University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education is a featured program.
The Department of Housing and Residence Education offers students the unique opportunity to choose a Residential Learning Community as a housing option. Within these communities, students are assigned together based on similar interests, academic majors, or values. These communities can make the University seem a little smaller; as students can connect with each other from the first day they arrive on campus. Intentional and specialized programs and activities in the hall and more interaction with faculty and University administrators outside of their classrooms and formal offices enhance these connections.
Living Learning Communities as they are marketed to students…
Honors Residential College – Hume Hall
The honors residential college assists honors students in their college transition. Programs promote involvement in leadership opportunities, community service, study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships.
Honors II – Murphree Hall
The Honors II Living-Learning Community is designed to address the specific needs and interests of second-year students in the University Honors Program. Programs promote involvement in leadership opportunities, community service, study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships.
Engineering – East Hall
Live and learn with other engineering majors, close to the College of Engineering! Join engineering students in fun academic and social programs and activities that integrate the in-class and out-of-class experience.
Fine Arts – Reid Hall
Collaborate with other students interested in the visual and performing arts in the pursuit of creativity and expression. Enjoy exclusive studio space ideal for painting and architectural project design, gallery space to promote artistic projects, musical practice hours, and visiting artists who live in the residence hall with you!
GatorWell – Jennings Hall and Springs Complex
GatorWell is designed to educate students on health and wellness activities in partnership with GatorWell Health Promotion Services. Students will learn about health and wellness related campus resources, develop healthy lifestyle practices, and engage in activities that encourage balance and personal growth.
Global – Yulee Hall
Become a citizen of the world in this unique community that strives to educate leaders for a global community. Residents can participate in opportunities to explore intercultural awareness, sustainability opportunities, current world events, and the global connections between us all.
Innovation Academy – Beaty Towers
This program assists incoming Innovation Academy students in making a smooth transition to the University community by promoting involvement through residence hall activities, student organizations, and interactions with faculty, staff, and other students. Programs will explore the dimensions of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
International House – Weaver Hall
Live and learn with international exchange students from around the world and American students interested in studying abroad and learning about other cultures. Enjoy opportunities to increase an understanding of cultural values, differences, and similarities in diverse societies.
Leader Scholar Program – Trusler Hall
This program encourages first-year students to become active members on campus and introduces them to many of UF’s underutilized resources and opportunities. This program helps students begin their journey as a leader and scholar at the University of Florida. Participants can also earn LSP credits toward a Leader/Scholar Certification at the end of the year.
Returning Gators Program – Murphree Hall
Returning Gators Program is designed to address the specific needs and interests of second-year students at UF, including academic, career, and leadership development. Residents can earn RGP credits toward a Returning Gators Program Certification while learning about money management, personal wellness, healthy relationships, and career planning.
Pre-Health – North Hall
Join other students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, health professions, and health science. Residents can develop the academic skills needed to succeed as a student and as a future medical professional.
ROTC – Tolbert Hall
This community is available to student members in the Army, Navy/Marine, or Air Force ROTC programs, regardless of scholarship status. The program provides on-site faculty advising, a meeting room in the residence hall, study groups, and tutoring/mentoring by upper class ROTC cadets/midshipmen.
Faculty in Residence (FIR)
There are members of the UF faculty that are responsible for working with the Housing staff in their areas to host various programs. Participating faculty are provided apartments by Housing to make their jobs a little bit easier since they have office hours in the halls and are responsible for some of the large-scale programming that happens in certain areas. Not every building or area has an FIR, but the ones that do come from all different backgrounds, have different personalities and interests, and some even have dogs.