Presentation on theme: "Housing at Florida Gulf Coast University"— Presentation transcript:
1 Housing at Florida Gulf Coast University Lyndsey Barna, Jennifer Jernigan,Katie Johnson, Levi Pancake, Andrea Voss
2 Overview of Presentation Why we chose this topicIssues and SurveyVideoPastWhat Housing was like before this yearPresentWaiting ListStudent’s PerspectiveEconomics of HousingFutureSouth Campus HousingMaster PlanConclusionSolutions
3 The Issues Overpopulation of Housing in August 2006 High cost for on-campus livingPopulation vs. beds next year?
4 Housing Survey Interviewed 100 students at FGCU 44% said Housing was overcrowdedAll Juniors or AboveAll said they liked Apartment-Style Living62% said Housing was Affordable
6 The Early StagesPlans to build a new university on a 760-acre piece of land were started in 1991*In 1996, FGCU set aside approximately 10 acres for housing and another 22 acres for future on-campus housingThe need for on-campus housing was due to:The nearest colleges, USF and FIU, were some 150miles away18-25-year-olds are one of the fastest growing age groups in SWFLHousing at FGCU would attract students who want to leave home but remain in the area
7 Where would the Residence Halls go? Two locations were proposedThe parcel adjacent to the lakefrontThe parcel southeast of the academic coreOption #1 was chosen; campus broke ground on December 17, 1997August 1998, Phase I of housing completed:6 buildings (A, B, C, D, E, F)250 beds200 students to live in Phase I
8 What style of housing?FGCU wanted to build a community in both classroom and living arrangements*Apartment-style housing, “would allow for the adaptation to be new freedom of college living with the responsibility of cooking and housekeeping. Additionally, it promotes group interaction and supervision by the residence life” (FGCU Housing Proposal).
9 Phases I-VII and beyond… By 2000, Phases I and II were completed:“538 beds, representing approximately 15% of the Year headcount enrollment (3,666 students)” (Master Plan, ).Phases III (M, N, O) – completed in 2001Phase IV (P) – completed in 2002Phase V (S, T, Honors) – completed in 2003Phase VI (Cypress, Oak, Mangrove) – completed in 2004Phase VII (Falcon, Sandpiper, Pelican, Egret) – completed in 2005Today, North Lake Village consists of Phases I-VII, with over 1900 students as residents.As the pattern continues, FGCU will again break ground to expand its need for more on-campus housing.
11 Background 2000-2010 Campus Master Plan IntroductionReview and comparison of other universities8.6%Opening year10 years200820 years2018Projected head count1800810016200Total beds at 8.6% headcount155 beds697 beds1393 beds
12 Current Conditions 2005-2015 Campus Master Plan Projected Housing Need YearProjected enrollmentTotal on campus housing needIncrement8,2371958 existing beds10,986263767813,274318654918,01743241138
13 Percentage of other university housing Florida Atlantic UniversityStudents: 26,000Beds in housing: 1400% of students being housed: 5%University of South FloridaStudents: 41,392Beds in housing: 4100% of students being housed: 9%
15 “To provide students with a successful on-campus living/learning residential experience.” Housing Mission:
16 Housing Styles Single Bedroom Apartment Double Bedroom Apartment 4 Residents4 Bedrooms2 BathroomsLiving RoomKitchen$2355 per SemesterDouble Bedroom Apartment4 Residents2 Bedrooms2 BathroomsLiving RoomKitchen$1955 per Semester
17 Current Housing Options RegularHonors BuildingWellness HallNursing Hall
18 Waiting List? 500 person waiting list in Fall 2006 Largest in School HistoryMany Upset Students What was done about it?Release contract with current studentsLet waiting list student know other optionsNo Show Roster
19 What Makes On-Campus Living Successful? ProgrammingApartment Style LivingHiring Well-Trained StaffConvenient and No Where Else to LiveTram SystemFrom interview with Sholando Campbell
20 Economics of FGCU Student Housing Economics aspect of housing is a complicated processHousing does not work alone- many people involvedStudents believe housing fees are too expensive and housing makes huge profitMany payments and expenses housing is responsible forHousing goal is to provide a comfortable and safe living environment
21 Economics of FGCU Student Housing Housing receives no funding from the university or from the state (considered an auxiliary)Housing must rely on other sources for moneyBorrows money from a Finance Corporation, which is a nonprofit companyThis corporation uses investors to provide large amounts of money to housingMoney is used to build residential halls and help them operate along with other expensesHousing will eventually have to pay the Corporation back plus interest using the revenue madeA payment schedule is set up where big portions of the loan are paid for example every two years
