The mission of the Department of Housing and Residence Life is to provide students living in university housing with safe, well-maintained facilities and programs that are conducive to student learning and success.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life supports students in their academic and personal growth by providing appropriately trained staff and by integrating the UCF Creed values of integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence into its programs, policies and practices.
Statement on Diversity and Inclusiveness
The Department of Housing and Residence Life values the diverse community of the University of Central Florida. We strive to engage students, staff, and campus partners in fostering an experiential learning community that is focused on diversity, inclusion, and social justice education. DHRL will achieve this through supporting a culture that encourages the exploration of social identities, articulates the value of inclusive communities, and practices effective cross-cultural engagement. The Department of Housing and Residence Life will continue to uphold our commitment to cultural competence through our residential priority of global citizenship.
One of the most important aspects of the residence life community experience is participation in the planning and implementation of residence hall and apartment programs. The residence life staff offers an assortment of fun and educational activities throughout the academic year. The residence life staff in each community plan events and activities for their residents throughout the year. Our residence life staff has been carefully selected and trained to make life on campus a pleasant and positive experience for you. Please don't hesitate to ask us for assistance.
Resident Assistants (RAs)
The role of the RA is to be a community facilitator for the students living on campus at UCF. RAs do this through answering your questions about housing or the University, spending time getting to know you and your interests and by offering planned events and activities that are both fun and educational. The RA has information to help solve your housing problems, knows what resources are available to you, and has experience with the academic system here at UCF. The RAs are also responsible for administering and enforcing housing and university policies. If you have any situations or questions, feel free to contact your RA. RA contact information is available through your community. Visit our contact page for community contact numbers.
Residence Hall and Apartment Patrols (RHAPs)
The Residence Hall and Apartment Patrol staff members are students who have been hired to assist in monitoring community safety from 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. daily. The RHAP staff makes frequent rounds through all the facilities and maintains radio contact with the UCF Police. They respond to problems and enforce housing and University policies. RHAPs are available at community duty stations and may be reached by calling the number to the duty station. Visit our contact page for community contact numbers.
Coordinators of Residence Life and Education
The Coordinators of Residence Life and Education implement the residence life program and supervise the staff in their respective communities. All Coordinators of Residence Life and Education are full-time master's level professional staff members who live in the community. The Coordinators of Residence Life and Education are available to meet with you during business hours (8 am - 5 pm). Appointments outside business hours can also be arranged.
The Graduate Assistant's primary responsibility is to assist the Coordinators of Residence Life and Education in community development and administration of all residence life activities, programs, and operations. All Graduate Assistants are live-in staff members. You may meet with a Graduate Assistant during business hours (8 am - 5 pm). Apppointments outside of business hours are available.