Campus housing at FAMU has its ups and downs, like most colleges. However, the proximity of the dorms to classes is very good—students literally just have to step out of their dorms and cross the street. Some complaints about the dorms is that the elevators run slowly, the rules regarding opposite-sex visitation are strict, and the old dorms need to be renovated. However, while the dorms may not be that spacious, they are well maintained. This is helped by the fact that students need to keep their rooms in good condition or else they’ll receive a fine, and the resident assistants are usually very strict when it comes to the cleanliness of the dorms. One thing resident students really like is that the lobbies in the dorms are spacious enough for them to have dorm events, like movie nights or group card games.
There has been a limited supply of housing for recent incoming classes due to the increase in enrollment (the University had its largest freshman class in 2010). As a result, a major renovation of two dormitories was announced and is underway. Now, students can look forward to great new housing in the future.