23 Overview of ExpensesOperating Account: most important part; has many pools that need to be taken care of financiallyFull time staff pool & temporary staff pool: pays all housing employees and includes income, retirement, social security, benefits, etc.Supply & event pool: pays for equipment that needs funding for maintenance of the apartments like tools, parts & supplies; also pays for materials used in housing programs or eventsChargeback pool: pays the university back for services they perform for housing like telephone linesUtilities pool: pays for all the bills that keep housing up and running, for example electricity, light, internet connections, etc.Travel pool: finances air fare or travel expenses for any housing employees that are required to take trips to conferences or anything else job related
24 Overview of ExpensesDebt Service: largest portion of the pie; responsible for paying the mortgage of the residential halls and is used to pay back the Finance CorporationCapitol Improvement: is used to fix any minor problems that occur with any of the residential halls like paint jobs, new furniture, wall repair, lighting, etc.Overhead: pays for services that are not handled by housing directly like providing additional money to the income of campus police officersMaintenance Reserve: resembles a bank account where money is put away and saved for emergency situations like hurricane damage
25 Increasing Rental Rates YearSingle RoomDouble Room$1,937$1,604$2,000$1,650$2,100$1,700$2,200$1,800$2,345$1,919Every two years housing costs are increasedCompletely necessary due to inflation and competition between other neighboring universitiesIncrease number of bed spaces increase operating prices (directly proportional)Operating expenses direct whether or not housing fees will be increasedAdditional revenue is not pocketed by housing – goes directly to operating account
26 Increases in Operating Expenses (Actual)Capacity13781662% increase from previous yearN/A20.10%Electric$379,427.56$522,668.93Per bed space$275.35$314.48Water/Sewage$143,066.39$208,125.34$103.82$125.23Garbage Removal$41,486.65$55,323.08$30.11$33.28
28 Rental Rate Comparisons FGCU9-month contractCoastal VillageCollege Club 9-month contractRent$4,400$5,400$5,310Non-refundableFees$20 (RHA)$185$250Housing increases are necessary because if they were to dip into other sections of the pie to help pay for the increasing operating expenses, there wouldn’t be enough money for emergencies or for the mortgage since it was used for something else
30 South Campus Housing Developed in 2 - 3 years After Completion – Between 3,000 and 5,000 BedsSuite Style4 Residents4 BedroomsNo Living Room or Kitchen AreaDesire for a Strong Upper Classman Population
31 Southern District of Campus Single Suites4-6 students sharing bathroom and living spaceMay be targeted towards sophomores and incoming transfer students but will be available to everyone.First Year experience hallsSingle occupancy bedrooms and semi-private bathrooms (1:4 ratio) but will be without living room area.
32 Proposed Phasing of Southeast District of campus YearBeds AddedHousing TypeTotal Campus Housing CapacityFall 2008600Single suites2,558Fall 2010First Year3,158Fall 2012Single Suites3,758Fall 20144, 358Fall Dining Center Phase 1Fall Dining Center Phase 2
34 So what really is the issue? Lack of KnowledgeFalse AssumptionsHearsay
35 So what can we do? 1. Research the growth of Florida Gulf Coast 2. Ask the questions and find answers:Dr. Pam Schreiber – Director of HousingAnita Spohr, Office Manager3. Attend or join RHA
36 What is RHA?“RHA is the Resident Housing Association comprised of the students who live in North Lake Village at Florida Gulf Coast University. RHA is funded separately through housing fees that allow the organization to develop social, educational, and leadership programs for residents opening doors to infinite opportunities.”
37 References Andrade, Andres. Personal Interview. 23 Oct. 2006. Comprehensive Campus Master Plan, : Data Inventory and Facility Needs Analysis (Vol. 1). (December 2000). Florida Gulf Coast University.Florida Gulf Coast University Student Residences Groundbreaking Ceremony. (December 1997). Moments in History.McKinney, Charles. (September 1994). Student Housing: A Discussion Paper.Student Residence Project: Request for Proposal 97P (November 1996). Florida Gulf Coast University.Andrade, Andres. Personal Interview. 23 OctCampbell, Sholondo. Personal Interview. 20 SepFGCU Master Plan