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What is Alight?

It’s a high-quality Gainesville community designed especially with University of Florida students in mind. Alight features a variety of spacious, furnished apartments plus a full set of community features such as a clubhouse, pool, fitness center and more. All just minutes from campus.

Is Alight part of the University of Florida?

Alight is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about the management and ownership.

Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?

You can select your roommate(s), or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.

What are per-person contracts?

Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at Alight has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if a roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom. Click here to see a sample Housing Agreement.

What is included in the rate?

Each resident at Alight pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furnishings
  • High-speed Internet
  • Water/sewer, trash disposal
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • On-site management
  • Community features — pool, fitness center, clubhouse, etc.
What size are the apartments?

The spacious accommodations at Alight range from 1 to 4-bedroom with private bathrooms for each bedroom.

Are the apartments furnished?

Yes, all apartments at Alight have a furniture package that includes a full-size bed, dresser, desk and chair in each bedroom, a sofa, coffee table and entertainment stand in each living room. Plus, all residences also include a dining table and chairs. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model residences.

When do the contracts start and end?

The standard term is August 21, 2021 to August 06, 2022, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate dates may be available; please inquire with our staff. Click here to see a sample Housing Agreement.

Can I pay by credit card?

Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. Alight also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. Convenience fees apply for credit card and debit card payments.

Will my financial aid cover charges at Alight?

Your living costs at Alight can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at Alight. Normal payment deadlines will continue to apply.

Is Alight open to non-students?

Nearly all the residents at Alight are students at the University of Florida. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, Alight is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student roommates, non-students must apply together with enough roommates to fill the desired apartment.

What kind of safety and security are provided?

Alight has monitored fire sprinklers, plus controlled access key fob locks and individually locking bedroom doors. Community courtesy patrols are provided at select times.

What are the policies on pets, smoking and guests?

Alight is a no-pets community. The community is smoke-free in all indoor areas. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of roommates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests.

Can I park my vehicle at Alight?

Alight offers optional garage parking for an additional charge. Limited guest parking is also available at no charge.

What other transportation options will I have?

Alight is just a half-mile walk or bike ride to the UF campus. Three RTS bus routes stop right outside the community, including a bus to campus every 15 minutes.

Can I see a model apartment?

Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.

Get $100

Apply now to secure your preferred placement, and we’ll waive the deposit and application – and get a $100 reward card that’s yours to spend.

New contracts only; limit one resident per bedroom. Housing Agreement must be fully signed while this limited-time offer is in effect. Payment of the first rent installment and annual administrative fee are due August 1, 2021. Approved guarantor or alternate partial prepayment required. Reward package (if applicable) provided following approval of guarantor. All agreements are subject to management approval under regular application policies. May not be combined with any other special offer.

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