University Housing

Accommodations

Room Accommodations 

The university strives to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities in accordance with applicable laws and policies. Students requesting housing accommodations due to a disability must first register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Once approved, the DRC coordinator will communicate the appropriate housing accommodation needs to University Housing. For questions regarding special housing assignments or accommodations, contact University Housing at 706-542-1421 or housing@uga.edu.

Students are encouraged to allow adequate time for the DRC to review the request and suggest needed accommodations prior to the start of University Housing’s room assignment process beginning around May 1 for fall assignments and December 1 for spring assignments. This will provide housing staff the necessary time to arrange for the accommodation request.

Service animals 

Residents who are accompanied by service animals must notify University Housing in writing at housing@uga.edu and sign the appropriate service animal verification form prior to the animal residing in University Housing. Students are also encouraged to register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) in case other housing or campus accommodations are needed.

Service animals in training 

All students who wish to serve as a trainer for a service animal must register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Upon receiving notification from DRC, the associate director for assignments and contracts or their designee will send the resident a copy of the housing policy and agreement form. These must be read, signed by the potential trainer and all roommates, and returned to housing@uga.edu prior to the animal residing on campus.  

Puppy raisers and alternates

All students who wish to serve as a puppy raiser or alternate raiser for a service animal must be sponsored by an agency that works with the training of such animals (e.g., The Guide Dog Foundation). Sponsoring agencies must provide University Housing with a list of puppy raisers no later than February 1 for the upcoming academic year. A list of alternate raisers is provided by sponsoring agencies no later than July 1 for fall alternates and December 1 for spring alternates.  

Upon receiving notification from the sponsoring agency, the associate director for assignments and contracts or their designee will send the resident a copy of the housing policy and agreement form. These must be read, signed by the potential raiser/alternate and all roommates, and returned to housing@uga.edu prior to the animal residing on campus. 

Students who plan to serve as puppy raisers or alternates must also register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC).

Emotion support animals (ESA)

Students who wish to have an ESA in their residence hall or apartment first must register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to obtain approval for the animal. This approval is limited to one ESA and is granted for only the period of the student’s current contract. Upon receiving notification from DRC, the associate director for assignments and contracts or their designee will send the resident a copy of the housing policy and an ESA agreement form. These must be read, signed and returned to housing@uga.edu prior to the animal residing on campus.

Housing Accessibility Statement

University Housing at the University of Georgia is committed to providing access for all students with disabilities and will provide accessible housing accommodations upon request. Please call 706-542-1421 or email housing@uga.edu for specific requests not included above.