Campus housing sees uptick in residents
Ahh, move-in. A time when nervous freshmen flock to campus to find their new homes for the next year.
Along with sets of extra-long twin sheets, shower caddies and stuffed animals that your "mom made you pack," move-in weekend will see thousands of new Knights anxious to start the next four years of their lives.
With recent housing additions, such as Neptune and NorthView, UCF provides 11,596 beds for students.
At this point, UCF Housing and Residence Life expects to fill 100 percent of those beds, UCF spokesman Gene Kruckemyer said in an email.
Last year, the final occupancy rate after move-in was 95.49 percent, with 334 beds left over.
Affiliated housing has also seen an uptick in residents, with a 5 percent increase in occupancy since last year.
Knights Circle is at about 100 percent occupancy, and The Pointe at Central has 100 beds still available.
New unaffiliated complexes are also helping to house the ever-growing student population.
The Retreat at Orlando on Colonial Drive and Plaza on University will provide an additional 2,200 beds for students, Kruckemyer said.