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#OneUGA Chats: Continuing the Conversation

September 29, 2016

You’re invited to join us for the #OneUGA Chats as we continue the conversation.  Chat through the #OneUGA in a series of virtual AND in person conversations hosted by University Housing and Multicultural Services and Programs meant to engage students in conversations about campus life, diversity and the challenges and excitement facing students on campus. Click here and here and here to see past chats.

This Fall’s chats will be held in the Myers Hall programming room from 6-7 p.m. on the following dates:

September 29
October 20
November 17


What will be talk about?  This week, join as we discuss ACTIVISM with #UGA students, staff, and faculty.  Join in on the conversation using #OneUGA or come and join the in-person discussion at Myers Hall.

If you’re interested in taking part in our conversation, please review our ground rules for discussion, listed below.

1.) Use I statements. No accusatory language or combative comments will be tolerated.
2.) Express your opinions in a courteous manner.
3.) This chat is being monitored by university officials and any violations of the Code of Conduct will be reported.
4.) Be open to dialogue that is outside of your comfort zone.

If at anytime you’d like to seek support or follow up regarding the conversation, please reach out to UGA Housing or MSP at UGA via our support request.

#OneUGA Chat 2016

June 20, 2016

#OneUGA Chat 2016


Join us for a Twitter and Facebook chat!


Here at the University of Georgia we have students from more than 50 countries, 40 states, and 140 Georgia counties. Our students are writers, fashion designers, food bloggers, YouTubers, mathematicians and much, much more. However, what unites us is that we’re all a part of #OneUGA!

In recent years, students across the country have been vocal about wanting institutions to learn more about their stories and experiences on college campuses. Several students and student groups have used social media to amplify their voice and to start a larger conversation about their current challenges.


Typically, University Housing has used summer months to reach out to students via social media with the goal of allowing you to get to know us. This year, University Housing also wants to get to know more about you – who you are, your stories, and your experiences.

We know you have concerns that reach beyond your housing assignment: “How will I fit in?”, “What if my roommate doesn’t like me?”, or “How will I manage my chronic illness?” As a result, we’ve partnered with Multicultural Services and Programs to host a series of Twitter chats to learn more about your excitement, concerns and challenges as we transition into the academic year.  We will be hosting a panel of current UGA students and streaming via Facebook Live and Twitter Live (Periscope).  Additionally, we want to give you the opportunity to hear from each other and other campus partners, too!

Here’s a list of campus partners who will be participating:

- University Housing
- Multicultural Services and Programs
- UGA Health Center
- UGA Career Center
- UGA Office of Sustainability
- UGA Office of International Education
- UGA Arts
- UGA Parking Services
- UGA International Student Life
- UGA LGBT Resource Center
- UGA Student Government Association
- UGA Libraries
- UGA Student Veterans Resource Center
- UGA Student Veterans Association
- UGA Alumni Association
- UGA Enterprise Information Technology Services
- UGA Student Conduct
- UGA Center for Student Organizations
- UGA Recreational Sports
- UGA Student Affairs

Join University Housing, Multicultural Services and Programs, current students and other university partners as we talk about the many ways we can thrive here at the University of Georgia. To join, tweet @UGAHousing or @MSPatUGA using the hashtag #OneUGA.  You can also join us in person at the Tate Intersection during the chats to get free swag and talk to our current student panels in person.  Stop by for snacks, sunglasses, swag and more! Can’t stop by in person? Every student that tweets a question to #OneUGA will be entered to win swag courtesy of the UGA Student Affairs partners.

JUNE 30 • JULY 14 • JULY 28 • AUGUST 2
3-4 P.M. EST

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Takeover Tuesdays!

February 25, 2016

We know Takeover Tuesday is not a new idea, but it’s such a great way to show the diversity of experiences in University Housing, we thought we’d give it a try!

So, in an effort to expand our own content on and showcase those authentic student and staff experiences, we’re hosting Takeover Tuesday on our UGA Housing Instagram account.

Follow and engage as we feature both professional and student staff members as they work to make University Housing communities comfortable, affordable and secure while supporting residents academic success and personal growth.

See what’s happening @UGAHousing on Instagram.

Open House Tour Volunteers Needed!

January 07, 2016

We’re looking for people in the following halls to show off their rooms during our open house tours: Brown Hall, Building 1516, East Campus Village, Mary Lyndon Hall, Myers Hall, Oglethorpe House, Payne Hall, Reed Hall, Rutherford Hall and Soule Hall.

Open house tours are a great way to show off your space and to tell people why you like your residential community.

Tours are noon-5 p.m. on January 10, 17 and 30 but you don’t have to volunteer for every day. If you and your roommate both participate, you can take turns leading tours and just hanging out in your room.

If you’re interested in being a tour volunteer, please email University Housing Senior Public Relations Coordinator Carrie Campbell at

Don’t forget to indicate your own interest in living on campus next year by logging into The Dawg House by January 31!

5 Tips for the Optimal #ROTY15 Submission

September 22, 2015

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#ROTY15 just has ten days left and we know you’ve been toying with the idea of submitting a photo collage of your room.  Either you (or maybe your mom or a friend) worked hard to come up with the perfect coordination and style.  Long hours on Pinterest, the Internet or the world around you has served as inspiration for your amazing set up.  Now come on, we don’t mind a casual humble brag especially when it means first pick of all available living spaces for the next academic year (2016-17) and a generous gift basket!

1. Find the best lighting to show off your decorations.
Set the mood with your additional indoor lightning or flip the switch on for all the bulbs to show off the colors and patterns! This will help to maximize the look and feel in your photo collage.

2. Tidy up.
Make sure to tuck away any loose dirty clothes or papers you have lying on your desk!  A tidy space is naturally pleasing to the eye.

3. Show off your style.
Incorporate you (and your roommate’s) personality! Including fake or fresh flowers/plants, personal photos/paintings, and more to decorate your space can make a residence hall room look more like a home.

4. Don’t violate policy.
Take a quick look over our community guide to ensure any new decorations or appliances you wish to bring in your residence hall room are in compliance with our policies.

5. Show off what makes your space unique.
Don’t include a photo of a bare space or empty area - show off the hard work and careful coordination you did in even just one photo submission.  It’s not necessary to use all five photos in the collage if more can be said with two or three—that way the voters get the best view of your space.

We look forward to seeing your #ROTY15 submissions in the next 10 days!  It’s important to follow the rules and stay up to date with the timeline in order to be eligible to win.  Tag us in a photo collage of up to five photos on Instagram (@ugahousing and using #ROTY15) OR email in your photo collage to if your Instagram account is not public or you do not have an Instagram account.

Overview of the timeline: entries are due by October 1 at 5 p.m. with online voting taking place from October 9-October 16 at 5 p.m.  Winners will be announced the evening of October 16 with a celebration party for all participants on October 21.

Good luck to all our residents!

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