About University Housing

More than 7,600 students reside in our 22 single-student residence halls with an additional 750 individuals and their families residing in our 20 family and graduate student apartment buildings and Health Sciences Campus townhomes. The work we do in University Housing directly connects to the mission of the Division of Student Affairs and University of Georgia, that is, helping students learn. We are proud to share that consistent research indicates those students living on campus perform better academically than their off-campus peers.

Mission, Values, Principles | Housing Scholarship | Housing History

Mission, Values, Principles

Mission Statement

University Housing provides comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported.

Values and Principles

  • Living on campus has intrinsic worth realized through involvement in educational and social programs, self-governance, resident-staff collaboration, student employment and personal responsibility.
  • Individual rights and differences are recognized and respected.
  • Diversity is valued and appreciated in the residential communities.
  • Integrity and dignity guide service to residents and the university community.
  • A meaningful work environment is provided that can lead to employee satisfaction and productivity.
  • Stakeholders’ interests are considered in decisions that affect them.
  • Sound fiscal management is essential.
  • Quality of programs and services will improve through ongoing assessment and evaluation.

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Jim Day Housing Scholarship

University Housing offers two $500 scholarships to returning residents for the fall semester through the Jim Day Housing Scholarship Fund.

Dr. James “Jim” Day served as executive director of University Housing from 1990 to 2006. Dr. Day conceived and initially funded the University Housing Scholarship Fund to assist students with financial need offset the cost of on-campus housing. In recognition of his devoted service to the University of Georgia and in honor of his personal commitment to helping secure financial assistance for students, the scholarship was perpetually named the Jim Day Housing Scholarship Fund upon his retirement.

Recipients of the scholarships must:

  • Be a current UGA undergraduate student with an on-campus room assignment.
  • Complete the application in its entirety and submit by January 5, 2018
  • Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the UGA Office of Financial Aid
  • If awarded a scholarship, commit to living on campus for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Additional information and requirements can be found on the application.

Make a donation here.

Questions? Contact John Trawick, assistant to the executive director, 706-542-8314.

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Housing History

The University of Georgia has housed students on campus since 1806. The first building on campus, Old College, which was modeled after Connecticut Hall at Yale University, served as a residence hall and classroom area for UGA's very first students. This was 21 years after the University of Georgia was founded.

Josiah Meigs, UGA's first president, was quoted as saying that there were no finer accommodations for students in the land than at the University of Georgia (Augusta Chronicle). We hold ourselves to the expectations of our campus founding fathers to this day.

View The Interactive Housing History Timeline

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