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Best dorm for UF freshman

laxgallaxgal Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
edited February 2013 in University of Florida
Hi I was just admitted into the University of Florida last night. I am very excited to be a gator. I have little to no knowledge about Uf's dorms. I submitted my housing 25$ in October so I expect to have a good number. I am looking for dorms that:

*I can meet people (as I am not sure who I will be rooming with at least yet)
*Close proximity to classes, activities, and amenities.

Those are my main goals in picking a dorm. I would like convenience in my housing choice. I'm not necessarily looking for a rowdy dorm but one that will provide opportunity to make many friends and easier to adapt to new college life. Are there any newly renovated halls?

Thanks for any help you can :)give!!
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Replies to: Best dorm for UF freshman

  • lamentingaltolamentingalto Registered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    I've heard good things about Murphree and liked what I saw when I was looking for myself.
  • aares1aares1 Registered User Posts: 400 Member
    Is murphree mostly freshmen or a mixture?
  • laxgallaxgal Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    I've heard it is more upperclassmen than freshman and one of the murphree are halls is only sophomores?
  • lamentingaltolamentingalto Registered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    Oh, I guess I didn't catch that part...but what I liked was the Murphree Area, so maybe there are dorms in the same area that are more for freshmen?
  • JKidrauhlJKidrauhl Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    For more of the First Year Dorm Experience in the Murphree Area, I would check it Sledd Hall, Buckman Hall, Thomas Hall and Fletcher Hall.

    Sledd is the best one since it is next to the commons and the nicest. Thomas and Buckman are nice but they dont have A/C which sucks. Flectcher is the worst out the Murphree Area as it has a lot of mold issues.

    When it comes to picking dorms in the Murphree Area, avoid any of the fancy bay windows at it actually limits your space. For example, rooms on the third floor of Sledd Hall are bigger than those on the First Floor cause of the building's structure. The third floor has regular windows instead of the bay windows, so the rooms are boxier and larger then the ones on the first floor with the bay windows which is more of a pentagon shape which limits the space of the room.

    I would avoid Murphree Hall for the first year dorm experience as it is for anti social and filled with mostly upperclassman! Hope this helped!
  • laxgallaxgal Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    What is the general vibe of graham area? Any insight on Trussler's leader scholar program??
  • catinhat95catinhat95 Registered User Posts: 156 Junior Member
    No air conditioning? In Florida?
  • 2013cheer2013cheer Registered User Posts: 248 Junior Member
    The two halls without air conditioning are historical buildings/landmarks and so they are unable to alter them for AC(or something like that) but you can bring a portable unit with you.

    Anyways, I am excited for I have summer B and this year you do not have to move out between summer and fall...and I get to pick y room in March..Sweet!!!!

    Summer B students who completed both a Summer B and Fall/Spring Contract by the due date above will have the opportunity in March to select a Summer B room. If this Summer B room is also open for Fall/Spring the Assignments team will roll your assignment forward for Fall/Spring. This will only be offered in the month of March. This will save you time and money. If your rooms are not the same for Summer B and Fall then you will have to move out during the break period. UF Housing does not have storage between Summer B and Fall. *If you transfer rooms in Summer B (one you are on campus) your room will not be transferred for Fall/Spring.
  • 2013cheer2013cheer Registered User Posts: 248 Junior Member
    The Dorms to pick from are limited for Summer B, so any suggestions...my choices as of now are:
    1) Murphee...I guess freshman can pick since it is an option, but I know this is the returning sophomore program dorm(like this because traditional and rooms have a sink)

    do ALL the rooms have a sink???????

    2) Beaty...I have a roommate, but fear the other apt. mates might be slobs in bathroom and kitchen...plan to join a sorority which basically has a meal plan, so kitchen not important...plus I can not cook.

    3) Springs..not thrilled with the area of dorm..but love everything else

    And my contract date was August 21(that is when I paid the 25, so I should be able to pick the first round)

    Anyone with any suggestions or input would greatly be appreciated
  • scudrunnerscudrunner Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Murphee is in a great location but not always the best for Freshmen due to the way they are set up. You don't meet a lot of hall mates. Beaty is very close to sorority row which will be very convenient for meals if you are still there in the Fall and join a sorority. Don't know much about Springs, but it's further out, especially from sorority row and it seems that the Freshmen like being close to the main part of campus.
  • laxgallaxgal Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    Fall freshman dorms? Trussler or Graham??
  • SideshowBob17SideshowBob17 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Thanks for all of the great information as was searching for the same ...
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