The department's goal is to provide students living in university housing with safe, well-maintained facilities, and programs that are conducive to student learning and success.
Student Living handles the leasing and maintenance for the on-campus residence halls. The buildings are owned by Vestcor Communities.
The last day of classes is December 3, Reading Days are December 4 and 5, and final exams will take place December 7 – 11. Class instruction and final exams will be held remotely (not in-person) from November 30 through December 11. The University will remain open during these dates, and students are welcome to be present on campus and in the residence halls.
The residence halls at Florida Poly remain open throughout the Thanksgiving break (November 25-29) and throughout remote class instruction/final exams (November 30 – December 11). The University will be closed November 26 – 29 and will reopen on Monday, November 30. Dining and University resources/services will be closed and unavailable when the University is closed.
The Fall 2020 semester ends on Friday, December 11. Students depart by 5:00 PM December 12. The University will be closed from December 25, 2020 through January 3, 2021 and will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021. Dining will be closed and unavailable from December 12, 2020 through January 8, 2021. Dining and some University resources/services will begin operations on Saturday, January 9, 2021. It is encouraged that residents return to their homes during the winter break, as Dining and University resources/services will be closed and unavailable when the University is closed.
To ensure the safety and security of our residence halls, the Department of Residential Life would like to know when you are looking to depart campus at the end of the semester. Students depart by 5:00 PM December 12. Please let us know when you are looking to depart from campus for the Fall semester by completing the form posted to your unit door starting Tuesday, November 10. We ask that ALL residents complete this form by 8:00 PM Sunday, November 15. For safety and security, if you are choosing to remain on campus when the University is closed (Thanksgiving and/or winter break) or if you have any questions or concerns please contact Paul Carey, Assistant Director of Residential Life and Student Experience.
You do NOT need to move out all of your belongings at the end of the Fall semester if you are returning to the same unit/room for the Spring 2021 semester. Your belongings can remain in your unit/room over the breaks, so please only take what is necessary with you when you leave campus; this will make for an easier Spring check-in.
When moving and checking back into the residence halls for the Spring 2021 semester residents will be asked to check in at their respective residence hall, where they will revisit and reaffirm the Campus Commitment to ensure we begin the Spring semester on a healthy note. Spring 2021 check in will take place January 8 – 10, 2021. To ensure social and physical distancing is taking place during check-in we ask all residents to sign up for a check-in date and time. We will be limiting the amount of residents checking in at one time to ensure we are maintaining social and physical distancing guidelines. Residents can sign up for their check-in date and time by completing the following survey. We ask you sign up for a check-in date and time no later than December 11.
At this time, non-residential guests (e.g. commuter students, parents, and anyone else who does not live on campus) cannot enter the residence halls and a proper face covering must be worn at all times within the residence halls during the Spring 2021 semester. Residents are encouraged to bring their own moving carts and bins with them when they return as Residential Life has a very limited supply to provide residents. For questions or concerns, please contact Paul Carey, Assistant Director of Residential Life and Student Experience, or call 863-874-8763.
The Department of Residential Life will be CLOSED during the following dates:
During the Thanksgiving break (November 25-29) and throughout remote class instruction/final exams (November 30 – December 11), residents can continue to contact the Resident Assistant (RA) on-call for your respective building (Phase 1: 863-398-9348 / Phase 2: 863-209-5989). In case of an emergency, please call 911 immediately. For non-emergency related concerns, please call the Florida Poly Police Department at 863-874-8472 (select option #2).
During the winter break (December 12, 2020 through January 7, 2021) in case of an emergency, please call 911 immediately. For non-emergency related concerns, please call the Florida Poly Police Department at 863-874-8472 (select option #2).
The Student Living (Leasing Office) will be CLOSED during the following dates:
For questions or concerns regarding renewals, leasing, or maintenance please contact Student Living (Leasing Office) or call 863-874-8779.
If you are choosing to remain in the residence halls when the University is closed, please be aware Student Affairs and University personnel will be unavailable during this time. For any student making the decision to remain on campus, we are asking that you to develop a plan for yourself in the event you become ill. Please be aware that there will be no nurse and no respiratory clinic on campus when the University is closed. Additionally, there will also be no on-campus food services available to students who choose to remain on campus when the University is closed. Students are encouraged to return home, should they become ill if they have decided to remain on campus when the University is closed, as on-campus food services and University resources/services will not be available for them while in quarantine or isolation periods.
