Office of University Housing

All  freshmen , first  time  in  college  students, (FTIC)  and  /or  students  with  fewer  than  thirty (30) semester  credit  hours  graduating  from  a  high  school  in  excess  of thirty-five (35) miles of the University’s Tallahassee campus are required to live in University owned or operated residential facilities. Housing agreements are accepted until available space is depleted. Refer to University Regulation 2.001 (Housing).

A FTIC student is defined as a student under the age of 21 prior to the  first  day  of  classes  with  fewer  than  30  semester  hours  recognized  by  Florida  A&M  University  and  has  resided  in University Housing  for  less  than  two semesters.  

All  student  athletes  and  full  University  scholarship  recipients  that  receive  the  Life  Get  Better  Scholarship,  Distinguished  Scholars  Award,  and Adopted High School Scholarship must reside on campus during the  first two academic years of enrollment. Access Summer Bridge Program and CeDAR ART Program participants shall live in on-campus housing for the first two (2) academic years of enrollment.

A student that cannot document eligibility for an exemption from the On-Campus Residency Requirement and resides off campus without an approved exemption will be assessed two semesters rent at the lowest facility rate during the fall and spring semesters of the current academic year.The following are current on-campus residential facilities: FAMU Village, Gibbs Hall,Paddyfote Complex, Palmetto South, Palmetto Phase 3, Sampson Hall, Truth Hall, and Young Hall.

To request an exempton of residence, please
click here to access the form.

Forms should be submitted via fax, mail or in person to the Office of University Housing.
Office of University Housing
1596 Gibbs Hall Trail
Tallahassee, FL 32307

(850) 561-2620 (Fax)

Special Accommodations

To be sure you submit your exemption form on time, check out our Housing Application Timeline below.

                  All dates are subject to change by the Office of University Housing.



November 18, 2019

Online Housing portal opens for new & current residents

November 11, 2019

Holiday – University Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

November 28-29, 2019

Holiday – University Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

November 1, 2019

Application deadline for Spring 2019

December 15, 2019

Residence Halls Close @ 9:00 a.m.

January 3, 2020

Residence Halls Open @ 9:00 a.m.

January 6, 2020

First Day of Classes Spring 2020

January 21, 2020

Non-registered Letters

February 13, 2020

Spring 2020 Room Change Day

March 16-20, 2020


April 10, 2020

Summer Session A&C Online

May 2, 2020

Residence Halls Close @ 11 A.M.

June 1, 2020

Priority application deadline for new Fall 2020 applicants

June 22, 2020

First Day of Classes Summer Session B

June 22, 2020

Fall Cancellation Fee $200

July 25, 2020

Fall Cancellation Fee $300

August 16, 2020

Fall Cancellation Fee $350

August 20, 2020

Move-In Day 1: Polkinghorne Jr. Village, Young, Sampson & Truth Hall

August 21, 2020 Move-In Day 2: Gibbs Hall, Palmetto South, Phase III Apartments & FAMU Towers North and South

August 26, 2020

Fall Cancellation Fee $500

August 27, 2020

Fall Cancellation Fee the Entire Semester’s Rent


Contact Info

1596 Gibbs Hall Trail
Lower Level of Gibbs Hall
Tallahassee, FL 32307

P: 850.599.3651
F: 850.561.2620