General Residence Hall Move-In Information
Arriving residents are encouraged to bring a small cart or hand truck/dolly to ease the process of moving your stuff through the parking lots, into the halls and possibly up some staircases. This is especially the case if you plan on checking in early, when long lines can form at a hall's elevators.
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 7-8 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.
And what kind of stuff should you bring? Your room will be a combination bedroom, living room and study, perhaps with a corner reserved for a small snack kitchen. We provide a bed, desk, chair and a dresser or wardrobe. The rest is up to you. Personal touches are what will make your room feel like home, so you'll want to come armed with posters, calendars, and other wall hangings. Just make sure to check our housing policies for restrictions on wall hangings (page 17 in the traditional guide, page 22 in the East Campus Village guide). Then there are the basics, such as sheets, pillowcases, towels, blankets, pillows, a desk lamp, an iron, clothes hangers and an alarm clock. You and your roommate may want to coordinate bedspreads, rugs and drapes ahead of time. You will also want to discuss who will bring certain appliances so that you don't end up with two microwaves and TVs, but no refrigerator or radio. Residents are permitted to bring the following electrical items: Underwriter Laboratory (UL) approved refrigerators, sealed-unit coffee makers, popcorn poppers, hot pots, crock pots, toasters, and microwaves up to 1.0 cubic feet capacity in size. For specific ideas on what to bring and what NOT to bring, refer to page 8 in the summer 2012 edition of Bulldog Families.
Each room has a single cable television connection for you or your roommate's television set to University Cablevision, which provides dozens of channels of high quality entertainment. Each room also has one high speed Internet connection per resident, but of course you provide the computers. No residence hall rooms, suites or apartments come equipped with telephones or telephone service, so most residents utilize cell phones to make calls.
Most of the rooms have 17-position adjustible beds, which provide flexibility on the organization and design of your room. For decorating ides, take a look at our photos located in Tour the Halls or visit our Pinterest page (UGAHousing). New residents should be aware that they are likely to receive unsolicited offers for rental, sale and/or installation of linens, appliances and other items after being accepted for admittance to UGA. Please note that University Housing does not endorse any third party vendors of this kind. Residents should act with caution, especially with any firm requesting cash deposits in advance of delivery of any product.
Finally, every resident is provided with a mailbox for receipt of U.S. Postal Service mail. Most students have their own private mailbox, but some residence halls require students to share a mailbox. Your mailbox is located in the residential community in which you live. You may also receive packages, which are held for pick-up at the 24-hour desk in your community. Your new mailing address will be:
Room #, Hall name
Street Address of Hall
Athens GA 30609
For additional information please visit the summer 2012 edition of Bulldog Families, available in Adobe PDF format for downloading and printing.