Luxury Residence Halls for University of Florida Students

Ivy House Windsor Hall

Why Choose Luxury Residence Halls Over Traditional Dorms?


Newer and Nicer

These newly built luxury residence halls are newer than the traditional dorms. The rooms are larger and offer more privacy, while maintaining a social atmosphere. Choose from rooms with private or shared bathrooms.



Luxury residence halls are less expensive than the traditional University of Florida freshmen dorms.



Luxury residence halls are closer than many traditional dorms to University of Florida classes, Sorority Row, dining halls, and libraries.


Social Atmosphere

The social environment you desire. Meet other University of Florida freshmen who are going through the same transition as you, from high school to college life.

The BEST Luxury Dorms for University of Florida Students

Dorm Rooms by Size
Windsor Hall and Ivy House

Which residence hall is right for you?

University of Florida students looking for the best dorms should strongly consider Windsor Hall and Ivy House instead of the traditional University of Florida dorms (such as Broward Hall, Beaty Towers, Hume Hall, Jennings Hall, Keys Complex, Lakeside Complex, Infinity Hall, etc). The luxury dorms offer the largest room sizes (up to 60% larger than traditional UF dorms), newer accommodations, and an upscale setting where they can meet other students. Planning on rushing? Ivy House is the closest residence hall to the University of Florida's Sorority Row.

Windsor Hall is one of the most popular residence halls for University of Florida freshmen, because students are guaranteed placement into a room with an attached bathroom (rather than the standard "residence hall bathroom" that you share down the hall with 40 other people). University of Florida dorm room comparisons can help you decide which is the best choice for you.

Residence Halls Comparison Chart

Most Popular Floorplan for Freshmen

Double Dorm Rooms at Windsor Hall

  • Up to 60% larger than the typical freshman double dorm room
  • Less expensive than traditional double dorm rooms
  • Meet other University of Florida students
  • Closer to classes, libraries, dining halls, and sorority row
  • Newer and Nicer than tradition college dorms.
  • Bathroom & kitchenette inside every room


When should i sign up for Housing?

Like traditional rooms, rooms in the Luxury Residence Halls fill up very quickly. We recommend reserving a room at Windsor or Ivy as soon as you apply to the University of Florida.


Can I reserve a dorm prior to acceptance?

If you have not yet been accepted, you should request the Freshman Contingency Addendum. When signed with your housing contract, this allows you to cancel your housing contract should you not be accepted into UF.


Which resident hall is right for me?

Many factors affect which housing option you should choose. Your decision should be made based on the building's location, bathroom options, roommate matching options, room size, price and whether or not you are guaranteed placement into the room when you sign up.


Can I reserve if I have a UF Housing Contract?

That may be possible, depending on the time of year and whether or not the school is currently accepting cancellations of signed contracts. Please call one of our housing specialists for more information about making changes to your Housing Contract.

Reserving a Room


1. know your options

Get to know your options by exploring the dorm tours, dorm reviews, floorplans and dorm FAQ.


2. Choose your size

Choose your preferred room size from the Single, Double or Triple rooms. The Windsor Hall Double Dorm Room is the most popular option for freshmen.


3. Pick a Residence Hall

Choose your preferred residence hall from either Ivy House or Windsor Hall. Windsor has a bathroom in each dorm room; at Ivy, there are shared bathrooms.


4. Reserve Your Room

Fill out the dorm reservation form and we will send you everything you need to complete your reservation!

Take A Video Tour

If you’re visiting Gainesville or taking a University of Florida campus tour soon, we’d be happy to give you an in-person tour of Ivy House and Windsor Hall, so that you can see the dorm rooms, check out the amenities, and talk to students who live in the luxury dorms this year. If you’re not coming to Gainesville in the next two weeks, these dorm video tours give you a sneak peak into what it’s really like your freshman year of college. Students talk about their dorm experience, compare the luxury dorms with off campus housing options, talk about roommate matching, dorm room sizes, and more.

Are you interested in the college dorm experience without dealing with the negatives of traditional dorms? Learn more about the benefits of living in a luxury residence hall.