Valencia College is a primarily a commuter school, however our Downtown Campus offers student housing opportunities. There are plenty of student housing options around each of our campuses as well. We 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
  • Utilities
  • Electric
  • Water
  • TV/Internet/phone


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.

While the Valencia College Downtown Campus will offer a limited student housing opportunity, other Valencia College campuses do not offer campus-based housing. A web search using a phrase such as “apartments near Valencia College” or “Valencia College student housing” may help you find apartments and other housing options close to the campus you will be attending. You may also consider using an online service to find student housing in Orlando.

  • Apartment Hunters
  • Apartment List
  • College Rentals
  • ForRent.com
  • HotPads.com
  • Housing List
  • Rental Solutions
  • Zillow.com

UnionWest at Creative Village

Valencia College Downtown Campus student housing

Student Housing at Downtown Campus

UnionWest at Creative Village

Valencia College admitted students can begin the housing application process for the student housing facility at the Downtown Campus, known as UnionWest at Creative Village.

The first step is to confirm your interest in downtown college housing by submitting your name and student VID. Your active status and demographic information will be shared with UCF as a first step in the process. Once this is done, UCF Housing staff will contact you with your housing portal login information and instructions on how to complete your housing application.

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