Valencia has five campus locations throughout Orange and Osceola counties. You can take classes on one campus, or all of them. However, if you want to avoid lots of driving, you probably want to choose just one campus as your “home.”
AREAS OF TOWN THAT ARE CLOSEST TO A VALENCIA CAMPUS:
East Campus: East Orlando, Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, UCF area
Lake Nona Campus: Lake Nona
Osceola Campus: Kissimmee
Winter Park Campus: Winter Park, Maitland
West Campus: Southwest Orlando, Hiawassee, Kirkman Rd., Metrowest, Universal
Valencia is a commuter school and therefore does not offer student housing. However, there are plenty of housing options around any of our campuses. We also hold annual housing fairs on campus and provide rental information and roommate listings through the Student Development office.
In general, the amount you spend for housing should be limited to one-fourth or one-third of the total amount you have planned to spend on living expenses. If the cost is one-half of your budget or more, you may be spending too much.
Housing costs include:
- Down payment
- Monthly rent
Having a roommate (or roommates) is a great way to save money on rent. Plus, it gives you someone to share the college experience with. Just keep a few things in mind when choosing someone to live with:
- Don’t meet up with potential roommates by yourself—bring a friend and meet in a public place.
- Choose a roommate who has similar living habits as you. Before moving in together, discuss what you expect out of each other.
- Avoid money issues—ask your landlord if you and your roommate can have separate leases.
These websites may help you find apartments and other housing options close to the campus you will be attending.
Getting to Campus
If you do not live within walking or biking distance of a Valencia campus, you will need a car or some other form of reliable transportation.
Valencia has designated student parking areas on all of our campuses. You can obtain your free parking decal by applying for it through Atlas after you’ve been accepted to Valencia. Parking decals give you the privilege to park on campus, but do not guarantee that you’ll get a space. It’s recommended that you arrive to campus early to allow time to find a parking spot.
The Lynx bus operates in Orange and Osceola counties and incorporates all Valencia campuses into its routes. For more information visit: www.golynx.com