Move-in


As we navigate the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, move-in procedures for Fall 2020 will be updated as necessary. Keep checking our website and our social channels for updates and information on move-in procedures, dates, and times

Fall 2020 Move-In Dates

Fall move-in will occur by appointment from August 8-23.

Move-in appointment sign-up will open in late July or early August. Residents will be emailed instructions on this process.

Packing List

Apartments that include a kitchenette come with a microwave. Each resident will also be provided with their own mini-fridge, located under their bed. Furniture provided to each resident includes a bed, 3-drawer unit, desk and desk chair. Tables and living room couches are provided in apartments with living rooms.

Items to Bring

For Move-in Day

    • Dolly or hand truck- Unloading assistance and bins will be available on site as well.
  • Bottled water
  • Umbrella

For Your Room

  • Sheets: full (private bedrooms) or twin (shared bedrooms)
  • Pillowcases & pillow(s)
  • Blanket & comforter
  • Mattress pad
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
  • Alarm clock
  • Wastebasket & plastic liners
  • Power strip *(120 volt U.L. approved/built in manual reset 15 and circuit breaker/maximum length cord six (6) feet/maximum six (6) outlets at end of cord)
  • Laundry bag and supplies (HE detergent)
  • Freezers
    • No more than 2.6 cubic feet
    • No more than 30 inches tall
    • Must consume 253 kWh or less annually. This can be found on the yellow “Energy Guide” label found on all refrigerators and freezers.
    • Must be plugged in to the dedicated 20 amp outlet in your room, the same outlet as your mini fridge, located under your bed. No additional items may be plugged into this outlet.
  • Shower curtains

Internet and Cable

  • Ethernet cable
  • Television (cable ready with cable cord)
  • HDMI cord or coaxial cord for digital converter box (TV)

Apartments (addl. items)

  • Pots & pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Eating utensils
  • Dishes
  • Toaster ovens and toasters (only permitted in kitchenettes)

Items to Leave at Home

  • Pets (other than fish in a 10 gallon or smaller tank)
  • Bed lofts or risers
  • Waterbeds
  • Firearms, explosives, or any sharp weaponry
  • Any type of gun/weapon (toy, bb guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns, bow and arrow, etc.)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Broiler ovens, rice cookers, crock pots, heaters, hot plates and other “open element” appliances (ex: George Foreman grills)
  • Devices using an open flame, such as candles, portable gas stoves, grills, fondue pots, gas burner hot plates, or gas lanterns
  • * Air fryers – You may bring an air fryer, but be aware that it may set off the fire alarm. The fire alarm fee is $300 and up.
  • * Bikes – You are allowed to have a bicycle on campus as long as you secure it properly to a bike rack. Secure bike storage will be provided for UnionWest residents. You may not keep your bicycle inside your unit for any reason.

Dimensions

All measurements are in inches and may vary slightly from room to room.

Each Resident Has:

Desk
Height 30
Width 42
Depth 24.25
Number of Drawers 3
Dresser
Height 30.25
Width 30
Length 23.5
Number of Drawers 3
Mini Fridge
Height 26.93
Width 17.69
Length 20.16
Will fit under bed

Beds and Baths:

Private Bedroom
Bed type Full
Bed Height 60
Bed Width 53
Bed Length 86
Height Under Bed (max) 32.75
Private Bathroom
Number of Mirrors 1
Vanity Height 36
Vanity Length 37.5
Vanity Depth 22
Number of Drawers 4
Number of Cabinets 1
Shower Height 79
Shower Width 60
Shared Bedroom
Bed type Twin XL
Bed Height 60
Bed Width 37.5
Bed Length 86
Height Under Bed (max) 32.75
Shared Bathroom
Number of Mirrors 2
Vanity Height 36
Vanity Length 71
Vanity Depth 22
Number of Drawers 4
Number of Cabinets 2
Shower Height 79
Shower Width 60

Renters’ Insurance

Some homeowner’s insurance policies may cover belongings of a student living on-campus, so parents should check with their insurance company on this option. You can also purchase a Renter’s Insurance policy through various insurance companies.

Please note that UCF and the Department of Housing and Residence Life is not responsible for a student’s belongings in the event of damage, fire, sprinkler discharge, hurricanes, etc., per the terms and conditions of the housing agreement (see section 11. Limit of Liability of the agreement terms and conditions). Students are encouraged to obtain their own personal and property loss insurance.

Driving Directions

Navigate via your preferred app or map to UnionWest at 601 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801. We strongly recommend paying close attention to signs and traffic alerts. Construction in Downtown Orlando and specifically on Interstate 4 (I-4) results in frequent lane and exit changes. Please follow all posted signage and cautionary warnings as you drive. Upon arrival at UnionWest, you can choose to utilize the city street parking or park in the garage attached to UnionWest located off of Terry Ave. Please note that additional charges may apply to parking in these areas. See posted signage in the area for more information.

