Presidents Hall

A deluxe splash. The newest residence hall on campus, Presidents Hall offers deluxe suites near the center of campus. Freshmen in living-learning communities and upperclassmen can experience the best of campus living, whether it’s grabbing a pizza at Papa John’s or snacks from the convenience store, or enjoying a short walk to any campus facility or event. It’s easy to make a splash when your living arrangements are this comfortable!


Room Features

  • Three person deluxe suites (with private bedrooms)
  • Four person mixed deluxe suites (with private & shared bedrooms)
  • Fully furnished with extra-long twin beds, desks, desk chairs, and dressers for each resident.
  • Private bathrooms
  • Cable television access
  • Internet connections & access
  • Smoke detectors and sprinkler system
  • Microwave and refrigerator provided
  • Deadbolt locks 

Building Features

  • Laundry Lounges are Coin/Card-operated
  • Study Lounge
  • Kitchen Lounges on each hallway
  • Area Offices conveniently located on the first floor
  • Buildings locked 24 hours a day accessible by card swipe

 Living Learning/Themed Communities

  • 1st Floor: Tourism and Hospitality Innovators Networking Community (THINC)
  • 2nd Floor: Oracle LLC (for Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
  • 3rd Floor: Transfer Student Community (for Fall 2017/Spring 2018. Will be in 2nd floor for Fall 2018/Spring 2019)
  • 3rd Floor: Justice LLC
  • 3rd Floor: Teach LLC (new for Fall 2018/Spring 2019)
  • 4th & 5th Floors: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) LLC
  • Individual suites: Open Housing (gender neutral - by special request)

 

Presidents LLCs/Themes

Living-Learning and Themed Communities in Presidents Hall


About THINC LLC

Quick Facts

  • Location: Presidents Hall 1st Floor
  • Open to: College of Business majors or minors in Global Hospitality and Tourism Management with emphases in Guest Experience Management or Revenue Management and Predictive Analytics
  • How to join: Select "Yes" for THINC on the housing application

The Tourism Hospitality Innovators Networking Community (THINC) is designed exclusively for College of Business majors or minors in Global Hospitality and Tourism Management with emphases in Guest Experience Management or Revenue Management and Predictive Analytics. THINC LLC will provide unique connections that will cultivate a network of support within and among these students as they are exposed to the dynamic nature of the hospitality and tourism industries. Additionally, students will attend activities such as guest speaker events and field trips to industry partner locations. 

Requirements

  • Major or minor in Global Hospitality and Tourism

Benefits

  • Housing assignment in Presidents Hall 1st floor - the newest residence hall.
  • Access to in-hall study groups
  • Off campus trips to industry partner locations
  • Career guidance 
  • Guest speaker events
About the Transfer Community

Quick Facts

  • Location: Presidents Hall 2nd Floor
  • Open to: Transfer students (International students are also welcome to join) 
  • How to join: Select "Yes" for Transfer Community on the housing application

The Transfer Student Community is housed in Presidents Hall, the newest residence hall. This community was created to provide support to students who are new to UWF, but not new to the college experience. Students in this community will be provided resources that will help them become academically and socially integrated into UWF.

 

About Justice LLC

Quick Facts

  • Location: Presidents 3rd Floor
  • Open to: Students majoring or minors in criminal justice, social work or legal studies
  • How to join: Select "Yes" for Justice on the housing application

The Justice LLC is open to students majoring or minoring in criminal justice, social work, or legal studies. Students in this LLC will live on the third floor of Presidents Hall and participate in co-curricular activities designed to maximize their experience in their academic program. LLC residents will have direct access to faculty and staff, who will not only be present in the classroom, but also outside the classroom during programs and events.

Requirements

  • Major or minor in criminal justice, social work, or legal studies

Benefits

  • Housing assignment in Presidents Hall 3rd floor - the newest residence hall.
  • Access to in-hall study groups
  • Off campus trips
  • Career guidance
  • Guest speaker events
About Teach LLC

Quick Facts

  • Location: Presidents 3rd Floor
  • Open to: Students interested in teaching or those majoring/minoring in education related programs
  • How to join: Select "Yes" for Teach on the housing application

The Teach LLC is open to students majoring/minoring in education related programs, and also those involved in other programs that have an interest in teaching. Students in this LLC will live on the third floor of Presidents Hall and participate in co-curricular activities designed to maximize their experience in their academic program. LLC residents will have direct access to faculty and staff, who will not only be present in the classroom, but also outside the classroom during programs and events.

Requirements

  • Have an interest in education or teaching
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA

Benefits

  • Housing assignment in Presidents Hall 3rd floor - the newest residence hall.
  • Access to in-hall study groups
  • Off campus trips
  • Career guidance
  • Guest speaker events
About STEM LLC

Quick Facts

  • Location: Presidents 4th & 5th Floors
  • Open to: Students in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
  • How to join: Select "Yes" for STEM on housing application and be approved by STEM program leadership

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) LLC is open to students of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.  Students in this LLC will live on the fifth floor of Presidents Hall and participate in activities designed to help STEM students succeed at UWF. STEM LLC students will build lifelong friendships by supporting each other throughout the college experience. In addition, students will have the opportunity to get to know faculty mentors outside the classroom, gain valuable leadership and interpersonal skills through weekly educational programs, participate in specialized tutoring and study nights for STEM courses and interact and receive guidance from upperclassmen. 

STEM Major List

The STEM LLC will be open to students who have declared majors for departments in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. Below is a detailed list of majors that qualify for the STEM LLC.

  • Biology
    • General Biology
    • Marine Biology
    • Pre-professional Biology

  • Chemistry
    • Biochemistry

  • Computer Engineering

  • Computer Science
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Cybersecurity
    • Information Technology
    • Software Engineering
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Oceanography

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Physics
STEM LLC Staff

Resident Assistants (RA) 

The Presidents Hall resident assistant (RA) staff is made up of 9 RAs who all live in the building. Two resident assistants have been selected to specifically support the STEM LLC. RAs are responsible for building community, planning and facilitating fun and educational programs, ensuring all policies are being followed, and supporting the residents in the STEM LLC. 

STEM Peer Academic Leaders (PALs)

The STEM LLC staff also consists of two Peer Academic Leaders [PALs], who are peer mentors to the residents of the STEM LLC. STEM PALs organize and host programs geared towards helping residents succeed academically, hold study hours in the lounges, recognize students who have been working hard academically, and more. They’re here to help residents succeed and connect them to campus resources. Since the STEM PALs live on the same floor, they are easily accessible.

Presidents Hall Director (HD)

The Presidents Hall Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the building, supervises the RAs, assists students with their needs, coordinates programming and events with the faculty mentors, and more. 

About Open Housing

Quick Facts

  • Location: All communities
  • Open to: Students approved by assignments staff
  • How to join: Select "Yes" for Open Housing on housing application

Open housing, also known as gender-inclusive or gender neutral housing, allows students to live with any other student regardless of gender identification. Open housing is available in all on-campus communities, but students must consent to being assigned to open housing. Students can opt into open housing when submitting the housing application. Please contact assignments@uwf.edu to set up your open housing living arrangements.