Project Updates

Housing Master Plan

In support of enhancing the Gator student experience, the Housing Master plan provides both a vision and road map for the creation of new residential facilities and and upgrades, among other projects. The plan aims to support a signature UF experience, contribute to a vibrant campus life, balance financial accessibility with quality facilities, and maintain student choice and fiscal responsibility.

As part of the background research conducted, undergraduate and graduate students were surveyed in the fall of 2018. Survey topics included housing preferences, the impact of living on campus, and experiences living off campus. The themes the emerged as very important to our students were proximity to campus, quality of housing facility, ability to choose roommates and cost.

Also noted in the results, student strongly agree or agree:

  • Living on campus helped to acclimate them to live as a student (92%)
  • Provided them with a sense of community (77%)
  • Positively influenced their academic performance (80%)
  • Provide them with a safe and secure environment (93%)
  • Provided them with a convenient living option (95%)
  • Positively influenced their utilization of campus resources (86%)
  • More than 86% of students reported that living on campus enhanced their overall experience at UF

The first project slated to be completed is the New Residential Housing Complex with Honors College.

Frequently Asked Questions

Maguire/University Village Housing (UVS)

Additionally, as part of the master planning process it was determined that the Graduate and Family Housing villages of Maguire and University Village South (UVS) no longer provide the quality of life the university wished to provide to students, as the facilities are beyond economical renovation. Maguire and UVS facilities will be closing in a phased approach by no longer offering new contracts. We look forward to enhancing existing and creating quality new residential living spaces for our students.

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UF Public Safety Building – Noise Impact

Construction of the new three story UF Public Safety Building is underway with anticipated completion of August 2022. This new facility is located just north of Jennings Hall. During construction of this facility Jennings Hall may experience construction noise impact.

Museum Road – Partial Closure

Museum Road between Center Drive and Broward Drive on the University of Florida campus will close May 10 for Utilities infrastructure additions and improvements.