Before You Arrive

We aim to make your move-in experience wonderful. Your check-in begins before you arrive on campus. Please review all move-in information including: driving directions, parking, signage and station descriptions, move-in volunteers and room set up. Additionally, we suggest you dress comfortably and bring water as it is quite hot in Orlando in August. Lastly, anticipate rain during this time of the year.

Packing List

Items to Bring

For Move-in Day

  • Dolly or hand truck
    • Equipment is limited. Photo ID is required for equipment rentals. Failure to return equipment within two hours to the location you checked it out at will result in a charge of $50 to your student account
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrella

For Your Room

  • Sheets: x-long twin 80″ (full-size for Towers residents and queen size (full xl) for NorthView residents)
  • Pillowcases & pillow(s)
  • Blanket & comforter
  • Mattress pad
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Toilet paper (provided for all residents except Northview and Towers Residents)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper included for non-Towers residents)
  • Alarm clock
  • Wastebasket & plastic liners
  • Power strip *(120 volt U.L. approved/built in manual reset 15 and circuit breaker/maximum length cord six (6) feet/maximum six (6) outlets at end of cord)
  • Laundry bag and supplies (HE detergent)
  • Microwave (no more than 1000 watts)
  • Refrigerator (no more than 5 cubic feet)
  • Shower curtains (for Towers and NorthView residents)

Internet and Cable

  • Ethernet cable (for items that cannot connect to the UCF Wi-Fi network, for more information on wireless internet connectivity: UCF IT
  • Television (cable ready with cable cord)
  • HDMI cord or coaxial cord for digital converter box (TV)

Apartments (addl. items)

  • Pots & pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Eating utensils
  • Dishes
  • Toaster ovens and toasters (only permitted in apartment styles)

Items to Leave at Home

  • Pets (other than fish in a 10 gallon or smaller tank)
  • Bed lofts or risers
  • Waterbeds
  • Firearms, explosives, or any sharp weaponry
  • Any type of gun/weapon (toy, bb guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns, bow and arrow, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Broiler ovens, rice cookers, crock pots, heaters, hot plates and other “open element” appliances (ex: George Foreman grills)
  • Devices using an open flame, such as candles, portable gas stoves, grills, fondue pots, gas burner hot plates, or gas lanterns
  • * Air fryers – You may bring an air fryer, but be aware that it may set off the fire alarm. The fire alarm fee is $375 and up.
  • * Bikes – You are allowed to have a bicycle on campus as long as you secure it properly to a bike rack outside. However, we find that the majority of students who bring a bike to campus never use it throughout the year. Carefully consider whether you will actually use your bike before bringing it to campus. You may not keep your bicycle inside any housing facility for any reason.

Community Living Guide

The Community Living Guide (CLG) outlines the rules, expectations and behaviors that all residents are expected to abide by. Violations of the Community Living Guide can result in student sanctioning ranging from warnings to housing termination. We encourage parents and guardians to review this document as well. Learn more about how you can make the most of your on-campus living experience by reading our Community Living Guide.

Room Assignment

Summer room and roommate information will be available at the myUCF portal in May. Fall room and roommate information will be available at the myUCF portal in June.

Please note that rooms and roommate information may change due to cancellations, renovations, etc.

Payment Information

Please make sure that you view your charges online at the myUCF portal as a paper bill will not be mailed to you. Note that if your account shows enough anticipated financial assistance to cover the cost of your housing, your payment is deferred until your financial aid is disbursed. However, if you show a balance, it must be paid by the due date.

If you have questions or concerns regarding payment information, please call the Department of Housing and Residence Life at 407-823-4663 and ask to speak with an accountant.

Postal Information

When you receive your room assignment online at the myUCF portal, you will also see your mailing address. It is very important that any mail sent to you at UCF be addressed with YOUR first and last name and PO Box number.  During the move-in process you will receive information on where your PO Box is located in your community and how to get your PO Box key.

If you need to send a package to campus prior to your arrival, please make sure to send it no more than a week prior to your move-in.  We will hold your package for you if it is addressed correctly.

For more postal information click here.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are available for purchase through Parking and Transportation Services. Please wait to purchase your permit until move-in weekend because your room assignment may change. The type of student permit you purchase is available here.

Register your vehicle online at


All students living on-campus must either complete an immunization form that documents vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis and Hepatitis B or sign a waiver declining the vaccine. This requirement must be completed prior to Orientation and registration for classes and is in addition to the state requirement for Measles and Rubella.

Any student who has not submitted the documentation to UCF Student Health Services will not be able to move into housing for summer or fall. The updated immunization form that includes Bacterial Meningitis and Hepatitis B is available for download here.

For more information, please contact UCF Student Health Services.

Renters’ Insurance

Some homeowner’s insurance policies may cover belongings of a student living on-campus, so parents should check with their insurance company on this option. You can also purchase a Renter’s Insurance policy through various insurance companies.

Please note that UCF and the Department of Housing and Residence Life is not responsible for a student’s belongings in the event of damage, fire, sprinkler discharge, hurricanes, etc., per the terms and conditions of the housing agreement (see section 11. Limit of Liability of the agreement terms and conditions). Students are encouraged to obtain their own personal and property loss insurance.