The Off Campus Housing Locator is a one stop location for you to explore your off-campus living options. Filter options based on price, number of rooms, number of bathrooms, lease length, distance from campus and more.
The Off Campus Housing Locator had a roommates section that will match you to a roommate based on your user profile and living style.
You can also work with the apartment complex that you want to lease with. Most complexes provide roommate matching. When touring ask how they match roommates and make sure that is a process you are comfortable with.
The Gator Guide to Off Campus Life is Off Campus Life's annual publication that is packed full of information. You can pick up a physical copy from multiple on-campus locations including our office located at 1304 Diamond Road.
A sublease is when you take over a lease from another person or find someone to take over your lease. For example, if you have an internship in the Spring and you have a 12-month lease, then subleasing to another student will allow you to find someone to replace you in the lease and you will no longer be financially responsible for the remainder of the lease. If you are an international student or will graduate early and need a short-term lease, you can sublease an apartment from another student.
Remember, when subleasing from another student don’t just do a verbal agreement. Sign the lease directly with the apartment complex or landlord and only pay the apartment complex or landlord, not a student you don’t know and you’ve met online.
Subleases can be added to the Housing Locator. On the “Add a Listing” tab, you can create an account and post available units. For additional questions about posting on the Housing Locator, please contact our friends at Off Campus Partners, 1-877-895-1234.
While our office does not review leases, you can schedule an appointment with UF Student Legal Services. Student Legal Services is a free resource (for fee-paying students) that offers legal services including lease review.
Off Campus Life does not recommend specific apartments over another. Each apartment is different, and it is vital that you take time with your search and be as thorough as possible to find the apartment that is the right fit for you.
Download the Off Campus Roommate Guide and complete this with your roommate when you move in to avoid conflict. You can also schedule an appointment with a member of our team for additional team.
Undergraduate students who live off campus will typically qualify for the Park and Ride decal. For more information about the location and costs, please visit TAPS.
Please note, if you are living off-campus you cannot park your car overnight on campus in the Park and Ride lot or any lot on campus.
There are multiple options available for students who do not have a car or do not want to drive their car to campus. The Regional Transit System (RTS) is a free-resource (for fee-paying students) to ride all over campus and the city of Gainesville.
Students can also use a bicycle (UFPD provides free bike helmets), electronic scooters, and moped/scooters.
Please remember to wear a helmet and secure you bikes, scooters and mopeds when not in use.
The University of Florida Police Department offers a variety of classes ranging from self-defense to personal safety and property security. Please visit their website for an updates class list and additional information.
Hurricane season is from June 1 – November 30. UF Alerts will send messages to all UF students with updates and information regarding weather threats. For additional information on Hurricane Tracking, please visit UF Emergency Management.
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