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Department of Housing and Residence Education
Mission: The Department of Housing mission is to provide well-maintained, community-oriented
facilities where residents and staff are empowered to learn, innovate and succeed.
More than 7,300 students live in single-student residence halls. Nearly 2,100
married students, graduate students, spouses and children live in 980 apartments
in graduate and family housing villages.
Contact Information: University Housing Office, P.O. Box 112100, Gainesville,
FL, 32611-2100. Phone: (352) 392-2161.
Fax: (352) 392-6819. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residency Requirements: Campus housing is available to full time students
as defined by respective academic colleges. Students may choose to live on or
off campus. Freshmen entering the university during the summer term(s) must
live on campus during the summer to be eligible for academic year housing. Campus
housing contracts in residence halls are available for the academic year (fall/spring
semesters), spring semester only, and the summer terms.
Application Process for Beginning Freshmen: After beginning freshmen complete
application for admission to UF, the Department of Housing will send the student
on-campus housing application information. The student must complete the application
and return it with a $25 non-refundable application fee to establish a housing
priority date. Applying for campus housing does not guarantee an offer of residence
hall space. If the student is admitted to UF and based on the housing priority
date, the Department of Housing will send a residence hall agreement, if space
is available. To secure campus housing, the student must return the agreement
and advance rent payment by the due date specified.
Application Process for Transfer Students: Students must apply to UF
and have a UFID prior to applying for campus housing. Students need to apply
as early as possible because of the demand for housing. Transfer students must
return the completed application with a $25 non-refundable application fee.
If the student is admitted to UF and housing space is available, an agreement
will be sent based on the date the housing application and fee are received.
Application Process for Village Communities: Students must apply to UF
and have a UFID prior to applying for housing. To be eligible to live in Village
Communities, the following qualifications must be met: A married student or
student parent without spouse who has legal custody of minor children must meet
the requirements for admissions to the University of Florida and continue to
make normal progress toward a degree as determined by the college. Applications
must be completed and signed by the applicant and his/her spouse or fiancé,
if applicable, and submitted with all the necessary supporting papers and non-refundable
$10 application fee. Supporting papers include a copy of the applicant's marriage
certificate and/or children's birth certificates. Single parents must provide
a copy of legal documents (adoption papers, divorce decrees, etc.) showing
full custody of minor dependent children before being offered an assignment.
Maguire Village applicants also must include a statement of income. Contact
the Village Communities Office at the address above.
Students with Disabilities: A variety of facilities and services are
available for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities who require
adapted facilities or services need to contact the Assignments Office in writing
as soon as possible to document disabilities, needs and requests. Students
with disabilities must meet the standard guidelines used to determine housing
eligibility. Students with print-related disabilities may request housing publications
in an alternative format. Students with hearing disabilities may request assistance
from the Florida Relay Service, 392-3008 (Voice/TDD).
Facilities: Twenty-four single student residence halls offer a wide variety
of room styles: single rooms (limited), double rooms, triple rooms, suites for
2/3/4/5 residents and apartments. The most common room is a standard air-conditioned
double room that accommodates two residents. All rooms have beds, mattresses,
study desks, chairs, dressers, closets, and window coverings. Rental rates include
cable television service, local telephone service, fiber optic computer service
and utilities. (Utility rates are limited in the Keys Residential Complex and
Lakeside Residential Complex.) Rental rates vary depending on features such
as air conditioning, floor space, private baths, and kitchen facilities. In
Village Communities (graduate and family housing), studio apartments, townhouses,
and 1/2/3 bedroom apartments are available.
Residence Hall Staff: The Department of Housing employs nearly 700 full-time
and part-time staff. Staff includes custodial staff, maintenance staff, clerical
staff, administrators and student staff, including graduate hall directors,
resident assistants, desk assistants and security assistants.
Staff and student leaders plan social, recreational, cultural and educational
opportunities. The staff is trained in crisis intervention, personal and fire
safety, and security procedures.
Students' main contact with staff is with resident assistants (RAs), graduate
hall directors (GHDs), residence directors (RDs), residence life coordinators
(RLCs) and assistant directors of housing for residence life (ADHs). An undergraduate
RA lives on each floor or section to serve as a peer adviser. Graduate staff,
who supervise RAs, help to promote a learning environment and coordinate area
activities. The ADH, a full-time university administrator, is responsible for
the overall administrative and educational functions within each residence
Inter-Residence Hall Association: All students are encouraged to participate
in organizational activities that play a significant part in their educational,
cultural, social and recreational life. The Inter-Residence Hall Association
(IRHA) represents the collective interests of all resident students and serves
as a channel of communication between residence area government councils, the
university community and outside interests. This self-governance program at
the hall and area levels offers residents the opportunity to establish guidelines
for group living and a chance to help plan social and educational activities.
Local Telephone Service: A telephone jack that provides 24-hour service
is located in each room. Students provide their own touch-tone telephones.
Cost of local service is included in the housing rental rate and includes call
waiting, speed calling, three-way calling and call return.
Convenience Stores and Vending Machines: Beaty Market, Graham Oasis and the
Little Hall Express Shop - three convenience stores owned and operated by
Gator Dining Service - are located in or near Beaty, Graham and Little Halls,
respectively. Students may purchase convenience items such as snacks, milk,
bread, soda, pens, paper, candy, etc., using their Gator Dining cards or cash.
Vending machines are located conveniently in all residence halls.
