Undergraduate Room Transfers

For undergraduate students, we offer room swapping and room transfers.

Transferring to a Vacant Room

To transfer to a vacant room, log in to https://hms.housing.ufl.edu with your Gatorlink credentials and visit “Room Transfer Request” under the “Contract” menu. You may select one preference to transfer. If your request becomes available, you will be notified via email to either accept or decline the transfer.

Swamp Swap: Swapping Rooms


  • Fall – Pre-occupancy July 10 to  August 4; Post-occupancy September 7 to November 12
  • Spring – January 13 to April 10

Swamp Swap is a person-to-person room swapping option for assigned campus residents. To swap your room with another student, log in to https://hms.housing.ufl.edu with your Gatorlink credentials and visit “Swamp Swap” under the “Contract” menu.

Follow these instructions after you have reached the Swamp Swap page:

Direct Swap (you know the person you want to swap with):

  1. Enter the Gatorlink username of the person you want to swap with below and click “Go.”
  2. Verify the information and click “Submit Swap Request.”
  3. Your swap partner will be sent an email and will go to the Swamp Swap page to accept.
  4. Once they accept, you will receive an email for you to log in and submit the final confirmation

Random Swap:

  1. Change the toggle beside “Do you know the person you want to swap with?” to “No.”
  2. Click on “Advertise My Room.”
  3. Click on “Swamp Swap Posting” to view the rooms of other students interested in swapping.
  4. Click on “Request More Information” (this will share your name, email and phone number with the student).
  5. You will receive an email when the student accepts your request.
  6. To view the person’s contact information, return to the Swamp Swap page and click on the icon beside “Share Contact Info.”
  7. Feel free to ask the student questions about their room and be prepared to answer questions about your room.
  8. Either student may click “Initiate Swap” to start the swap process.
  9. Your swap partner will be sent an email and will go to the Swamp Swap page to accept.
  10. Once they accept, you will receive an email for you to log in and submit the final confirmation.

Transfer Costs

There is no transfer cost.

Graduate and Family Apartment Transfers

For Graduate & Family Housing residents, when selecting an apartment always do your best to choose an apartment that you can live in for the entirety of your academic career at the University of Florida. Due to high demand, it is challenging to transfer to a different apartment. However, we are aware that circumstances may change while you live with us.

Purpose of the Transfer Process

The transfer process is intended to assist current GFH residents who have a change in circumstances with regards to the following: Marital StatusDependent Children, and Disability. When the number of family members living in an apartment increases or an unforeseen medical condition arises, a transfer may be necessary. When a student submits a transfer request for one of these reasons, we do our best to find alternate housing within GFH that accommodates the change of circumstance.

We also realize that occasionally, a current GFH resident may want to transfer to a different village or apartment for other reasons (to be closer to a particular part of campus, to change school zones, to change floors or other personal preferences). We often cannot accommodate these types of transfers due to the high demand for Graduate and Family Housing. However, we will do our best to accommodate such requests. Please note, you must live in GFH for at least six months before requesting a transfer, and that convenience transfers such as these are never guaranteed.


Click Here to request a transfer.

Other Considerations

  • Most transfers will take around two months. Convenience transfers could take considerably longer.
  • During periods of high demand, transfers may not be possible.
  • Depending on availability, a transfer may not be possible.
  • To keep rental rates low for all GFH residents, transfers that have a negative effect on occupancy will not be granted.
  • Documentation may be required for some transfer requests.
  • Students must be in good standing concerning rent, student conduct or other reasons to be transferred to another apartment.

Transfer Costs

There are no upfront costs for transfers. However, once a transfer happens, there is a $75 transfer fee, and residents will be required to pay for rent and electricity costs for both apartments for the number of days it takes to move from one apartment to the other.

Notice of Intent to Vacate

While residents who transfer may not be required to fulfill a 60 day rent obligation period for their old apartment, they must still move out of their apartment promptly to avoid improper checkout fees.