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Florida State University
2013-2014 General Bulletin - Undergraduate Edition

Housing

Director of University Housing: Adrienne Otto Frame, 109 Student Life Building

Residence Halls

The Office of University Housing is responsible for all on-campus housing facilities and programs for residents. The office provides living accommodations for full-time, degree-seeking, fee-paying students. All assignments are made without regard to race, religion, or national origin. Some rooms and apartments are adapted for residents who have physical disabilities.

University facilities on the main campus include 18 residence halls accommodating approximately 6,579 single undergraduates and graduate students in a variety of community, suite, and apartment-style housing spaces. The chart below lists each residence hall; its visitation policy; whether the facility's residents are male, female, or coed; and the special programs available in each residential area.

For the security of the residents, entrances to residence halls are locked at all times. Residents must use their FSUCards to enter. Visitors must be escorted in the building at all times by a resident.

Each room is furnished with a bed for each resident, study desks, chairs, dresser space, a small refrigerator, a wired internet port for each resident. Phone and cable services can be contracted for an additional charge. Residents must provide their own linens. Bicycle pads for parking are situated outside each hall, but residents must provide their own lock and chain.

Alumni Village

Graduate students, older undergraduate students, and students with dependents are eligible for housing in Alumni Village, an apartment complex one and a half miles from campus. Alumni Village offers 712 one, two, and three-bedroom furnished apartments. Residents have access to a preschool, laundry facilities, a recreation building, and playgrounds on the premises. The Alumni Village Office provides assistance and coordinates programs for residents.

Costs

Residence Halls for Single Undergraduate Students

Semester rate includes utilities, mail service, wired and wireless internet, and a refrigerator. Rental rates and payment due dates are provided on the University housing Web site at http://www.housing.fsu.edu.

Alumni Village

One-bedroom furnished apartment:

$420.00*

Two-bedroom furnished apartment:

$445.00–$580.00*

Three-bedroom furnished apartment:

$660.00*

Note: Monthly rate does not include utilities except garbage collection.

*All housing rental fees are established by Florida State University and are subject to approval by the State Board of Education. University Housing is a self-supporting auxiliary, and rental rates must reflect operating costs. Fees quoted are 2013–2014 figures.

Visitation Options

Limited Visitation. Visitation within student rooms by members of the opposite gender is permitted during the following hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight; and Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Self-Regulated. Visitation within student rooms by members of the opposite gender is determined by mutual agreement among roommates or suitemates at the beginning of the year and whenever occupancy changes.

Contracts

Upon notice of admission, students receive information about housing which includes information about how to submit a housing contract electronically. The contract is available at http://www.housing.fsu.edu.

As space is limited, interested students are urged to submit their contract and advance payment as quickly as possible. Assignments are made on a priority basis: (1) returning students; and (2) all new residents (3) by the date application and payment are received in the Office of University Housing. Although new residents are given the opportunity to express preference, no guarantee can be given that specific room or hall preferences can be met.

The Housing Contract for residence hall students are for the contract period for the semester(s) for which the student contracts. All students who accept the Housing Contract and enroll in the University are rent obligated for the period of the contract. Academic year contracts include both Fall and Spring semesters and are not eligible for cancellation except as stated in the contract terms and conditions.

Special Living Units

Although no student is required to reside in University housing facilities, entering freshmen are encouraged to do so to avail themselves of the opportunities provided by the University Housing staff. University Housing has developed a housing program that is committed to providing a comfortable environment that promotes and supports the educational mission of the University. Great effort is taken to provide students with a variety of alternatives and choices in residence hall living.

In addition to its variety of facilities, University Housing is committed to providing students with a wide range of activities and programs that are designed for their needs. Full-time student affairs professionals, graduate assistants, and student staff reside within the halls both to assist residents with academic and interpersonal problems and to organize social, recreational, and educational events. Residents are encouraged to be active in their communities through their hall governments.

