UCF summer housing full for returning students
UCF's population is now more than 63,000, but housing at UCF has not reached capacity — yet.
There is still room for students who are in college for the first time, also known as FTIC students, said UCF spokeswoman Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
"The majority of students were already here," Gonzalez Kotala said. "Three-hundred eighty-six new students moved in this past weekend. We have enough housing agreements to fill all of the beds reserved for non-FTIC students."
Though the number of residents for Summer A currently sits at 2,714 students, an increase from 74 in 2015 and 70 in 2014, the total capacity of Summer A housing at UCF is only at 37.6 percent.
Last year, there was an increase from 70 students living in UCF housing in Summer A to 1,844 for Summer B. UCF can house up to 11,593 students, according to the UCF housing brochure, but had reached full capacity for fall 2015 housing by mid-June.
According to UCF Housing and Residence Life's website, students who live on campus for at least 2 years are 20 percent more likely to graduate. The UCF housing brochure states that students who live on campus are more likely to graduate within four years and have higher GPAs than students who live off campus.
For those who missed the housing application period, don't fret. Students are eligible to be added to a waitlist for housing by filling out this form from the UCF housing website.
UCF housing includes the following communities on-campus communities: Apollo, Hercules, Lake Claire, Libra, Neptune, Nike and Towers I, II, III and IV. Students also have the option of living in UCF-owned housing off campus at NorthView Apartments, located behind campus at the intersection of McCulloch Road and Lockwood Boulevard, and UCF-affiliated housing at Knights Circle and The Pointe, located on Alafaya Trail.
Alissa Smith is the News Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @thealissasmith or email her at AlissaS@centralfloridafuture.com.