Congratulations on becoming a Gator! We are excited to welcome you home. Living with UF Housing means you’re seconds away from everything! Our residence halls are designed to create community and engagement with your fellow Gators! As a resident, you have access to activities, academic resources, and 24/7 support. Living here means being all in as a Gator.
Are you ready to Be All In?
Submit your $25 non-refundable housing application. Your housing application date is used to determine when you will receive your housing agreement and where you will be living. Housing on campus is not required and is first-come, first-serve. We want to make sure that you can be seconds away from everything by living in one of our communities.
Complete your housing agreement by reviewing the terms and conditions and submitting your $225 advance rent payment by the due date. Your housing agreement ensures you a space in a residence hall but does not guarantee a specific building or room type. Remember to submit your agreement by the due date in your offer email.
Once your agreement is complete, it’s time to start selecting preferences! Preferences will help guide and prepare you for your room assignment. While preferences are not guaranteed, our UF Housing team does our absolute best to match you with your choices. Preferences include area/building, roommate, and Living Learning Community. Building assignments will begin in May.
With your preferences submitted, it’s time for building selection and assignments. As we get closer to this time, we will let you know if you are selecting your room during building selection or if our housing staff will be determining your room selection. We will detail more information over the next several weeks.
With your application submitted, housing agreement complete, and your room assigned, you are now set to live life in the Swamp. We will send you details about packing, community expectations, and the move-in process closer to your first semester.
Depending upon the term of admission, students are offered the following housing agreement lengths:
Summer B Admitted Students:
Students admitted for the summer B term will have three contract options: Summer B only, B/Fall/Spring, Summer B only and Fall/Spring.
Summer B only is for the B term and students will live in a designated residence hall. Summer B only residence halls are:
Summer B/Fall/Spring is an agreement for three terms where a student will live in a designated hall for all three terms. Residents in this agreement type can keep items in their assigned room and do not have to fully move out between summer b, fall, and spring. Summer B/Fall/Spring residence halls are:
Summer B only and Fall/spring is when a student elects to complete two separate housing agreements. Students will live in a designated hall during summer b (see halls above) and then another location for fall/spring. At the end of summer b, students must fully move out and return to their new fall location at their move-in appointment time.
Fall Admitted Students: Fall & Spring
Spring Admitted Students (Innovation Academy): Spring & Summer A + B*
*Innovation Academy students who plan to enroll in online courses for Fall can opt to live on campus for Fall, Spring, and Summer A+B
Plans change and need to cancel your agreement to live on campus?
To cancel your contract visit https://hms.housing.ufl.edu. Cancellations must be received on or before the May 1st deadline. Students cannot cancel after May 1st if they are still attending UF.
Still Attending UF
The deadline to cancel your housing agreement if you are still attending the University of Florida is May 1st. A standard cancellation fee of $225 applies per the terms and conditions.
Not Attending UF
The cancellation date is May 1st. A standard cancellation fee of $125 applies per the terms and conditions.
Cancelling after May 1st will result in a $225 cancellation fee.
Building selection and housing assignment information occur online in our Housing Management System (HMS) https://hms.housing.ufl.edu. Be sure to check your UFL email for specific details regarding building and room type assignments.
Students who applied after April 2 will be assigned by the housing assignments team. Students receive an email once they are assigned to their building and room type. Summer B room number and roommate information will be available on June 9 in HMS.
Assignment Preferences are due by Friday, May 14.
Creating a GatorLink account is important – You’ll need it to access your housing agreement and to do almost anything else online with UF. A few days after you are admitted you will receive an automated email that will prompt you to create your Gator digital identity. This account name is public and is used as your access to most UF information systems and will become your UF email address. You only get one opportunity, so make it count.
If you need assistance, please contact UF Computing Help desk at (352)392-HELP(4357).
After you create your GatorLink account, visit https://hms.housing.ufl.edu to make sure we have your most up to date contact information.
To update your profile, click on your GatorLink username in the top right-hand corner of the page and select “view/update profile.”
Then click on “Your Information” to review and make any changes.