2.7    Housing Element

Data and Analysis

2005-2015 Campus Master Plan Update


a)      Inventory of Beds (Design Capacity)



Location  Design Capacity Utilization Capacity



Apollo Community    


Lake Hall                                         

Main Campus 109 108

Osceola Hall                                   

Main Campus 109 98

Polk Hall                                         

Main Campus 109 104

Volusia Hall                                   

Main Campus 109 108
Libra Community      
Brevard Hall Main Campus 122 121
Orange Hall Main Campus 160 158
Seminole Hall Main Campus 164 162
Citrus Hall Main Campus 116 116
Sumter Hall Main Campus 232 232
Flagler Hall Main Campus 232 232

Lake Claire Courtyard Apartments

Building 55 Main Campus 47 47
Building 56 Main Campus 47 47
Building 57 Main Campus 47 47
Building 58 Main Campus 47 47
Building 59 Main Campus 47 47
Building 60 Main Campus 47 47
Building 61 Main Campus 47 47
Building 62 Main Campus 47 47
Building 63 Main Campus 47 47
Building 64 Main Campus 43 39
Building 65 Main Campus 47 47
Building 66 Main Campus 47 47
Building 67 Main Campus 47 47
Building 68 Main Campus 47 47
Building 69 Main Campus 47 47
Building 70 Main Campus 47 47
Academic Village      
Building 101 Main Campus 143 143
Building 102 Main Campus 151 151
Building 103 Main Campus 169 169
Building 104-105 Main Campus 176 176
Building 106-107 Main Campus 180 180
Building 108 Main Campus 143 143
Building 109 Main Campus 151 151
Building 110 Main Campus 169 169
Building 111-112 Main Campus 176 176
Building 113-114 Main Campus 180 180
BPW House Main Campus 17 15
Total Main Campus 3818 3789






b)     Graduate Student Housing


The University does not currently provide housing specifically designated for graduate students


c)      Married Student Housing


The University does not currently provide housing specifically designated for married students.


d)     Other On-Campus Student Housing



Pi Kappa Alpha Frat.


Zeta Tau Alpha Soro.


Delta Delta Delta Soro. 52
Pi Beta Phi Soro.  30
Alpha Tau Omega Frat 32
Delta Gamma Soro. 30
Alpha Delta Pi Soro.  32
Kappa Delta Soro. 30
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Frat. 40
Sigma Phi Epsilon Frat. 46
Sigma Chi Fraternity 34
Kappa Sigma Fraternity  24
Total 422




e)      Historically Significant Housing on Campus


The University does not own any historically significant housing on campus.


f)       Description of On-Campus Housing


The University’s first housing project was opened in the fall of 1968.  This project has a design capacity of 436 student spaces and consists of four residence halls (Volusia, Lake, Osceola, and Polk Halls) that are two story structures with suite-style living units.  Each suite consists of two double rooms, a common living area and bath, and in some cases, a single room.  This area is known as the Apollo Community.


The second housing project was build in 1980 (the Libra Community) with a design capacity of 445 and consists of three residence halls (Brevard, Orange, and Seminole Halls) and a commons building.  Orange and Seminole Halls are four story buildings with Brevard Hall being a three story building.  All rooms in this area are suite style with tow double rooms sharing one bathroom.


In 1994, the on-campus housing options for students were further diversified with the opening of the Lake Claire Courtyard Apartments.  This facility, which consists of fifteen three story buildings and a commons building, has a design capacity of 697.  The apartments were designed to meet the needs of single upper level undergraduates and graduate students.  Aside from offering cooking facilities which the residence halls do not have, each apartment has four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living room.


Phase II of the Libra Community opened in the spring of 1999.  Citrus, Sumter, and Flagler Halls, with a capacity of 580, were designed to meet the continued demand to house lower level students on –campus.  All rooms are double occupancy suite-style, with four students sharing a bathroom.  The rooms are configured around a common lounge/student space.  Additional commons space was added to the Libra Community with this project.


The Academic Village project (design capacity of 1,634) was constructed in two phases.  Phase I opened in 2001 and Phase II opened in 2002.  Each phase consists of a combination of double occupancy suite-style residence halls where four students share a bathroom and single occupancy apartments that house either two or four students.  The student to bathroom ratio in the apartments is two students to one bathroom. The residence halls are three story structures with the apartment building ranging from two to four stories in height.  Student programming space is included in both phases of the project.


