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First-Year Room Selection for Fall 2022

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Instructions and Important Information

If you have been accepted into a Living-Learning Community or Theme Housing Community, visit the LLC and Theme Housing Room Selection webpage for specific LLC Room Selection information.

 

If you are incoming STUDENT ATHLETE your assignment information is handled through athletic compliance and you do NOT need to participate in this process. If you have questions pertaining to your specific assignment and roommate pairing contact Ms. Nancy Miller. All other housing related communications will come directly from Housing and Residence Life.

The week of July 18th through the 22nd, 2022, YOU will be in the driver’s seat to select your roommates and room assignment based on your contract priority date. The First-Year Room Selection Process is broken down into specific room selection phases. Please review the information and instructions below carefully.

Preparing for Room Selection

Between now and July 18th, every student with a completed contract will need to ensure they have read and completed the following, as applicable:

  1. Ensure ALL room and roommate preferences within myHousing are up to date. Any students that do not or choose not to participate in the First-year Room Selection process will be assigned in the order of when their contract was received and based on the space availability at that time. Once Room Selection begins, students will NOT be able to update preferences within the system.
  2. Search AND mutually accept your desired roommate(s). Please note the following:
  • Both you AND your desired roommate(s) must be in the same Roommate Group to be considered as a mutual request.
  • During Room Selection, there are phases in which you will need to ensure you can fill the selected room with accepted roommates, otherwise you will not be able to assign yourself to the space.
    • i. Example: If during Phase One you are looking at a double room but it’s only you with no accepted roommate(s) in your roommate group you will not be able to assign yourself into the space.
  • Every student can have a maximum of 5 accepted roommates. It is not suggested that each student accepts this many requests. The maximum suggested is 3, as the largest room occupancy available to first-year students is a triple occupancy room.
  • It is important to be pro-active in accepting or declining roommates within myHousing to prevent any issues during the Room Selection process.
  • Some rooms/apartments/suites and/or bed spaces may not be available for assignment during the room selection process due to Living-Learning Communities, Theme Housing, ADA needs, etc.

What room types and housing areas are available for First-year student?

Bed space on campus is in high demand When the on-line room selection process begins July 18th, you can expect to see the following room types. As the on-line room selection process continues hour-by-hour students can anticipate the number of available rooms/beds in each facility will decrease as students participate in the process.

Osprey Hall

Approximately 246 bed spaces.  Approximately half of the rooms will be for females and half for males.  Most of the bed spaces in Osprey Hall will be double occupancy rooms.  Private rooms will be only utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by UNF Student Accessibility Services.

Osprey Landing

Approximately 550 bed spaces.  Approx. half of the rooms will be for females and half for males.  The majority of Osprey Landing will be triple occupancy rooms.  There will be some double occupancy rooms available but most will be assigned to Living-Learning Community participants (LLC).  While most of LLC rooms will be double occupancy, some LLC rooms will be triple occupancy to accommodate the high demand for bed space.  Private rooms will be only utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by UNF Student Accessibility Services.

Osprey Cove

Approximately 550 bed spaces.  Approx. half of the rooms will be for females and half for males.  The majority of Osprey Cove will be triple occupancy rooms.  There will be some double occupancy rooms available but most will be assigned to Living-Learning Community participants (LLC).  While most of LLC rooms will be double occupancy, some LLC rooms will be triple occupancy to accommodate the high demand for bed space.  Private rooms will be only utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by UNF Student Accessibility Services.

Osprey Crossings

Approximately 480 bed spaces.  Approx. half of the rooms will be for females and half for males.  The majority of Osprey Crossing will be utilized for Living-Learning Communities.  Non-LLC rooms will be triple occupancy.  There will be some double occupancy rooms available but most will be assigned to Living-Learning Community participants (LLC).  While most of LLC rooms will be double occupancy, some LLC rooms will be triple occupancy to accommodate the high demand for bed space.  Private rooms will be only utilized to accommodate medical and disability needs as determined by UNF Student Accessibility Services.

Important Notes

  • Rental rates for all room types noted above can be found on the UNF Housing and Residence Life website.
  • It is important to note that Housing and Residence Life strives to have as much of a balance of both male and female bed spaces in each community when possible.
  • It is also important to note that the Housing Contract does not guarantee assignment to a particular type of accommodation or assignment to any preference indicated by a student.  A student's preferences are requests only and the University's granting of preferences or requests cannot be guaranteed.

What are the phases for Room Selection?

This is a great question! Students will be able to assign themselves into available space based on the following phases of priority:

Phase One: Room Selection with Confirmed Roommate(s) ONLY

(Opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 18th, 2022 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20th, 2022)

Only those first-year students who have confirmed roommate(s) in their roommate group in myHousing and have enough students to completely fill every open bed space within the room selected may finalize their AY 2022-2023 housing assignment during this phase.

 

You will receive a Time Ticket to participate in this phase. Time tickets are a designated date and time in which you can begin your Room Selection process in myHousing. Only one student needs to complete this process, as they will be able to assign any roommates within their Roommate Group at the same time. We encourage students to communicate amongst each other to determine who will complete this process.

Phase 1 Time Tickets will not be sent out until Friday, July 15th. 

Please note, after Phase 1 of on-line Room Selection, a new Time Ticket will be sent to you for you to participate in Phase 2. Phase 2 Time Tickets will be sent after Phase 1 is complete. Time Tickets for Phase 2 are comparable to those issued for Phase 1.

Phase Two: Open Room Selection (With or Without Confirmed Roommate(s))

(Opens at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 21st, 2022 and ends at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 25th, 2022)

Students who did not participate in Phase 1 may select and finalize their AY 2022-2023 housing assignment with or without a confirmed roommate(s). Students do not have to completely fill a room or suite or have a confirmed roommate(s) to select and finalize their housing assignment.

Please note, where every reasonable effort is made to accommodate student preferences in consideration to priority date and space availability at that time; it is important to note that NO assignment is guaranteed. This includes specific rooms, housing areas, LLC placement, room types, roommate(s), etc. Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to reassign a student at any time during the contract period for any reason, including but not limited to space availability.

What happens after I have selected my assignment?

There are several important things to note about the First-Year Room Selection process, such as:

  1. If a student misses their priority phase, they are not guaranteed their preferred space will be available to them in the next applicable phase.
  2. Students will be able to change their previously selected assignment during Phase Two: Open Room Selection. It is important to note that you do so at your own risk. There is no guarantee your previous assignment will still be available if you decide that you want to try to change it back. Changing your assignment at any time is giving up whatever priority you may have had to the previous space.
  3. Any first-year student who does not participate in Room Selection during Phase 1 or Phase 2 will be assigned by Housing and Residence Life staff. Housing and Residence Life will utilize the preferences selected in the myHousing portal to complete assignments in consideration to Housing Priority date. Your priority will be determined based the date you submitted your AY 2022-2023 housing contract.
  4. Assignment and roommate information will be visible for students to view in myHousing no later than August 1, 2022.

Housing and Residence Life staff members will be available during the Room Selection period Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to address Room Selection specific questions. We can be reached by calling 904-620-HOME (4663) or e-mailing housing@unf.edu.

Feel free to reach out if you need additional assistance.