University Housing

Register

All Students

The registration process varies based on your status with the university; please select for the options below. If you have any questions, please contact us at housing@uga.edu or 706-542-1421.

Registration for:

Incoming First-Year StudentsIncoming Graduate StudentsCurrent Undergraduate StudentsCurrent Graduate StudentsTransfer StudentsSummer HousingStudents With FamiliesAugusta University Medical Partnership

Incoming First-Year Students

First-year undergraduate students enrolled as full-time students, as defined by the Office of the Registrar, are required to live in campus residence halls. Students first enrolling in the summer are required to live in the residence halls during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Students first enrolling in the fall are required to live in the residence halls during the fall and spring semesters. Students first enrolling in the spring are required to live in the residence halls during the spring semester. 

First-year undergraduate students enrolled as full-time students, as defined by the Office of the Registrar, are required to live in campus residence halls. Students first enrolling in the summer are required to live in the residence halls during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Students first enrolling in the fall are required to live in the residence halls during the fall and spring semesters. Students first enrolling in the spring are required to live in the residence halls during the spring semester.

For most students, the opportunity to choose your space is determined by the date you register for housing and pay the $35 fee. Earlier registration = earlier appointment time to choose.

Steps to registration

1 STUDY UP: Check your UGA email for a confirmation of your online registration, then research halls on the EXPLORE OPTIONS page. There, you’ll find links to rates, amenities, maps, 360-degree images, photos, room plans and videos to help you decide on your ideal on-campus space.
2 WAIT FOR IT: Continue to check your UGA email for information about how to search for roommates and create or join a roommate group* in housing’s online portal, The Dawg House. After the university’s commitment deadline, University Housing will issue you an online appointment time to choose a space.
3 CHOOSE: During your online appointment time, browse through available spaces in The Dawg House and make a selection. At this time, you may pull roommates into your space with you**
4 MAKE IT OFFICIAL: Execute your housing contract in The Dawg House by the deadline. If you fail to execute a contract, you may lose your assigned space.

* Although most students will self-select a space, some will be assigned automatically. In that event, every attempt will be made to honor roommate choices where space is available. 

** Roommate designation in The Dawg House is available for fall admits only 

Other important information

Most residence halls close during the holiday breaks. If you will require housing during these breaks, be sure to choose a hall that stays open
Honors Program first-year students have priority in assignments to Myers Hall, including a condensed sign-up period specifically for Myers Hall. Living in Myers Hall is not a requirement of the Honors Program. Honors Program participants should expect to have an Honors Program roommate
Some residence halls in the East Campus Village Community have contracts requiring rent payments in fall, spring and summer
Watch the Housing 101 video series to prepare for your arrival!

Frequently asked questions

+ Do I have to pay the UGA commitment deposit to register for housing?

No. However, you must pay your UGA commitment deposit by the May 1 deadline in order to receive an appointment time to choose a space. Registering for housing does not commit you to UGA, it only puts you in line for selecting the space of your choice.

+ Is it a guarantee that I will get to choose my own space?

Although most students will receive appointment times to select their space, there will be some students who will be assigned a housing space. This could be due to a variety of reasons (e.g., a roommate pulls you in to a space; you are participating in a special program; you have a later housing registration date).

+ Am I signing a contract when I register?

No. When you register for housing, you will pay a non-refundable registration fee of $35. You will sign/execute your contract in the summer when you receive your building and room assignment.

+ Can I choose my roommate? What if I don’t know anybody?

Roommate selection and searching will begin in mid-March. Be sure to create your roommate profile during registration because it will be used in the roommate search tool. If you already have somebody in mind, you will have the option of selecting them once the roommate matching goes live in March. We’ll notify you when it gets closer with more detailed instructions.

+ I live close to UGA, do I have to live on campus?

Although living on campus is a requirement for your first year, students living in Clarke County and the surrounding counties can file for an exemption to the requirement. You will still need to go online to The Dawg House and begin the registration process. You will see the option for exemptions after you verify your contact information. You can find out more about exemptions above and by downloading the First-Year Live-On Requirement.

+ Where can I live?

Take some time to Explore Options. From there, you’ll have access to rates, amenities, maps, 360-degree images, photos, room plans and videos to help you decide on your ideal on-campus space. You’ll also find information about partnership programs that integrate academics and residence life such as Thrive, language communities, the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community and Franklin Residential College. Also, don’t forget to follow us on social media to see what to expect when you are here next year, including UGA Housing on YouTube, in which residents document their on-campus experiences.

