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?
It’s just 5 easy steps.
Submit your $25 non-refundable housing application. Your housing application date is used to determine when you will receive your room information and where you will be living.
Complete your housing agreement by reviewing the terms and conditions as well as submitting your $225 advance rent payment by the due date. Your housing agreement guarantees you a space in a residence hall.
Once your housing agreement is complete you will be able to select your preferences. Preferences include area/building, roommate, and Living Learning Community. Building assignments will begin in May.
You will select a move in appointment to let us know when you plan to arrive to campus. Move In Appointment information will be sent in summer.
Move in will be by appointment. If you plan to participate in a university sponsored activity and need to arrive prior to the first scheduled move in date please work directly with your group. University groups will send your information to housing. Housing will schedule your move in appointment to ensure you arrive in time for activities.
Depending upon the term of admission, students are offered the following housing agreement lengths:
Summer B Admitted Students: Summer B, Fall & Spring
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
Incoming students can live in any of our residence areas. However, certain areas and types of rooms have already been filled by our returning students.
Traditional Style Residence Halls (Broward, Graham, Jennings, Tolbert, & Yulee Areas)
Many Gators enjoy being part of LLCs that directly relate to a major or program of study such as Engineering, while others are interest-based aligns with their personal interests such as the Arts or Active Living. We strongly encourage all students to consider joining an LLC!
Our LLC students actively participate in exclusive academic and career opportunities experiential learning that complements their classroom experience, and achieve lifelong friendships.
After asking students, we found out that students in UF LLCs meet more people, feel closer to the campus community, and have more experiences and skills relevant to their academic major and career. It’s great to be an LLC Gator!
We place a high value on Living and Learning Community experiences and we assign all students interested in LLCs first until each LLC is filled.
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.
Housing agreements will be sent on Tuesday’s to admitted students with an application.
Students starting during the Summer B semester
The majority of new Summer B students will move in to the residence hall they will live in for the Summer B, Fall and Spring semesters. Since some residence halls aren’t open during the Summer, new students starting in the Summer choose from the following areas and residence halls:
Students participating in a living learning community that isn’t open during the summer will live in summer school housing and move out after Summer and into their LLC at the start of the fall semester.
Students starting during the Fall semester
All residence areas are open to students living on campus starting in the fall. However, the following areas have limited availability due to their popularity with our returning students:
Students starting during the Spring semester (Innovation Academy)
Incoming Innovation Academy students are assigned to Beaty Towers. Please pay attention to your emails for the possibility of moving on campus for the Fall term if you are enrolled in online classes prior to starting your program in Spring.
Students interested in Living Learning Communities (LLCs) will receive assignments beginning in May.
Students with medical accommodations will receive their assignments the beginning of May.
Students admitted for Summer B will be assigned starting May and completed by May 29.
Students admitted for Fall will be assigned starting June 1 and we will continue to make assignments through the rest of the summer.
Innovation Academy Students admitted for Spring will be assigned the beginning of June.
For Summer B and Fall, we ask that each student select a move in time. You will be notified via email when you can go in and select a move in appointment. Here are the move in dates for each semester:
Summer B: June 25-27
August 18th University Sponsored Groups
August 20th Incoming Student Move In
August 22nd Current Student Move In
Spring 2020: January 3-5
Additionally, there is a chance that an incoming student could be placed with a returning sophomore, junior, or senior in the residence halls as a random roommate.
The residence halls close during these two times:
If you are changing rooms, you will have to remove all of your belongings at the end of the semester and move back in at the start of the next semester.
There is 1 sink/shower/toilet for every 2-4 people in apartment and suite style residence halls.