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Off-Campus Housing Resources


Are you an Osprey looking for off-campus housing? Whether you are an incoming student, returning, or recent graduate (yay!), finding affordable and appropriate housing options can be difficult. Please find some resources below that will assist your search. Please note: each resource will have the most updated availability; please inquire with them directly.


Frassati Newman Hall: 1/2/4-bedrooms | 2.2 miles from UNF | No pets

The Jaxon:1/2/3-bedrooms | 2.2 miles from UNF | Pet friendly

Ravella at Town Center: 1/2/3-bedrooms | 2.5 miles from UNF | Pet friendly

The Uptown at St. Johns: 1/2 bedrooms | 3.3 miles from UNF | Pet friendly

Country Club Lakes: 1/2/3-bedrooms | 5 miles from UNF | Pet friendly

Cape House: 1/2/3-bedrooms | 4.7 miles from UNF | Pet friendly

Corporate Suite Shoppe: 1/2/3-bedrooms | 5 miles from UNF | Pet friendly | Short-term housing, fully furnished

Banyan Bay: 1/2/3/4-bedrooms | 8.6 miles from UNF | Pet friendly | Move-in special for students

Terraces at Town Center: 1/2-bedrooms | 6 miles from UNF | Pet friendly


UNF Roommate Facebook Group

UNF Waitlist Roommate Connections Group

The most common places where UNF students look for roommates and connect



Jacksonville Neighborhood Guide

Airbnb: Find furnished apartments available for short-term rent

Zillow: Find a variety of options near campus

Apartment Finder: Find both furnished and unfurnished apartments Filter to search for student housing options


Holiday Inn – Student Rate: Please have student ID ready for check in. Beginning 1/3/2023

Extended Stay America: Within biking distance to UNF | Pet friendly

University Partner Hotels

Unique UNF Local Housing Partnership

UNF has negotiated a discount with a partner- preferred hotel for our students. In addition to a preferred rate, “UNFSWOOP” discount rate, this hotel will also be able to accommodate split room expense for students wishing to share a room.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
10573 Brightman Boulevard

Jacksonville, Florida 32246

To book a guest room, including king bed and double room options, please see the links and instructions to the right. Each room is $109.00 plus taxes per night.

To book a room securely: 

  1. Click the “Unfswoop” link
  2. Once link opens change arrival date to 1/3 and depart date (whatever the date guests choose)
  3. Fill the guest information and Complete the reservation with a credit card. 

You can also call the hotel at (904) 204-0205  to book  a room using the Group code: “Unfswoop” 

Please note, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites is not being managed by the UNF Department of Housing and Residence Life.

  • Location
    • How accessible is this to campus?
    • What modes of transportation are available or do you have access to?
    • What conveniences are nearby? (grocery, shops, parking, recreational areas)
  • Layout
    • How many bedrooms? What size are they?
    • How many bathrooms? Do they include showers/bathtubs? Are they shared spaces?
  • Cost & Lease Information
    • How much is the monthly rent?
    • Are utilities included? If not, what is the monthly average cost?
    • Is a deposit required? How much?
    • When does the lease begin and end? Are sublets allowed?
  • Safety & Security
    • Are windows and locks working properly? Are there screens on the windows?
    • Are the locks in working order? Are there locks to external doors/bedrooms/etc?
    • Is the exterior area well-lit?
    • Are smoke detectors working properly?
  • Roommates
    • What are the ages of potential roommates? Is this important to you?
    • Are the potential roommates also students? At UNF or another institution?
    • What kind of lifestyle do you plan to lead? (study habits, quiet hours, cleanliness, pets, etc.)
    • What level of privacy will there be? How will you establish boundaries?
    • How do you plan to resolve any conflicts that may arise? Need Assistance? Connect with our Alternative Dispute Resolution Program!