packages

You will want to fill out a Package Discrepancy Form found on our Main Housing website (https://www.housing.ufl.edu/residents/amenities/package-lockers/package-discrepency/) in order to locate your package.
Students have three business days to pick up their package, unless it is during a holiday break or students contact the area Desk Clerk to have them hold the package for additional days.

application

No, you are not required to live on campus, and on-campus housing is not guaranteed. Therefore, we encourage you to apply early, so you can have an earlier priority date for choosing where you want to live.
Unfortunately, we do not offer a waiver for our application fee, because on-campus housing is not required by the University in most cases.
The housing application fee is non-refundable for any reason, even if you are not accepted to the University of Florida.

contract

Yes! Our contracts are offered as Fall/Spring agreements, but once you are registered for graduation, reach out to us and we will verify your information. If you have registered to graduate at the end of the Fall Term, we will cancel your housing agreement for Spring without a cancellation fee.
Once your housing agreement is completed, you can go to the Assignment Preferences page on HMS and add your friend to your Roommate Group by entering their GatorLink username. This will send them an email, where they can accept your invitation. You must have the exact same contract types to be paired together.
The cancellation deadline is May 1st for the following contract terms:

  • B/Fall/Spring
  • Fall/Spring
  • Fall/Spring/Summer

The cancellation deadline is March 1st for the following contract terms:

  • Summer A
  • Summer A, Summer B
  • Summer B (current students)

To cancel the agreement log onto https://hms.housing.ufl.edu and select “Contract” then “Cancel Contract.”

Housing Options

Most of our residence halls on the east side of campus will be close to your classes, since they’ll be spread out in several buildings. You can also go to campusmap.ufl.edu and filter the search to show you housing options, so you can see which residence halls are closest to your department’s building.

Housing Payments

FLPP will cover all spaces up to the rental rate of $3,729 per semester, which is our most expensive double room on campus.
This depends on the financial aid the student receives. If a student’s financial aid has already covered tuition, any remaining aid will be applied to the remaining charges on the student’s account, and this includes housing.
Students can check their eligibility for a rent deferment by signing on to HMS and selecting the “My Deferments” option under the Contract tab. In order to be eligible, students must have financial aid of $4,900 or more of financial aid for the fall/spring or $1,600 or more for each summer term. Florida PrePaid is not included as “financial aid” on the student’s account, so students with a Florida Prepaid plan may need to call the Housing Accounts team and request a deferment at (352) 846-6381.

Move In

Once you are assigned a residence hall room, you will wait for the move-in selection to open. Once it does, you can select an hour time slot for the specific day you would like to move in.
Freshmen will be allowed to move in one day earlier than returning students. However, they are not required to move in on this day.
We usually only allow early move-in times for students as part of an event with a university sponsored group. If you have extenuating circumstances keeping you from moving in on any of the allowed days, contact us and we can work with you to make sure you are able to move in.

Room Transfers

You can submit a Housing Accommodation Request through the DRC and submit your medical documentation. They will work with you to determine what kind of space you need and communicate that information with us.
No. The contract terms differ, so you would be unable to participate in Swamp Swap with them.
Talk to your friend’s assigned roommate and ask if they would want to participate in a swap. If they agree, both of you can send us an email requesting a swap within the suite.

Housing Accommodations

You can submit a Housing Accommodation Request through the DRC and submit your medical documentation. They will work with you to determine what kind of space you need and communicate that information with us.
It depends on your accommodation needs. Cypress Hall is the only residence hall with fully ADA accessible rooms, but housing accommodations can range from being in a space without carpet, to being located on the ground floor of the building. We have spaces all over campus on hold for students with various needs.
Yes! You can submit your service animal’s paperwork to the Disability Resource Center and complete the necessary paperwork with the Residence Life and Education Team.

Appeals

The completed Application for Contract Release, a typed personal statement, and dated, supported documentation of an unforeseen change in circumstances.
No. The parent can write a letter to explain the situation in more detail that would be part of the supporting documentation, but the appeal must be submitted by the student through their HMS account, in person or mail/fax.
Appeals are heard and decided on within ten business days of the completed appeal being received.

Cancellations

May 1. This is also the date students need to commit to an institution.
$225 is our standard cancellation fee. If an incoming student cancels their contract due to declining their admission prior to May 1, it will be reduced to $125.
Yes! We need verification that the program or internship will be for course credit counting towards the student’s degree, typically this is a letter from their academic advisor. Additionally, we can only cancel Spring term portions of the agreement. If a student needs the Fall term cancelled, we will need to cancel their entire agreement and they will be placed on a waitlist for Spring Only housing. Students who are participating in an approved program or are graduating in the fall will receive a cancellation with NO fee.

Housing Tours

Currently we do not have any tours due to the state wide stay at home orders. We will begin again as soon as possible. Thank you and stay safe!

area office information

Students can visit the Area Office during their hours, typically 8am-8pm on weekdays and 8am-4pm on Saturdays. Their area office information should be on HMS, or on our main housing website.
Students can visit the offices for assistance with packages, laundry facilities, lock-outs, and especially moving in! Area offices typically have a lot of information about room dimensions and furniture dimensions as well.
Offices are open typically 8am-8pm on weekdays and 8am-4pm on Saturdays. Cypress Hall and Infinity Hall desks are both open 24 hours a day.

Room and Furniture Information

Residence hall rooms come with a standard set of furniture that includes a bed frame, a mattress, a desk, a dresser, and either a closet or a wardrobe in place of one.
We do not remove furniture from student rooms. You can add your own pieces of furniture, but they must fit inside the room with what is already there.
https://www.housing.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2019/02/UFhousingbedinfo.pdfThe beds in certain residence halls can be lofted to fit the desk underneath it. Even if the room does not support lofting of the bed, you can still have the height of the bed adjusted to an extent. Check out our informational flyer on all things bed related