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2018-19

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE

ORLANDO


WHY LIVE ON CAMPUS

THE REASONS ARE AS ENDLESS AS THE OPPORTUNITIES, BUT HERE ARE A FEW: The full UCF experience • Academic success • Safety and security • Clean and well-maintained facilities • Living Learning communities • Furnished rooms and apartments • Lifelong friendships • Utilities included • Happy parents


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HOUSING COMMUNITIES APOLLO HERCULES

Many students agree — living on campus is the most rewarding experience of their college lives. And when you live in one of our 10 housing communities, you’ll be in the middle of the action with quick, easy access to classes, dining, recreation and events. All UCF Housing communities come with the

KNIGHTS CIRCLE

security and convenience of 24-hour staff

LAKE CLAIRE

support, fully furnished rooms, all utilities

LIBRA NEPTUNE

included, high-speed Wi-Fi, individual leases and unbeatable locations.

NIKE NORTHVIEW ROSEN COLLEGE THE TOWERS AT KNIGHTS PLAZA

Which UCF community is right for you? www.housing.ucf.edu/choices/getstarted


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LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES


LARGEST FIRST-YEAR COMMUNITY

LIBRA 1,019 RESIDENTS

RESIDENCE LIFE STAFF IS AVAILABLE

24/7

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11,640

RESIDENT ASSISTANTS IN

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STUDENTS WHO LIVE ON CAMPUS ARE MORE LIKELY TO FINISH THEIR DEGREE

66% OF FIRST-YEAR

IN FOUR YEARS AND

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HAVE HIGHER GPAS.

CAMPUS

SMALLEST FIRST-YEAR COMMUNITY

APOLLO 418 RESIDENTS


Housing and Residence Life

KEY TO CAMPUS LIFE All UCF Housing communities have Resident Assistants (RAs) on-site. Your RA will help you make a smooth transition to UCF and make the most of your experience as a Knight. From campus resources to exciting events, RAs are specially trained to guide you through every facet of college life. Your RA takes the time to get to know you and helps you create connections within your community.

GROW AND EXPLORE

Designed to help you become a productive global citizen, our Housing and Residence Life staff creates a year-round learning plan that focuses on four key concepts: community engagement, self-awareness, cultural competence and global impact. You’ll learn something new by attending community meetings, talking with your RA and taking part in campus events. You’ll also have online videos and newsletters to help you stay connected with neighbors.


RESIDENT ASSISTANT SPOTLIGHT Favorite thing about living on campus:

There are always so many events taking place at UCF. And by living on campus, I stumble upon exciting activities all the time. It makes me much more inclined to get involved and embrace my school spirit. Favorite RA memory:

The conversations I had with my residents. One year, we all had a Thanksgiving dinner together with residents who remained on campus during Thanksgiving weekend. So many residents came and we got to know each other better. Advice to first year students:

KAREN RODRIGUEZ Community

Tower II Major

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Get involved by adopting a “Rule of Three.” Join one organization that will benefit your future career path, one fun club to keep you de-stressed, and search for a side job that’ll give you some extra spending money. Best takeaway:

Be open to meeting new people! I met all of my best friends by living on campus.

Hometown

Miami Lakes, Florida

“Take some time to get to know your Resident Assistant. We are here to serve you and we can do that better if we know what you expect out of your college experience. Also, don’t be afraid to try new activities and expand your horizons. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” —Marissa Sowinski, Psychology major


Cool off in the 186,000-gallon leisure pool, or take a few laps in the lap pool.

Meet up with friends, grab a snack and take a break between classes.

Feel the burn with a wide array of exercise equipment in the Recreation and Wellness Center.

Cheer on the Knights at athletics venues across campus, including Spectrum Stadium.

Take a hike, plant a garden and explore nature in the 82-acre Arboretum.


Living Learning Communities

DON’T JUST LIVE WHERE YOU LEARN. LEARN WHERE YOU LIVE. A Living Learning Community is a group of students placed together on a floor or within a building based on a common major, interest or program affiliation. This allows you to live and learn with a smaller group of students who share similar goals and experiences.

FUTURE EDUCATORS Be a part of a community that works together to prepare for admission to the College of Education and Human Performance, as well as a future in the education profession.

NURSING @ NIKE Join this active community of firstyear, nursing-pending students who share your passion for caring for others. The community connects you with exclusive programs like an SLS Nursing course, a Nursing Colloquium course, service-learning opportunities, team building and social activities.

