How Housing Works at Full Sail
Published on Jul 25, 2023 by Yasmina Achlim
From the immersive environment to accelerated degree programs, Full Sail University is a unique collegiate experience, and housing here is just as distinctive, as there are no dorms on campus.
Barbara Smith, Director of Housing Resources, explains: “We’ve found our students prefer the flexibility of being able to choose an apartment that suits their individual needs and situations,” she says. “Plus, you don’t have to share a 10x10 room with someone else.”
The Housing Guide
Built right into the admissions process, housing resources at Full Sail begin with the online Housing Guide, outlining the more than 40 Full Sail-friendly complexes in the Winter Park area.
The Housing Guide will give you a good idea of what’s possible when it comes to choosing a place to live, and the fact that it’s updated every few months ensures you’ll get up-to-date information. Each complex offers a unique host of amenities – from recreational perks like basketball courts and pool and jacuzzi access to practical considerations like laundry facilities.
Don’t have a vehicle? That’s okay, says Barbara. “Many of the complexes we work with are located within walking distance of campus.”
Finding a Roommate
Many students choose to live with roommates during their time in school. Barbara and her team of housing coordinators will walk you through the process of filling out a roommate profile. Once that’s complete, you’ll be automatically added to a list of potential roommates, a resource provided to all new Full Sail students seeking housing. If you’d rather live alone, you can request to have your name removed from the list upon enrollment.
Safety, Budgeting, and Insurance
If this is your first time living away from home, you may have a few more housing questions and concerns, and the Housing Guide is designed to address many of these. For instance, the Housing Guide (pages 12 and 13) covers how to stay safe at home, walking to class, in your car, and on campus. This includes suggestions like removing your Full Sail lanyard once you’re off campus and locking your doors and windows.
As a student, you will need to budget your living expenses in order to stay on top of your finances. The Housing Guide (page 57) provides a Living Expenses Budget Worksheet that is easy to fill out and adjust if any of your costs change.
After you decide which apartment to rent, you and your parents will have to apply for renter’s insurance. This can often be tacked onto your parents’ existing insurance, which may lower the cost. The Housing Guide (page 52) also provides several insurance provider recommendations.
If you’re interested in learning more about how housing works at Full Sail, you can attend one of Full Sail’s Housing Webinars. You can also visit our website or call the Housing Resources department directly at 800.226.7625.
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