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.
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:
Visit http://www.unf.edu/president/Freshman_Housing_Requirement.aspx for the full requirement details, including information regarding requesting an exemption.
For 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.
New first-year for Spring 2015 will be assigned to available bed space in double or triple rooms with a same gender roommate(s). In most cases, new students will be moving into a room already occupied by a first-year student(s) from Fall 2014. 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:
If you have been admitted to UNF for Spring 2015 and need to submit a Spring 2015 Housing Contract, please follow these steps:
Beginning November 1, 2014 Housing and Residence Life will begin the Spring 2015 room assignment process for new Spring 2015 residents who have submitted the Spring 2015 Housing Contract. This process will continue into December 2014 as new contracts are received.
New first-year residents for Spring 2015 will be assigned to available bed space in double or triple rooms with a same gender roommate(s). In most cases, new students will be moving into rooms already occupied by existing first-year student(s) from Fall 2014.
Room assignments will be made based in each student's priority Date. The Priority Date is the date on which a student submits their UNF Housing Contract. The earlier a new student submits their Spring 2015 Housing Contract the better opportunity to be assigned to their preferred housing area and/or room type (Double or Triple).
As part of the assignment process a Spring 2015 rent invoice will be generated and mailed to each new Spring 2015 resident's permanent mailing address on file with UNF. This invoice will outline the rent payment process. In addition to the Spring 2015 rent invoice a roommate letter outlining each students assigned roommate(s) and appropriate contact information will be made available.
SPRING 2015 CHECK-IN INFORMATION
Check-in for new first-year students for Spring 2015 will be Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 9am – 3pm. Each new resident must be clearly in order to check-in.
New residents should visit the Department of Housing and Residence Life (Building 14B) with photo ID in order to begin the check-in process.
If you plan to arrive later than 3pm on January 6, 2015, but before 8am on January 7, 2015 please visit the Osprey Clubhouse (Building 17) main lobby to begin the check-in process.
Please follow your assigned check-in date and time as you will NOT be able to check-in into your residence hall prior to your schedule time. Should you arrive prior to your check-in date and time, you will be redirected to come back during your allotted time.
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