The University of Florida Innovation Academy program permits students to attend traditional on-campus classes during the spring and summer semesters. The program allows students to spend their Fall semester attending Univerity of Florida online classes and pursuing internships. Many Innovation Academy students will still choose to move to Gainesville at the beginning of the fall semester so that they don't miss out on the "traditional college experience" that they've dreamed of. Such students want to have the "true freshman college experience" and want to move away to college at the same time as their friends who are also graduating from high school. They want to experience their fall semester along with the traditional University of Florida students: moving out of their parents' homes, rushing sororities and fraternities, attending football games, joining student organizations, and taking their first college classes. Many incoming Innovation Academy freshmen worry that choosing the IA program will cause them to be isolated from the "general" University of Florida population that starts in the fall and that they will "miss out" if they wait until Spring to move away from home. These IA students who want to start their college experience in the fall should consider Ivy House, one of the only private luxury dorms for University of Florida students.
Students in the Innovation Academy DO have the option of moving to Gainesville and living in a dorm with other University of Florida students in Fall 2021. Ivy House, one of the only private residence halls not owned or associated with the University of Florida, is a residence hall that incoming Innovation Academy students are eligible for during the Fall 2021 semester. It is also among the most recommended dorms for University of Florida students and give IA students the true freshman dorm experience.
Ivy House is the only female-only residence hall at the University of Florida. It’s the closest dorm to Sorority row – making it an obvious choice for Innovation Academy students who plan on rushing. Ivy House gives residents the option of attached or shared bathrooms, with most rooms sharing a bathroom with a few neighbors. Single, double, and triple suite options are offered all in an unbeatable location.
Coming to Gainesville for a University of Florida campus tour? Schedule a tour while you're in town. Our leasing specialists are available Monday - Friday by appointment. Give us a call or click here to schedule a tour and reserve your room.
Not coming to the University of Florida in the next couple of weeks? Most students choose to reserve housing via email. To easily secure your room, click here to enter your info. We'll email you your housing paperwork and instructions (remember: your room is not reserved until we receive the completed paperwork. Several room styles are already full, and the remaining single dorm rooms are filling quickly).
Have questions? Call the housing office at 352-376-6223, or email us. We're happy to help!