All of the rooms in Osprey Crossings, Osprey Landing, and Osprey Cove were designed with the intention of being utilized as triple rooms. The rooms are approximately 380 square feet, including the bathroom.
In all triples, we provide a twin extra-long bed frame and mattress (80 inches), dresser, desk, and chair for each student. In most cases, two beds will be bunked. There are also three closet-areas, one for each resident.
Storage space will be limited to the closet or closets and under the beds. Here are some creative, yet safe ways of arranging furnishings in order to save space and maximize the amount of open floor space:
Each student should restrict the items they bring to campus, particularly by leaving least essential items (e.g., winter clothing) at home. A practical rule of thumb would be to restrict your possessions to what fits in/on your desk, dresser and a closet. Roommates are strongly encouraged to speak with one another prior to move-in day and to ensure that unnecessary duplications (e.g., TV, stereo, fan, refrigerator, and curtains) are avoided. Families who travel to campus for move-in day should plan to take back home with them items such as empty trunks and suitcases or duplicated items.
Roommates in a triple should discuss issues that affect any one student's ability to study in the room or get the proper rest. Issues include: daily schedules for being in and away from the room; hour to rise and hour to go to bed; frequency and number of visitors; and use of phone, computer, TV, stereo, radio, etc. that affects another's ability to study or rest. Your RA will be available to prompt discussion of these issues with all residents of the room. The RA also will help resolve any difficulties that may come up during the semester. Also, there are several study spaces on your floor, elsewhere in your building, or on campus. Each resident in the room will need to take personal responsibility for helping to make the best of this situation. Each resident should be especially courteous, considerate of others and sensitive to the concerns of others this semester. Practically speaking, this means tangible things like keeping your space clean and picked up, talking through problems and not letting them go unresolved, being patient and flexible as you negotiate and compromise on sleep/study/socialize matters, and not to undermine relationships by talking about roommates behind their backs or causing dissension among room/floor mates.
Tripling the rooms was necessary in order to continue our ability to accommodate as many UNF students as possible. It also gets students into the residence halls where they want to be.
Housing and Residence Life currently has no new construction underway but anticipates exploring the additional bed space in the future. In Fall 2014 UNF purchased The Flats at UNF which added an additional 480 beds. As space demands increase, new facilities will be considered for construction