About University Housing
Housing Scholarship | Housing History
A part of the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing is home to more than 8,300 students who live in nine residential communities comprised of 22 residence halls, University Village apartments, and Health Science Campus townhomes as well as four Greek Park houses.
University Housing connects to the university’s mission by providing comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported. As a result, research indicates students who live on campus perform better academically than their off-campus peers.
In support of this mission, University Housing employs more than 700 full and part-time employees within three comprehensive units – Administrative Services and Communications, Facilities, and Residential Programs and Services. As a self-supporting auxiliary, University Housing operates a $50 million budget derived only from student rent and other non-state sources.
University Housing fosters a supportive and challenging inclusive environment through staff selection and training, community programming and contact with staff and students. Residents are part of a community that values and appreciates diversity and where individual rights and differences are recognized and respected.
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.
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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.
Fall 2019 application is now closed. Information about the application process for Fall 2020 will be announced in November 2019.
- Be a current UGA undergraduate student with an on-campus room assignment
- Complete the application in its entirety
- Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the UGA Office of Financial Aid
- If awarded a scholarship, commit to living on campus for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The application includes a short essay focused on your experiences with and contributions to your on-campus community.
Questions? Contact Shirley Reyes, alumni relations coordinator, 706-542-3395.
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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.
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