Move In 2015 is August 11-17!

Hairy Dawg at Hunker Down with Housing

Each year the University of Georgia community welcomes more than 8,000 new students into the residence halls in a very condensed period. The Hunker Down with Housing program streamlines the move-in process and addresses resident and family feedback concerning traffic congestion, parking lot availability and elevator service. Hunker Down with Housing volunteers work to ensure the initial days of move-in run smoothly. Hundreds of Hunker Down with Housing volunteers will be located all over campus 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 88,000 students and helped them begin to call UGA home. 

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BRUMBY COMMUNITY ONLY: All Brumby residents arriving on campus Tuesday, August 11 must first drive to the designated parking lot staging area. Signs on Baxter and Hull Streets will direct you to the staging area. This area is for the Brumby Community only. 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 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 12 may drive directly to Brumby Hall to check in. However, the one hour time limit will still be enforced.


Interactive Maps

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Creswell Hall Unloading Zones

Reed Hall Unloading Zone

Russell Hall Unloading Zone

Unloading Zones: All Halls

All communities have designated unloading zones (except for East Campus Village and Myers Community). Vehicles must be moved to parking decks or designated parking areas after one hour. Any vehicle left unattended in the unloading zone after the designated one hour period will be towed. 

Check-in Process

All residence hall contracts begin on August 11. For a smoother check in experience, and to alleviate traffic congestion, elevator lines and wait times, we suggest residents required to be on campus for Greek recruitment activities the afternoon of August 11 check in before 1 p.m. on August 11. Residents not required to be on campus are strongly encouraged, but not required, to check in any time after 1 p.m. on August 11 through 9 a.m. on August 17.

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 #HDWH15 on Twitter for traffic updates and important announcements and check back here for interactive maps and parking information.

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, or call us at 706-542-1421.

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