After Check-In

This page was updated on 8/14/23 Fall 2023. Keep checking your emails and our social channels for additional updates.

Student Learning: The HRL Residential Engagement Model

Living on campus is a learning and growing experience. You will build new relationships, find opportunities, and learn from your peers and Resident Assistant.

The UCF residential experience has been developed with student learning in mind. UCF Housing is where all students can become active, engaged, and productive global citizens. The on-campus experience includes initiatives and strategies focused on:

  • Community Engagement
  • Self-Awareness

Meeting your Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants (RAs) are UCF students who play a crucial role as resources and mentors within your community. They are selected and trained to be attentive to the academic, emotional, and social challenges that residents may face, especially during the adjustment to residence hall living. We strongly encourage you to connect with your RA and establish a relationship with them as they can provide valuable support during your transition to living on campus.

Your RA will proactively reach out to you throughout the semester to arrange virtual meetings, either one-on-one or in small groups. It is highly encouraged for all residents are encourage to maintain regular communication with their RA . They are here to assist you and ensure that you have a positive living experience.

Living With Roommates

For many college students, sharing their space is a new experience. Living on campus provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about oneself and others. Building positive relationships takes time and effort, but is can greatly enhance your college experience. Here are some key considerations:

  • Introduce yourself before move-in (via phone or online)
  • Establish boundaries and revisit them as needed
  • Take the time to get to know your roommate
  • Address problems or conflicts as they arise
  • Maintain realistic expectations
  • Practice patience with yourself and others

It is important to remember that the Housing and Residence Life staff is available 24/7 to assist with conflicts. However, resolving concerns effectively requires active involvement from all parties.

What is a Roommate Agreement?

Completing a roommate agreement in a timely manner is a highly important and effective strategy to ensure a harmonious and healthy living environment for all occupants. Early in the semester, you will have the opportunity to communicate with your RA and develop a roommate agreement. Your RA will guide a conversation addressing communication and potential areas of conflict in your suite or apartment. Topics covered may include cleanliness, noise levels, temperature control, as well as necessary accommodations for health, allergies, or medical needs.

Establishing common ground early on is crucial for maintaining open and healthy dialogue. In the event of a roommate conflict, the roommate agreement will serve as a tool to engage in respectful communication when seeking resolution. However, if an ongoing issue persists, our staff is here to provide mediation, support, and assistance in exploring alternative solutions.

Joining the UCF Community

After move-in, many students are eager to make new friends, so do not hesitate to introduce yourself and engage with others using the various online platforms. It is important to get to know those around you, even in a virtual setting. Your RA will assist in introducing you to your community through various online resources, so be sure to check your email and other communications for updates. Additionally, you can meet people at your online floor/building meetings and participate in virtual activities that will be organized. By actively engaging with your UCF experience, finding your community and getting involved, you can make the most out of your time here. HRL is dedicated to the success and well-being of all our residential students.


Annual Fall Room Design Contest

Are you interested in winning some exciting prizes? Enter our annual Room Design Contest by submitting 3-5 unedited photos of your private room, shared room, and/or living room.

Applications are now open for submission through the provided Google Form.  Click on the link here or the image below to enter. Remember to stay tuned and follow our social channels for any updates.

Questions? Email us at or message us on Instagram or Facebook.

Campus Safety

If you see something, say something

Safety and security are very important, and you can play an important part in keeping yourself and your community safe. Ensure you save important phone numbers like your community office and UCF Police (407.823.5555). In the event of a life-threatening emergency, contact University Police or call 911.

If you see anything suspicious, unusual, or concerning, report it to University Police. Find helpful safety tips here.

  • Let’s Be Clear
    • UCF offers resources to help prevent sexual harassment, assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Bystanders can make a difference.
  • UCF Cares
    • UCF Cares provides a number of services for students. The goal of UCF Cares is to build a culture of care, one Knight at a time.
  • Hurricane Preparedness
    • Hurricane season is from June 1st to November 30th. In order to prepare for a hurricane, ensure you have a plan and have communicated that plan to your friends and family. Consider making a hurricane kit so that you have all the necessary supplies on hand.
  • Property Registration
    • We highly recommend that residents register their personal property online with the UCF Police Department. Items such as computers, bikes, cameras and other valuables can be entered. We especially suggest students bringing bicycles to campus register them with the UCF PD, as bicycles must remain on our bike racks outdoors.