WelcomeJim Day Housing ScholarshipAlumni Newsletter

 University Housing is proud of its thousands of alumni now working in various professional fields around the globe. Students who have worked for University Housing cite that their college years were some of their most memorable—the opportunities they had to meet and network with new people, to stay involved with what's happening on campus and to gain valuable experience have made them stronger leaders and more well-rounded individuals. Equally impactful are former full-time staff members who have formed friendships and professional connections that transcend time and distance even after they leave UGA and Athens. Connect with University Housing and we’ll let you know about our alumni events and gatherings on campus.

Former staff members continue to support University Housing and its mission after graduation. Private funds from individuals dedicated to the residence hall experience are often necessary to provide the best opportunities for our staff members. Please take a moment to consider the level of financial support that will enrich the experiences of current and future members of the University Housing community. Any contribution, no matter how small, is important and appreciated. Only private gifts can be used to support appreciation activities for custodial staff, annual recognition awards and events for all staff, holiday and break meals where we thank staff for their superior efforts.

Make a donation to the University Housing Development Fund and consider asking friends and family to make their own contribution in honor of your service to University Housing.


University Housing offers three $500 scholarships to returning residents for the fall semester through the Jim Day Housing Scholarship Fund, named for Dr. James “Jim” Day, who 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 to 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.

Applications open March 1, 2021.  Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2021.  Years of residency 2021-2022.

Applicants must:

- Be a current UGA undergraduate student with an on-campus room assignment
- Complete the application in its entirety and submit by March 31, 2021
- Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the UGA Office of Financial Aid
- If awarded a scholarship, commit to living on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The application includes a short essay focused on your experiences with living on campus and contributions to your on-campus community.

Click here to apply.

Make a donation to the Jim Day Scholarship Fund.

Questions? Contact Susan Dodson, 706-542-3395.


Latest Issue

February 2020


January 2019

Current students document their experiences living, learning and loving life at UGA on The Dawg Vlog.
Alumni Spotlight: Victoria Dorsey
Staff Spotlight: Andrea Woodall

November 2018

University Housing offers Jim Day Housing Scholarship.
Alumni Spotlight: Danielle McDonald


October 2018

Housing homecoming at Russell Hall
Alumni Spotlight: Sherrelle Findley (Thorpe)
Staff Spotlight: Diana Fruth


August 2018

Russell Hall reopens following a 15-month renovation.
Alumni Spotlight: Stewart Davis


June 2018

University Housing leadership over the last 28 years.
Annual staff recognition event.


April 2018

2018 Jim Day Housing Scholarship recipients
Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Slaton


December 2017

Dr. Gerry Kowalski interview prior to his retirement.
Alumni Spotlight: Jillian Martin


September 2017

Russell Hall renovation underway.
2017 Jim Day Scholarship recipients


March 2017

Catching up with Housing at UGA
Service Spotlight: Cameron Jacob


October 2016

Catching up with Housing at UGA
Alumni Spotlight: Naomi Keitt


June 2016

Catching up with Housing at UGA
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Deb Luckadoo


March 2016

Catching up with Housing at UGA
Alumni Spotlight: Jane Lee

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