EXCEL/COMPASS Succeeding in the science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields is

easier when you’ve got the right support. This community offers STEM majors exclusive programming and resources, including study hours and chats with faculty.

HONORS You’re already dedicated to academic excellence, and you can achieve even more by living and collaborating with other students driven to excel. Develop your leadership and interpersonal skills through research opportunities and service projects.

LEAD SCHOLARS LEAD Scholars are connected in an integrated academic and social environment that focuses on specialized leadership programs and services. Residents have the opportunity to take classes together and connect with their LEAD Scholar neighbors through specialized programs and events.

L.E.A.R.N.™ – RESEARCH COMMUNITY Ready to be a part of a community focused on your academic success? L.E.A.R.N. students take classes together and get to collaborate in a hands-on research environment in their first year. Residents also benefit from a close community of friends,

mentors, specialized programming and integration into their major.

HEALTHY KNIGHTS Live in a healthy and substance-free environment that promotes wellness. You’ll attend health and wellness programs within your community and on campus with other first-year students who are committed to healthy living.

OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS Build friendships in this community created exclusively for out-ofstate students. We provide special activities, events, educational sessions, resources and services. Mentors and advisors provide additional support designed to help you make a smooth transition into your first year as a Knight.

21ST CENTURY SCHOLARS Joining this community provides you with additional support in your first year as a college student. A peer mentor from Multicultural Academic & Support Services (MASS) works with you to provide information and resources for financial aid, campus involvement, advising, counseling and more.


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DEMIC-YEAR HOUSING OPTIONS

COMMUNITIES

First-year students can live in any of our housing

APOLLO AND LIBRA NIKE AND HERCULES LAKE CLAIRE NEPTUNE ROSEN COLLEGE APARTMENTS

communities, but the following communities are specially designed with you in mind. With academic-year agreements (fall/spring) and dedicated services, programs and staff, these communities help ensure a smooth transition to college life. Shared bedrooms available in Nike, Hercules, Libra and Apollo are typically reserved for first-year students because of the unique opportunity to live and interact with each other. Each student is provided with a bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet. First-year housing is the best place to build friendships that will last a lifetime.


APOLLO AND LIBRA COMMUNITIES LIBRA L-SHAPED SUITE

The Apollo and Libra

BEDROOM (SHARED) 17’8 X 16’8

LIBRA SQUARE-SHAPED SUITE

BEDROOM (SHARED) 13 X 15’3

BEDROOM (SHARED) 17’8 X 16’8

communities are located near the center of campus, the Health Center, John C. Hitt Library, Reflecting Pond, ’63

BEDROOM (SHARED) 13 X 15’3

South dining hall and the 24hour All Knight Study in Ferrell Commons. F E AT U R E S

APOLLO SUITE

• Shared bedrooms • Shared bathrooms

BEDROOM A (SHARED) 12 X 15

BEDROOM B (SHARED) 12 X 15

COMMON AREA 10’6 X 11


NIKE AND HERCULES COMMUNITIES BEDROOM A (SHARED) 10 X 12’8

The Nike and Hercules communities house several of our Living Learning programs and offer easy access to the Leisure Pool, Recreation and Wellness Center, basketball and tennis courts, and dedicated resident parking. F E AT U R E S

• Shared bedrooms • Shared bathrooms

BEDROOM B (SHARED) 10 X 12’8


LAKE CLAIRE COMMUNITY A limited number of apartments are available for first-year students in the Lake Claire Community. These feature four private bedrooms and two shared bathrooms with a kitchen and living room. Lake Claire offers dedicated resident parking and is located near the Student Union, Performing Arts Center, Memory Mall and Lake Claire Recreation Area, where students can enjoy canoes and kayaks, outdoor exercise areas and a sand volleyball court. F E AT U R E S

• Private bedrooms • Shared bathrooms • Kitchen

KITCHEN BEDROOM 4 8’9 X 9’5

BEDROOM 3 12’7 X 8’4

BEDROOM 2 12’7 X 8’4

BEDROOM 1 12’7 X 8’4 LIVING ROOM 17’7 X 11’8


NEPTUNE COMMUNITY BEDROOM A 9’5 X 10’11

The beautiful Neptune Community offers the first floor plan at UCF to feature private, single-room suites. Each floor has a living room, laundry facilities and a kitchen. Situated on the south end of campus along with Nike and Hercules, Neptune residents enjoy quick access to the Recreation and Wellness Center, Leisure Pool and intramural sports fields. F E AT U R E S

• Private bedrooms • Shared bathrooms

BEDROOM B 13’7 X 7’5

BEDROOM C 13’7 X 7’5

BEDROOM D 9’5 X 10’11


ROSEN COLLEGE APARTMENTS KITCHEN

LIVING ROOM 17’7 X 11’8

BEDROOM A 10 X 12’4

Hospitality majors have a unique housing opportunity — a private bedroom apartment on a campus dedicated to you.