After choosing your room assignment

Visit Dining Services and choose a meal plan (not required)
Visit Transportation and Parking Services to register for a parking pass in a zone near your new home
Familiarize yourself with the Community Guide, which details all the policies associated with living on campus
Watch the Housing 101 video series to prepare for your arrival

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Incoming Graduate Students

Graduate students who have applied to the University of Georgia can register for housing in The Dawg House prior to being admitted by the University.

Steps to registration

1 STUDY UP: Check your UGA email for a confirmation of your online registration, then research halls on the EXPLORE OPTIONS page. There, you’ll find links to rates, amenities, maps, 360-degree images, photos, room plans and videos to help you decide on your ideal on-campus space.
2 WAIT FOR IT: Continue to check your UGA email for information about how to search for roommates and create or join a roommate group in housing’s online portal, The Dawg House. After the university’s commitment deadline, University Housing will issue you an online appointment time to choose a space.
3 CHOOSE: During your online appointment time, browse through available spaces in The Dawg House and make a selection. At this time, you may pull roommates into your space with you
4 MAKE IT OFFICIAL: Execute your housing contract in The Dawg House by the deadline. If you fail to execute a contract, you may lose your assigned space.

Roommate option

Roommate option contracts are also available for independent graduate students wishing to share a two-bedroom apartment with another student of the same gender.

After choosing your room assignment

Visit Dining Services and choose a meal plan (not required)
Visit Transportation and Parking Services to register for a parking pass in a zone near your new home
Familiarize yourself with the Community Guide, which details all the policies associated with living on campus
Watch the Housing 101 video series to prepare for your arrival

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Current Undergraduate Students

Priority registration period: Dec. 10, 2020-Jan. 15, 2021

Appointment times to choose a space will be granted in the order in which current students complete the returning student registration in The Dawg House.

Residents wishing to live on campus for 2021-2022 academic year should log onto The Dawg House and complete the initial registration. The priority sign-up period is between Dec. 10, 2020 and noon Jan. 15, 2020. There is no fee for current residents, and registration alone does not commit students to living on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Residents wishing to keep the same room or to stay in their current hall will have the opportunity to do so before appointment times to choose spaces. Not all spaces are eligible for same-room or same-hall sign up. Depending on the number of residents wishing to participate in room sign up, multiple rounds of appointment times may be given until all returning student spaces are contracted.

Steps to registration

1 REGISTER: to participate in room sign up in The Dawg House.
2 STUDY UP: Check your UGA email for a confirmation of your online registration, then research halls on the EXPLORE OPTIONS page. There, you’ll find links to rates, amenities, maps, 360-degree images, photos, room plans and videos to help you decide on your ideal on-campus space.
3 ATTEND A WEBINAR about the process and to ask any questions you may have.
4 CREATE OR JOIN a roommate group in order to assign roommates to your space with your roommates.
5 WAIT FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT to choose a space online. You may also be eligible to stay in your same room or hall.
6 CHOOSE a space. During your appointment time, log in to The Dawg House, choose a space and add your roommates.
7 MAKE IT OFFICIAL: Execute your housing contract by the deadline given via email. If you fail to execute the contract, you may lose your space. Students with completed contracts for fall 2021 may submit a room change request at any time.

This Year’s Important Dates

January 21, 2021Priority deadline to register to participate in room sign up
February 9, 2021Same room sign up begins
February 15, 2021Same hall sign ups begin
February 23, 2021First-round appointment times to choose a new space begin
March 2, 2021Second round appointment times to choose a new space begin
WeeklyWeekly sign-up rounds will occur until all spaces are assigned

Important notes about East Campus Village

East Campus Village (ECV) contracts: The duration of the contracts for Busbee Hall will change for 2021-2022. Busbee Hall residents will have an academic year contract (closed summer 2022, rent charged for fall and spring). McWhorter, Vandiver and Rooker Halls will have 11.5-month contracts (rent charged fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022).
ECV same hall sign-up day: On same hall day, ECV residents will have the option of selecting a space in any building in ECV.
Expanded ECV spaces: Current residents in expanded spaces will not have the option to choose their same room but may choose any ECV hall on same hall selection day.

After choosing your room assignment

Visit Dining Services and choose a meal plan (not required)
Visit Transportation and Parking Services to register for a parking pass in a zone near your new home
Familiarize yourself with the Community Guide, which details all the policies associated with living on campus
Watch the Housing 101 video series to prepare for your arrival

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Current Graduate Students

Current graduate students have three options:

OPTION 1: Register for housing

Choose this option if you intend to stay on campus. Registration for room sign up does not commit you to living on campus. By registering you will be able to select your apartment during an online appointment time beginning in mid-March. During your appointment time you will be able to see all available apartments and choose one for yourself and your roommates.  

