Value Comparison

Living on-campus means you’ll live like no one else, with conveniences and benefits you won’t find anywhere else. Learn about the amenities offered through ArgoLife below.

Amenities Available On Campus Versus Off Campus
Amenity On Campus - ArgoLife Off Campus (College Vue, Next, and Edge)
Able to Apply Institutional Scholarship dollars? Yes, UWF scholarship money can be used to cover room and meals No, UWF scholarship money cannot be used to cover off-campus rent or food.
Deposit UWF Housing deposit goes towards balanced owed. No extra deposit needed. Deposit required. Student may be held accountable for roommate’s damages to apartment.
Security University Police, escort service, and 24/7 Student Desk Assistant NONE
Neighbors Only UWF students live in on-campus housing facilities Mixture of students and non-student community members
Parking Designated residential priority parking on campus Have to purchase commuter parking pass
Trolley Service Yes, from residence halls to various stops across campus No trolley service from apartments to campus
Learning Communities Living Learning and Themed Communities NONE
Facility Infrastructure All residence halls are designated as StormReady.Infrastructure of on-campus residence halls is designed to sustain inclement weather and wind mitigated.

UWF is designated as a StormReady University by the National Weather Service.

During inclement weather and hurricanes, UWF can only provide shelter for resident students
Infrastructure is not built for hurricanes or wind mitigated.
Inclement Weather And Hurricanes Quick responses to maintenance,often same day turnaround No designation or hurricane readiness plan for residents
Maintenance Requests Quick responses to maintenance,often same day turnaround 2-3 day turnaround on maintenance requests
Flexible Contract Terms Flexibility with room changes

Flexibility to change housing options and consideration to get out of contract for extenuating circumstances, such as approved academic withdrawals, medical withdrawals, study abroad and academic internships
No room changes

Bound to 12 month lease. Students have to sublease in the event of an emergency
Programming Variety of residential programming geared around academic student success and personal/social development Limited programming
Fitness Free access to HLS Facility, featuring an aquatic center, gym, rock climbing wall and more. Limited equipment
Location Close proximity to library and campus amenities Further drive or walk to on-campus facilities. No public transportation or trolley service available
Dining Options Dining options centralized to campus with a variety of meal plan options No dining option on premises