You may want to live on-campus in the UWF dormitories or the UWF Village Apartments, or you may want to rent alone or share an apartment off-campus. Distance and transportation are difficult in the U.S. and in Pensacola, particularly. Unless you plan to have a car, we suggest that you live on-campus in a dormitory or Village Apartments, or off-campus at one of the nearby apartment complexes listed below. Most students who live on or near campus buy bicycles soon after they arrive. There is a shortage of housing both on-campus and off-campus. Please make arrangements for housing early to ensure that you reserve a place to live.
The Housing office does not usually accommodate early arrivals without prior approval. So, please contact the International Student Office to make sure that you can reserve a place prior to the official opening date (i.e. “check-in”) for dormitories and the Village Apartments. If you plan to arrive before the official opening date you may need to make plans to stay someplace temporarily until Housing allows “check-in.”
If you decide to live on-campus, you must complete the online Housing Contract. Fill out the new resident housing form and submit The $200 prepayment fee and $25 non-refundable Administrative Fee on-line.
The total amount for on-campus housing is due at the beginning of each semester. If you submit a Contract with the Housing Office and are assigned on-campus housing, you MUST honor the Contract until the end of Spring semester. You may contact the Housing Office at (850) 474-2463.
Until your contract is received and fees are paid, there is no guarantee of housing.
NOTE: Students are responsible for providing sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, clothes hangers, alarm clocks, study lamps, personal toiletries and cleaning supplies (although the rooms will be clean). Although you will want to travel light and can buy these items after you arrive, you may want to bring some non-electrical items with you. (Many electrical plugs will fit U.S. outlets.) We suggest that you pack at least a towel, face cloth, two sheets, and pillowcase.
The Department of Student Transition Programs is pleased to announce a new resource geared towards students that live off campus. As of March 1, 2011 UWF students, faculty and staff can view properties for rent or sale in the greater Pensacola area. This site also includes message boards to find roommates, sell furniture, as well as information on area and campus resources.