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, signage and station descriptions, COVID-19 testing information, unloading, parking, and room set up. Additionally, we suggest you dress comfortably and bring water as it is quite hot in Orlando. Finally, be prepared for inclement weather conditions, as it rains frequently.
Read more on UCF’s Housing and Residence Life COVID-19 Safety Measures.
This information applies to student at the main East Orlando campus. This includes the Apollo, Libra, Lake Claire, Nike, Hercules, Neptune, Towers and NorthView housing communities as well as the four UCF-Owned Greek houses.
You must register in the housing portal to re-encode your ID card for access to your room during the winter break period (December 14-January 6). This information was emailed to you. Check your knights email for details.
COVID-19 testing appointments for residents who reside on campus over the winter break, including student staff, are on January 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents who remain on campus over the winter break, and who do not complete a COVID-19 test on January 6, will have their card access restricted until they complete a mandatory COVID test.
If you live in housing that is open for the break (Towers, NorthView, UnionWest, Rosen), you leave for break, and return before the end of the break period (before January 7), you should register in the housing portal to re-encode your ID card during the break period, and plan to report for COVID testing on January 6th. Appointments for COVID testing on January 6th will show in the portal once you have made a card re-encoding appointment for January 4th – 6th.
If you are on campus over the winter break and know you will not be able to test on January 6, register for an available testing appointment January 7-10, and your card may be re-encoded again when your test is complete.
Appointments for residents who are new to or returning to the main campus run January 7-10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New and returning residents will not be able to check in to housing without completing a COVID-19 test during their registered on-campus move-in appointment. External test results may not be used. Any resident arriving prior to their registered move-in appointment date, or after 5 p.m. on their registered date must make alternative arrangements to stay off campus until they have completed a registered on-campus COVID-19 test.
Residents who are unable to arrive between January 7-10 must call the COVID line at 407-823-2509 to make alternate testing arrangements after January 10, 2021. Students will be responsible for the payment for their COVID test if they arrive after January 10. These residents will not be permitted to move in to their on-campus room until a negative COVID-19 test result is approved by UCF Student Health Services via the COVID line.
Valencia Student Login Link: https://ucf.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal/login
Prior to arrival, you must pre-register your personal information for your COVID-19 test processing by COVID Testing LLC. After you pre-register, you will receive a confirmation email from Covid Testing LLC. Print a copy of your confirmation email, including your personal QR code. You will need this printed code for testing.
*If you have previously tested positive for COVID-19, you are still required to test at move-in. Bring documentation of your previous testing results with you. After testing, contact tracers will work with you to review symptoms, assess your documentation, and determine on a case-by-case basis if you may be permitted to move-in.
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The Community Living Guide (CLG) outlines the rules, expectations and behaviors that all residents are expected to abide by, including the COVID-19 Addendum. Violations of the Community Living Guide, including failure to follow health and wellbeing guidelines (ex: mask wearing, physical distancing, maintaining a hygienic living space), can result in student sanctioning ranging from warnings to housing termination. We encourage parents and guardians to review this document as well.
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 will become your key at move-in.
This year, UCF Card services has reached out to students to request photo submissions. If you are new to UCF, submit your photo online to UCF Card Services so it can be printed in time for your arrival. On the day of your Orientation, you should receive an email from email@example.com, providing a link to submit your photo online to UCF Card Services. This request will be sent to the email address that was used to set up your Orientation. For more information about this process, please call UCF Card Services at 407-823-2100.
*Valencia residents at UnionWest may click here for information on obtaining your ID Card.
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.
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.
UCF Parking Permits are not needed during move-in. Residents living on campus should have a valid permit displayed correctly in your vehicle before the first day of classes.
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 http://parking.ucf.edu/permits/.
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.
A completed FERPA Release Authorization form gives our department permission to share your protected personal information with an individual you designate (usually a parent or family member), should they request access to such records. Fill out the form online via the Housing Portal (myUCF > Student Self Service > Housing > Housing Portal) if you would like to grant permission.
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.
The payment deadline date is published on the Academic Calendar online at calendar.ucf.edu. It also appears on your fee invoice, which may be found on your myUCF portal (Student Self Service > Student Accounts > Fee Invoice). If you received an authorized deferral, your due date on the fee invoice may be adjusted.
Your Fee Invoice is how you will obtain your tuition balance. The Total Fee Assessment is the total balance due. Anticipated financial aid, Bright Futures awards, or Florida Prepaid College Plan amounts may be deducted from the total balance. Always verify financial aid information after the Add Deadline and prior to the payment deadline.
Yes. The payment plan is a 2-part plan, requiring students to pays $15 upfront and 50% of the total tuition bill by the regular payment deadline, therefore avoiding the $100 late payment fee, and being dropped for non-payment. The student is then responsible for paying the remaining 50% by the second Payment Plan deadline reflected on the fee invoice. Students receiving financial aid, Florida Prepaid, waivers, or third-party payments already have an extended deadline and will not be eligible for the UCF payment plan.
Students will sign into their myUCF account and click on the “Payment Plan” link to sign up. The payment plan will be available the week following the Add/Drop Deadline on the Academic Calendar.
Payments may be made online through your myUCF portal by clicking the Due Charges/E-Pay link in your Student Center. Select either the “Credit Card” or “Electronic Check” payment option, input your payment information, and then submit the payment. A 2% convenience fee is assessed for credit card payments, but not for electronic checks.
Check and money order payments may be mailed to Student Account Services using the following addresses. Include your name and PID on the check for identification and prompt processing purposes. Please do not send cash.
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 160115
Orlando, FL 32816-0115
Overnight Mailing Address:
UCF Student Account Services
Attn: Payment Processing
4365 Andromeda Loop N.
Millican Hall, Room 109
Orlando, FL 32816-0115
Information regarding Florida Prepaid is retrieved from the Florida Prepaid website directly. Students with Florida Prepaid must check their fee invoice prior to the payment deadline date to confirm it is applied to their account. If Florida Prepaid is not reflected on your Fee Invoice, please contact Student Account Services at (407) 823‐2433, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Your Florida Prepaid plan is billed based on the plan type, number of credit hours you are taking and the number of hours available in your plan. Regardless of your plan type, there are fees Florida Prepaid will not cover. Information regarding which fees Florida Prepaid covers is available online at https://studentaccounts.ucf.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/Florida_Prepaid_Chart.pdf.
Students can manage their Florida Prepaid billing hours by logging into myUCF and selecting the “Florida Prepaid Management” link, found on the Student Center under “Finances”. Please note that you must log in and reduce or opt-out (select “0” credits) each term you wish UCF to bill a different number of hours than the amount of hours in which you are enrolled.
The Registrar’s Office, with a commitment to quality service and leading-edge technology, provides timely and accurate enrollment information and access for students, effectively meeting student administrative needs. The office maintains the integrity of student permanent academic records and implements procedures in accordance with university policies through campus-wide communication, collaboration, and leadership.
The Registrar’s Office upholds State of Florida and UCF policies and regulations regarding the academic record changes of undergraduate students, the degree audit program and the university-wide undergraduate graduation requirements.
The office reviews petitions for academic record changes such as medical withdrawals, late adds/drops, late withdrawals, and college petitions for waivers of UCF degree requirements. The office also administers the myKnight Audit for undergraduate degree programs.