Several special living units help to develop a sense of community among their residents. Here students join together to share personal and academic interests. Liberal studies honors students may reside in Landis Hall, where staff and residents share a commitment to the honors program.

The Bryan Hall Learning Community is designed to help students succeed during the critical first year of college. Students in Bryan experience the benefits of living in a close-knit, supportive community; get to know faculty on a personal basis; receive academic support as needed; and become involved in campus activities.

Cawthon Hall is home to two learning communities: the Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WIMSE), and the Music Living–Learning Center. The Women in Math, Science and Engineering Program provides support for women studying science, mathematics, and engineering fields through faculty interaction, study groups, and peer education. The Music Living–Learning Center in Cawthon provides first- and second-year music students the opportunity to live and study in a residential college environment. This program creates opportunities for students to evaluate the place and purpose of music in their lives, as a career, as a creative outlet, as a life-long avocation, and as a means of serving others and benefiting their community.

DeGraff Hall is home to the Social Science and Public Affairs Learning Community. This community is designed to give students with an interest in public affairs and international service the opportunity to explore the rich resources of the University.

Reynolds Hall is home to the Wellness Lifestyle Program and the Pre-Health Professions Learning Community. The Pre-Health Professions Learning Community is focused on the transition to college with an emphasis on wellness for the individual, family, and community. Students will have the opportunity to take part in designated courses with a small class atmosphere, fun social activities, and the chance to interact with leading experts in the field of wellness. Students who take part in this program must abide by the Reynolds Hall Wellness Agreement.

Wildwood Hall is home to two learning communities: the Social Justice Living-Learning Community and Nursing Living-Learning Community. The Social Justice Living Learning Community in Wildwood Hall is designed for students who desire to understand and practice social justice. The College of Nursing Living-Learning Community at Wildwood is for freshman students who have declared nursing as their major.

For additional information about special programs, please visit the University Housing Web site at http://www.housing.fsu.edu.

Other Options

Students who are unable or choose not to live in University housing have several housing options. A considerable number of apartments and homes located near campus are available for rent. Greek organization houses accommodate some of their members.

The Southern Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship housing in a cooperative living environment for a limited number of students who have excellent academic records and financial need. Students share all household duties. Each foundation house is supervised by a head-resident upper-level student who resides with the students. Applications are accepted from all classification levels throughout the year. The Southern Scholarship Foundation, 322 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304; (850) 222-3833; http://www.southernscholarship.org.

The Off-Campus Housing Office, a Student Government funded agency, serves as an information center, assisting students who seek off-campus housing. The office maintains a list of area houses, apartments, private residence halls, scholarship houses, and mobile homes. The information available includes rental cost, deposit, distance from campus, lease terms, and amenities. Roommate requests are posted on a bulletin board outside the office located at 229–230 Activities Building, Oglesby Union.

Residence Halls

Halls

Residents

Visitation Policy

Special Programs/Comments

Broward

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Suite Style

Bryan

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Bryan Hall Learning Community; freshmen only. Suite Style

Cawthon

Co-ed

Self- regulated

Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Program. Music Living-Learning Center. Suite Style

DeGraff

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Public Affairs Learning Community. Suite Style

Deviney

Co-ed

Limited

Community-style living

Dorman

Co-ed

Limited

Community-style living

Gilchrist

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Suite Style

Jennie Murphree

Women

Limited

Suite Style

Kellum

Co-ed

Limited

Community-style living

Landis

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Suite Style; Honors Community

Reynolds

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Wellness Lifestyle Program; Pre-Health Professions Learning Community; Suite Style

Salley

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Suites: two students/bedroom, four/suite including bath

Smith

Co-ed

Limited

Community-style living

Wildwood

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Social Justice Living-Learning Community; Nursing Living-Learning Community; Suite Style

Apartments

Halls

Residents

Visitation Policy

Special Programs/Comments

McCollum

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Older undergraduates and graduates

Rogers

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Older undergraduates and graduates

Ragans

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Older undergraduates and graduates

Traditions

Co-ed

Self-regulated

Older undergraduates and graduates