Hunker Down with Housing

Hairy Dawg at Hunker Down with Housing

UPDATED JULY 23, 2014

Each year the University of Georgia community welcomes more than 7,000 new students into the many residence halls in a very condensed period. The Hunker Down with Housing program serves to streamline the move-in process and address resident and family feedback concerning traffic congestion, parking lot availability and elevator service. Hunker Down with Housing volunteers work diligently to ensure the initial days of move-in will run smoothly and serve our target audience: first-year students. Hundreds of Hunker Down with Housing volunteers will be located all over campus on August 12-13 to greet new students and parents, give directions to area parking lots, direct traffic and generally serve as a resource for residents and their families. Since the first Hunker Down with Housing in 1998, volunteers have successfully moved in more than 79,000 students and helped them begin to call UGA home. 2014 will be no exception!

CHECK-IN PROCESS

UGA Residence Halls officially open Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 8 a.m.

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GENERAL PARKING PROCEDURES

Parents, families, and students may drive to their designated halls on the day of move-in for short-term unloading. Once you have unloaded, you are expected to move your car to a long-term parking lot so that others may unload their cars. If you are a resident of the Brumby Community, you are required to go first to the designated staging area and check in with a member of the Hunker Down with Housing Volunteer Staff.

Brumby Community 
All Brumby residents arriving on campus Tuesday, August 12, 2013 must first drive to the Tate Student Center Parking Deck off of Lumpkin Street. This is the staging area for the Brumby Community only. Signs on Baxter and Lumpkin Streets will direct you to the staging area. All vehicles will wait in the staging area until space is available in the designated unloading zones surrounding Brumby Hall. Vehicles will be directed to the Brumby Hall unloading zones by Hunker Down volunteers as space becomes available in these parking lots. Lots adjacent to Brumby Hall will be designated as unloading zones and parking will be permitted for one hour in these areas. Entrance to the Brumby unloading zones will not be permitted without an approved pass issued by a "Hunker Down with Housing" volunteer in the staging area. After this one hour time period expires, vehicles must be moved to long-term parking areas such as the West Campus Parking Deck or other nearby lots. Unloading zones will be strictly enforced and towing will occur if vehicles are left unattended for longer than one hour. Brumby residents moving in on or after August 13, 2013 may drive directly to Brumby Hall to check in. However, the one hour time limit will still be enforced.

Creswell Community 
Several lots adjacent to Creswell Hall will be designated as unloading zones. Residents assigned to Creswell may drive directly to these zones. Unloading will be permitted in these areas for one hour. Vehicles left unattended after one hour will be towed. After unloading, all vehicles will be directed to nearby lots where long-term parking will be permitted.

East Campus Village 
(Busbee, McWhorter, Rooker and Vandiver Halls) 
While no unloading zone time limit will be enforced, University Housing asks that you move your vehicle after unloading to the section of the lot furthest from the building. Vehicles may not park on River Road to unload. Any vehicles parked on River Road will be towed.

Hill Community
(Boggs, Church, Hill, Lipscomb & Mell Halls; Oglethorpe House) 
Unloading zones will be designated in the following areas: the lots by Hill Hall and Legion Pool off of Lumpkin Street , Church Hall lot off of Lumpkin Street , and a portion of the Boggs Hall lot. Vehicles will be permitted in these areas for one hour. After unloading, all vehicles will be directed to long term parking in nearby lots. Any vehicle left unattended in the unloading zone after the designated one hour period will be towed.

Myers Community
(Mary Lyndon, Myers, Rutherford and Soule Halls) 
The unloading zone will be designated at the S03 parking lot. Vehicles will be permitted in this area for one hour. After unloading, all vehicles will be directed to long-term parking in nearby lots. Any vehicle left unattended in the unloading zone after the designated one hour period will be towed.

Reed Community
(Morris, Payne, Reed Halls and Building 1516) 
Payne and Reed Halls - The unloading zone will be designated at the N10 parking lot. Vehicles will be permitted in this area for one hour. After unloading, all vehicles will be directed to long-term parking in N08. Any vehicle left unattended in the unloading zone after the designated one hour period will be towed.

Morris Hall - The unloading zone will be designated at the W02 parking lot. While no unloading zone time limit will be enforced, University Housing asks that you move your vehicle after unloading to the section of the lot furthest from the building.

Building 1516 - While no unloading zone time limit will be enforced, University Housing asks that you move your vehicle after unloading to the section of the lot furthest from the building. Vehicles may not park on River Road to unload. Any vehicles parked on River Road will be towed. Vehicles should be parked in long-term parking areas such as the East Village Deck or other nearby lots.

Russell Community 
A portion of the large lot behind Russell Hall will be designated as an unloading zone. Vehicles will be permitted in this area for one hour. After unloading, all vehicles will be directed to long-term parking in nearby lots. Any vehicle left unattended in the unloading zone after the designated one hour period will be towed.

PARKING LOT USAGE PLAN

The following parking lots will be closed at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 11. The lots will be used as unloading zones adjacent or near the residence halls from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12, to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13.

  • W02 - Lot adjacent to Morris Hall
  • W03 - Both lots on the west side of Hull Street
  • W06 - The small lots at Mell, Lipscomb, Church and Hill Halls. Also the Legion Pool lot, with the provision that pool users will be able to park there while the pool is open. The lot on the corner of Baxter and Lumpkin is not included
  • W07 - The Brumby circle lot and all three lots around Creswell, but not the Bolton Hall lot
  • W08 - Lots on Church street and adjacent to Brumby Hall
  • W10 - The north half of the lot nearest Russell Hall
  • W11 - Approximately half of the lot adjacent to Boggs Hall
  • S03 - The lots north of Myers and Rutherford Halls off Cedar St., and the "heads-in" parking spots along Sanford Drive at the east end of Myers Quad

Final details have yet to be confirmed. Residents may expect to receive additional parking instructions and a detailed map in mid-July.

For additional parking information, please visit the UGA Parking Services.

 

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