BEDROOM B 10 X 12’4

The Rosen College campus provides you a home in the heart of Orlando’s world-famous

BEDROOM C 10 X 12’4

tourism industry. By living where you learn, you’ll form lifelong friendships with the people who share your passion for hospitality. The Rosen College Apartments feature 4-bedroom, 2-bath and 2-bedroom, 1-bath layouts, a concierge lounge and a heated pool on a resort-style campus. F E AT U R E S

• Private bedrooms • Shared bathrooms • Kitchen

Rosen College is located just 30 minutes from UCF’s main campus, and UCF shuttle buses take you to and from the main campus for free.

BEDROOM D 12 X 10’7


YEAR-ROUND HOUSING OPTIONS

COMMUNITIES

Looking for more privacy and more amenities?

NORTHVIEW THE TOWERS AT KNIGHTS PLAZA

Then year-round apartment living is for you. A step toward greater independence, all apartments feature living rooms, kitchens, dishwashers and private bedrooms with full-size beds.


NORTHVIEW BEDROOM A 19’6.75 X 12’4

LIVING ROOM 16’1 X 11’2

BEDROOM B 9’7.5 X 13’

BEDROOM A 9’7.5 X 13’

NorthView is located just north of Spectrum Stadium. NorthView offers the safety and security of UCF Housing

KITCHEN 13’4 X 11’6

with the modern amenities

KITCHEN 9’9.5 X 12’4.75

LIVING ROOM 10’11 X 14’9

BEDROOM B 15’7 X 19’6.75

and designer features of luxury apartments. Designed

BEDROOM C 9’7.5 X 13’

with students in mind, the community includes a resortstyle pool, sky deck, recreation room, sand volleyball court

BEDROOM D 19’6.75 X 15’7

and more. You can choose from a variety of 4-bedroom and 2-bedroom floor plans — including a 4-bedroom, 2-story loft unit — in this upscale community. F E AT U R E S

• Private bedrooms • Private bathrooms • Kitchen with dishwasher • Granite countertops • Washer and dryer

LOFT-FLOOR 1

LOFT-FLOOR 2

• Secured parking LIVING ROOM

OPEN TO BELOW

13’1 X 19’11.5 BEDROOM A

BEDROOM B

9’ 1 X 12’ 9.5

9’ 1 X 12’ 9.5

KITCHEN 9’ X 10’

BEDROOM D

BEDROOM C

9’ 1 X 12’ 9.5

SITTING ROOM 14’6 X 9’8.5

9’ 1 X 12’ 9.5


THE TOWERS AT KNIGHTS PLAZA The Towers are close to the CFE Arena and Spectrum Stadium. It’s just a short walk to see the Knights in action, attend concerts and grab the latest best-seller from the Barnes & Noble bookstore. Hungry? There are so many places to grab a bite in Knights Plaza, from popular eateries

BEDROOM A 11’ X 13’8

LIVING ROOM 11’ X 17’4

like Jimmy John’s and Domino’s to campus exclusives such as Knightro’s. F E AT U R E S

• Private bedrooms • Private or shared bathrooms • Kitchen with dishwasher • Exclusive discounts at Knights Plaza • Resident-only parking garages

BEDROOM B 11’ X 17’4

BEDROOM D 11’ X 13’8 BEDROOM C 11’ X 17’4


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QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED

Q. A  RE FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS GUARANTEED HOUSING AT UCF? A. There are more students who request housing than can be accommodated, so it is very important to apply for housing as soon as you are offered admission. If the type of housing you request is full, we will give you the opportunity to switch to another type of UCF Housing based on availability. First-year housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Q. W  HAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ACADEMIC-YEAR (FALL/SPRING) AGREEMENT AND A YEAR-ROUND (FALL/SPRING/SUMMER) AGREEMENT? A. This is one of the first decisions you will make. Students who choose an academic-year agreement will live in their assigned room for fall 2018 and spring 2019, leaving during the winter break. Residents of the Rosen College Apartments will also have this type of agreement but are not required to leave during the winter break. Students who choose The Towers or NorthView will sign a year-round agreement for fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019 — never having to leave during their agreement. Q. W  HERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON HOUSING RATES AND OPTIONS? A. Up-to-date housing information is available at www.housing.ucf.edu. Rates are subject to change.

