One of the most important things you will need to take care of before you start your studies in the United States is finding a place to live. It is especially important to consider location in selecting your housing. If you live farther than walking distance from the campus, it may prove to be inconvenient unless you are close to public transportation or you have a car. Valencia College offers on-campus housing at our Downtown Campus.

Student Housing at Downtown Campus

UnionWest at Creative Village

You must be admitted to Valencia College before applying for housing. 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.

Housing will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You will need to sign a one-year lease contract and pay in full at the beginning of each semester.

Housing Costs and Living Expenses

Find out how much money you should budget for housing and other living expenses while studying at Valencia.


While driving is the quickest way to get around, Orlando offers additional transportation options.

Housing Options

Students can choose from a variety of options, including a homestay, hotel or apartment.


Having a roommate can help you adjust to American life by giving you someone to share your experiences with—it’s also a great way to save money on rent.