Innovation Academy - University of Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Life | Academic | Financial Aid | New Students

What on-campus housing options are available for new Innovation Academy students?

First-year IA students living on campus will be housed together in the IA Living-Learning Community at Beaty Towers. IA students enrolled in fall connection courses will be able to live on campus during their pre-enrollment semester. (See “Can IA students live on campus during the fall semester?” below for more information. See also Innovation Academy Housing Facts on the Department of Housing and Residence Education website.  

Will on-campus housing be available for IA students after their first year?

Yes. Returning IA students may re-contract to live in housing on campus. Students may continue living in Beaty Towers or select another residence hall. For subsequent years (Sophomore year – Senior year), IA students are eligible to live in UF’s newest residence hall, Infinity Hall, which is an entrepreneurship-themed residence hall for upper-division UF students, complete with innovation technology, start-up space, 3-D printers, and more. Specific housing options and availability are determined by the UF Department of Housing and Residence Education.

Can IA students live on campus during the fall semester?

Incoming IA students are eligible to live on campus during their pre-enrollment fall semester if they are enrolled in online fall connection courses. Subsequent fall semesters, enrolled IA students are eligible to live on campus. Students interested in living on campus should contact the UF Department of Housing and Residence Education as early as possible, since housing contracts often fill up quickly.

When can an IA student purchase a campus parking decal?

After an IA student registers for classes, he/she is eligible to purchase a parking decal. Students should visit the UF Transportation and Parking Services website for more information. 

Are IA students able to access on-campus resources during the fall semester off?

If students are taking courses during the fall (Fall Connection, online courses, IA Internship Program, etc.) and thus are paying student fees, they are typically able to use any and all on-campus resources. Contact Student Financial Affairs [352-392-1275] with any questions related to fee or tuition payment or status. Payment of student fees is typically completed when students enroll for at least 6 credit hours.

Can IA students study abroad?

Yes! IA students are encouraged to explore the study abroad opportunities available to them during fall semesters. Students interested in studying abroad should visit the UF International Center website.

Can IA students study abroad during the spring and summer semesters?

Students may be able to study abroad during spring and summer semesters if doing so will not delay graduation or hinder their academic progression. Students should meet with an IA Academic Advisor to discuss study abroad options.

Can IA students join a fraternity/sorority?

Students are be able to participate in Greek life, depending on their enrollment status and the national chapter of the specific fraternity/sorority. Spring Recruitment is available to enrolled students for most fraternities and some sororities. Pre-enrolled students (those taking Fall Connection courses) may be able to participate in the pre-enrollment fall semester, depending on the number of credits they are taking and the guidelines of specific national chapters. For specific information, students should consult with Student Activities and Involvement. 

Can IA students live in sorority/fraternity chapter houses?

Students who wish to live in a chapter house should contact Sorority and Fraternity Affairs for requirements and guidelines.