First-Year Housing Information

Summer B 2016 and Fall 2016/Spring 2017

 

General Information

 

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 and beforeenrolling 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.

 

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.

Consistent 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.

When 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.

Visit http://www.unf.edu/president/Freshman_Housing_Requirement.aspx for the full requirement details, including information regarding requesting an exemption.

First-Year Housing for Summer B 2016

For Summer B 2016 first-year students will be residing in Osprey Cove.

 

First-year students will reside within triple occupancy rooms. Private rooms will only be utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by the UNF Disability Resource Center.

Please note, first-year students are not required to live on campus for Summer B 2016 but if a first-year student chooses to reside on campus they are required to purchase a minimum meal plan. 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. Information on the different meal plans can be found at the Dining Services website or by calling (904) 620-2543.

 

If you are a first-year resident and have been admitted to UNF for the Summer B 2016 term, please follow these steps: 

 

STEP 1:

 

Submit a Summer B 2016 Housing Contract via myWings along with $300.00 pre-payment.

 

You only have to submit the $300.00 pre-payment with your first UNF Housing Contract. If you plan to submit both the Summer B 2016 and Fall 2016/Spring 2017 contracts please submit one contact then wait at least one (1) business day before submitting the second contract to avoid paying the $300.00 prep-payment twice.

 

To access the Summer B 2016 Housing Contract, log into myWings and select the "Student" tab. Then, under "My Records" select "Student Self Service", then select "Student Housing Contract". Choose the term for which you want to complete the housing contract and then select "Submit".

 

STEP 2:

Submit a First Year Preference Form for Summer B 2016

 

**Residents will be able to utilize the Roommate Search System as a tool to find a desired current resident roommate. Within 5 business days of completing your contract you will be granted access to the Roommate Search System. The use of the Roommate Search System is optional and does not impact your assignment. Once you have identified a desired compatible roommate, you will need to submit the request via the appropriate First-Year Preference Form.

 

Assignments are made on an on-going basis in order of priority date. The priority date is determined by the day in which we have a completed contract on-file. A contract is considered complete when the online contract has been submitted, the $300 prepayment has been made and we have received a completed First-Year Preference Form for Summer B 2016. Being proactive to complete all of these items in a timely manner will assist in securing a higher priority date. If no preferences are submitted, assignments will be made solely based on space availability at the time of priority date.

 

Where every reasonable effort is made to accommodate student preferences in consideration to priority date and space availability at that time; it is important to note NO assignment is guaranteed. This includes specific rooms, housing areas, LLC placement, room types, roommate(s), etc. Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to reassign a student at any time during the contract period for any reason, including but not limited to space availability.

 

First-Year Housing for Fall 2016/Spring 2017 

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.

 

Osprey Hall and Osprey Crossings 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 Center.

Osprey Crossings will be home to several first-year Living-Learning Community opportunities. Visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/llc/ for information regarding Living-Learning Community information.

 

Osprey Landing and Osprey Cove residents will reside within a triple occupancy room. Private rooms will only be utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by the UNF Disability Resource Center.

**We 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 Landing and Osprey Cove.

 

STEP 1:

Submit a Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Housing Contract via myWings along with $300.00 pre-payment.

 

You only have to submit the $300.00 pre-payment with your first UNF Housing Contract. If you plan to submit both the Summer B 2016 and Fall 2016/Spring 2017 contracts please submit one contact then wait at least one (1) business day before submitting the second contract to avoid paying the $300.00 prep-payment twice.

 

To access the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Housing Contract, log into myWings and select the "Student" tab. Then, under "My Records" select "Student Self Service", then select "Student Housing Contract". Choose the term for which you want to complete the housing contract and then select "Submit".

 

Step 2:

Submit your First-Year Housing Preference Form for Fall 2016/Spring 2017

 

**Residents will be able to utilize the Roommate Search System as a tool to find a desired current resident roommate. Within 5 business days of completing your contract you will be granted access to the Roommate Search System. The use of the Roommate Search System is optional and does not impact your assignment. Once you have identified a desired compatible roommate, you will need to submit the request via the appropriate First-Year Preference Form.

 

Assignments are made on an on-going basis in order of priority date. The priority date is determined by the day in which we have a completed contract on-file. A contract is considered complete when the online contract has been submitted, the $300 prepayment has been made and we have received a completed First-Year Preference Form. Being proactive to complete all of these items in a timely manner will assist in securing a higher priority date. If no preferences are submitted, assignments will be made solely based on space availability at the time of priority date.

 

Where every reasonable effort is made to accommodate student preferences in consideration to priority date and space availability at that time; it is important to note NO assignment is guaranteed. This includes specific rooms, housing areas, LLC placement, room types, roommate(s), etc. Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to reassign a student at any time during the contract period for any reason, including but not limited to space availability.

 

MORE INFORMATION

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

For Housing and Residence Life triple room FAQs please visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/FAQs_-_Triples.aspx