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Florida State University
2016-2017 General Bulletin - Undergraduate Edition

Housing

Executive Director of University Housing: Shannon Staten, 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, sexual orientation or national origin. Some rooms and apartments are adapted for residents who have physical disabilities.

University facilities on the main campus include seventeen residence halls accommodating approximately 6,370 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, cable, and Internet access for each resident. Phone 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.

Costs

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

*All housing rental fees are established by Florida State University. University Housing is a self-supporting auxiliary, and rental rates must reflect operating costs.

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://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 residents–based on the number of completed credit hours on file with the Office of the University Registrar, and 2) all new residents–based on the date the contract is submitted. Although students 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 is for the contract period for the semester(s) for which the student contracts. All students who submit 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. Students admitted to the FSU Honors Program receive priority for assignment to Landis Hall, where staff and residents share a commitment to the honors program. Seven living-learning communities (LLCs) are housed in residence halls across campus. These LLCs are designed to help students succeed during the critical first year of college.

For additional information about special programs, please visit the University Housing Web site at http://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 House Manager upper-level student who resides with the students. Online applications are accepted from all classification levels throughout the year. The application is available on the SSF Web site. 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.

Residence Halls
Halls Residents Visitation Policy Special Programs/Comments
Broward Women Limited 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 Global and Public Affairs Learning Community. Suite Style
Deviney Co-ed Self-regulated Suite Style
Dorman Co-ed Self-regulated Suite Style
Gilchrist Co-ed Self-regulated Suite Style
Jennie Murphree Co-ed Self-regulated Suite Style
Landis Co-ed Self-regulated Suite Style; Honors Community
McCollum Co-ed Self-regulated Apartment Style
Ragans Co-ed Self-regulated Apartment Style
Reynolds Co-ed Self-regulated Pre-Health Professions Learning Community; Suite Style
Rogers Co-ed Self-regulated Apartment Style
Salley Co-ed Self-regulated Suite Style
Traditions Co-ed Self-regulated Apartment Style
Wildwood Co-ed Self-regulated Social Justice Living-Learning Community; Nursing Living-Learning Community; Suite Style