Admissions_Foreign Lang Requirement

Freshman 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, as of summer 2012, the University of North Florida will require all first-year students to live in on-campus housing. UNF students who begin in the summer term are required to live in campus housing in the summer, fall and spring terms.  Students who begin the fall term will need to live in on-campus housing during the fall and spring terms.  Students enrolling in the spring term will need to live on campus during that first spring term and during the next term the student is enrolled (summer or fall). 


When living in campus housing during the first year, students must also purchase an on-campus 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.


Details about fulfillment of this requirement including our exemption policy are available on website.