UF Housing is Where Gators Live.

Welcome to the
Gator Nation!

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?

 
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    STEP 1: Housing Application

    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.

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    STEP 2: HOUSING AGREEMENT

    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.

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    STEP 3: PREFERENCES AND ASSIGNMENT

    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.

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    Step 4: Identify your space

    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.

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    STEP 5: GET READY

    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.

  • August 2020 to November 15, 2020: Priority application period for UF admissions
  • August 2020 through Summer 2021: UF Housing applications available
  • February 26, 2021: UF admission decision
  • February-March 2021: GatorLink creation and access UFL email
  • March 3, 2021: UF Housing information email
  • March-May 2021: UF Housing agreements sent weekly to incoming housing applicants
  • March-May 14, 2021: Update housing assignment preferences
  • May 1, 2021: Housing accommodation request deadline
  • May 1, 2021: Last day to cancel incoming student housing agreements for any reason
  • May 3-7, 2021: Housing accommodation assignments begin
  • May 14, 2021: Assignment preferences due in HMS
  • May 17-21, 2021: Living Learning Community assignments begin
  • May 25-28, 2021: Summer B Building Selection by Appointment
  • June 2, 2021: Innovation Academy assignment begin
  • June 8-10, 2021: Fall Building Selection by Appointment
  • June 9 and July 9, 2021: Assignment and roommate information revealed
  • Summer B Move-In: By appointment starting June 24, 2021. More details to be provided in late May.
  • Fall Move-In: By appointment the week of August 17. More details to be provided in late summer.
  • Spring Move-In: Innovation Academy move-in by appointment the week of January 3. More details provided in fall.
Incoming freshmen and transfer students are offered housing on a first come, first served basis in order of housing application date. Housing agreements will be offered starting in March until all available spaces are filled. Housing is not guaranteed unless the agreement is completed by the specified due date. The housing agreement is a legal and binding agreement that guarantees a student a space in any residence hall, room type, and rental rate. Be sure to thoroughly review the terms and conditions prior to completing the agreement. Terms and conditions are available here https://www.housing.ufl.edu/living-options/terms-conditions/.

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 hallSummer B only residence halls are:  

  • Infinity  
  • Jennings 
  • Keys  
  • Springs  

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 

  • Beaty East  
  • Broward 
  • Jennings  
  • Springs   
  • Mallory Hall

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.

For details on all of our residence halls please visit: https://www.housing.ufl.edu/housing

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.

Tour a Room: 360° Tours

UF Housing is excited to collaborate with a wide range of Campus Partners and hosts a variety of specialty communities, called Living Learning Communities (LLCs) which aim to support the academic experience through experiential learning opportunities!

Living Learning Communities

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.

Building Selection and Housing Assignments

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.

Living Learning Community (LLC) assignments will take place the week of May 17. Students interested in an LLC must indicate their preference by Friday, May 14, in the “Assignment Preference” tab in HMS.

Students will receive notification by Friday, May 21, if they receive their LLC preference or if the community is full. Students who receive an LLC but no longer wish to participate in the community can change their selection during the building selection appointment time or contact our office to remove the assignment. Once removed, UF Housing cannot add the LLC back. For details about LLCs visit https://residents.housing.ufl.edu/academic-initiatives/llc/.

Summer B housing assignments will begin the week of May 24. Students who applied on or before April 2, 2021 will be provided an appointment to select their building and room type. Building selection will be hosted Tuesday, May 25-Thursday, May 27 by appointment. Appointments will be available the week of May 10 under the “Building Selection” tab in HMS.

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.

Fall housing assignments will begin the week of June 7. Students who applied on or before April 2, 2021, will be provided an appointment to select their building and room type. Building selection will be hosted Tuesday, June 8-Thursday, June 10, by appointment. Appointments will be available the week of May 10 under the “Building Selection” tab in HMS.

Students who applied after April 2 will receive their assignments from the housing assignments team. Students receive an email once they are assigned to their building and room type. Fall room number and roommate information will be available on July 9 in HMS.

Assignment Preferences are due by Friday, May 14.

Innovation Academy students will want to indicate any roommate preferences under the “Assignment Preferences” tab in HMS by Friday, May 14.

Innovation Academy students will be assigned to Beaty Towers in application date order starting the week of June 7. Students receive an email once they are assigned to their building and room type. Specific room numbers and roommate details will be available on July 9, 2021.

Be Sure to Create Your GatorLink Username and Password.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some questions we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions we’d love to hear from you.

We encourage students who plan to live on campus to apply as soon as possible to have the most choices. If you haven’t applied you may do so by visiting link: https://www.housing.ufl.edu/living-options/apply/

Housing agreements will be sent on Tuesday’s to admitted students with an application.

