Building 1516, the newest residence hall on the UGA campus, opened fall 2010 and provides double and single rooms with private bath accommodations geared toward non-first-year undergraduate students. Building 1516 is a signature space that supports the academics and personal growth of residents, provides a place where programs, classes and events are hosted, and most importantly, provides a home-away-from-home for 555 students. Located adjacent to East Campus Village, Building 1516 is the fourth residence hall to comprise the Reed Community, joining Morris, Payne and Reed Halls. It is conveniently located near the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities, University Health Center, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Lamar Dodd School of Art and the Georgia Museum of Art. In addition, Building 1516 provides easy access to residential parking as well as multiple bus routes, and is a short distance to the Joe Frank Harris Dining Commons.
Building 1516 features:
- 9-month, academic year contracts (closed for University break periods: Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks)
- Carpeted rooms
- 17-position adjustable twin size beds with 80” mattresses
- Individual room thermostatic control
- High-speed Internet access (both Ethernet ports and wireless available)
- Covered bike storage
- Laundry and kitchen facilities throughout the building
- Lounges and study rooms on each floor
- A computer lab
- A large, multipurpose room equipped with state-of-the-art technology designed to accommodate programs or events
- Academic support space
- 24-hour staffed front desk
- Mail delivery service
- Undergraduate, graduate and professional live-in residence life staff
- Administrative offices located on the first floor
- Access controlled security systems
- Sprinkler system and other life safety equipment
University Housing's Commitment to Sustainable Design
Buildings significantly impact the natural environment and resources. However, with some forethought and planning, these environmental impacts and the associated economic costs can be reduced. Throughout the construction planning process, opportunities for sustainable development, the green design, improved indoor air quality, and water and energy efficiency have been implemented. By adopting green building strategies that save money and minimize impact on the environment, University Housing demonstrates its desire to be a good steward of the present and a builder for the future.
Now that the construction of Building 1516 is complete, University Housing is seeking LEED certification for UGA's first "green" residence hall. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System provides a set of standards for environmentally sustainable construction and maintenance. LEED-certified buildings use key resources more efficiently when compared to other buildings. In addition, LEED-certified buildings have healthier environments, which in turn contribute to higher productivity and improved health and comfort to residents and staff.
Building 1516 sustainable design features include:
- Locations on each floor for students to recycle materials
- Healthy, eco-friendly furnishings
- Increased levels of fresh air in the building
- Environmentally-friendly Cool Carpet that nets zero greenhouse gas emissions, meaning any greenhouse gases emitted during the lifecycle of the carpet are offset or balanced by investing in other projects that reduce or reverse the impact of those emissions
- ENERGY STAR® qualified products
- Use of only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood that guarantees the wood used in construction was from a well-managed forest
- Energy-wise building surfaces including windows and shingles
- A high insulation value, thereby reducing energy loss throughout the building
- Bioretention systems located near the building to filter pollutants from and treat stormwater runoff
- A rainwater catchment system for water recycling
- Drought-tolerant landscaping
The visitation option for Building 1516 is “2”, which allows for visitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To send mail to a student via USPS, UPS or FedEx:
Building 1516, Room Number
395 River Rd.
Athens GA 30609-4206