FYIs and FAQs

FMU students are required to use their FMU email address when communicating with the Office of Housing and Residential Life

Q: What is an RA?

A: Resident Assistants (often referred to as RAs) are undergraduate students who live in the residence halls and respond to issues related to life in on-campus housing. They also facilitate educational, cultural, and social programs that foster a feeling of community within their residence hall.

Q: What is an RHC?

A: Residential Hall Coordinators are professional staff members who live in the residence halls. They conduct move-in/move-out, room reassignments and low-level conduct violations. RHCs supervise the RAs in their building and serve on a regular on-call schedule.

Q: What is the cost of housing?

A: Please see (insert link to campus housing cost display)

Q: Is campus housing available for first-year students?

A: Campus housing is available to students who have been fully accepted to the university and are enrolled in classes for the upcoming academic semester. Students are required to submit a $250.00 housing application fee along with the housing application by the posted deadline.

Q: How do I report repairs needed in my room?

A: Student can submit work order requests at this link ( for the review of the facilities staff.

Q: What size are the beds?

A: Each room comes with a twin XL bed frame and mattress.

Q: How do I do my laundry?

A: There are laundry rooms located in each residence hall which include machines at $1.25 per washing cycle and $1.50 per drying cycle.

Q: Are there special events for residents during the weekend? The RAs and RHC in your hall host great opportunities to have fun and build community in your hall through the year. Programs are how we keep you engaged with the community!

Q: Do the residence halls remain open during holidays and breaks?

A: The dates listed in the Housing Contract will be adjusted to align with the official academic calendar of the University. The halls typically remain open for Spring Break. For the winter and summer break, designated halls may remain open to which students must gain approval and pay additional charges to receive housing.

Q: Do students have to remove all of their belongings from their rooms during breaks?

A: At the end of the fall semester (December), students are required to check-out of their rooms but are able to leave their belongings in their rooms with proof of clearing for the spring semester and registering for classes. Students that are not returning for the spring semester are required to fully vacate their rooms. However, students are always encouraged to take sentimental and valuable items with them at check-out.

Q: What type of furniture is provided in each room?

A: Each student has a desk, desk chair, bed, dresser and closet space/wardrobe.

Q: Will there be an area around my hall to load my car?

A: We have designated parking areas for each hall where students are able to load/unload their belongings.

Q: Who can I ask for help from in the residence hall?

A: Each hall has a Residential Hall Coordinator (RHC) that can be located on the first floor during regular business hours. Each evening from 6:00 pm to midnight, a Resident Assistant (RA) completes desk duty and building rounds to assist in securing the building. There is an RHC on-call every week to handle emergency issues outside of business hours.

Q: Is the campus safe?

A: The University prioritizes the safety of all community members. Campus Safety has 24 hours staff that monitors campus entry and exit along with completing regular rounds to secure the campus. The Housing and Residential Life staff has professional staff members and student staff members (Resident Assistants) staffed in each hall to ensure the safety and welcoming nature of students’ residential communities.

Q: If I have a complaint who should I talk to?

A: You should contact your RA to address the concern. If your concern cannot be handled by the RA then you should see the RHC for your building.

Q: How do I contact the main housing office:

A: You can email or call (305) 626-3718

Q: What is the mailing address for my hall?

A: To receive letters and packages student can use the university address 15800 NW 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054. The campus mail room is located in the J.C. Sams building on campus.

FAQs About Summer/Fall Housing Selection

Q: How do I qualify for on-campus housing?

A: Students must be registered for summer/fall classes by April 19. They must also pay the $250 fee to the Bursar Office. Only undergraduate students can live on-campus.

Q: Where can I find the housing application?

A: Returning students should visit this site and log in using their FMU credentials.

Q: I am a new student, where do I get my FMU credentials?

A: FMU credentials are given by the Admissions Department and should be available later this summer.

Q: I am new student, I have questions about on-campus housing.

A: New students can attend one of our weekly Thursday information sessions at 5pm EST for assistance.

Q: Can I pick my room?

A: Yes you can. If you complete the housing application by April 27, pay the $200 fee, and register for classes by April 19, you can be one of the first to pick their room in our housing lottery on April 28.

The housing application closes on April 27 at 6pm. It will reopen on May 12.

If you do not participate in the lottery on April 28, you can complete the application when it reopens and select from the rooms that are available. The application will close again in August.

Q: Can I pick my roommate/s?

A: Yes, you can. Everyone must complete the roommate profile on and select each other.
For the step-by-step guide on how to select your roommate(s), click here.

Q: How much does it cost to live on campus?

A: Tuition and Fees

Q: How can I learn more about housing selection

A: Click here for housing selection information

Q: Do I need a meal plan?

A: All residents must have a meal plan. See rates here

Q: Where do new/first year students live?

A: Men live in Goode Hall and women live in Robinson. More information here

Q: Where do upperclassmen live?

A: Upper-class students live in the LLC residence halls. They are all single gender.

Q: What should I bring to college?

A: Visit this site for a comprehensive list

Q: If I have a documented medical need for housing/general accommodations, what should I do?

A: You should email for assistance with the policy and required forms.

Q: Can I live on campus for the summer?

A: Yes, on-campus housing is available for students enrolled in classes.

  • Summer A (students living on-campus for the spring semester will move directly from their current room to their summer assignment)– classes start May 12th and end June 18th
    • Move in: May 11th to 14th
    • Move out: June 19th
  • Summer B – classes start June 21st and end July 30th
    • Move in: June 19th – 20th
    • Move out: July 31st – August 1st
  • Summer C (students living on-campus for the spring semester will move directly from their current room to their summer assignment)– classes start May 12th and end July 9th
    • Move in: Move in: May 11th to 14th
    • Move out: July 10th

Q: Do the residence halls ever close?

A: The halls call for winter break in December and summer break in May.
Summer residents move out by August 1, 2021.
All residence halls will be closed for summer FMU students beginning August 1, 2021 for renovations and painting; no students living on campus.