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.

2021-22 VACATION BREAK INFORMATION

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. All students will be automatically assigned to a residential room and meal plan unless they have received a waiver from the Housing Office for fall 2021. If you have specific questions please contact Dr. Mark M. Stier, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs at mstier@ncf.edu

The following video will assist you in navigating the room selection process:

The following will assist you in navigating the roommate/suitemate selection process:

Dear Students,

We are happy to share that we plan to offer housing this summer on a limited basis. The eligibility criteria are outlined below. Students will be housed in Dort Hall first floor. All current COVID-19 policies will remain in effect for the duration of the summer; this may include testing requirements as well as our guest policy and face covering regulations. If you meet one of the following you are eligible for a Summer Residence Hall Contract.

Eligibility requirements will include:
· International students unable to return to their home country, or
· Students classified by Financial Aid and/or Case Management as “Housing Insecure”’ or
· NCF students participating in any College-sponsored internship or faculty related research (proof of internship/research required) or
· NCF Summer Student Employee (letter from employer required) or NCF student working on an
independent study project, with written confirmation from their faculty advisor or other appropriate official from the Provost’s Office.
AND
· Must have a Fall 2021 on campus housing assignment

Summer Residence Hall Contracts are available for four weeks or longer. Students needing housing for shorter durations will be subject to the standard daily housing rate. Summer schedule will run from May 24th – August 17th (Fall term will start on August 18th). Summer residents may be required to vacate their summer assignments and relocate at the convenience of the College.
Summer Residence Hall Contract Rates will be set at $25 per day.

If approved, the Business Office will charge your student account for the total cost of Summer Housing ($2100), of which $700 will be due by June 1st; $700 will be due July 1st; $700 will be due August 1st. Students who have exceptional financial need may apply for COVID Relief Funding for both Housing and Food. This is an electronic form, which may be found at https://nextgensso.com/sp/startSSO.ping?PartnerIdpId=myncf.ncf.edu/&TargetResource=https%3a%2f%2fdynamicforms.ngwebsolutions.com%2fSubmit%2fStart%2fc652f9fe-2613-43cc-8eaf-08b291186221

Please notify Dr. Mark Stier at mstier@ncf.edu if you are applying for financial assistance.

Note – The College will not provide dining options during Summer Term.

Please make sure you read and fully understand the terms of the Summer Contract. If you have any questions, contact University Housing (941-487-4504) BEFORE you sign and submit the Summer Contract.

Please complete your on-line summer housing contract prior to May 1, 2021. Any necessary documentation (proof of summer employment or internship/research) may be sent to the following:

CONTACT INFORMATION
Email; mstier@ncf.edu; Subject: Summer Residence Housing
Mail: New College of Florida Housing Office
c/o Dr. Mark Stier, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs
5800 Bay Shore Road,
Sarasota, FL 34243

Contract must be submitted by May 1st. All Summer Residence Hall Contract Holders are bound to the terms and conditions of the Contract, and College Housing Rules and Regulations outlined in the Student Handbook. If you have any questions please email mstier@ncf.edu

Dates for summer housing: May 24 – August 17

May 23. 2021 Closure, before you leave for the summer…

• Set all thermostats to 74 degrees. If you are in PEI please set your AC units to medium. • Conserve energy! 
• Make sure your room is clean and that all perishable food, and trash, is properly thrown away.
• Return all utensils and plates, etc., to their rightful place. Do not leave anything in the sink.
• Close windows, curtains, and lock your door. If you have a balcony, make sure it is locked before leaving.
• Pick up your mail and make sure you have completed a change of address form with the post office.

  • Take a photo of your room, kitchen and/or bathroom prior to leaving for your records.
  • DO NOT FORGET – As you leave – 
    • Place your key number side up on your desk.  
    • Take a photo of your key. Leave the key on the desk.
    • Close your door, making sure it is locked.
  • Send a photo of the key you locked in your room to: mstier@ncf.edu
  • Send photos of your room, bathroom and suite to: mstier@ncf.edu

Every room/suite will be inspected after closing to ensure compliance with checkout procedures.