If need assistance regarding emotional, physical, or mental health concerns please utilize the following resources:
CARE Services will be closed from November 26 – 29, and December 25, 2020 through January 3, 2021. If you are interested in reaching CARE Services prior to Thanksgiving Break and during the time period up to December 11, please contact Kristin Stokes, Associate Director for Campus Wellness Management, or call 863-874-8599. In case of an emergency, please call 911 immediately. For non-emergency related concerns while on campus, please call the University Police Department at 863-874-8472 (select option #2).
Please review the following hours of operation for Dining Services during the Thanksgiving Break, remote class instruction/final exams, and winter break:
Remote Class Instruction/Final Exams:
Any Phoenix Funds (declining balance funds attached to your meal plan) which are unused at the end of the Fall 2020 semester will carry forward to Spring 2021. Any funds left at the end of the Spring semester will carry forward to Fall 2021. These funds will expire at the end of the Fall 2021 semester.
Before each semester begins, students must log into their CAMS Portal to select a meal plan. If students do not select a meal plan before December 12, 2020, they will be assigned a 10 meals per week + 400 Phoenix Funds Plan.
Students will have until Drop/Add Day (January 15, 2021) to make changes to their meal plans. After this date, students will be billed and locked into their meal plan for the semester. For more information on meal plan memberships visit: https://dineoncampus.com/FLPoly/meal-plan-memberships.
If you are graduating from Florida Poly this semester (Fall 2020), congratulations! Please make sure you have documentation from the University Registrar’s Office confirming your graduation date, and please send this documentation to Student Living (Leasing Office).
For residents who are graduating from Florida Poly in December 2020, you will be required to vacate the residence halls by December 19. To ensure a proper move-out, please complete the following steps:
If you are looking to withdrawal from Florida Poly at the end of this semester (Fall 2020) or for the Spring 2021 semester it is imperative that you complete the appropriate paperwork with the University Registrar’s Office immediately. Once you have decided to withdrawal from the University, please inform Paul Carey, Assistant Director for Residential Life and Student Experience, immediately.
For residents who are looking to withdrawal from Florida Poly this semester (Fall 2020) or for the Spring 2021 semester, you will be required to vacate the residence halls within 48 hours of us receiving your withdrawal confirmation from the University Registrar’s Office. To ensure a proper move-out once you have withdrawn, please complete the following steps:
Auxiliary Enterprises, who oversees the University Mail Center, will be closed November 26 – 29, and from December 25, 2020 through January 3, 2021. During the winter break, the University Mail Center will hold onto all mail and packages students may receive. No mail or packages will be able to be picked up or given out to students when the University is closed.
Students are welcome to stop by the University Mail Center, in Wellness, when the University is open to pick any mail and/or packages they may have received. The University Mail Center is open from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
For any questions or concerns regarding mail or packages, please contact Stephen Horner, Auxiliary Services Coordinator, or call 863-874-8734.
During final exam week, in the residence halls we observe 24-hour quiet hours throughout Reading Days and final exams (December 4 – 11). When you are finished with your exams, please do not disrupt others who are studying. If you are disruptive during this time, you may be asked to leave campus immediately and will be required to report to Student Conduct.
Please review the following important Student Living (Leasing Office) information regarding rental payments and information for the end of the Fall 2020 semester and Spring 2021 semester.
End of Fall 2020 semester:
Spring 2021 semester:
Student Living and Residential Life will be working together to perform simple safety checks of each unit and room. Staff will be checking specifically for cleanliness (trash and perishable items/food are thrown away), open windows, electronics that may not have been unplugged (which may cause an electrical fire that could go unnoticed), and unlocked doors and windows (to prevent theft). Staff will document any policy violations that are in plain view. As a reminder, the following items are prohibited in the residence halls:
You do NOT need to move out all of your belongings at the end of the Fall semester if you are returning to the same unit/room for the Spring 2021 semester. When you depart campus please make sure to leave your unit and room secure and clean. Please follow these helpful tips and reminders before you depart campus:
As a reminder, the contents of student units/rooms are not covered by Student Living insurance. Student Living, Residential Life, and Florida Poly are not responsible for, nor do they insure, the loss of, or damage to, any person property. Please make sure to check your renter’s insurance or your family homeowner’s policy for coverage.
We wish you the best of luck on the remaining weeks of this semester!
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
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4540 Polytechnic Circle
Lakeland FL, 33805
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.
The Resident Assistant (RA) recruitment and selection process will begin January 2021. More information to come!
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.
The Residential Life Desk Assistant (DA) recruitment and selection process will begin March 2021. More information to come!