– Register in The Dawg House for UV / HSC Apartments  2021-2022 
– Same apartment sign-up, March 22-26: If you have registered by March 15, you will receive an email with an appointment time to choose your same apartment (if eligible). University Housing will notify residents via email if their apartment is eligible for same apartment sign up 
– Different apartment sign-up, March 30-April 2: If you have registered by March 15 and have not reserved your same apartment, you will receive an email with an appointment time to choose a different apartment  

OPTION 2: Graduation

If you are graduating in the May commencement, please let us know by March 15.   

– Log in to The Dawg House  
– Select “Cancel your Contract” 
– Select “UV/HSC Apartments 2020-2021” for the term selector 
– Indicate Enrollment Status “No” then click Save & Continue 
– On the Cancellation Details page, select your term “Summer Semester”, cancellation reason “Graduation” and enter your check out date  
– Spring graduates must move out by May 25  
– Students enrolled in classes during summer 2021 who need to stay past July 25 must submit verification of enrollment for the summer. This would extend your move out date to August 7, 2020 by 12 p.m. (to stay after 12 p.m. and up until 4 p.m. approval from the community office is required) 
– Please Note: Students who are not enrolled in summer school will need to move out by July 25 

OPTION 3: Moving out

If you no longer wish to live on campus for any future term and are moving out of your apartment, please let us know by March 15.   

– Log in to The Dawg House  
– Select “Cancel your Contract” 
– Select “UV/HSC Apartments 2020-2021” for the term selector 
– Indicate on the Enrollment Page “Intent to Vacate” then click Save & Continue 
– On the Cancellation Details page, select your term “Summer Semester”, cancellation reason “Intent to Vacate” and enter your check out date  
– You may move out any date between May 5 and July 25 
– Moving out prior to May 5 will likely incur cancellation fees as noted in your contract 

Roommate option

Roommate option contracts are also available for independent graduate students wishing to share a two-bedroom apartment with another student of the same gender.

Important dates

December 10, 2020Registration opens in The Dawg House for fall 2021
March 15, 2021Deadline to submit the Intent to Vacate form in The Dawg House
March 22, 2021Same apartment sign-up
March 30, 2021Different apartment sign-up
April 2, 2021Same apartment contracts due
April 7, 2021Round 1 apartment sign-up for new registrations
April 9, 2021Different apartment contracts due

After choosing your room assignment

Visit Dining Services and choose a meal plan (not required)
Visit Transportation and Parking Services to register for a parking pass in a zone near your new home
Familiarize yourself with the Community Guide, which details all the policies associated with living on campus
Watch the Housing 101 video series to prepare for your arrival

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Transfer Students

Transfer students may register for housing as soon as they are admitted to the university.  Please note: transfer students are not guaranteed housing as incoming first-year (freshmen) students have priority in housing assignments due to the First Year Live-on Requirement. Pending availability, University Housing will email transfer students who registered for housing (via your UGA email address) an appointment time during which you may log into The Dawg House and choose a space. 

Steps to registration

1 REGISTER: Check The Dawg House for the term/s you wish to live on campus
2 STUDY UP: Check your UGA email for a confirmation of your online registration, then research halls on the EXPLORE OPTIONS page. There, you’ll find links to rates, amenities, maps, 360-degree images, photos, room plans and videos to help you decide on your ideal on-campus space.
3 WAIT FOR IT: University Housing will issue you an online appointment time to choose a space in the order in which you registered for housing and paid the $35 fee.
4 CHOOSE: During your online appointment time, browse through available spaces in The Dawg House and make a selection.
5 MAKE IT OFFICIAL: Execute your housing contract in The Dawg House by the deadline. If you fail to execute a contract, you may lose your assigned space.
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Frequently asked questions

+ Do I have to pay the UGA commitment deposit to register for housing?

No. However, you must pay your UGA commitment deposit by the May 1 deadline in order to receive an appointment time to choose a space. Registering for housing does not commit you to UGA, it only puts you in line for selecting the space of your choice.

+ Is it a guarantee that I will get to choose my own space?

Transfer students are not guaranteed housing. University Housing will email students who have registered for housing and paid the $35 fee (in the order of registration) an appointment time during which you can log into The Dawg House to choose a space. If you do not see a space to your liking, simply do not choose a space. You can walk away with no penalty.

+ Am I signing a contract when I register?

No. When you register for housing, you will pay a non-refundable registration fee of $35. You will sign/execute your contract in the summer after you choose your building and room assignment.

+ Can I choose my roommate?

It depends. If you already have somebody in mind, you will have the option of adding them to your roommate group in The Dawg House and selecting them during your appointment time to choose a space IF there are two spots available in the space you choose.

+ Where can I live?