COVID-19 FAQ

NCF has decreased density as much as possible in our PEI community. Several announcements were sent to on campus residents sharing with them an updated Housing Addendum with temporary changes in our housing policies and procedures. We will communicate and enforce reduced social capacity limits in all lounges, laundry rooms, and kitchen areas.

New College of Florida residential hall programming and activities will be virtual. There will be an increase in virtual programming and activities throughout our community.

Residence halls open for new students on the first day of Orientation, Sunday, August 14, 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.

The move-in process is being carefully reworked to allow for maximum social distance and adherence to other safety guidelines.

Students will have an assigned move-in time and appointments for move-in will be spaced out to allow Housing to limit the risk of crowding in hallways and elevators.

There will also be a drive-through check-in process that will minimize contact and touch points.

Sanitizing stations and enhanced surface area cleaning will also be incorporated into this year’s move-in process.

Students will be permitted to have two (2) helpers assist them.  All helpers will be required to follow social distancing policies and must use face coverings while in the residence hall and when physical distancing is not possible.

All new residential students will receive a wellness package upon move-in that includes a thermometer, a cloth mask, disposable masks,  health information, hand sanitizer, and tips for accessing other campus services.

Due to COVID-19 we encourage you to pack sparingly.  If we are forced to close the campus for some reason you will need to vacate your room completely.  Items left behind will not be placed in storage.

A list of items to bring with you may be found here: https://www.ncf.edu/campus-life/residential-life/packing-list/

Due to Covid-19, only current residential students may be in the residence halls for the fall term. Guests, following appropriate face covering guidelines and social distancing procedures, may socialize in public common areas.  Each public common area will have a designated limit for the number of people who may interact in said location.

Housing & Residential Life defines guests or visitors as individuals who are not assigned a room within the residential community.

There will be no overnight guests, or visitors allowed in suites or bedrooms. Only the registered occupants of the suite/bedrooms are permitted to be in these spaces.

Guests are restricted to open public common spaces, outside of the dorm suites/rooms, and must follow the face cover policy.  Each public common area will have a designated limit for the number of people who may interact in said location.

Students will only have access to their particular building.  Card access for the letter dorms will be deactivated.  Only those students residing in these buildings will have access to their communities.

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.  In the event we are forced to close, students must completely vacate their assigned dorm space.  Room changes will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

 

Not all amenities/space will be available, and we have adjusted availability of some of the standard services within the halls.  While additional aspects may be adjusted as we plan for the Fall, you can expect the following:

Water fountains with bottle filling stations will remain in service, but the use of all waterspouts on fountains will be restricted.

Ham Center, dorm kitchens and common lounge hours may be adjusted for additional sanitizing and cleaning. Ham Center will not be open 24-hours as it was in the past. Sunday through Thursday 5 AM to Friday & Saturday 5 AM to 2 AM.

Facilities and Maintenance will regularly clean and sanitize public areas such as B Dorm bathrooms, dorm kitchens, lobbies, and elevator areas. We will encourage and require that groups and events follow CDC guidelines.

Dining Services will be subject to modification in response to COVID-19.  New College of Florida and Metz Culinary have already established and adopted new health and safety guidelines.  These include: reduced seating capacity in the Ham Center, revised serving hours, limiting the amount of time students may remain within the Ham Center, and other operational adjustments which will address the health and safety concerns of our community.

There are still many details being determined about our quarantine processes, both for students returning to campus and residents who develop symptoms of Covid-19. Please check back here for updates. 

Who is required to quarantine before coming to campus?

At this time, Florida residents do not have quarantine restrictions for travel within Florida.  However, you will need to provide us with a negative test prior to your arrival.  A specific date will be provided to you with your orientation and housing materials this summer.

At this time, out of state students do not need to quarantine.  However, you will need to provide us with a negative test prior to your arrival.  A specific date will be provided to you with your orientation and housing materials this summer.

