The University of North Florida First-Year On-Campus Housing Requirement

Who is Defined as a First-Year Student

First-year 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. This excludes college credits earned during high school completion through accelerated mechanisms such as IB, AICE, AP and dual enrollment classes.

A Statement on UNF's First-Year On-Campus Housing Requirement


The 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:

  • Have higher grade point averages,
  • Make a smoother transition from high school to college,
  • Have higher retention and graduation rates,
  • Report greater satisfaction with their college experience, and
  •  Make better use of the educational and support services provided by their universities than do commuter students.

Visit for the full requirement details, including information regarding requesting an exemption.


Fall 2014/Spring 2015

For Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 all residential first-year students will reside in the four first-year housing areas – Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings. 

The majority of first-year students will reside with a same gender roommate within a double occupancy room. Private rooms will only be utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by the UNF Disability Resource Center. 

Please Note: Due to anticipated high occupancy in all first-year housing areas, some triple rooms will be utilized in Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings. For more information, view the Frequently Asked Questions about Triple Rooms.

ARTISTIC RENDERINGS (click to enlarge)

A double room in Osprey Hall:



A double room in Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove, and Osprey Crossings:


A triple room in Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove, and Osprey Crossings:

Osprey Triple



The Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Roommate Search System was available until June 13, 2014.

The Fall 2014/Spring 2015 On-line Room Selection occurred June 9– June 13, 2014.

If you have been admitted to UNF for Fall 2014 and need to submit a Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Housing Contract, please follow these steps:

Submit a Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Housing Contract via myWings along with $300.00 pre-payment (non-refundable as of April 15, 2014)

To access the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Housing Contract log in to myWings , and select the “Student” tab. Then, under “My Records,” select “Student Self Service,” then select “Student Housing,” and then “Student Housing Contract.” Choose the term for which you want to complete the housing contract, and then select “Submit.”

STEP 2: Complete the on-line First-year Housing Assignment Change Request form to indicate the room type you prefer as well as list any eligible roommate(s) you wish to room with for Fall 2014/Spring 2015. The form is available here.

Please note, all roommate requests must be mutual. Additionally the UNF Housing Contract does not guarantee assignment to a particular type of accommodation (room, suite or apartment) or assignment to any preference indicated by Student. Student's preferences are requests only - room, apartment, occupancy, and University's granting of roommate requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Beginning July 1, 2014 and continuing until just before the check-in period, the Department of Housing and Residence Life will assess rent to each resident’s student financial account as well as send out a Fall 2014 rent invoice along with instructions on paying or pending Fall 2014 rent no later than August 1, 2014. Roommate information, assigned building information and check-in information will also be included with the invoice.