UF On-Campus Housing
Once your admission letter from the University of Florida arrives -- and you receive your official eight-digit student ID number -- you'll be able to apply for on-campus housing.
First, let's go over the on-campus housing basics…
Make sure you apply as soon as you can! About 87% of the freshman population live on campus each year, and when you combine them with all of the other students who live on campus, it's easy to see that there's a lot of competition for housing!
In order to apply for on-campus housing, you'll have to pay a $25 non-refundable application fee. You'll also have to send in a $200 pre-rent payment and sign a housing contract before you can apply for your preferred residence. (This mandatory contract has to be signed and submitted every term that you live on campus, so don't forget it!)
Once you're ready to select a preferred residence, all you have to do is log onto the MyHousing Portal of my.ufl.edu. From there, you can select the room and roommate of your choice. There are 24 different options for on-campus housing, but all of the dorm rooms come with a bed, a desk and chair, a dresser, and Ethernet access. If you live in one of the suite-style rooms, you'll also get cable TV and kitchen appliances. Just remember -- on-campus housing is first-come first-serve, so the longer you wait to apply, the lower your chances of getting what you want!
The housing you set as "preferred" should be based on your own specific wants and needs. For example, if you like being in the middle of everything, opt for Beaty Towers, Broward Hall, Jennings Hall, Rawlings Hall, Yulee Hall, Mallory Hall, or Reid Hall. If you want to be close to Fraternity Row, Flavet Field, or Lake Alice, opt for Hume Honors College, Graham Hall, Simpson Hall, or Trusler Hall. If you're interested in athletics, opt for Keys Complex, Springs Complex, East Hall, North Hall, Riker Hall, Tolbert Hall, or Weaver Hall. Or, if you want to be close to the Hub, the Student Rec Center, or Midtown, opt for Buckman Hall, Fletcher Hall, Murphree Hall, Sledd Hall, or Thomas Hall.
What happens once you've got a place to live?
Living in on-campus housing means getting access to campus cafeterias -- including Broward Dining and Gator Corner Dining. You'll also be close to the campus' fast food restaurants -- like Chik-Fil-A, Starbucks, Subway, Panda Express, and Pizza Hut.
And if you live in UF's on-campus housing, you'll be in the midst of everything. You'll have quick access to all of the events and activities that take place on campus -- like concerts, plays, the social calendar fair at Turlington Plaza, and a midnight breakfast at Gator Nights.
Best of all, though, living on-campus gives you some flexibility when it comes to your finances. If you don't want to pay your rent on the same day every month, you'll have the option to defer your payment -- without being penalized. Try finding off-campus housing that lets you do that!