When moving to a campus as big as UCF, the number of apartment options in the UCF area can seem overwhelming. Just thinking about the additional money you'll have to spend on furniture and the arduous labor it'll take to move things in (and eventually out) might already be giving you a headache. Furnished apartments are a phenomenal option for college students looking for a seemingly effortless moving transition while concurrently saving time and money.

While furnished apartments are not completely ready for move-in, they are a great place to start and include most essential furniture items like a bed and a couch. Below is a list dedicated to giving you an idea of what may be included in an already furnished apartment and what you will still need to buy to fully move in. Every apartment is different, so be sure to talk to your leasing agent about which specific furniture items there will be upon move-in.

What is Already Included?

Bedroom Furniture

These items are specific to the bedroom that you've leased; therefore, you alone are responsible for the condition of these items upon move out.

  • Bedframe
  • Mattress
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Drawers (typically made of 2 pieces that fit under the bed)
  • Nightstand

Common Area Furniture

All common area furniture is shared with roommates; therefore, you and your roommates are jointly responsible for the condition of these items upon move out.

  • Couch
  • TV Stand
  • Coffee Table
  • Loveseat
  • End Table(s)
  • BONUS! Many furniture packages also include a TV.
Furnished Common Room

As great as a furnished apartment is, we wouldn't say it is move-in ready. As you could probably tell, there are a few essential missing pieces you would need in your apartment. Below is a list that fills in the missing pieces for your apartment.

Pro Tip! Divide and conquer missing furniture pieces that belong in shared spaces with your roommates. You don't want to move in and find out there are 3 rugs for the living room!

What to buy?

Common Area

  • Extra Seating (papasan chair, ottoman, small accent chair, bean bag etc.)
  • Extra Lighting (table lamp, floor lamp, LED lights, etc.)
  • Television / Electronics (Apple TV, Roku, etc.)
  • Gaming Stations (Xbox, Wii, Nintendo Switch, etc.)
  • Wall Decor
  • Curtain Shades
  • Rug
  • Shelving


Apartment Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker / Filters
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Drinkware
  • Can Opener
  • Knife Set
  • Silverware Set
  • Pots and Pans Set
  • Cooking Utensils Set
  • Shelf and Drawer Liners
  • Silverware Drawer organizer
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Panini Press
  • Colander
  • Cutting Board
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Dishtowels


  • Mattress Topper
  • Full Bedding Set
  • Pillows and Pillowcases
  • Curtains or Shades;
  • Mirror
  • Hamper
  • Hangers
  • Shoe Rack
  • Extra lighting (lamps, LED Lights, Fairy Lights, etc.)
    • Pro tip: get warm toned lights for a cozier feel 
  • Mini-Fridge (to store your personal drinks and snacks)
  • Small Trash Can


Apartment Bathroom
  • Toothbrush Holder
  • Hand Soap Dispenser
  • Makeup / Toiletries Organizer
  • Shower Curtain and Rings
  • Toilet Brush and Plunger
  • Towel Hooks (over the door hooks are great so you don't need to put holes in the walls)
  • Bath Towels
  • Bathmat
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Towels
  • In-Shower Organizer
  • Storage Trays and Baskets for Cabinets


  • Umbrella (you won't want to walk across UCF's campus on a rainy day without one!)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Personal Lock Box
  • Stain Remover
  • Laundry Pods
  • Clothing Steamer
  • Balcony Furniture
  • Toolbox
  • Command Hooks / Strips

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