The University of Florida is a comprehensive public research university encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines, and member of the Association of American Universities. Its beautiful 2,000-acre campus is located within the city of Gainesville, a diverse community of over 120,000 people. June and July are months when Gainesville moves from sub-tropical to tropical, with daytime highs regularly 88-94F (31-34C) and continuously high levels of humidity. Overnight lows are typically 72-77F (22-25C) and no change in humidity. Late afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common as the Florida sunshine heats up moist summer air. Unless you are well-adjusted to such climates, air-conditioned living space is recommended and most apartments, condos, and houses are equipped with central systems. All UF classrooms and administrative buildings are air-conditioned.
Housing for Boren funded students:
Boren funded students participating in the 2018 AFLI program are required to live on-campus. They will reside in Lakeside Complex. The Lakeside Complex has apartment units each with 4 single rooms (one student in a room), a shared living room, a kitchen place and two bathrooms. For detailed information, please visit https://housing.ufl.edu/housing/lakeside-complex/ .
Bed size: XL Twin
Lakeside Complex is served by the Regional Transit System (RTS): Route # 20 (Reitz Union-Oaks Mall & Route #125 (The Hub- Lakeside).
Rent: $35 per night (June 5 – August 4 = 60 nights) = $2,100
Gator Dining Services
Students who live on-campus during the program can take advantage of the University students’ Meal Plans, which they will sign up for individually. Gator Dining’s Declining Balance Account is highly recommended.
Gator Dining’s Declining Balance Account
Works in a similar manner to a debit card, but for food purchases on campus. Deposit any amount and you can add to your balance at any time. There’s no fee to establish the account and no minimum balance to maintain. Once an account is established, you pay the retail price for meals, including dining center meals, and it can be used at all restaurants and convenience stores on campus.
You can open your Declining Balance account at the Gator 1 Central Office, the Gator Dining Business Office or online at www.gator1.ufl.edu
Resources for renting in Gainesville for non-Boren students:
Non-Boren students can also apply to stay in Lakeside complex. Any student who is interested in doing so should get in touch with us latest by the end of April. For students who will like off-campus accommodation, summer subleases abound in Gainesville like many university towns, and it is a buyer’s market for housing.
For convenient proximity to the University of Florida campus, the following two locations are close to campus:
Location 1 South West (SW)
Between West University Avenue and SW 8th Avenue, & between SW 8th Street and SW 13th Street
Location 2 North West (NW)
Between West University and NW 5th Avenue, & between NW 13th Street and NW 18th Street