Who is defined as a First-Year Student?
students are defined as students who have earned a high school diploma or its
equivalent, and have earned less than 12 semester hours of transferable college
credit after high
school graduation and before enrolling into UNF. This excludes college credits earned during
high school completion through accelerated mechanisms such as IB, AICE, AP and
dual enrollment classes. After matriculation to UNF, students will continue to
be defined as first-year students until they have completed two terms: fall and
spring or spring and fall terms.
University of North Florida is committed to ensuring the academic and personal
success of its students. In working to fulfill this commitment, over the past
several years we have learned that living in on-campus housing can make a world
of difference in what our students take away from their college experience and
in their success rates. The benefits of living on campus are especially
significant for students who have just graduated from high school and are attending
their first year of college. Research tells us that those students who live on
campus during their first year:
with this perspective and to ensure the quality of the first year experience,
UNF requires all first-year students to live in on-campus housing. UNF students
who begin in the summer or fall terms are required to live in campus housing
during their first fall and spring terms. Students who begin in the spring term
will need to live on campus during that first spring term and during the next
fall term. Housing during the summer is not mandated.
living in campus housing during the first year, students must also purchase an
on-campus meal plan, including those students who elect to live on campus
during their initial summer term. There are several different meal plans to
choose from depending on the student’s individual needs. The minimal plan
provides for 10 meals per week.
for the full requirement details, including information regarding requesting an
For Fall 2016/Spring 2017 all residential first-year students will reside in the
four first-year housing areas: Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing,
Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings.
UPDATED JULY 1, 2016:
Osprey Hall residents
will reside within a double occupancy room. Private rooms will only be utilized to accommodate
medical and disability needs as determined by the UNF Disability Resource
Osprey Crossings, Osprey Landing
and Osprey Cove residents will reside within a triple occupancy room. Double and private
rooms will only be utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as
determined by the UNF Disability Resource Center.
A portion of Osprey Landing and Osprey Crossings will be home to several first-year Living-Learning Community opportunities. Living-Learning Community participants will reside in double rooms. Visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/llc/ for information regarding Living-Learning Community information.
work closely with Enrollment Services to determine housing needs for the
incoming first-year class. We will monitor enrollment throughout the summer and
if enrollment numbers for first-year residents are lower than anticipated we
will adjust occupancy accordingly. At this time, we anticipate the use of
triple-occupancy rooms in Osprey Crossings, Osprey Landing and Osprey Cove.
For Housing and Residence Life Important
Dates please visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/Important_Dates.aspx
For Housing and Residence Life general FAQs
please visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/FAQs.aspx
For Housing and Residence Life financial FAQs
please visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/FAQs_-_Financial.aspx
and Residence Life triple room FAQs please visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/FAQs_-_Triples.aspx
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