Graduate and Family Housing residents must be admitted, enrolled and maintain proper academic progress toward a degree at the University of Florida (including enrollment in at least one class) and be one of the following:

1. Graduate, professional or similar student
2. Have a spouse and/or dependent children live with you

Defining Eligibility

In order to promote and maintain the best possible residential environment and in keeping with specific regulations, the following definitions will help define eligibility.

Primary Occupants
Only a primary occupant (the billed renter), a spouse, and dependent children (where allowable), are allowed to live in an apartment. For more information about the Graduate and Family Housing guest policy, please contact Jason Fraser-Nash, Assistant Director of Housing.


There are some exceptions to the eligibility requirements and must be requested as far in advance as possible by emailing Not all requests are approved. Here is a list of some common exceptions:

Early Move-In:
Prior to enrollment new residents may move in approximately one semester prior to attending classes

Late Move-Out: Graduating students may stay up to a week after graduation. By request, residents may stay up to one semester after graduation.

Semester Off from Classes:
This allowance is intended to accommodate research or other academic situations. By request, residents may live in Graduate and Family Housing for one semester during each 12 month period without being enrolled in classes. Additional accommodations may be considered. Please note that residents can only make this request for one out of three semesters and they may never take off two consecutive semesters.

Between Degrees:
Residents may request to live with Graduate and Family Housing between degrees for up to one semester. For example, a student may live with Graduate and Family Housing for the summer in between completing their master's degree and starting a PhD program.