Part of the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing is a self-supporting auxiliary department that is fully reliant on student rent and receives no state funding. Within our halls, we provide support to the University of Georgia’s mission and commitment to academic achievement. Research indicates:
- Students who live on campus at UGA earn higher grade point averages than their off-campus peers.
- UGA students who live on campus are more likely to graduate.
- Living on campus at UGA enhances student learning experiences.
- Students who live on campus at UGA are satisfied with their academic experience on campus.
- UGA residents recommend living on campus to new students.
- Living on campus enhances UGA students’ ability to appreciate other cultures, and students living on campus feel their housing peers respect different ethnicities and cultures.
- Living in UGA residence halls enhances residents’ communication skills.
(Source: UGA Office of Institutional Research and 2010 Educational Benchmarking, Inc. resident assessment)
By the Numbers
- 7,381 residence hall beds and 580 Family and Graduate Housing apartments are available on campus.
- There are a total of 21 residence halls and 20 Family and Graduate Housing apartment buildings on campus.
- 2.6 million square feet of area is maintained and cleaned by our facilities staff.
- Residence halls are divided into seven residential communities.
- Since the creation of the first year live-on requirement in 2004, the on-campus residential population is 61 percent first-year students.
- University Housing employs more than 600 full- and part-time staff members.
- In 2010, the Residence Hall Association celebrated its 40th anniversary.
- 1,559 programs were presented to students by undergraduate, graduate and professional staff members during the 2009-2010 academic year.
- The first UGA residence hall, what is now known as Old College, opened in 1806.