Beginning at move-in, students are required to wear facial coverings at all times in the presence of others, follow physical distancing guidelines, and minimize interactions with others.
It is very important to read and understand all campus policies related to COVID-19. All residents are expected to complete the COVID self-checker daily. The checker can be found on the UCF mobile app. Click for printable instructions on completing the self-checker.
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:
Resident Assistants (RAs) are UCF students who serve as a resource and mentor in your community. RAs are carefully selected and trained to be sensitive to the academic, emotional, and social challenges facing residents, particularly the normal adjustments to residence hall living. We encourage you to seek out and develop a relationship with your RA so they can help you in your transition to living on campus. Your RA will reach out to you throughout the semester to meet virtually, 1:1 or in a small group. All residents are encouraged to communicate with their RA regularly.
For many college students, sharing their space is a new experience. Living on campus is a fantastic opportunity to learn about yourself and others. The time and effort you put into building positive relationships will enhance your college experience. Here are some items to consider:
Remember that Housing and Residence Life staff are available 24 hours/day to assist with conflicts; however, active involvement from all parties is required in order to effectively resolve concerns.
Early in the semester, all roommates will communicate with their RA and develop a roommate agreement. Your RA will help guide a conversation around communication and potential areas of conflict in your suite or apartment. Topics range from cleanliness, noise levels, and temperature control, to necessary accommodations for health and wellbeing, allergies or medical needs. Finding common ground early is important to maintaining a healthy dialogue. In the event a roommate conflict does occur, the roommate agreement will help residents engage in respectful communication when trying to find resolution. However, should an ongoing issue occur, our staff is here to help mediate, provide support, and help residents explore alternative solutions.
Many students are looking to make new friends right after move-in, so don’t be shy in introducing yourself using the various online platforms that will be available to you. It is very important to get to know those around you, even virtually. Your RA can help introduce you to your community using various online resources, so keep an eye on your email and other communications. You can also meet people at your online floor/building meeting and the other virtual activities that will be happening. Make the most out of your UCF experience by finding your community and getting involved!
This section is specific to what students can expect in a normal Fall semester. Spring semester does not include university-wide welcome events, as we traditionally have a much smaller incoming spring class.
During the first week you are strongly encouraged, and in some cases required, to attend several community and university-wide events. They are as follows:
Your RA will host a virtual floor meeting which will help orient you to the community and navigate the various services provided by the university. This is your first opportunity to introduce yourself to other residents on your floor.
The Knighting (known at many schools as “Convocation”) is a required celebration of the beginning of students’ academic journey at UCF. First year students and transfer students alike will assemble to be welcomed by the university president and other distinguished speakers.
UCF’s official Welcome Week, Pegasus Palooza, returns every fall semester with a week full of social, academic, and service activities for students to get acquainted with the UCF campus, meet people, and simply to have fun!
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.