FAMU Sees Increased Demand for On Campus Housing

July 12, 2022
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FAMU Sees Increased Demand for On Campus Housing

More new and returning students want to live on campus.

Florida A&M University experienced a spike in demand for on-campus housing for the fall 2022 semester. Increased demand for on-campus housing reflects a larger freshman class as well as a jump in the number of transfer students, University officials said.  At the same time, inflation has made off-campus housing options less attractive. University residence halls were 90.5 percent filled this spring semester.

“Due to overwhelming interest in attending Florida A&M University, and the desire of new and returning students to reside on campus, we have reached our capacity in housing,” said William E. Hudson, Ph.D., vice president for Student Affairs. “We sincerely apologize to all students who want to live on campus.”

The University’s 2,450 on-campus beds are already reserved. Residence halls include FAMU Towers, Polkinghorne Villages, Sampson & Young, Palmetto and Phase III. 

Fall semester moving in begins at the FAMU Towers on August 15 and runs through August 20, when students move into Phase III. Housing officials are working through the waiting list.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our students next month,” said Jennifer Wilder, Ed.D., director of the Office of University Housing. 

The Office of Housing has provided a link for students searching for off campus housing: https://offcampushousing.famu.edu/.

Public transportation is available for students who live off-campus. Enrolled FAMU students can ride StarMetro buses for free with valid student ID. The FAMU Venom Shuttle provides transportation to designated off campus apartment complexes. For real time information about the Venom Shuttle, download the FAMU mobile app, then click on the Venom Express tracker. 

Freshmen who reside off campus will be provided an exception for parking and permitted to register a vehicle on campus.