The Freshman Experience offers many benefits to students. Ask any student to describe their favorite experiences and living on campus will probably be their answer, particularly in Living and Learning Communities
. When students live on campus they have better access to robust programming in the residence halls that provide excellent co- and extra-curricular activities to enhance the academic experience. Life in the residence halls offers students a chance to participate in many long-standing UNF traditions such as Midnight Buffets during midterms and finals, Swoop the Loop, Service Splash, Battle of the Hall Stars, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Haunted Halls, Spring Fling, Challenge on the Knoll and various competitions between each of the halls, not to mention individual programming in each of the residence halls and on the different floors.