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Welcome from University Housing

Welcome to the University Housing website! Here you should be able to find all the information about the multiple on-campus housing options available to students at Florida State University. While there is no residency requirement, those of us who work with college students firmly believe that living on campus has a positive effect on students' academic success and successful transition to college. There is longstanding research which shows that students who live in a residence hall for at least one year do better academically, are more likely to graduate on time, and look back on their total experience more favorably than those who never lived on campus.

Those admitted students who apply earliest will have the most flexibility in their choice of housing options. With an enrollment of over 40,000 students, we cannot house all who request housing. So apply for housing as soon as you are admitted to ensure a place on campus. If you search the website and have questions that remain unanswered by the information provided, please contact our office for assistance. We look forward to serving you through your on-campus experience.

Our Mission

University Housing - Providing exceptional living opportunities for students to succeed academically.

Our Core Values

  • Academic Success: Provide quality residential environments to support the University’s academic mission and individual academic success.
  • Student Development: Provide residential students with an environment and resources conducive to healthy engagement, development, success, and accountability.
  • Stewardship of Resources: Promote operational effectiveness through stewardship of fiscal, facility, and human resources.
  • Environment of Care: Promote an active environment of care that embodies a supportive, inclusive, diverse, and safe community for all students and staff to cultivate a sense of belonging.

Diversity & Inclusion

In alignment with the University’s strategic plan Goal III, and the Division of Student Affair’s mission, vision, and values:

University Housing at Florida State University honors the intersectionality of all people; creates inviting spaces where individuals can learn from each other and build more complex ways of being; strives, values, and advocates for an equitable campus community.

Students will uphold responsibility and mindfulness when engaging their communities.

  • 4.1 Recognize social identities of self and other.
  • 4.2 Implement respectful communication with others.
  • 4.3 Act whenever respect for the community is not upheld.
  • 4.4 Construct socially just actions to advocate for marginalized communities.

University Housing intentionally supports our students through their journeys of achieving their full potential alongside our amazing Campus Partners, and Registered Student Organizations such as, but not limited to:

Please review the links enclosed to learn more about how we Uphold the Garnet & Gold within our Florida State University Community.

Our Staff

Shannon Staten

Shannon Staten Executive Director
Tel: (850) 644-2860
Fax: (850) 644-7997


Adria Gumbel

No photo Assistant Director
Tel: 850-645-1283

Greg Turner

No photo HR Representative
Tel: 850-644-7986

Karen Gordon

No photo HR Representative
Tel: 850-644-7974

Joyce Smith

No photo HR Representative
Tel: 850-644-7985

Edwin Darrell

No Photo Available Director, Residential Student Experience
Tel: (850) 644-3818
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Rachel Blakesley

No Photo Available Associate Director, Residential Student Experience
Tel: (850) 644-2863
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Joe Czaja

Joe Czaja Assistant Director, Administration & Operations (Cawthon, Jennie/Reynolds/Bryan, Broward/Landis/Gilchrist)
Tel: (850) 645-7311
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark Assistant Director, Staff Recruitment & Training (Wildwood, Ragans, Traditions)
Tel: (850) 644-2863
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Jami Kerkstra

Jami Kerkstra Assistant Director, Contracts & Assignments
Tel: (850) 644-2860
Fax: (850) 644-7997


No Photo Assistant Director, Conduct & Care (Dorman/Deviney, Azalea/Magnolia)
Tel: (850) 644–2863
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Mandy Shields

Mandy Shields Associate Director, Occupancy Management
Tel: (850) 644-2860
Fax: (850) 645-7751

Denise Mercier

Denise Mercier Coordinator, Living Learning Communities 
Tel: (850) 644-2860
Fax: (850) 645-7751

Sarah Sheldon

Sarah Sheldon Assistant Director, Learning & Engagement (DeGraff, Rogers/McCollum, Salley)
Tel: (850) 645-0969
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Steve Kleuver

Steven Kleuver Director of Operations
Tel: (850) 644-3780
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Lacey Southwick

lacey Southwick Assistant Director of Operations
Tel: (850) 644-2860
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Jason Lammert

Jason Lammert IT Manager
Tel: (850) 644-2860
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Helen Miller

Helen Miller Associate Director of Budget & Finance
Tel: (850) 644-7971
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Matt Jarvis

Matt Jarvis Business Manager
Tel: (850) 644-7991
Fax: (850) 644-7997

Tiffany Karnisky

Tiffany Karnisky Associate Director, FSU Childcare & Early Learning Programs
Tel: (850) 644-5664

Dana O'Connor

Dana O'Connor Center Director, Copeland Street Location
Tel: (850) 644-0003


No Photo Center Director, FSU Children's Center Location
Tel: (850) 645-9576
Fax: (850) 645-9572

Contact Us

Contact University Housing Office

(850) 644-2860

(850) 644-7997

Visit Us

109 Askew Student Life Building

Mail to University Housing

Via U.S. Mail, FedEx / UPS / DHL:
University Housing
942 Learning Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4174

Contact Our Residence Halls

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Broward Hall

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Bryan Hall

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Cawthon Hall

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Degraff Hall

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Deviney Hall

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Dorman Hall

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Gilchrist Hall

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Jennie Murphree Hall

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Landis Hall

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McCollum Hall

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Ragans Hall

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Reynolds Hall

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Rogers Hall

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Salley Hall

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Traditions Hall

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Wildwood Hall

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RSO Lounge Request

The RSO Lounge Request form must be submited at least 10 days in advance of your event. A hall representative will contact you to inform you if space has been made available for your organization. We strongly recommend that no publicity be issued with the requested venue mentioned until a representative has contacted your organization. All hall government and staff functions are given priority for common area usage.

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Policy & Guidelines for Advertising within University Residence Halls

The following guidelines contain FSU Residential Student Experience’s policy on distribution of promotional fliers and the solicitation to students in the residence halls. Upon approval, these fliers will be placed in common areas of residence halls by University Housing staff. Commercial solicitation, sale of goods, sale of services, or any material that can be considered promotion of a commercial business is prohibited by Residential Student Experience.

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Division of Student Affairs at Florida State University


University Housing Department
Division of Student Affairs
109 Askew Student Life Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Phone: 850–644–2860
Fax: 850–644–7997

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