Move In

Summer Move In

For summer 2024 move-in dates, visit the housing calendar:

Fall Move In

For most students, move in for fall 2024 begins on Friday, August 9 and ends on Wednesday, August 14.

Hunker Down with Housing volunteers help us welcome new students to campus! Volunteers move in a day early, receive free meals during their shifts, receive two free exclusive t-shirts and have a great time making new friends.

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Before Move In

Arrival times

In an effort to minimize traffic, parking and check-in congestion, move-in arrival times are required on Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11. Students checking in on Monday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 14 do not need to schedule an arrival time. 

Arrival times are allotted by building. You may log into The Dawg House with your MyID and password to choose an arrival time. Please schedule your arrival time by Tuesday, August 6. 

To schedule an arrival time: 

  • Select Schedule my Arrival  
  • Choose the date you wish to move in 
  • Choose an available arrival time 
  • Confirm your arrival time by clicking Yes on the pop-up window 
  • You will now see your booked arrival time and receive an email confirmation 
  • If you are finished using The Dawg House, please log out 

*Note: You can only have one arrival time. If you need to reschedule your arrival, you must first cancel your current arrival time. 

To Cancel and/or reschedule an arrival time: 

  • Select Schedule my Arrival 
  • Click cancel next to your booked arrival time 
  • Confirm you wish to cancel by clicking Yes in the pop-up window 
  • Your arrival timeslot has been canceled and you will receive a confirmation email 
  • You can now schedule a new arrival time, if needed. 
  • If you are finished using The Dawg House, please log out. 

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.

17-position adjustable beds 

Upon move in, twin and extra-long twin beds will be at their highest point (default height). Residents in some buildings may opt to have their beds lowered to traditional height before move in. Residents with this option should complete the BED HEIGHT CHANGE REQUEST under FORMS in The Dawg House.  

  • Default height: Minimum of 52″ of clearance under the bed with a mattress height of approximately 62″ (some bed frames allow up to 57.75″ of clearance with a mattress height of 67″)  
  • Traditional height: 15.75″ of clearance under the bed with a mattress height approximately 26″ from the floor  

Residents may also adjust the bed height after arrival or request a staff-assisted bed height adjustment via work request beginning the first day of class.   

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.

Virtual Tour

In lieu of in-person tours, our virtual tour allows you to be immersed in the environment of each residence hall. 

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.

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.

GradGuard is a University Housing preferred vendor offering student-focused personal property and personal liability coverage.

Minifridge rentals

Minifridge/microwave combination units are available through our partner vendor, Place an order by June 24 for THRIVE or July 24 for fall move in and your microfridge will be in your room when you arrive.  More information…

Building Access

Residents need a UGACard to access their residence hall and many other facilities and services throughout campus. Visit for more information about obtaining your card. Once your card has been active for 24 hours, you should plan to choose a personal identification number (PIN). Your card and pin will give you access to your building.

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During Move In

Unloading Zones 

August 9-11: 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 may be towed at the owner’s expense. Maps with unloading zones and long-term parking locations for each area of campus will be communicated about two weeks before move-in.  

Students are encouraged to combine all of their belongings they need to move in into one vehicle which will park in the unloading zone. Any vehicles without items that need to be unloading should proceed directly to long-term parking. There is a strict limit of two vehicles per resident in the unloading zone. 

August 12-14: Move in continues round-the-clock with no scheduled arrival time required. Unloading zones will not be enforced, and residents should park in their assigned lot by 7 a.m. August 12. 

What you’ll need to move in

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 forms at check in.

Checking into a residence hall room

Each student must have their 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 on behalf of 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 recycle, visit the Athens-Clarke County Recyclable Items page.

Building-specific instructions

Black-Diallo-Miller Hall
Boggs Hall
Brown Hall
Brumby Hall
Building 1516
Busbee Hall
Church Hall
Creswell Hall
Hill Hall
Lipscomb Hall
Mary Lyndon Hall
McWhorter Hall
Mell Hall
Morris Hall
Myers Hall
Oglethorpe House
Payne Hall
Reed Hall
Rooker Hall
Russell Hall
Rutherford Hall
Soule Hall
University Village
University Village East
Vandiver Hall

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After Move In

Check out
Connect your devices
Learn about visitation policies
Review your Roommate Agreement
Submit a maintenance request
Student Wellbeing in the Residence Halls
Contact UGA Police
Parking information
Dining halls information
Bus route information
Lofting your bed
Recycling and composting
Community councils


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