be exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Housing staff members strive to provide a supportive living environment that encourages students to succeed in the classroom and grow as individuals.

You have voluntarily agreed to live in and become part of the residential community. By signing a Housing Contract, you have acknowledged and agree to follow the standards of the community. The Housing Community Standards contained herein are considered a part of the University of Florida Student Code of Conduct (6C1-4.016).

These policies have been established in the best interest of the residence community at large in accordance with other University regulations, local, state, and federal laws, and input from previous residents.

For more information contact the Office of Conduct and Community Standards at (352) 392-2171 x10141.

For more information, visit the Dean of Students Office Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution web page at

Read about your Rights and Responsibilities

Read the University of Florida Student Code of Conduct

Read the Graduate & Family Housing Community Standards

  • University Policy, State & Federal Law
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Annual Review of Housing Community Standards

Graduate & Family Housing Residents

Unsupervised Children

An “unsupervised child” is defined as a child engaged in behavior or activity which may be considered potentially dangerous to self or others in a setting where no evidence of adult supervision exists. Dept. of Housing policy outlines the staff response necessary when unsupervised children are identified. The first step requires staff to notify the University Police Department in order to ensure that safe, adequate supervision is provided. An incident report will be completed to document the situation, which may result in disciplinary action.

Caregivers are expected to use common sense in determining at what age children are capable of playing alone on the village grounds. Infants and young children should never be left alone in an apartment or on the playground. Older children should be able to demonstrate to the caregiver the capacity to play alone and interact with other children in the village without exhibiting verbal or physical aggression toward others.

Caregivers are encouraged to establish safety plans for all minor children in which another adult caregiver in the village is identified and available in the event of absence of the parent or guardian. For a detailed explanation of the unsupervised child policy and procedures, refer to the Appendix. Village office staff can also answer your questions about this policy.