Living in Family and Graduate Housing
In order to keep the residents of Family and Graduate Housing informed about the latest news and activities, The Village Monthly is a community newsletter electronically distributed to each resident at the beginning of each month. The Village Monthly is a wonderful resource which all residents should read closely each month. In addition to the important dates and deadlines that residents should follow, it contains information about programs and services, both on-campus and in the local community.
Our residents in Family and Graduate Housing represent a diverse array of countries, ethnicities, academic programs and age groups, and the University Housing staff work to offer a variety of programs to help your experience at the University of Georgia be positive and productive. Information about upcoming programs is available in The Village Monthly and through email communication from Family and Graduate Housing.
Recreational and Common facilities
University Housing provides a wide array of recreational and common facilities for the use of residents of Family and Graduate Housing.
Community Room An activity and meeting room is located in the Family and Graduate Housing Office building and residents have the ability to reserve this room on a first-come, first-served basis. The room may only be reserved within 30 days prior to an event, and residents are limited to one reservation per month. The maximum number of individuals (including children) allowed in the community room is 50. The community room cannot be used for sales functions.
Computer Lab A small computer lab is located in the Family and Graduate Housing Office building and is managed by EITS. Documents can be printed by using your Bulldog Bucks card. SPSS & SAS software for statistical analysis is available. Hours of operation varies from semester to semester. The current schedule can be obtained by calling the Family and Graduate Housing Office.
Garden Plots Each year, residents of Family and Graduate Housing have the ability to sign up for a garden plot in order to grow fruit and vegetables. These plots are located behind Building Q (Rogers Road). Information is typically distributed to residents at the beginning of the spring semester, and residents will have the opportunity to sign up by a specified time and date if interested. If the number of interested individuals exceeds the number of plots available, staff within Family and Graduate Housing will inform the residents of the assignment process. Planting season is from February 1 to December 15 each year. Residents who are selected for garden plots are encouraged to be respectful of this community plot and only pick items from their assigned areas.
Grills and Picnic Areas Individually-owned grills, smokers, hibachis and other outside cooking appliances may not be used or stored on the premises within Family and Graduate Housing. Stationary university-owned grills and picnic tables are provided throughout each area.
Laundry Facilities Washers and dryers are located throughout each apartment area. Instructions for the use of these machines are posted in each laundry room. These machines may not be used in any manner or for any purpose other than for those which they are designed and intended. Any machine that malfunctions should be reported to Family and Graduate Housing Office immediately. The university does not assume any liability for damage to, loss of or theft of personal property.
Pavilions There are two pavilions located within the Family and Graduate Housing area. One is located near Building K (University Village) and the other is behind Building P (Rogers Road). Both pavilions feature electrical access, lighting, a grilling area and picnic tables. Pavilions may only be reserved within 30 days prior to an event, and residents are limited to one reservation per month. The Pavilions cannot be used for sales functions.
Playgrounds Fenced playgrounds are provided in each area of Family and Graduate Housing for use by the children living within Family and Graduate Housing. Supervision of and responsibility for children while on the playground and their use of the available equipment shall be assumed entirely by the parent(s).
Residents are also encouraged to discuss any situation which may be disturbing with their neighbors. The staff within Family and Graduate Housing will typically not interfere with social activities taking place within a resident’s apartment unless these activities disturb neighbors or create hazardous conditions. Please contact your resident manager or the Family and Graduate Housing Office if you are unable to resolve a conflict with your neighbor.
Crime Prevention Eliminating the opportunities for crime to occur is the main theme of crime prevention programs on campus. Residents are encouraged to always maintain an awareness of their surroundings and may contribute to their overall safety and the security of the community in the following ways:
- Always lock the apartment door while in the apartment. When leaving the apartment, always lock the door and carry the key.
- Report strangers to the Family and Graduate Housing staff, UGA Police or the Security Guards who patrol nightly. Do not attempt to confront the individual(s).
- Engrave all valuables through UGA's Operation Identification program.
- Properly secure bikes and always lock car doors.
- Do not leave valuables visible in your car.
- Do not walk alone at night. Always walk with a buddy.
- Report any obscene or harassing telephone calls or e-mails to UGA Police.
Security Staff University Housing provides security for Family and Graduate Housing complexes through regular patrols in vehicles and on foot each evening. Residents may expect to see Security Staff checking the grounds surrounding the buildings and the parking lots associated with Family and Graduate Housing, as well as checking laundry rooms and other common areas.
The security staff are not meant to replace the regular responsibilities assigned to the resident managers on duty, nor are they to take the place of the UGA Police Department. The security staff approach their responsibilities in a manner consistent with that of “community policing efforts” found in many suburban neighborhoods outside large cities, and they will report suspicious behavior to the UGA Police Department. Security staff begin each night at 9 p.m. and remain on duty until 6 a.m. the next morning.
Bus Service Apartments in Family and Graduate Housing are served by both UGA and Athens Clarke County bus routes. Route and service information may be obtained through UGA's Campus Transit System, as well as the Athens Transit System.
Intercultural Affairs Intercultural Affairs provides programs and services designed to promote interculturalism and inclusion for all students. In addition, the Office of International Student Life provides support for international students.
Parking The parking areas located in Family and Graduate Housing are regulated by the UGA Parking Services Division. Additional registration and permit information may be obtained through Parking Services.
Student Support Services Assistance for students, faculty, and parents related to issues of student distress or hardship circumstances can found in the office of Student Support Services.