Each student has at least 2 weeks to complete their housing agreement to secure campus housing. To complete the agreement, students must accept the terms and conditions and make the $225 advance rent payment.
No, completing your housing agreement does not confirm your admission to UF. You will need to confirm your admission by May 1st with the Admission’s Office.
We want the housing process to be as easy as possible. When you start your time as a Gator, it is our goal that you move in to the place you will call home for your entire first year.

Students starting during the Summer B semester

Summer B only is for the B term and students will live in a designated residence hallSummer B only residence halls are:  

  • Beaty East 
  • Infinity  
  • Jennings 
  • Lakeside  
  • Keys  
  • Springs  

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 

  • Beaty East  
  • Broward 
  • Jennings  
  • Springs  
  • Lakeside  

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.  

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:

Limited Availability
Beaty Towers
Infinity Hall
Hume Honors
Murphree Area
Lakeside Complex

Little or No Availability
Single Rooms in all residence halls
Apartments in the Keys Complex
All suites in Cypress Hall

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.

  • Traditional Style: Students living in traditional halls typically share a bedroom and use a floor bathroom and kitchen/lounge.
  • Suite Style: Students in suites typically share a bedroom and have a bathroom connected to their room and a kitchen/lounge on their floor.
  • Apartment Style: Students in apartments have a bathroom and kitchen adjoining their room. Students in Beaty Towers share a bedroom. Students in Keys & Lakeside typically have private bedrooms.
Yes, our residence halls house first year and upperclassman together. Living with an upperclassmen is often a great idea because your new roommate will typically know all the ins and outs of living on campus.
Yes! As a new Gator, you just need to give your friend your Gatorlink username and tell your friend to email us about living together. Then we’ll work to find a room where you can both live.
Most of our beds are Twin XL. But for more details, view our bed information sheet.
After completing your housing agreement, we will email you about using RoomSync. RoomSync is an app that allows you to connect with other new UF students to find a compatible roommate.
We want all of our students to be successful when living in the residence halls. Students with a medical condition that requires a specific housing accommodation should visit this page: https://www.housing.ufl.edu/residence-halls/accommodation-requests/
First year students at UF are not required to live in the residence halls. Once we have enough students to fill all the residence halls, we will stop offering campus housing and begin a wait list for interested students. For last fall, almost 200 people were on the wait list as of move in day.
Before you can receive a room assignment, you must complete your housing agreement.

Students interested in Living Learning Communities (LLCs) will receive assignments beginning in May.

Students with medical accommodations will receive their assignments at the beginning of May.

Students admitted for Summer B will be assigned starting in May.

Students admitted for Fall will be assigned starting in June, and we will continue to make assignments through the rest of the summer.

Innovation Academy Students admitted for Spring will be assigned at the beginning of June.

To get tons of information about move in, visit: https://www.housing.ufl.edu/residents/move-in/

For 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.

There are a number of possible reasons a person can’t be added to your roommate group.

  • Make sure your friend has completed a housing agreement.
  • Make sure your friend is starting the same term. Students must have matching housing agreements to be roommates.
  • Make sure your friend isn’t part of another roommate group. This also applies if two people are both trying to create the group. Only one person needs to send an invite to create a roommate group.
Yes! If you know a current student who is living in the residence halls next year, let us know and we’ll see if we can place you in the same room together.

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.

No! The residence halls are open during most university holidays including Labor Day, Thanksgiving, MLK Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day.

The residence halls close during these two times:

  • Between Summer B & Fall Semesters
  • Between Fall and Spring Semesters
If you will be returning to the exact same room, you can leave all your items. But don’t forget your phone charger because the halls will be closed and you won’t be able to access your room during semester breaks.

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.

All the bathrooms in the residence halls are cleaned regularly by UF Housing & Residence Life staff.

  • Traditional style halls are cleaned daily Monday – Friday and as need on Saturdays.
  • Suite & Apartment style halls are cleaned once a week.
There is typically 1 sink/shower/toilet for every 5-6 people in traditional style residence halls.

There is 1 sink/shower/toilet for every 2-4 people in apartment and suite style residence halls.

