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:
Consistent with this perspective and to ensure the quality of the first year experience, UNFrequires all first-year students to live in on-campus housing for their first fall term and first spring term. UNF students who begin in the summer or fall term are required to live in on-campus housing during that fall term and the subsequent spring term. Students who begin the spring term will need to live in on-campus housing during that spring term and and the subsequent fall term. Summer terms are not included in this requirement.
for the full requirement details, including information regarding requesting an exemption.
For Summer 2013 all residential students, including first-year students, will be residing in Osprey Fountains. Visit http://www.unf.edu/housing/ospreyfountains/ for information regarding Osprey Fountains, including room layouts and rental rates.
Please note, first-year students are not required to live on campus for Summer 2013 but if a first-year student chooses to reside on campus they are required to purchase a 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.
For Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 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:
Step 1: Submit a Housing Contract through myWings, along with the one-time $300.00 pre-payment - Available contracts: Summer 2013 and Fall 2013/Spring 2014
Step 2: Use the Roommate Search System (optional) - Now Available for Summer B and Fall 2013
Step 3: Submit Housing and Residence Life Preference and Interest Form - Available April 1, 2013
The Department of Housing and Residence Life will finalize Summer B 2013 room and roommate assignments in May 2013. Fall 2013/Spring 2014 assignments will be finalized in June & July 2013.
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