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Wait list for Housing? Will I get a dorm?

ahhhhokayahhhhokay Posts: 5Registered User New Member
edited January 2013 in University of Florida
Hey, I am not an incoming freshmen, so some context:
I'm in the middle of my second year at UF. Year one, I lived on-campus (Lakeside). At the start of Fall 2012, I moved off-campus.

Now, for Fall 2013 plans:
I had planned to stay off-campus, however my current situation kind of had a fallout. Now I was just thinking about moving back on campus. Today (Jan. 28, 2013) I paid the $25 to get my application processed, but someone told me I needed to be put on a waiting list for Fall 2013 housing.

What does this mean, exactly? How likely am I to get a dorm?
Idealy, I wanted one of the singles over at Murphree area (Buckman or Thomas Halls).

Thanks
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Replies to: Wait list for Housing? Will I get a dorm?

  • SabertoothSabertooth Posts: 297Registered User Junior Member
    It means once all housing recontracts and freshman have their rooms, you get to take whatever is left over. From my understanding that is, I could be wrong.

    You could always look into luxury dorms, those may as well be on campus. They are great value dorms and do have many uf students living there.
  • ahhhhokayahhhhokay Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Thanks, that doesn't sound as bad as I thought it'd be.

    I'm looking into those as well (as a back-up plan), but they actually look a couple hundred dollars more expensive a month than dorms (at least the one's I'm looking at).
    Are there any besides Ivy House/Windsor hall?
  • glasswrightglasswright Posts: 169Registered User Junior Member
    you just get put on the waitlist until enough cancellations come in. Don't worry about it, you will totally get housing.
    it's on a rolling basis, so as soon as they can, you get offered a contract and then you can pick your room. I forgot too, and last week it only took me 24 hours to get pulled off the waitlist and offered a contract, and as soon as I paid I was able to go online and pick a room.

    Also, you can totally still get a single in buckman or thomas. there were empty ones all the way through the summer that they tried to get filled.
  • ahhhhokayahhhhokay Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Yayy, that makes me feel much better, thanks for the reply!
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