Food Service: All residents have the opportunity to purchase board plans or
declining balance accounts on an optional basis from Gator Dining Service. Space
is limited in the board plan program. Students with board plans eat most meals
in Gator Corner Dining Facility, the large multi-purpose dining facility located
by Tolbert, North, Riker, East, Weaver, Graham, Simpson, and Trusler halls
on the west side of campus or at the Broward Dining Center featuring the Fresh
Food Co. located next to Broward Hall. Call Gator Dining Service at (352) 392-2491
or visit www.bsd.ufl.edu/dining/ for more
Custodial Service: All the residence halls have custodial staff to clean
public areas, bathrooms, lounges and hallways. Individual room cleaning is the
responsibility of each resident.
Security: Security is a shared responsibility of the university, residence
hall staff and residents. Residents must take precautions to protect themselves
and their personal property. Residence hall staff and the University Police
Department provide campus safety education and awareness programs. The residence
hall staff monitors residence hall security; external building security generally
is the responsibility of the University Police Department. Housing security
assistants patrol the areas immediately next to the residence halls from 10:00
p.m. to 6:00 a.m. when classes are in session.
Laundry Facilities: Washers and dryers that are coin-operated or will
function with a Gator 1 debit card are provided in each residence area.
Cable T.V.: A 40-channel residence hall closed-cable television system is provided.
Charges for basic cable service are included in the housing rent. Channel 8,
The Residence Information Channel, broadcasts bulletin board messages, movies
and other copyright-secured videos.
Electronic Card Access: The conversion of outside entrance doors to electronic
card access is an on-going project. Residents living in halls that have been
converted will be issued plastic cards for access to these halls in addition
Computer Services: Students are responsible for the security of their
computer systems. Students may access university computer services in residence
facilities through DHNet, the Department of Housing ethernet fiber optic computer
network, or by modem. DHNet provides computer services via fiber optic lines,
not phone lines. Modems are not needed, data is transferred more quickly and
students may send and receive phone calls while using their computers. DHNet
service is available in all residence facilities. The service is included in
the rent charge.
Special Housing Areas
Lakeside Residential Complex: Four students share an apartment with four
single bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. Bathrooms are
cleaned by Housing custodial staff.
Quiet/Study Floors: Quiet/Study floors are available in Tolbert Area
(men), Graham Hall (men), Riker Hall (women), and Murphree Area (men/women).
Residents assigned to these floors agree to more restrictive levels of quiet,
which are in effect seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Hume Honors Housing: Freshmen may be invited to live in Honors housing
(Honors Residential College at Hume Hall) to participate in an accelerated
academic program. Residents agree to abide by the guidelines and expectations
of honors housing. Single and double-room suites with bathrooms surround a floor
lounge. Housing custodial staff cleans the bathrooms. Contact: Admissions Officer
for Superior Student Applications, Admissions, University of Florida, PO Box
114000, Gainesville, FL 32611. Phone: (352) 392-1365.
Leader/Scholar Program: Incoming first- year students can request assignment
to the Leader/Scholar Program in Trusler Hall, which offers additional programming
and support services in academic and life skills areas. Sections of First Year
Florida are taught in Trusler Hall for students in the Leader/Scholar Program.
This program has fewer than 200 available spaces and is available on a first-come,
first-served basis. Contact: Residence Life Coordinator for Graham/Hume, 352-392-6011.
Beaty Towers: Four residents share an apartment with two bedrooms, complete
kitchen, and bathroom. Housing custodial staff cleans bathrooms. Beaty residents
are encouraged to take advantage of the additional programming and support
services that promote personal wellness and focus on improving body, mind and
Springs Residential Complex: Single and double-room suites with bathrooms
surround a floor lounge. Housing custodial staff cleans bathrooms. It is the
home of "Wellness at the Springs," a satellite GatorWell program from
the Student Health Care Center. Students are encouraged to take advantage of
the on-site center, which offers massage, meditation, yoga, and other programs
and activities that promote an overall wellness lifestyle.
Faculty-in-Residence Program: The Faculty-in-Residence Program in Lakeside
Residential Complex promotes interaction between students and the faculty-in-residence.
The faculty member lives in an apartment in Lakeside Residential Complex and
shares the residence hall living experience with students. The faculty-in- residence
provides academic advising and helps to plan and implement programs.
Keys Residential Complex: Continuing students with 30 plus hours of completed
course work share an apartment with four single bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen
and a living room. Housing custodial staff cleans the bathrooms.
Community Service Section: Students interested in volunteering and leadership
can apply to live in the Community Serv-ice Section in Fletcher Hall. The goal
of the section is to provide an awareness, understanding and supportive environment
for residents who are interested in volunteer endeavors.
International House at Weaver Hall: The University of Florida hosts international
exchange students from all five continents. The International House is home
to exchange students and UF degree-seeking students who desire to take part
in a cross-cultural living/learning environment.
The International House encourages and supports the acquisition of international
perspectives and multiculturalism as well as the recognition of intercultural
Off-Campus Housing: The Housing Office maintains listings of apartments,
houses and rooming units offered for rent to students, faculty and staff. Each
spring, the office compiles a list of apartment and rooming unit developments.
This list is available at www.housing.ufl.edu/housing/facilities_offcampus.htm.
The Housing Office cannot recommend any off-campus facility.
The student should make a personal inspection of the rental facility and have
a conference with the owner (or agent) before making a deposit or signing a
lease. Persons seeking off-campus housing should plan to arrive in Gainesville
well in advance of the semester in which housing is needed. Fall arrangements
are possible as early as April, spring semester after mid-November. For best
results, visit during the week-not weekends-after preliminary information on
available rentals has been obtained.