Move-In FAQs


Yes, resident assistants will inform residents of programs and meetings at the check-in stations. You can also find information for move-in weekend programs on our UCF move-in app.

Yes, we have a guest policy. You can find it within the Community Living Guide, which is available on our website at http://www.housing.ucf.edu/residents/clg and also available at check-in.

Long term parking is identified on Community Move-In Maps. After unloading, it is important that vehicles are moved to long term parking for the duration of move-in weekend.

Move-in dates and times will be posted on our website here. You should plan to arrive on campus during one of the applicable move-in times. You will go directly to the community where you are assigned in order to move in. More information on the move-in process is available on the move-in page above.

If you are having a problem with your room or roommate, please speak with your Resident Assistant about the issue. He or she can recommend what to do or help you with a roommate mediation. If the issue is very serious, you should contact a Graduate Assistant or Coordinator in your community office. A room change is not possible during the first few weeks of each semester while our Assignments verifies any vacancies.

When you are given a room assignment on-campus, you are also given a PO Box assignment. The PO Box assignment will be shared with you upon check-in or when you pick up your mail key at the Academic Village Mail Center, located in Neptune for all Nike, Hercules and Neptune residents. For more information on mail, please visit the Mail Center.

We estimated time to complete 1 resident check-in is between 15- 20 minutes. We ask families to stay with vehicles at the unloading zones, unload and bring items to residence hall. Residents can look their assignment information up on-line.

To have your bed raised or lowered, you must contact your community office. Supplemental lofts and devices such as rack raisers are NOT allowed in university residential facilities. All beds are extra-long twin except for the Towers at Knights Plaza and NorthView. The Towers have regular full-size beds and NorthView beds are full-size extra-long. The extra-long twin beds located in Apollo, Nike, Hercules, Neptune, Lake Claire, Rosen, and Libra are considered junior lofts and can be raised or lowered on the existing bed frame to accommodate storage underneath.

No; if you plan to bring a bicycle to campus, be prepared to leave it outside the residential facilities. Be sure to bring a lock and chain to secure the bicycle to the designated bicycle storage area. If you are concerned about your bicycle being exposed to the weather, you should seriously consider not bringing it to campus.

Florida's hurricane season lasts from June 1st through November 30th, and UCF's hurricane policies and procedures are summarized below.

The National Hurricane Center warns that some part of Florida is threatened by a hurricane or tropical storm each year, and the center provides information about hurricanes and other severe weather at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/. During any threatening weather, UCF's Office of Emergency Management monitors this site and sends official weather reports to all vice presidents, deans, regional campus directors, and to UCF President.

If a serious storm or hurricane threatens our region, the Governor and UCF President have the authority to cancel classes or close campuses, and they do so in consultation with other area colleges, school districts, and government offices. If they cancel classes or close the university, UCF News and Information will disseminate details to local TV and radio outlets, including WUCF radio 89.9 FM, and they will post this information on the UCF home page at http://www.ucf.edu. Additionally, a list of other media outlets and hurricane resources is available at http://emergency.ucf.edu/hurricanes.html.

When it is necessary - as it was during Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne in 2004 - UCF enacts its Emergency Plan, coordinated by William Merck, Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Storm closings typically require UCF to open campus shelters for resident students, essential-operations staff members, and their families. Jeff Morgan, Director of Emergency Management, will establish an Emergency Operations Center to coordinate mission critical services such as security, utilities, dining services, and shelter support. Details of our Emergency Plan are posted on the Office of Emergency Management Website at http://emergency.ucf.edu/plans.html. Updates about information for residents will be on the front page of the UCF Housing and Residence Life website.

While we hope to escape hurricanes this season, we are wise to prepare well and to educate ourselves in case an emergency occurs. Please do your part to keep the UCF community safe.

You can always contact your Community Office if have questions and we are always happy to help! The UCF Housing Move-in App has additional information to help you with internet setup, dining options on campus, cable setup, mail, locating housing policies, laundry info, and submitting maintenance requests. You may find our contact information, including Community Office phone numbers on our website contact page

UCF Parking services is aware of move in weekend. Residents needing to purchase a parking decal to park their car while living on campus or for information on purchasing a day pass, please visit the UCF Parking Services website at https://parking.ucf.edu/

Flatbed hand trucks and dollies are available at Information Stations. Information Stations are located near or around unloading zones. Ask a parking attendant to point you to the closest Information Station. Please be advised move-in equipment is issued to move-in staff. There is limited equipment and we encourage families to bring their own dollies.

Resident check-in takes place within the residential communities. Sidewalk decals are throughout every community. This floor signage helps lead the way to community offices where check-in take place.

We're here to help in the Community Office! You can always fill out an online work order with Facilities Operations here. If your maintenance problem is an emergency, such as a dead elevator, toilet running over, power out, or an extremely hot or cold room, you should call 407-823-5223 for the 24/7 Work Control center and also notify your community office.

Yes, all University residential facilities are wired for cable television service. However, it will be necessary for students to supply a cable cord or HDMI cord to connect the television to the wall. All rooms are provided with a single standard residential cable outlet mounted on the wall.

Yes, all UCF residence halls and apartments have internet connections and wireless internet available to students. Additionally, community common areas and lounges have wireless internet. Wired Ethernet ports are located in all bedrooms on campus. Students may not set-up their own wireless routers in their rooms. See the UCF Housing website for more information.

Limited move-in assistance is available in Summer and Fall. Move-in Ambassadors can be found at Information Stations or along the curb of unloading zones. You will be able to spot them via their move-in t-shirts or uniforms. Due to the small number of spring arrivals, the move-in Ambassador program does not run for the Spring semester.