Take some time to Explore Options. Admitted transfer students typically live in one of the following:
East Campus Village Community: Busbee, McWhorter, Rooker and Vandiver halls
Brown Hall
Oglethorpe House
Myers Community: Mary Lyndon, Myers, Rutherford and Soule halls
Reed Community: Building 1516, Payne and Reed halls
University Village

After choosing your room assignment

Visit Dining Services and choose a meal plan (not required)
Visit Transportation and Parking Services to register for a parking pass in a zone near your new home
Familiarize yourself with the Community Guide, which details all the policies associated with living on campus
Watch the Housing 101 video series to prepare for your arrival

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Summer School Students

Students may register for housing only for the summer sessions in which they are enrolled in class. For example, to stay the whole summer you need to be enrolled in at least one May and one thru session class or one May, one short session I and one short session II class. 

Steps to registration

1 REGISTER: Check The Dawg House for the term/s you wish to live on campus
3 WAIT FOR IT: University Housing will issue you an online appointment time to choose a space in Oglethorpe House, the summer hall for 2021. Appointments to choose are given in the order in which you registered for housing and paid the $35 fee.
4 CHOOSE: During your online appointment time, browse through available spaces in The Dawg House and make a selection.
5 MAKE IT OFFICIAL: Execute your housing contract in The Dawg House by the deadline. If you fail to execute a contract, you may lose your assigned space.

Important dates

Mid-MarchSummer housing registration opens
Various DatesMove in from contractual calendar

Summer school rates

ResidenceCommunityExtendedMayThruShort 1Short 2Room Type
Oglethorpe HouseHill Community$1,447$442$1,057$546$546Double in suite with bath
Oglethorpe HouseHill Community$1,676$512$1,225$632$632Single in suite with bath

Rates have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

ResidenceCommunityExtendedMayThruShort 1Short 2Room Type
Oglethorpe HouseHill CommunityRates Not Yet AvailableDouble in suite with bath
Oglethorpe HouseHill CommunityRates Not Yet AvailableSingle in suite with bath

THRIVE rates

ResidenceCommunityTHRIVERoom Type
Russell HallRussell Community$510Double with community bath
Russell HallRussell Community$570Double with bath

Rates have been approved by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

ResidenceCommunityTHRIVERoom Type
Russell HallRussell CommunityRates Not Yet AvailableDouble with community bath
Russell HallRussell CommunityRates Not Yet AvailableDouble with bath

After choosing your room assignment

Visit Dining Services and choose a meal plan (not required)
Visit Transportation and Parking Services to register for a parking pass in a zone near your new home
Familiarize yourself with the Community Guide, which details all the policies associated with living on campus
Watch the Housing 101 video series to prepare for your arrival

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Students with Families

Graduate students with families, spouses or domestic partners: May register for housing in The Dawg House upon applying to the University of Georgia 

Undergraduate students with families, spouses or domestic partners: Must be admitted prior to registering for housing.  

Steps to registration

1 REGISTER: Check The Dawg House for the term/s you wish to live on campus
2 STUDY UP: Check your UGA email for a confirmation of your online registration, then research halls on the EXPLORE OPTIONS page. There, you’ll find links to rates, amenities, maps, 360-degree images, photos, room plans and videos to help you decide on your ideal on-campus space.
3 WAIT FOR IT: University Housing will issue you an online appointment time to choose a space in the order in which you registered for housing and paid the $35 fee.
4 CHOOSE: During your online appointment time, browse through available spaces in The Dawg House and make a selection.
5 MAKE IT OFFICIAL: Execute your housing contract in The Dawg House by the deadline. If you fail to execute a contract, you may lose your assigned space.

Frequently asked questions

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After choosing your room assignment

Visit Dining Services and choose a meal plan (not required)
Visit Transportation and Parking Services to register for a parking pass in a zone near your new home
Familiarize yourself with the Community Guide, which details all the policies associated with living on campus
Watch the Housing 101 video series to prepare for your arrival

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AU/UGA medical partnership students

Graduate students who have applied to the University of Georgia can go ahead and register for housing prior to being admitted to the University. 

Steps to registration

1 Complete the Medical Student Registration form

After completing the Medical Student Registration form, you will be emailed further instructions on how to register.

2 Log in to The Dawg House using the link provided in the emailed instructions (logging into The Dawg House from elsewhere will not work)
3 Click “Register for Housing”
4 Enter your personal information
5 Pay the $35 non-refundable fee

Roommate option

Roommate option contracts are also available for independent graduate or medical students wishing to share a townhome with another student of the same gender. 

After choosing your room assignment

Visit Dining Services and choose a meal plan (not required)
Visit Transportation and Parking Services to register for a parking pass in a zone near your new home
Familiarize yourself with the Community Guide, which details all the policies associated with living on campus
Watch the Housing 101 video series to prepare for your arrival

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