At this time only international students from countries that the State Department has stated “no travel” must quarantine for 14 days when coming to Florida. See Travel Advisories for updated information.  You will also need a negative test, which you could obtain when you get here. If you get the test here, you will need to be quarantined until a result is obtained.  Please email wellness@ncf.edu to discuss your options.

Residential students must submit a COVID-19 test to the Counseling and Wellness Center prior to their arrival on campus.

Are there designated areas to isolate or quarantine students who live on campus?

Yes. Upon notification of a positive case within a residence hall, the COVID-19-positive resident(s) will be moved to dedicated locations for isolation and quarantine. These are located in our Gold, Dort, and PEI communities.  If ill, students will be monitored by Student Health Services via telehealth.

New College of Florida will ensure that students who are quarantined on campus receive individually boxed meals delivered to their quarantine location.

Residents who are temporarily quarantined will have essential belongings relocated to the new space; however, the majority of belongings will remain in the original room until the resident returns. Once quarantined, students will remain isolated until the conclusion of their quarantine period and an official release is given by the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Students with Emotional Support Animals (ESA) or Service Animals may be required to submit an evacuation plan for their animal in the event the student needs to be quarantined.  Students who are unable to evacuate their ESA may be asked to leave campus during the designated quarantined period.

LIVE WHERE YOU LEARN

New College of Florida and our Board of Trustees value our residential requirement and firmly believe 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.

Off-Campus Housing Petition Form
Transfer, Current and Incoming Students Print:

Name: ___________________________________________ Student ID: _________________

New College of Florida approves a limited number of off-campus applications for off campus status each Fall term. Applications are approved based on seniority, and approved Medical documentation submitted by the deadline to the Office of Disability Services. Those students not approved for off campus status will be required to reside on campus.

Please fill out the Off Campus Housing Application form available through your MyNCF Gateway portal; failure to do so will result in the automatic denial of the off-campus application and subsequent on-campus housing assignment. This could additionally result in charges for housing and a residential meal plan being placed on your account even if you are living off-campus. These forms are used to establish the process for student placements (on- and off-campus) and impact not only returning students, but our newly admitted students as well. Students are advised to not sign another lease until they receive written verification from New College of Florida that they have been approved for off campus status.

The College will hold students accountable for their on campus contract regardless of any signed off-campus leases. If you have any questions about the Off-Campus Petitioning Process, please contact the Office of Residential Life.

Release Information:
Students may be released from on campus housing if they meet one of the following exemptions:
1) 24 years of age or older.
2) Married; or living locally while pregnant or with minor children.
3) Military Veteran with two years of active service.
4) Living at home with legal parent(s), legal guardian(s), or in family owned property for the past six months (must provide documentation). MUST be within 30 minutes of the College campus. Students who live outside of the 30-minute radius are NOT eligible for this exemption.
5) Medical documentation substantiating the existence of a disability that cannot be reasonably accommodated in residential housing (requires approval by the Office of Disability Services).

* If you are petitioning for Off-Campus Housing for one of these reasons, please attach appropriate documentation. If you have any questions as to what documentation to attach, please contact the New College Office of Residential Life.

Disability Services:
All approvals through the Office of Disability Services are only valid for one year and must be resubmitted by the deadline. You must submit medical records with supporting documentation obtained within the last 10 months. You will not be approved unless your application and supporting medical documentation are reviewed and approved by the Office of Disability Services. ALL electronic applications and MEDICAL documentation must be submitted by this date in order to be considered for off campus status.

Transfer Students:
All Transfer Students are required to live on campus unless they have been approved through this process and obtained written confirmation from the Housing Office. Do not sign a lease off campus unless you have been approved by the Housing Office in writing. Remember that this is a year-to-year process so you should not enter into a long-term lease without considering the possible consequences.

**All commuter students are required to participate in one of the meal plan options. Living off-campus is not guaranteed from year to year and by being permitted off-campus housing I am consenting to a commuter meal plan.

If you have questions regarding this process or your particular situation please contact Dr. Mark Stier – mstier@ncf.edu