Q. C  AN I BRING MY CAR TO CAMPUS? A. It’s not necessary to have a car at UCF, but parking is available for students living on campus. A shuttle system is available and serves the on- and off-campus apartment complexes. Parking information is available at parking.ucf.edu. Q. A  RE HOUSING TOURS AVAILABLE? A. Yes. Daily housing tours of multiple communities are provided Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Details on in-person tours and video tours can be found at www.housing.ucf.edu/tours. You may also submit a request online for tours in Spanish. Q: HOW DOES DINING ON CAMPUS WORK? A: Go to ucf.campusdish.com to choose from several optional dining memberships, each with access to UCF’s two dining halls — ’63 South in Ferrell Commons and Knightro’s by the CFE Arena. On-campus eateries are abundant, too, and include Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Java City, Pollo Tropical and more. You can also do your own cooking. Appliances permitted vary by room type. You can find those details at www.housing.ucf.edu/faq under ”what to expect.”


Next Steps

HOW TO APPLY FOR HOUSING 1 5 6 CHOOSE YOUR AGREEMENT TYPE. ACADEMIC-YEAR 2 semesters • Includes Apollo,

RECEIVE YOUR ROOM ASSIGNMENT.

Lake Claire, Libra, Neptune,

Room assignments are posted in the

Nike and Hercules communities

summer and include roommate contact information.

ACADEMIC-YEAR ROSEN

YEAR-ROUND THE TOWERS AT KNIGHTS PLAZA YEAR-ROUND NORTHVIEW

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2 semesters • 4/2 apartments for Hospitality majors at the Rosen College campus

3 semesters • 4/2 room types

More information at

www.housing.ucf.edu.

available in The Towers • 4/4 rooms are limited 3 semesters • 2/2, 4/4 and

4/4 loft room styles available

REMINDERS • No student is guaranteed housing on campus, so everyone is encouraged to apply early. • A prepayment is required for the housing

APPLY FOR HOUSING ON MYUCF AT MY.UCF.EDU.

agreement to be accepted as complete. • Students may view their housing status on myUCF.

Select your agreement type.

Rank your room type preferences.

Sign the terms and conditions.

choose a Living Learning Community

Submit your prepayment.

and indicate room preferences on myUCF.

APPLY FOR A LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY AND/OR REQUEST A ROOMMATE. After completing your housing agreement, add a roommate request and/or Living Learning Community application on myUCF at my.ucf.edu.

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• Students can make roommate requests,

• Once assigned, room and roommate assignment information is available on myUCF. • Housing agreements are subject to cancellation, and any prepayments will be forfeited if the admissions enrollment deposit is not paid. • For detailed application instructions, visit www.housing.ucf.edu and select “Apply.”

VERIFY YOUR HOUSING CONFIRMATION DATE.

Note: First-year students are given preference

Check the housing confirmation date on

for housing on the Orlando main campus.

your housing agreement status page on

Students of all classifications may apply for

myUCF at my.ucf.edu. The date indicates

student housing located at the Rosen College

that a space has been reserved for you

Apartments and NorthView. Married and family

on campus.

student housing is not available at UCF.


BEST PLACE FOR

Freshmen/First-year Students Upperclassmen Transfer Students Hospitality Majors TYPE OF AGREEMENT

Academic-year (fall/spring) Year-round (fall/spring/summer) Open During Breaks AMENITIES

Private Bedroom Shared Bedroom Private Bathroom Shared Bathroom Kitchen Weekly Cleaning Wireless Internet Furnished STAFF & PROGRAMMING

UCF Resident Assistants UCF Managed Living Learning Communities AFFORDABLE LIVING

Utilities Included Pay with Financial Aid

THE TOWERS AT KNIGHTS PLAZA

NORTHVIEW

ROSEN COLLEGE APARTMENTS

NIKE/HERCULES SUITES

NIKE/HERCULES APARTMENTS

NEPTUNE

LIBRA

LAKE CLAIRE

APOLLO

COMPARE YOUR OPTIONS

YEAR-ROUND APARTMENTS

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Big Campus Life - Housing Viewbook 2018-2019  

Many students find that living on campus is the most rewarding experience of their college lives — lifelong friendships and memories start h...

Big Campus Life - Housing Viewbook 2018-2019  

Many students find that living on campus is the most rewarding experience of their college lives — lifelong friendships and memories start h...