Before You Arrive

Welcome to UCF!

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 what do do before you arrive, on move-in day, and after check-in. We encourage each student to download the UCF mobile app before arriving on campus.

This page was updated on 8/2/2023 for Fall 2023 move-in. Keep checking your emails and our social channels for additional updates.


Move-in Appointments – Main Campus

All incoming residents must register in the housing portal for a move-in appointment.

  • Appointments will be available in the Housing Portal for move-in after room selection has been made.

To register for your move-in appointment:

  • Login to myUCF > Student Self Service > Housing > Housing Portal.
  • Click on the Move-In Appointment link on the right side of the Housing Portal Home Page.

Early Move-In appointments need to be made before August 4, 2023 at 12:00PM.

Packing List

For Move-in Day

  • Photo ID and UCF ID
  • Your preferred personal cleaning supplies and hand sanitizers
    • Residents will be expected to take personal responsibility for cleanliness and sanitation in their spaces.
  • Dolly or hand truck
    • Residents may check out moving bins, but equipment is limited. Photo ID is required to use equipment. Failure to return equipment within two hours to the location you checked it out at will result in a charge of at least $50 to your student account
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrella

For Your Room

  • Bedding:
    • Apollo, Libra, Nike, Hercules, Neptune, Lake Claire, Rosen: x-long twin (80″)
    • Towers: full-size
    • NorthView: queen size (full xl)
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Toilet paper
    • Note- toilet paper holders are still being changed out in many residence halls. If there is remaining toilet paper in your bathroom, it will not be replenished by housing. You are responsible for providing your own toilet paper when it runs out.
  • Toiletries and hygiene items, including prescription medications
  • 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)
  • Your computer and/or other devices
  • Ethernet cable
    • For items that cannot connect to the UCF Wi-Fi network; for more information on wireless internet connectivity, visit UCF IT
  • Toilet plunger
  • Optional: Television


  • You are allowed to have a bicycle on campus as long as you secure it properly to a bike rack outside

Apartments (addl. items)

  • Pots & pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Eating utensils
  • Dishes
  • Only permitted in the kitchen of apartment styles: Toaster ovens, toasters, rice cookers, crock pots, air fryers, and George Foreman grills.
  • Animals (other than fish in a 10 gallon or smaller tank)
    • For information regarding the approval process of service animals, click here.
  • All decorative, holiday, and battery-operated lights (including LED string lights)
  • Bed lofts or risers
    • Bed mattresses will be raised to their highest level prior to move-in. Additional lifts or risers of any kind are not permitted.
  • Waterbeds
  • Octopus, torchiere lamps, and Light bulbs or lamps that utilize halogen gas
  • Wall decorations covering more than twenty percent of each individual wall
  • Scented plug-ins
  • Curtains used in hallways, windows, or as partitions
  • Firearms, explosives, or any sharp weaponry
  • Any type of gun/weapon (toy, bb guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns, bow and arrow, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs
  • WiFi routers
  • Heaters, hot plates, and other “open element” appliances
  • Devices using an open flame, such as candles, portable gas stoves, grills, fondue pots, gas burner hot plates, or gas lanterns
  • Toaster ovens, toasters, rice cookers, crock pots, air fryers, and George Foreman grills (Note: these are only allowed in our apartment-style kitchens)
    • Be aware that if your appliance sets off the fire alarm, the fee is a minimum of $375.
  • * 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.

Download a printable PDF checklist here.

Community Living Guide

The Community Living Guide (CLG) provides a comprehensive overview of the rules, expectations, and behaviors that all residents are expected to follow. We strongly encourage students, families, and guests to review this document as well. Is serves as a valuable resource for understanding the guidelines and fostering a positive living environment.

Room Assignment

Your room and roommate information is available to you in the housing portal.

Please note that rooms and roommate information may change due to cancellations, renovations, etc. Check your housing portal to confirm your room assignment before you travel to campus.


Your UCF ID Card serves as both your residential community and room access key. First Time in College (FTIC) or Transfer student will receive their UCF Cards during their scheduled Orientation date. It is crucial to have your UCF Card before your scheduled move-in appointment, as it will be required at the check-in table for proper encoding. We recommend visiting Card Services during their operating hours to obtain your card prior to your scheduled Housing check-in. You can find Card Services’ regular hours of operation and contact info on this page.

Payment Information

Please make sure that you view your payments 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 select Option 3 to speak with an accountant.

Postal Information

When you receive your room assignment online through the myUCF portal, you will also find your mailing address. It is crucial that any mail sent to you at UCF includes YOUR first and last name along with the PO Box number.  During the move-in process, you will receive information regarding the location of your PO Box within your community and instructions on obtaining your PO Box key.

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

For more information regarding postal services, please click here.

Parking Permits

UCF Parking Permits are now virtual, meaning all vehicles parked on campus, including those in residential areas, require a virtual parking pass. During move-in weekend, parking regulations will be strictly enforced. To identify unloading zones and overnight/overflow parking designated for your residential community during move-in weekend, please refer to and review the move-in email you received.

Students should purchase a virtual parking pass for the vehicle that will remain on campus prior to their arrival for move-in. For detailed information on student parking and how to purchase a UCF parking pass, please visit UCF Parking Services by clicking here.


All students residing on-campus are required to either complete an immunization form that provides documentation of vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis and Hepatitis B or sign a waiver declining the vaccines. This requirement must be fulfilled before attending Orientation and registering for classes. It is in addition to the state requirement for Measles and Rubella immunization.

Failure to submit the required documentation to UCF Student Health Services will result in the student being unable to move into housing for the summer or fall semester. The updated immunization form, which includes Bacterial Meningitis and Hepatitis B, can be downloaded from this link.

For more information, please reach out to UCF Student Health Services.

FERPA Release Authorization

If you would like to grant permission for our department to share your protected personal information with a designated individual (usually a parent or family member), you can complete the FERPA Release Authorization form. This form allows us to provide access to your records upon request. You can conveniently fill out the form online through the Housing Portal on myUCF. Simply navigate to Student Self Service, then select Housing, and finally access the Housing Portal. It’s important to note that authorization is optional and not required for the move-in process.

Renters’ Insurance

We strongly encourage students to consider obtaining renter’s insurance to protect their personal belongings in case of unforeseen circumstances or events. Renter’s insurance can typically be obtained through most homeowner’s insurance policies or various insurance companies.

It’s important to note that UCF and the Department of Housing and Residence Life are not responsible for any damage or loss of a student’s belongings resulting from events such as damage, fire, sprinkler discharge, hurricanes, etc., as stated in the terms and conditions of the housing agreement (specifically, Section 11: Limit of Liability). Therefore, students are highly encouraged to secure their own personal and property loss insurance.