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 8,000 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 80,000 students and helped them begin to call UGA home. 2014 will be no exception!

Follow the conversation and get real-time updates with hashtag #HDWH14

CHECK-IN PROCESS

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

Don’t forget your UGA ID Card. You will need this to check into your residence hall.

Traffic is expected to be heavy during this time period, with more than 7,500 new and returning students moving in.  Please be patient! Follow the hashtag #HDWH14 on Twitter for traffic updates and important announcements.

Hundreds of UGA students, faculty and staff will be available to welcome you. If you have questions, feel free to ask a Hunker Down with Housing volunteer who is wearing a red t-shirt!

If you have any questions, you may email us at hunkerdn@uga.edu, or call us at 706-542-1421.

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 ONLY

If you are arriving on campus on Tuesday, August 12, you must first drive to the Tate Student Center Parking Deck off Lumpkin St.  This is the staging area for the Brumby Community.  Vehicles will wait in the Tate Center Parking Deck staging area until space is available in the designated unloading zones surrounding Brumby Hall.  Entry to the Brumby unloading zone will not be permitted without an approved pass issued by a “Hunker Down with Housing” volunteer in the staging area at the Tate Center.  Once your vehicle has arrived in the unloading zone, there is a one hour time limit. Vehicles left unattended for more than one hour will be towed. The staging area and unloading zone are for vehicles transporting belongings that need to be unloaded. Vehicles which are only bringing passengers can proceed straight to long-term parking.

**Please refrain from setting your GPS to Brumby Hall as it will interrupt traffic flow for the day**

Food will be available for purchase at the staging area beginning at 6:00 AM and a full breakfast will be available for purchase at the Tate Café after 7:30 AM, on the same floor as the restrooms.

If you are arriving on campus on August 13-August 18, you may drive directly to Brumby Hall to check in.  A one hour time limit in the unloading zone will be enforced on August 12-13, 2014.

Russell Community

If headed from W. Broad Street:  If you are driving to Russell Hall from Broad Street you can travel south on Milledge Ave. and take a left onto Baxter Street.  Continue on Baxter Street and take a right on Finely Street and then a right into the parking lot. 

If headed from Loop 10:  Take exit 6 headed North on Millage Ave, take a right onto Baxter Street and then take a right onto Finely Street and then a right into the parking lot.

**Please follow the directions above and refrain from using your GPS as it may take you to the wrong location for move-in.**

After you enter the parking lot you will be greeted by “Hunker Down with Housing” Volunteers wearing a red t-shirt.

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) 
Parking is restricted Monday, August 11 at 5 p.m. through Thursday, August 14 at 8 a.m. in the following areas: E05, E06. If your assigned lot is E05 please park in any portion of the deck except the bottom level. The bottom portion of the deck will serve as an unloading zone. If your assigned lot is E06 please park in any portion of E06 except the first couple of rows closest to McWhorter and Busbee Halls.

Hill Community
(Boggs, Church, Hill, Lipscomb and Mell Halls)
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.

Oglethorpe House
Because of this, parking is restricted Monday, August 11 at 5 p.m. through Thursday, August 14 at 8 a.m. in the following areas: W06, W11. If either of these are your assignment, please park in the portion of the W11 lot closest to Cloverhurst Avenue or in any W11 lot around Oglethorpe House. 

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

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

 

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