Note:  Bed counts below do not include student staff member accommodations.


1967 Project

Building                    Single Occ. Rms. Double Occ. Rms.   
Lake Hall 12 48
Volusia Hall 12 48
Osceola Hall 12 48
Polk Hall 12 48




1980 Project 

Building Single Occ. Rms. Double Occ. Rms.
Brevard 0 60
Orange 0 80
Seminole 0 82


1993 Student Apartment Facility 

Building Single Occ. Rms.
Building 55 46
Building 56 46
Building 57 46
Building 58 46
Building 59 46
Building 60 46
Building 61 46
Building 62 46
Building 63 46
Building 64 42
Building 65 46
Building 66 46
Building 67 46
Building 68 46
Building 69 46
Building 70 46


1998 Residence Hall Facility

Building Single Occ. Rms. Double Occ. Rms.
Citrus Hall


Flagler Hall 0 112
Sumter Hall 0 112



2001 Academic Village

Building Single Occ. Rms. Double Occ. Rms.
101 0 70
102 0 74
103 0 82
104-105 172 0
106-107 176 0


2002 Academic Village

Building Single Occ. Rms. Double Occ. Rms.
108 0 70
109 0 74
110 0 82
111-112 172 0
113-114 176 0


g)     University Owned Off-Campus Housing


The University does not own any housing facilities that are located off-campus but refers students to university affiliated housing when on –campus facilities have reached full capacity.  Affiliated properties include Pegasus Landing (2,525 beds) and Pegasus Pointe (1,224 beds).  The University provides UCF Residence Life services at Pegasus Landing and UCF Police provided services at both Pegasus Landing and Pegasus Pointe.


h)     Estimates of University Housed Students By Classification


Undergraduate students:                            3,783 (including student staff members)

Graduate students:                                      6

Married Students                                         0


i)       Full-Time Students Living in Non-University Rental Housing


Considering current occupancy rates, there are approximately 6,500 students living off-campus along the Alafaya Trail corridor and University Blvd. immediately adjacent to UCF in privately owned, non-affiliated apartments that offer individual leases.  Approximately 3,500 students live in privately owned affiliated housing.


j)        Host Community’s Rental Stock by Rental Range


Apartment facilities that offer individual student leases

Rental Range (per person) Rental Supply
$401 to $499/mo 5,447
$455 to $585/mo 3,750 (UCF affiliated housing)
$500 to $993/mo 1,462
Private Apartment Facilities Rental Range/person Num. of beds
Boardwalk Apartments $480 to $495/mo 480
College Station Apartments $470 to $480/mo 304
Collegiate Village Inn $435 to $740/mo 600
Gatherings Apartments $430/mo 394
Jefferson Commons Apartments $450 to $810/mo 912
Jefferson Lofts $521 to $993/mo 734
Northgate Lakes $405 to $489/mo 710
Riverwind Apartments $475 to $490/mo 431
University House on Alafaya $401 to $479/mo 896
Village Alafaya Club $479 to $499/mo 840
Village at Science Drive $510 to $530/mo 728
University Affiliated/Private Apartment Facilities Rental Range/person Num. of beds
Pegasus Landing $495 to $560/mo 2,550
Pegasus Pointe $455 to $580/mo 1,224




k)               An analysis of existing University policies regarding the percentage of students for which on-campus housing is provided.

The 2000 plan, recognizing the need to provide on-campus housing for students at a comparable rate of other Florida public universities established, the goal of providing on-campus housing for 15% of enrollment.  Freshmen will be given priority for 80% of the beds.   This policy responds to the University’s goal of enhancing the first-year experience of UCF’s students and the overall collegiate environment.  All housing on campus today contain handicap-accessible units, and future housing will continue to provide such provisions.  More on campus housing will continue to strengthen the university community and alleviate the impact on neighborhood surrounding UCF.


l)               A projection of the number of students to be housed on-campus in University-provided facilities based on the existing policies for provision of on-campus housing.  This projection shall include a description of handicap-accessible beds/units.  Projections of the number of students to be housed in on-campus are based upon the University’s goal of providing housing for 15% of the Orlando campus headcount enrollment.



