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First-Year Housing Information

General Information

 

Who is defined as a First-Year Student?

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. After matriculation to UNF, students will continue to be defined as first-year students until they have completed two terms: fall and spring or spring and fall terms.

The University of North Florida is committed to ensuring the academic and personal success of our students. In working to fulfill this commitment, over the past several years we have learned that living on-campus 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, UNF encourages all first-year students to live on-campus. When living on campus during the first year, students are required to purchase a meal membership, including those students who elect to live on campus during the summer term. There are several different meal memberships to choose from depending on the student's individual needs. The minimal meal membership provides for 10 meals per week.

 


Summer B 2020

For Summer B 2020 all residential first-year students will reside in Osprey Landing and Osprey Cove. Osprey Landing and Osprey Cove residents will reside within triple occupancy rooms. Double and private rooms will only be utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by the UNF Disability Resource Center. **

 

**Housing and Residence Life (HRL) works closely with our partners in Enrollment Services to determine housing needs for the incoming first-year class. HRL will monitor enrollment numbers throughout the summer and if enrollment numbers for first-year residents are lower than anticipated we will adjust occupancy accordingly and offer more double occupancy rooms. At this time, we anticipate the use of triple occupancy rooms as outlined above.

 

To submit a contract to live on-campus, visit the myHousing web portal and log-in with your UNF myWings credentials.

 

Make sure to keep your preferences updated and ensure you and your desired roommate(s) have mutually accepted one another.

Information for online Room Selection for Summer B 2020 will be available online in May 2020 and will also be sent out to contracted students' UNF e-mail accounts during the summer.

ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES AND PRIORITIES: The Housing Contract does not guarantee assignment to a particular type of accommodation (room or apartment) or assignment to any preference indicated by a student. Student's preferences are requests only - room, apartment, occupancy, and University's granting of roommate requests is not guaranteed.

 


Academic Year Fall 2020/Spring 2021

For Fall 2020/Spring 2021 all residential first-year students will reside in one of the four first-year housing areas: Osprey Hall, Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove and Osprey Crossings

Osprey Hall residents will reside within double occupancy rooms. Private rooms will only be utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by the UNF Disability Resource Center.

Osprey Crossings residents will reside within triple occupancy rooms. Living-Learning Community and Theme Housing Community space will be a mixture of double occupancy and triple occupancy rooms based on anticipated LLC participation. Non-LLC rooms will be triple occupancy while some double and private rooms will be utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by the UNF Disability Resource Center.

Osprey Landing and Osprey Cove residents will primarily reside within triple occupancy rooms. Living-Learning Community and Theme Housing Community space will be a mixture of double occupancy and triple occupancy rooms based on anticipated LLC participation. Non-LLC rooms will be triple occupancy while some double and private rooms will be utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by the UNF Disability Resource Center.

As noted above, a portion of Osprey Cove, Osprey Landing and Osprey Crossings is home to our first-year Living-Learning Community and Theme Housing Community opportunities. Living-Learning Community and Theme Housing Community participants will reside within a mixture of triple and double occupancy rooms.

 

Visit our overview page for information regarding Living-Learning Community and Theme Housing Community information.

 

**Housing and Residence Life (HRL) works closely with our partners in Enrollment Services to determine housing needs for the incoming first-year class. HRL will monitor enrollment numbers throughout the summer and if enrollment numbers for first-year residents are lower than anticipated we will adjust occupancy accordingly and offer more double occupancy rooms for Fall 2020. At this time, we anticipate the use of room space as outlined above.*

 

To submit a contract to live on-campus, visit the myHousing web portal and log-in with your UNF myWings credentials.

 

Make sure to keep your preferences updated and ensure you and your desired roommate(s) have mutually accepted one another.

Information for online Room Selection for Fall 2020 will be available online by July 2020 and will also be sent out to contracted students' UNF e-mail accounts periodically throughout the summer.

ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURES AND PRIORITIES: The Housing Contract does not guarantee assignment to a particular type of accommodation (room or apartment) or assignment to any preference indicated by a student. Student's preferences are requests only - room, apartment, occupancy, and University's granting of roommate requests is not guaranteed.