COMMON HOUSING TERMS

A payment that is required to complete the housing contract. This payment is submitted after students have complete the online portion of their housing contract. The advanced rent payment will go towards the upcoming semester’s rent.
Every student who wants to live in a UF residence hall will need to complete a housing application and pay the application fee. It is the first step in the housing process for all students. For incoming students, the date that the housing application is submitted will act as their place in line to receive housing and receive their preferences.
A full-time live-in professional staff member who supervises Graduate Community Coordinators (GCC) and Resident Assistants (RA) and assists students with any housing problems they may have after moving into their residence hall.
A common area where students can pick up packages, get replacement keys if locked out, and ask questions about their room or residence hall. Each residence hall area has an Area Office.
This document outlines the expectations and policies for community living in our residence halls and apartments at UF. Included in the Community Standards is a detailed guide of how to live in the residence halls/apartments, what items you can and cannot bring and outlines the conduct process for students. The community standards can be found on Community Standards & Conduct Code.
Students with sufficient financial aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) are granted a rent deferment automatically at the time of billing. The due date will be pushed back until after financial aid is disbursed for the semester. If a student is not automatically granted a deferment and receives additional financial assistance, they can go to https://hms.housing.ufl.edu to request a deferment. Deferments must be given before the due date to avoid late fees.
A graduate hall director is a graduate student who lives in the residence hall and provides the students and RAs with support and a sense of community.
HMS is the web portal where students will complete most housing processes. These processes include inputting preferences, completing housing applications and contracts, adding themselves to the waiting list, and room transfers.
Resident’s experience on-campus life with fellow students who share their academic and personal interests, which supports many diverse positive outcomes for the students. LLCs at UF range from narrow and academic to broad and interdisciplinary. These communities are run with unique input from student leaders, include targeted classes, resources, and other exclusive opportunities, and have dedicated staff members committed to their success.
Incoming students can list their choices for living and learning communities, areas, buildings, room types, and roommates on https://hms.housing.ufl.edu after they have completed a housing contract. Priority for receiving preferences is based on a student’s housing application date.
A fellow Gator resident who facilitates students’ social, academic, and personal adjustment to the residence hall and University. The RA develops a sense of community among residents as members of a floor, residents of a hall, and active participants in the residence life system.
A completed housing agreement guarantees students a space in UFs residence halls. Housing contracts are completed online. For incoming students, housing contracts are offered after completing a housing application and receiving admission to the University starting in February. Continuing students are offered housing contracts for the next school year during the fall term.
Roomsync is a roommate matching application for incoming students. Students sign up for RoomSync through Facebook after they have completed a housing contract. Once signed up, a student can post on RoomSync and look through other student’s posts to find potential roommates.
Students can submit a request to transfer into a different room. The room transfer request list is for individual students only. If a student is offered a space from the waiting list, their roommates will not be transferred. Placing yourself on the room transfer request list does not guarantee that you will be offered a space. When students add themselves to the transfer request list, they are given two priority numbers.

  1. Overall Priority – This is your place in line among the total number of students on the waiting list for anyspace in a residence hall.
  2. Exact Same Preference Priority – This is your place in line among students who have the exact same transfer preferences.
Students who have maintenance concerns about their room can submit service requests to have maintenance look at their requested concern. Students can submit service requests for pest control, building services, maintenance, mold and mildew, internet, furniture, and IT help. Students can submit service requests at https://iservicedesk.ufl.edu
Two students with the same contract type can swap rooms as long as they mutually agree to the swap. Students can do a direct swap if they know who they would like swap with. They can also advertise their room and look for other students who are trying to swap. Students can request a Swamp Swap by going to https://hms.housing.ufl.edu.

RESIDENCE HALL / ROOM TYPES

This style of residence hall is shared by four students that will share a kitchen, bathroom and common living space. These style residence halls have rooms where students either share rooms or have private rooms. (Beaty, Lakeside, Keys)

  • Apartment Four People– Apartment-style room where two students share a room, and two other students have individual bedrooms (Lakeside).
  • Private Bedroom– Apartment-style room where all four students have an individual room (Lakeside/Keys).
  • Shared Bedroom– Apartment-style rooms where four students share two bedrooms (Beaty).
Rooms of this type typically have shared bedrooms and an adjoining bathroom that is shared with 2-6 students in total who may live in separate bedrooms. The layout is similar to a “Jack and Jill” bedroom bathroom layout in a single-family home (Cypress, Hume, Infinity, Springs).

  • Double Suite– Room with two students that shares the bathroom with the room next to it.
  • Single Suite– Room with one student that shares the bathroom with the room next to it.
  • Super Suite– One large room divided into two or three rooms. The rooms are shared by two students with a shared bathroom. Four to six students will share the super suite (Cypress and Infinity).
This residence hall-style will have students sharing a room with a community bathroom down the hall. This style of residence hall can have rooms that will hold one to four students.

  • Double– This room type is shared by two students.
  • Economy Double– Room shared by two students that is a little smaller than a standard double room.
  • Late Application Triple (LAT) – This room type is shared by three students. This room type is different from a regular triple as we work to assign one of the students to a different space to make the room into a double room.
  • Quad– This room type is shared by four students.
  • Single– This room type shared by one student.
  • Suite Three People– One large room shared by three students with a shared bathroom.
  • Three Room Triple– Three rooms shared by three students (Murphree Area).
  • Three Room Quad– Three rooms shared by four students (Murphree Area).
  • Triple– This room type is shared by three students.
  • Two Room Double– Two rooms shared by two students with an entry way between the rooms (Murphree Area).
  • Two Room Triple– Two rooms shared by three students (Murphree Area).
  • Two Room Quad– Two room shared by four students (Murphree Area).