Check-In

Check-in will take place on the 6th floor of UnionWest. All residents should be ready with a photo ID at arrival, preferably their student ID card. Residents will receive important information, check-out their bedroom keys, and will have their ID cards encoded as their building key cards. It is important to remember that no one but the resident may check-in and get keys. We suggest that families and friends help out with unloading vehicles and moving belongings while residents check in.

Setting Up Your Room

Internet Setup

In order to connect to the internet in your room, you will need to create an account at onboardtoday.com/unionwest. Once you have created an account, you will be able to access all service details including how to connect to the internet with your personal username and password.

If you experience trouble creating an account or connecting to the internet, please call 407-289-0674 and a representative will be able to assist you 24/7.

TV Setup

All UnionWest residents receive high definition television with 100+ channels and free access to exclusive Spectrum TV apps. In order to access cable in your room, you will need to create an account at onboardtoday.com/unionwest. Once you have created an account, you will be able to access all service details including where to go to pickup your complimentary HD receiver (optional).

If you experience trouble creating an account or accessing cable, please call 407-289-0674 and a representative will be able to assist you 24/7.

Bed (Mattress) Height

All beds at UnionWest are adjustable. The height of the mattress may be raised or lowered on the existing bed frame. Only the Housing maintenance staff are permitted to alter bed heights. Place a request at fo.ucf.edu if you would like the bed height altered. No risers, lofts, or other types of lifting devices may be placed under the bed frame.

Community Living Guide- Policies and Procedures

Living at UnionWest gives you the opportunity to get involved in a community and enjoy many exciting experiences. The on-campus community helps you form lifelong friendships and lasting memories.

The Housing and Residence Life staff is here to assist you, but we recommend that you take the lead by participating, listening to others, sharing your experiences and knowledge, adhering to the community’s expectations, and being a role model for others.

Learn more about how you can make the most of your on-campus living experience by reading our Community Living Guide.

More Answers- Move-in FAQs

Yes, staff will inform residents of programs and meetings at the check-in stations.

Yes, we have a guest policy. You can find it within the Community Living Guide, here.

Long term parking is identified on Community Move-In Maps. After unloading, it is important that vehicles are moved to long term parking for the duration of move-in.

You should plan to arrive on campus during your assigned move-in time, which was emailed to you. You will go directly to the UnionWest first floor main lobby in order to check in. More information on the move-in process is available on the move-in page above.

If you are having a problem with your room or roommate, please speak with your Resident Assistant about the issue. He or she can recommend what to do or help you with a roommate mediation. If the issue is very serious, you should contact the Graduate Assistant or Coordinator in your community office. A room change is not possible during the first few weeks of each semester while we verify any vacancies.

To have your bed raised or lowered, you must contact the community office. Supplemental lofts and devices such as rack raisers are NOT allowed in university residential facilities. All beds at UnionWest are considered junior lofts and can be raised or lowered on the existing bed frame to accommodate storage underneath.

No; if you plan to bring a bicycle to campus, be prepared to leave it in the designated indoor bicycle storage area. Be sure to bring a lock and chain to secure the bicycle.

Florida's hurricane season lasts from June 1st through November 30th, and UCF's hurricane policies and procedures are summarized below.

The National Hurricane Center warns that some part of Florida is threatened by a hurricane or tropical storm each year, and the center provides information about hurricanes and other severe weather at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/. During any threatening weather, UCF's Office of Emergency Management monitors this site and sends official weather reports to all vice presidents, deans, regional campus directors, and to UCF President.

If a serious storm or hurricane threatens our region, the Governor and UCF President have the authority to cancel classes or close campuses, and they do so in consultation with other area colleges, school districts, and government offices. If they cancel classes or close the university, UCF News and Information will disseminate details to local TV and radio outlets, including WUCF radio 89.9 FM, and they will post this information on the UCF home page at http://www.ucf.edu. Additionally, a list of other media outlets and hurricane resources is available at http://emergency.ucf.edu/hurricanes.html.

When it is necessary - as it was during Hurricanes Charley, Frances, and Jeanne in 2004 - UCF enacts its Emergency Plan, coordinated by William Merck, Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Storm closings typically require UCF to open campus shelters for resident students, essential-operations staff members, and their families. Jeff Morgan, Director of Emergency Management, will establish an Emergency Operations Center to coordinate mission critical services such as security, utilities, dining services, and shelter support. Details of our Emergency Plan are posted on the Office of Emergency Management Website at http://emergency.ucf.edu/plans.html. Updates about information for residents will be on the front page of the UCF Housing and Residence Life website.

While we hope to escape hurricanes this season, we are wise to prepare well and to educate ourselves in case an emergency occurs. Please do your part to keep the UCF community safe.

We’re here to help in the Community Office located on the 6th floor! You can always fill out an online work order with Facilities Operations here. If your maintenance problem is an emergency, such as a dead elevator, toilet running over, power out, or an extremely hot or cold room, you should call 407-823-5223 for the 24/7 Work Control center and also notify the community office.

Limited move-in assistance is available in Summer and Fall. Move-in Ambassadors can be found along the curb of unloading zones. You will be able to spot them via their move-in t-shirts or uniforms. Due to the small number of spring arrivals, the move-in Ambassador program does not run for the Spring semester.