Housing and Residential Life

Housing and Residence Life

The residential student experience is a critical component for the success of our campus and for many of our students at Florida Polytechnic University. Our goal is to provide students living in university housing with safe, well-maintained facilities, and programs that are conducive to student learning and success

Florida Poly’s Department of Residential Life oversees residence hall programming and initiatives, supervision of resident assistants (student employees, resident emergency and crisis response, and student conduct to offer students a living-learning environment that supports and promotes leadership, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, and development.

The buildings are owned by Vestcor Communities and the leasing process is handled by Coastal Ridge Real Estate.

Pricing and Application

Residence Halls

Both buildings are steps away from the main classrooms and share similar amenities. This includes study lounges, computer centers, an entertainment room with billiards and ping pong, gaming areas and more. All rooms are fully furnished and have an in-suite washer and dryer and high-speed internet access. In addition to electronic access and security cameras, the residence halls have a resident assistant on each floor.


Residence Hall I

From high-speed, wireless Internet access to a fitness facility and game room, the 90,000-square-foot Residence Hall I is designed with the modern student in mind. Comfortable, secure and fully furnished, the three- and four-bedroom suites have the latest technology and accommodations to make learning and living outside the classroom comfortable and easy. There are two bathrooms per four-person suite.

4520 Polytechnic Circle
Lakeland FL, 33805

Residence Hall II

Similar to Residence Hall I, the newest residence hall boasts high-speed, wireless internet access, game rooms and common study areas on all five floors of the 135,000-square-foot building. The majority of Residence Hall II is made up of “Semi Suites,” two double bedrooms furnished with two twin beds, a desk and chair, sharing a common bathroom. It was designed with a more traditional residence hall feel and features twice as much communal space as Residence Hall I, encouraging students to leave their rooms and create their own social hub. Residence Hall II also has the added advantage of Vestcor Living-Learning Communities, created in partnership with the University.

4540 Polytechnic Circle
Lakeland FL, 33805

Working for Residential Life

The Department of Residential Life employs a number of students on campus in various positions. Help us enhance the Phoenix residential experience by joining our team.

Resident Assistants (RA)

Resident Assistants (RA) are live-in para-professional staff who work to make the residential student experience in the residence halls at Florida Poly the best experience it can be.

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will be accepted from Feb. 7.-29

  • To apply:
    • Review the job description.
    • Attend an optional information session or review the presentation. Information sessions will be held on  Jan. 27, Jan. 29, and Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in IST 1046/1047.
    • Review the application essay questions.
    • Complete the online application. Please note: once an application has been started you cannot restart or resubmit it.

The selection process includes two interviews, between March 23-31 (individual interviews) and April 4-5 (group interviews). Decision notices will be sent out April 7.

Residential Life Desk Assistants (DA)

Residential Life Desk Assistants (DA) are para-professional staff serve as front line staff members while promoting an inclusive, safe, and academically conducive environments for all students living on campus.

Applications will be accepted for the current semester and the 2020-21 academic year until Feb. 2. Interviews will be held Feb. 3-7 and decision notices will be sent out Feb. 8.

  • To apply:


Additional Information

For more information regarding the residential life student experience contact Paul Carey, assistant director for residential life and student experience, at 863-874-8763.

Details on accommodations, leases, and payments are available on the housing website. For more information regarding leasing, billing, and resident accounts contact Shaun Kettle, property manager, or Malcolm Phillips, leasing manager, at 863-874-8777.