When you check into Family and Graduate Housing, you will receive your key, Apartment Inventory Form, a community guide, and an orientation appointment. It is imperative that you are aware of the following circumstances associated with checking-in to your apartment. Below is information that may be helpful for you as become a resident of Family and Graduate Housing.
Each new resident is expected to schedule and attend a short orientation session. If you are unable to complete this meeting at the pre-scheduled time, please contact your resident manager to cancel and re-schedule the meeting. During the beginning of each semester (when there are many residents moving in) the resident may be asked to attend a group orientation meeting of new residents. At other times in the semester, the orientation may be scheduled independently with the resident manager. Your orientation meeting must be completed in a timely fashion with your resident manager. Failing to complete your orientation meeting or notify the resident manager of the scheduling conflict prior to that meeting may result in a $50 improper check-in fee.
During the orientation session, the resident manager will provide the new residents with information that they may find to be helpful campus resources as they transition to the Athens and the surrounding community. This is also a time that the residents have the opportunity to ask questions pertaining to the community standards as well as the terms and conditions pertaining to the overall housing.
Apartment Inventory Form
The Apartment Inventory Form should be completed and returned to your resident manager at the time of your orientation. This form is used to assess damages in the apartment upon your check-out.
Residents are provided with direct access to the University Cablevision system via coax wall jacks located in each apartment. Problems with reception should be reported by calling 706-542-3339.
Access to the campus internet is provided via an ethernet port on a wall plate within each apartment. Information regarding connecting to the internet can be found in the Internet Connection Guide for all Residence Halls and Family and Graduate Housing distributed to each resident upon check-in.
Keys for each apartment are issued at the time of check-in. One key for each apartment is issued to each approved adult residing in the apartment. Residents are responsible for all keys, which must be turned in at check-out.
Mail is delivered by the United State Postal Service to the central mailboxes assigned in the apartment complex. The assigned mailbox is the same number as the apartment and the apartment key will open the mailbox. Each resident should clearly label his/her name inside the mailbox (on the card at the rear of the box) so the mail carrier can identify who lives in the apartment. The street address differs for most buildings.
Sample Address for Building T, Apartment 52:
1681 Milledge Ext
Athens GA 30605
The parking areas located in Family and Graduate Housing are regulated by the UGA Parking Services. All vehicles parked in these lots must display a valid University of Georgia parking permit decal. Violators are subject to the regulations of the Parking Services and may be towed from the area. Motorcycles and scooters are also required to park in designated areas on campus. Additional registration and permit information may be obtained from Parking Services.
Each apartment has an assigned campus telephone number and local service is operational when the resident moves in. Residents receive their individual apartment phone number upon check-in. If this information is needed prior to move-in day, please contact the Family and Graduate Housing Office. To request phone repairs, residents should call 706-542-3333. Residents should be able to receive any non-collect phone calls once the phone is connected. To make outgoing local calls (including toll free numbers and emergency numbers), residents have to first dial “9”, then the area code, and then the number they are trying to reach (e.g., 9+706+542-1473). In addition, the phone service has three features that residents may utilize: call waiting, call forwarding and three-way calling.
Residents are not permitted to drive over lawns to unload cars and trailers at their apartment doors or windows. All deliveries and unloading must be made from the parking lots.
Once you have been assigned to an apartment, please visit Residential Management Systems (RMS) and update your profile. You will need to use the RMS number that will be assigned to you and is found on the first page of the community guide. This is an important number to remember as you will need it from time to time, especially during the returning resident apartment sign-up process in the spring. While are updating your profile, be please sure to include your new UGA e-mail address, along with the names of all the individuals living in your apartment.