What to Expect at Move-in: Quick Overview

  • Review our packing list and make sure to have ID before you leave home!
  • Verify your housing assignment on your myUCF housing portal before you arrive on campus.
  • Review driving and parking directions on our website.
  • Arrive on campus and go to your assigned community's designated unloading zones.
  • Students should proceed immediately to check-in to receive their keys. Don't Forget - In order to receive your room key, you will need your UCF ID card. You must be present to receive your room key; a friend or family member may NOT check out a key for a resident.
  • While students check in, families should stay with vehicles and begin the unloading process.
  • Unload vehicles in unloading zones quickly. Vehicles may not be left unattended in unloading zones.
  • Move vehicles to long-term parking once the heaviest and largest items are unloaded.
  • If needed, visit Parking Services to pick up your decal or hang tag.
  • Plan to be busy with all the Welcome Events afterward!

Continue reading this page for additional details about arrival and check-in

Driving Directions

Directions from FL Turnpike and I-4 to UCF

To Towers, NorthView and Lake Claire:

  • Take 417 East to University
  • Take University to Alafaya Trail
  • Cross over to first Traffic light
  • Turn Left and follow signs to check-in

To Nike, Hercules, Libra, Apollo and Neptune:

  • Take I-4 to exit 82A (408 East) for 8 miles
  • Take exit 18 toward FL-417 North for 4 miles
  • Take exit 37A for East University Blvd
  • Turn right on University Blvd for 2.5 miles
  • Enter UCF across Alafaya Trail
  • Turn right at Gemini Blvd S and follow signs to check-in

Directions from I-95 to UCF

To Towers, NorthView and Lake Claire:

  • Take I-95 to exit 215 (Highway 50) towards Orlando for 22 miles
  • Turn right on Alafaya Trail for 3 miles
  • Pass main entrance to UCF and turn right on Gemini Blvd N and follow signs to check-in

To Nike, Hercules, Libra, Apollo and Neptune:

  • Take I-95 to exit 215 (Highway 50) towards Orlando for 22 miles
  • Turn right on Alafaya Trail for 2 miles
  • Turn right on Central FLorida Blvd for .5 miles
  • Turn right on Gemini Blvd S and follow signs to check-in

Parking and Check-In

Parking and unloading areas are not near the residence halls and check-in stations. Therefore, we recommend that families bring their own hand cart or dolly to transport items from their vehicles. Parking and traffic patterns will be strictly enforced to ensure continuous flow. Do not park in fire lanes, service vehicle parking, or reserved parking at any time during move-in. Standing in an unloading zone could result in ticketing and towing.

What to do when you arrive

  1. Arrival – Upon arrival, families should park in the designated temporary unloading zone for your community. Staff and volunteers will be available to assist with unloading and will direct your student from parking areas to check-in stations.

    * If you are moving into Lake Claire, NorthView or the Rosen College Apartments, just park anywhere in the designated lots. Loading zones and long-term parking are the same in these communities.

  2. Information Stations – Information Stations will be located near unloading zones. Here you can receive a map of your community and directions to check-in. Move-in ambassadors are stationed throughout the communities to provide directions and help with unloading.

  3. Check-In Stations – Students should immediately go to check-in upon arrival. Wait times can vary, depending on the number of residents moving in at that time. To avoid overcrowding at check-in stations, we encourage students to check in while families continue to unload their vehicles. Staff will review important information, issue keys, identify your new building/room and direct you to move-in ambassador stations if unloading assistance is needed.

  4. Unloading – Once vehicles are unloaded, they must immediately be moved to designated long-term/overnight parking. Overnight parking is not permitted in unloading zones until move-in weekend is over. Families with mobility concerns may be issued a pass for extended temporary unloading by a parking attendant.


Community Check-In Station Unloading Zones/ Information Stations Long Term/
Overnight Parking
Check-In Map
Apollo Osceola 1st Floor Lounge Lot B4 /
and 1st floor of Garage B
Garage B Download Map
Hercules Hercules Programming Center Lot B8 Garage B Download Map
Libra Libra Community Center Lot C3 / Lot B9 Garage B or Libra Garage Download Map
Neptune Neptune Multipurpose Room Lot B8 for Bldg 158
Lot B15 for Bldgs 156 and 157
Garage B or Libra Garage Download Map
NorthView NorthView 1st Floor Northview Garage Northview Garage Download Map
Nike Nike Programming Center Lot B15 Garage B or Libra Garage Download Map
Lake Claire Lake Claire Community Center Lake Claire Parking Lots Lake Claire Parking Lots Download Map
Tower I Tower I Lobby Parking Garage G - First Floor Parking Garage G - Upper Floors Download Map
Tower II Tower II Lobby Parking Garage G - First Floor Parking Garage G - Upper Floors Download Map
Tower III Tower III Lobby Parking Garage E - First Floor Parking Garage E - Upper Floors Download Map
Tower IV Tower IV Lobby Parking Garage E - First Floor Parking Garage E - Upper Floors Download Map
Rosen Rosen Community Center - Building 905 Rosen Parking Lot Rosen Parking Lot Download Map

Once in Your Room

Maintenance and Cleaning Requests

Should you find any maintenance or cleaning needs during move-in, visit your community office.

Throughout the year, residents can easily report maintenance or housekeeping concerns in the following ways:

  1. Submit a work order online by visiting www.fo.ucf.edu/ and clicking on the “Submit Online Request” button.
  2. Call the Work Control Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be reached at 407-823-5223.
  3. Email maintenance and housekeeping at wcc@ucf.edu. Include your full name, building and room number with a description of the issue.

In urgent situations such as an inoperative elevator, toilet running over, power outage, an extremely hot or cold room, call the Work Control Center immediately. In addition, notify your community office of the urgent situation so that we may assist you.

If you would like to have your bed raised or lowered, put in a request at your community office to have maintenance staff assist you. Only maintenance staff are allowed to alter bed heights. Only twin XL beds can be adjusted.

Internet Setup

In order to connect to the internet in your room, you will need a computer equipped with at least a 10Mb Ethernet interface and a standard Ethernet cable to connect the computer to the provided Ethernet wall jack.

Watch this video to see the internet setup process. You may view more information at the ResNet website. If you have questions regarding your internet set-up, you may contact the UCF IT Support Center at 407-823-5117.

TV Setup

All rooms are equipped with a residential cable converter box and cable TV service. You will need to provide your own television, coax or HDMI cord. If you are in a shared room, we suggest communicating with your roommate to decide who needs to bring a TV. Watch this video to see the cable setup process.

Policies and Procedures

During move-in you will receive a Community Living Guide which outlines the Department of Housing & Residence Life’s community standards, procedures, and services provided by our university. The Community Living Guide along with the housing contract, living learning community expectations, and communication from our staff, are here to ease your transition to on-campus living. Should you need additional support or have a specific question about a policy or procedure after reading these materials, your Resident Assistant (RA), Graduate Coordinator (GC) and Area Coordinator (AC) will be happy to assist you.


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