Move-In FAQs

This page information has been updated on 11/24/21 for Spring 2022. Keep checking your emails and our social channels for additional updates.

Welcome Community Meetings will be offered online for students the week that they move in. Students will receive additional communication via email once they have moved with the date and time of their meeting. Additionally, the Residence Hall Association will be hosting virtual programs throughout move-in and the Fall semester. Students can follow them on Instagram at @rhaucf for updates.

You can find the guest policy within the Community Living Guide, which is available on our website here.

Long term parking is used only during Fall move-in, and is identified on the Move-In Day page of our website. After unloading, it is important that vehicles are moved to long term parking for the duration of move-in. For Spring and Summer, residents should park in the appropriate residential lot for their housing communities.

Move-in dates and times are by appointment.

Review all of the move-in pages in the navigation menu for important information on how to schedule your move-in appointment, what to expect before you arriveon move-in day, and after move-in.

We encourage students to discuss safety precautions and work with your roommate to resolve concerns. Your Resident Assistant can help you come to compromises, form a roommate agreement, and mediate discussions if needed. If you need assistance contacting your RA, or scheduling a time to complete your roommate agreement, please contact your community office.

When you are given a room assignment on-campus, you are also given a PO Box assignment. The PO Box assignment will be shared with you upon check-in or when you pick up your mail key. For more information on mail, please visit the Mail and Deliveries page.

Check in times will vary by day. Expect to complete your check-in and begin unloading at your community within a 2-hour period. You and your guests must stay in vehicles until you arrive at the housing community parking area, where guests may help you unload and bring items to your residence hall.

All adjustable beds will be raised to their highest setting prior to your arrival. In order to have your bed adjusted lower, please put in a work order with Facilities Operations. Supplemental lofts and devices such as rack raisers are NOT allowed in university residential facilities. All beds are extra-long twin except for the Towers at Knights Plaza and NorthView, and private bedrooms at UnionWest. The Towers have regular full-size beds and NorthView beds are full-size extra-long. The extra-long twin beds located in Apollo, Nike, Hercules, Neptune, Lake Claire, Rosen, and Libra are considered junior lofts and can be raised or lowered on the existing bed frame to accommodate storage underneath. The beds at UnionWest are twin or full, depending on room style, and are also junior lofts.

No; if you plan to bring a bicycle to campus, be prepared to leave it outside the residential facilities. Be sure to bring a lock and chain to secure the bicycle to the designated bicycle storage area. If you are concerned about your bicycle being exposed to the weather, you should seriously consider not bringing it to campus.

Florida's hurricane season lasts from June 1 through November 30, and UCF's hurricane policies and procedures are summarized below.

The National Hurricane Center warns that some part of Florida is threatened by a hurricane or tropical storm each year, and the center provides information about hurricanes and other severe weather here. During any threatening weather, UCF's Office of Emergency Management monitors this site and sends official weather reports to all vice presidents, deans, regional campus directors, and to UCF President.

If a serious storm or hurricane threatens our region, the Governor and UCF President have the authority to cancel classes or close campuses, and they do so in consultation with other area colleges, school districts, and government offices. If they cancel classes or close the university, UCF News and Information will disseminate details to local TV and radio outlets, including WUCF radio 89.9 FM, and they will post this information on the UCF home page. Additionally, a list of other media outlets and hurricane resources is available here.

When it is necessary - as it was most recently during Hurricane Dorian in 2019 - UCF enacts its Emergency Plan. Storm closings typically require UCF to provide ride out locations for resident students, essential-operations staff members, and their families. An Emergency Operations Center works to coordinate mission critical services such as security, utilities, dining services, and shelter support. Details of our Emergency Plan are posted on the Office of Emergency Management Website. Updates about information for residents will be on the front page of the UCF Housing and Residence Life website.

While we hope to escape hurricanes this season, we are wise to prepare well and to educate ourselves in case an emergency occurs. Please do your part to keep the UCF community safe.

You can always contact your Community Office if you have questions and we are always happy to help! The UCF Housing Move-in App has additional information to help you with internet setup, dining options on campus, mail, locating housing policies, laundry info, and submitting maintenance requests. You may find our contact information, including Community Office phone numbers on our website contact page.

UCF Parking services is aware of move in dates. Residents needing to purchase a parking decal or hangtag to park their car while living on campus can get information on purchasing a day pass, at the UCF Parking Services website.

Flatbed hand trucks and dollies are available at Community offices. Follow the signs to your community office. There is limited equipment and we encourage families to bring their own dollies.

For details on check-in, see our move-in day page here.

You can always fill out an online work order with Facilities Operations here. If your maintenance problem is an emergency, such as a dead elevator, toilet running over, power out, or an extremely hot or cold room, you should call 407-823-5223 for the 24/7 Work Control center and also notify your community office.

Yes, all UCF residence halls and apartments have internet connections and wireless internet available to students. Additionally, community common areas and lounges have wireless internet. Wired Ethernet ports are located in all bedrooms on campus. Students may not setup their own wireless routers in their rooms. See the ResNet website for more information.