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. 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.

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.
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 2015

For Summer 2015 first-year students will be residing in Osprey Cove.  Visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/ospreycove/ for information regarding Osprey Cove, including room layouts and rental rates. 


First-year students will reside with same gender roommate(s) within a double or triple occupancy room.  Depending upon occupancy levels triple rooms may be utilized.  Private rooms will only be utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by the UNF Disability Resource Center.

 

All First Year Housing Students need to fill out the Housing Preference Form, which can be found here:  Summer 2015 Housing Preference Form 


Please Note: first-year students are not required to live on campus for Summer 2015 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 http://www.dineoncampus.com/unf/ website or by calling (904) 620-2543.

 

First-Year Housing for Fall 2015/Spring 2016

For Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 all residential first-year students will reside in the four first-year housing areas:   Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings.

 

 

All First Year Housing Students need to fill out the Housing Preference Form, which can be found here : Fall 2015_ Spring 2015 First Year Housing Preference Form 

  

 

Osprey Hall residents 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.  Visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/halls/Home.aspx for information regarding Osprey Hall, including room layouts and rental rates.

 

 

Osprey Landing and Osprey Cove residents will reside with same gender roommates 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.  Visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/ospreylanding/ and/or http://www.unf.edu/housing/ospreycove/ for information regarding Osprey Landing and Osprey Cove, including room layouts and rental rates

 

Osprey Crossings residents 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.  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 opportunities.  Visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/ospreycrossings/ for information regarding Osprey Crossings, including room layouts and rental rates.

 

 

How To Contract To Live On Campus

           

 If you have been admitted to UNF for Summer B 2015 and Fall 2015/Spring 2016 and need to submit a Housing Contract, please follow these steps:


STEP 1:
 Submit a Housing Contract through myWings, along with the one-time $300.00 pre-payment – UNF Housing Contracts currently available in myWings:   Summer B 2015 and Fall 2015/Spring 2016
 
To access the 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.” 
 
With each student’s first Housing Contract, a $300.00 pre-payment is required. $100.00 of the $300.00 is a one-time, non-refundable, processing fee. The remaining $200.00 is applied toward the cost of rent and may be refundable if the contract is cancelled, depending on the timing of the cancellation request.  Students are highly encouraged to carefully review the terms and conditions of each contract they choose to submit.  You only have to submit the $300.00 pre-payment with your first UNF Housing Contract.
If you plan to submit both the Summer 2015 and Fall 2015/Spring 2016 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.

STEP 2:  

Residents will be able to utilize the Roommate Search System as a tool to find a compatible roommate. The Roommate Search System is currently down, but will be available shortly. The use of the Roommate Search System is optional and does not impact your assignment or your priority date. Once the Roommate Search System is up there will be an active link on this page as well as a button on the Housing and Residence Life homepage that will link you directly to the log-in page for the Roommate Search System. The log-on credentials are the same as your myWings credentials.

 

STEP 3:

 

Complete your First-year Housing Preference Form

 

The Summer B 2015 First-year Housing Preference Form is due by Friday, May 1, 2015

 

The Fall 2015/Spring 2016 First-year Housing Preference Form is due by Friday, June 19, 2015

 

Please note, 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.

 

STEP 4:

Housing Invoices and Roommate Information will be mailed the week of July 1, 2015.

 

 

 
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