Graduate & Family Housing Transfer Requests

When selecting an apartment we always advise that you do your best to choose an apartment that you can live in for the entirety of your academic career at the University of Florida. Due to high demand, it is very difficult to transfer to a different apartment. However, we are aware that circumstances may change while you live with us.

Purpose of the Transfer Process

The transfer process is intended to assist current GFH residents who have a change in circumstances with regards to the following: Marital Status, Dependent Children and Disability. When the number of family members living in an apartment increases or an unforeseen medical condition arises, a transfer may be necessary. When a student submits a transfer request for one of these reasons, we do our best to find alternate housing within GFH that accommodates the change of circumstance.

We also realize that occasionally, a current GFH resident may want to transfer to a different village or apartment for other reasons (to be closer to a particular part of campus, to change school zones, to change floors, or other personal preferences). We often cannot accommodate these types of transfers due to the high demand for Graduate and Family Housing. However, we will do our best to accommodate such requests. Please note, you must live in GFH for at least 6 months before requesting a transfer. Please note that convenience transfers such as these are never guaranteed.

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Other Considerations

  • Most transfers will take around two months. Convenience transfers could take considerably longer.
  • During periods of high demand, transfers may not be possible.
  • Depending on availability, a transfer may not be possible.
  • In order to keep rental rates low for all GFH residents, transfers that have a negative effect on occupancy will not be granted.
  • Documentation may be required for some transfer requests.

Transfer Costs

There are no upfront costs for transfers. However, once a transfer happens, there is a transfer fee and residents will be required to pay for rent and electricity costs for both apartments for the number of days it takes to move from one apartment to the other.

Notice of Intent to Vacate

While residents who transfer may not be required to fulfill a 60 day rent obligation period for their old apartment, they must still move out of their apartment in a timely manner to avoid improper checkout fees.