Tips for Parents: Housing at Full Sail
Full Sail’s housing department provides apartment resources to encourage your student to live and study independently.
Full Sail University’s degree programs are structured in a way that offers students unique real-world opportunities for growth and independence they may not receive at more traditional universities and colleges. In many ways, Full Sail’s unique housing setup also prioritizes independence and growth, but also ensures that parents and students are supported throughout the process.
One part of the support Full Sail's Housing department provides to both students and parents is a comprehensive Housing Guide that outlines how housing works at Full Sail and what options are available to students.
Instead of college dormitories, parents and students can choose many Full Sail-friendly apartment complexes convenient to campus. The Housing Guide features a Housing Process Checklist, ways to show proof of income, frequently asked questions, suggestions for interviewing roommates, nearby medical facilities, a living expense budget worksheet, and more. It also contains a map indicating the housing options that are within walking distance of campus. Apartments in the Housing Guide range in size and cost, with many featuring amenities like swimming pools and gyms. The guide also includes detailed floor plans of each apartment.
“There are lots of options for students. We try to have something for everybody within the Housing Guide," explains Director of Housing Resources Barbara Smith. “With the guidance of your housing coordinator, we can assist by providing insight and helping you to decide which apartments may be best suited for your student. Additionally, we offer a roommate service that allows you to interview and choose your own roommate."
Safety is a priority at Full Sail, and parents are advised to sit down with their children and read through the Housing Guide’s safety recommendations. Recommendations include removing their campus lanyard when they leave campus and staying observant and alert when traveling to and from class. All students are provided with a laptop and other necessary technology through Full Sail’s Project LaunchBox program, so parents should speak with their students about how to stay responsible and safe while carrying their valuables.
Parents are also responsible for ensuring their children have renter’s insurance. Oftentimes, renter’s insurance can be tacked onto the parents existing homeowner’s insurance. Speak to your current insurance provider to see what kind of bundle rates they offer.
Sending your student off to a university to study and live independently is exciting. With the right preparation, you and your future Full Sail student will both enjoy their first year away from home.