Table 2.7(2)a)

Main Campus On-Campus Housing Needs  

Fall 2003

Fall 2010        

Fall 2015

Headcount Enrollment




15% of Headcount




University-owned beds




Greek-owned beds




Total Beds Needed




Total Beds on Campus




Beds Available in University Affiliated Housing





In addition to the programmed housing supply mentioned above, this plan has identified three sites for potential housing expansion.  Those areas include the Northwest portion of campus (+400 beds), the central northeastern portion of campus (2,000 beds), and the redevelopment of the Apollo housing site (400 beds).  If built, these sites would provide an additional 2,800 beds to the campus. 


m)                A projection of the number of students to be housed in non-University provided facilities on-campus (fraternities, sororities, etc.).  There are currently twelve fraternity and sorority houses on campus, accommodating 400 students.  Due to an existing house expansion, 22 beds are being added in the fall of 2004.  It is anticipated that 12 more Greek groups will have the ability to develop housing that will provide approximately 400 new beds. 


n)                 An analysis of the existing housing provided on campus, including: 

1.      Age of buildings that house students and programs to retrofit or replace aged structures; 

2.      Physical condition of those buildings; and 

UCF addresses maintenance needs as they arise.  Issues concerning life safety are constantly being addressed and maintained.  Presently, all of the facilities on campus are considered to be “clean and acceptable” housing.  As a result, there are currently no difficulties in renting existing buildings.  In January 2005, a program to renovate the mechanical, electrical, and life safety systems of Lake, Volusia, Osceola, and Polk Halls will begin.  A building per year will be renovated with the process being completed in 2008. 


3.      The existing rate structure charged for on-campus housing. 

Table 2.7(2)b)  2003 - 2004 RENTAL RATES



Price per semester

Double Room in Lake, Volusia, Osceola, Polk



Brevard, Orange, Seminole



Double room in Citrus, Flagler, and Sumter Halls



Double room in Academic Village



Single Room in Lake, Osceola, Polk, and Volusia Halls



Single Room in Lake Claire Courtyard Apartments




Single Room in Academic Village Apartments




o)               An estimate of the number of additional on-campus housing units, by type, necessary to meet the (apartment, suite, dormitory, etc.). The University currently provides housing opportunities for more than 15% of the student body through on-campus and University affiliated housing.  With the inclusion of the Pegasus Landing and Pegasus Pointe Properties, as well as the addition of the Academic Village Housing Complex, the University complies with this goal.  The University is committed to maintaining the 15% goal; this Master Plan shows potential sites on-campus for approximately 2,800 more beds.    


p)                An analysis of potential on-campus sites and of the capacity of these sites (beds).  This analysis shall describe the method used to translate total beds required into building and site requirements.  The existing Greek Park is build-out with all lots occupied.  Future Greek housing developments should be constructed at a level more dense than the current Greek Park (9.6 beds/acre) over the next ten years as the University responds to the housing shortfall projected in 2.7(2)a) above.  Comparatively, the Lake Claire complex has 73.9 beds/acre and the Libra facility has 150.8 beds/acre.  Maintaining density will allow the University to fulfill the goal of providing more housing as enrollment expands and will contribute to development which will sustain the University’s land reserves.  The ability to plan and develop future housing on campus is limited due to the availability of revenue bonds, which is the typical funding mechanism used for on-campus housing.  Therefore, future housing sites have been identified, however, all potential sites are not fully described and/or associated with a funding source in the Capital Improvements Element. 


q)                 A projection of the number of students that will be housed off-campus in facilities provided by others (private market housing). 

Based on the housing supply reference in Table 2.7(2) a) above, projections of the number of students that will be housed off campus are as follows:


Table 2.7(2)c) Projection of Students Housed Off-Campus


Fall 2003

Fall 2010

Fall 2015

Off campus





r)                 An assessment of the student impacts on the occupancy of the host community’s rental stock. 

Approximately 30% of students who live off-campus find housing along the Alafaya corridor adjacent to the campus.   The  University is committed  to both developing new housing on the UCF campus in an effort to increase the overall number of students on-campus and working within the community to foster the growing neighborhood.