University Housing

Move In

Countdown to move in!

August 13 – 15 (Friday-Sunday): Move in by appointment only  

August 16-18 (Monday-Wednesday): Move in anytime; no appointment time needed. 

Residents must check into their residence hall by 9 a.m. on August 18, the first day of class. 

Additional move-in information will be added to this page as it becomes available. 

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Before Move In

Community Guide

The Community Guide is a very important document—you actually agreed to abide by the policies found in the Community Guide when you executed your online housing contract. In it, you'll find guidance on decoration and visitation, as well as information about the staff and amenities available to you as a resident. Similar to the UGA Code of Conduct, you should be familiar with the policies and guidelines set forth in the guide. Take a look before you arrive on campus to ensure you know what's expected of you as a resident.

Some policies and guidelines have been updated for 2021-2022 to reflect new practices related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those changes are indicated by a shaded box.

Bulldogs Friends+Family Magazine

Bulldogs Friends+Family magazine is intended to provide students, friends, and family information and resources related to move in and living on campus.

360-degree video tours

In lieu of in-person tours, our 360-degree video tours on YouTube allow you to be immersed in the environment of each residence hall.

Housing 101

Watch the Housing 101 video series on YouTube for some great tips on how to prepare!

Mail and packages

Students may start receiving mail and package the day of their check in. Please do not plan to have anything arrive prior to your check-in date, as it may be returned to sender.

Mail is delivered by the United States Postal Service to the central mailboxes assigned in each area or hall. In University Village Housing and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) mail is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Addresses are listed on the webpage for each building. 


University Housing recommends that students obtain some type of renter’s insurance whether that be a special policy or as a part of the parents’ homeowner policy. Generally, renter's insurance can protect you from loss due to fire, storms, smoke, vandalism, burglary, etc. University Housing is not liable for any damage to personal property.

UGA OneCard

The UGA OneCard is your key to accessing dorms, dining halls, and many other facilities and services throughout campus. Students must be registered for the current semester in order to purchase and use the UGA OneCard. Visit the UGA OneCard site for more information about ordering and picking up your UGA OneCard. Your card will be activated to allow you access to your residence hall once the check-in process is complete.

Travel and directions

Move in days can be stressful - consider arriving a day early. You can find more information on lodging, dining, and transportation options on our Visit page.

Driving Directions From The North

  • Take I-85 to GA 316 (Exit #106).
  • Follow 316 East for approximately 40 miles to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

Driving Directions From The South

  • Take I-20 East to Conyers.
  • Exit onto GA 441 North.
  • Drive .7 mile, then turn right on GA 441 Bypass.
  • Drive north for 27 miles.
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • Take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

Driving Directions From The West

  • Take GA 78 East. Exit right onto GA 316 and proceed on GA 316 to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

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During Move In

What To Expect

Crowds, traffic, lines, COVID stuff, limited parking, limited containers

Arrival information

Early Arrivals

More information to come.

Arrival Time Slots

To reduce traffic and parking congestion, University Housing requires residents moving in on the first few days to schedule an arrival time slot. More information about arrival time slots will be available in May.

Parking And Unloading Zones

Unloading zones will be established in several parking lots near residence halls to assist residents and their families with move-in. Drivers will be issued one-hour parking passes to unload their vehicles and then be redirected to long-term parking lots after unloading. Vehicles remaining longer than the one-hour time period will be towed at the owner’s expense. Maps with unloading zones and long-term parking locations for each area of campus will be distributed as they are finalized. 

On move-in days, you may see local entrepreneurs offering to help move belongings for a tip. Please note official housing volunteers will wear shirts with the housing logo, and do not assist with moving student belongings. You may utilize outside help, but please keep in mind that we request each student limit the number of people accompanying them to two, including anyone you may hire to help.


Oglethorpe House
Church, Hill, Boggs
Mell, Lipscomb
Myers, Mary Lyndon, Soule, Rutherford
Reed, Payne
Rooker, Busbee, Vandiver, Mcwhorter
University Village

Checking Into A Residence Hall Room

Consider bringing a small cart or dolly. Although carts are available in many buildings, there is a limited number of carts available for students to use. You might also consider bringing a small tool kit and a pen for filling out several forms at check in.

Each student must have his/her UGA OneCard or government-issued ID to check in. Students should know their student ID number and emergency contact information (preferably, this should be someone in the United States). Only the student can receive a room key; family members and roommates cannot check into a room and receive a key for a student. 

Set up your PIN


Recycling stations will be set up near dumpsters during move in to collect Styrofoam, plastic film and cardboard. For a comprehensive list of items residents can recycling, visit the Athens-Clarke County Recyclable Items page. 

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After Move In

Check out
Connect your devices
Learn about visitation policies
Review your Roommate Agreement
Submit a maintenance request
Contact Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Contact UGA Police
Parking information
Dining halls information
Bus route information
Lofting your bed
Recycling and composting
Community councils


Frequently Asked Questions

Coming soon

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