Live Where You Learn

New College of Florida and our Board of Trustees value our residential requirement and firmly believes that it is an essential part of our academic experience. It is so highly valued that we require our students to reside on campus. By living on campus, you can be fully engaged in student life while enjoying a strong sense of camaraderie and community. The integration of our academic component and our residential experience strengthen the overall educational and social development of our community members. As you get ready to move onto campus, we just want to take a moment to stress how important and valued this experience is for our student body. There is a great deal of research that reveals that students who live on campus are academically more successful and socially more integrated and have a higher retention rate than nonresidential students.

Frequently Asked Questions

New College of Florida residences halls will close on Saturday, December 11, 2021, and reopen at noon on Sunday, January 2, 2022. For students who may need to remain on campus during Winter Break, please complete our online application for consideration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nicole Gelfert, Interim Assistant Dean of Students, at  

Residence halls open for new students on the first day of Orientation, Sunday, August 15, 2021. Residence Halls open for returning students on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Moving into the dorms is tentatively based on successful submission of an updated negative COVID-19 test.

Students will need to sign up for a specific scheduled check-in time prior to their arrival on campus.  We encourage you to make sure you have all COVID-19 medical documentation with you when you arrive on campus to help facilitate your check-in process.

For many years, New College has required that students residing on-campus have a meal plan, in order to allow learning to be the primary focus. The new 19 All You Can Eat Meal Plan makes this easier than ever! For more information, please visit Campus Dining.

You should definitely talk to your roommates / suitemates regarding what you will be bringing to campus.  You don’t need to duplicate each other’s efforts :).

A list of items to help guide you may be found here:

We cannot guarantee a single bedroom to all students who request it.  Students should pack and bring to campus only those items that they actually need for the term. 

Students who wish to request a room change can contact Nicole Gelfert, Interim Assistant Dean of Students, at