Room of the Year Contest
September 21, 2017
Housing Names New Executive Director
September 15, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Linda Kasper, currently executive director of residential education at the University of South Florida, has been named executive director of University Housing at UGA. Kasper’s appointment is effective December 11, 2017.
The Dawg Vlog
August 15, 2017
We are pleased to add three student bloggers to our team! First-year students Sam, Ian and Allie will be documenting their experiences all year long. To watch, subscribe and like, visit University Housing’s YouTube channel.
Football Gameday Parking
August 28, 2017
Many housing lots are reserved exclusively for use by the Athletic Association on home football game days. Some housing residents need to move their vehicles or risk being towed. For more information, visit the parking resources page.
#OneUGA Chat: September 14
August 23, 2017
University Housing, in collaboration with Multicultural Services and Programs, will host a series of virtual and live events to engage the UGA community in conversations about campus life, diversity and the challenges and excitement facing students as fall semester unfolds.
Our September 14 chat will focus on the celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. It will start at 12:30am and end at 1:30pm.
An in-person event at The Intersection in the Tate Student Center will consist of a panel of current UGA students discussing common concerns and challenges. In addition, a large screen on location will allow participants to follow the #OneUGA conversation on Twitter as it happens. Student organizations will be present to share materials and participate in our in-person discussion.
To participate, students may tweet @UGAHousing or @MSPatUGA using the hashtag #OneUGA or join in person at the The Intersection, where representatives from across campus will be available to chat, share snacks and give out #OneUGA t-shirts. Every student that tweets a question to #OneUGA will be entered to receive free swag courtesy of UGA Student Affairs partners and the UGA Housing Residence Hall Association.
Join YOUR hall or community council!
August 23, 2017
Happy new year! With the start of the new semester, our hall and community councils have begun recruitment. Hall and community councils are the governing body of their residence hall; these councils are given an annual budget to plan programs and serve as the voice for the residents. Serving in a leadership position or even as a floor representative for your council is an incredible resume building experience. Students will gain experience in program planning, budget management, team dynamics, time management, advertisement, effective communication, and so much more. Check out the interest meeting for YOUR hall or community council today, information are located in the lobby.
Got questions? Follow #OneUGA
June 19, 2017
University Housing, in collaboration with Multicultural Services and Programs, will host a series of virtual and live events June 20, July 18 at 1 p.m. to engage the incoming first-year class in conversations about campus life, diversity and the challenges and excitement facing students as they enter the fall semester.
An in-person event at The Intersection in the Tate Student Center will consist of a panel of current UGA students discussing common concerns and challenges. In addition, a large screen on location will allow participants to follow the #OneUGA conversation on Twitter as it happens.
To participate, students may tweet @UGAHousing or @MSPatUGA using the hashtag #OneUGA or join in person at the The Intersection, where representatives from across campus will be available to chat, share snacks and give out #OneUGA t-shirts. Every student that tweets a question to #OneUGA will be entered to receive free stuff courtesy of UGA Student Affairs partners.
Tour The Halls
May 16, 2017
Most of University Housing's halls and apartments will be available for tours all summer long. Check the calendar for dates and times.
The Go-to Guide to Housing
May 15, 2017
We've compiled everything first-year students need to know into the summer issue of Bulldog Families. Move-in, security, what to bring, tours and a breakdown of how we use rent dollars—it's all here.
Important Returning Resident Information
May 15, 2017
The University of Georgia is the school of choice for many of the state’s and nation’s top students, and this year we are enjoying an unprecedented commitment rate from our newly admitted students. We are eagerly expecting a large incoming first-year class.
As communicated via email, University Housing is offering incentives to current residents in order to accommodate our incoming students bound to the first-year live-on requirement.
Brown Hall Transfer Incentive
We have offered an incentive to 2017-2018 contract holders in the residence halls to transfer to Brown Hall at a discounted rate. To be fair and consistent, we are also applying this discount to students who have already contracted for Brown Hall for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Brown Hall transfer opportunity has been adjusted to reflect an almost 70 percent rate reduction for the academic year. The rent for Brown Hall will be $1,462 for the entire academic year.
In addition, we are pleased to announce Brown Hall will now be open during break periods (Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks). Therefore, residents will have greater flexibility for when they want to come and go during break periods.
Contract Buyout Incentive
An incentive of $3,500 was offered to a limited number of 2017-2018 residence hall contract holders who cancel their housing contracts.
The $3,500 buyout payment will be distributed as a financial aid award and will reduce the amount owed on a student’s account. If this award leaves the account with a positive balance, the Bursar and Treasury Services office will disperse the excess amount to the student. For specific questions on how this might affect financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 706-542-6147.
Returning residents who are not interested in either incentive do not need to take any action. Those who wish to be considered for either option had the opportunity to log into the housing assignments portal on Tuesday, May 16, where they could indicate their preference. A limited number of both types of incentives will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Although we regret the limited opportunities for returning and transfer residents on campus for the upcoming year, we are committed to offering first-year students an on-campus experience that supports their academic success and personal growth.
Please contact University Housing at 706-542-1421 or email@example.com with questions or concerns.
Thank You, Dr. Kowalski!
May 01, 2017
We’re sad to be losing Dr. Kowalski to retirement early next year but that means we’re looking for a new executive director for University Housing! Whoever joins our team will be committed to affordable, comfortable and secure communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents is encouraged and supported.
Dawgs Ditch The Dumpster And Donate
March 14, 2017
Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate
April 27 – May 6
Residents should look for convenient donation areas at each residence hall from April 27 – May 6 to leave unwanted items. During Dawgs Ditch the Dumpster and Donate, all items left in a donation area will be diverted from the landfill and given to local and regional organizations in need.
Dawgs Ditch is our end of the year move-out donation drive and landfill diversion event. We collect unwanted items from residents and donate those items to local and regional organizations. Last year, we collected and donated more than 73,000 pounds of material (more than 57,000 in 2015). Here is a great video from last year’s event: https://vimeo.com/169130462.
Interested in helping out with this great initiative? All volunteers will be compensated with a free tshirt and a gift card to a local thrift store. Volunteers are absolutely essential to the success of this program and you can participate for 30 minutes or multiple days! If you’re interested in becoming a Dawgs Ditch volunteer, please follow this link to sign up: https://ugeorgia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9yKczT8xZQ24Qip.
Contact Jane Diener at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Goodwill Trailer located off Church St. in the large surface parking lot beside Brumby
- Tent located beside Brumby Hall near the circular parking lot in the bike rack area
- Goodwill Trailer located in the large surface lot by Russell Hall
- Tent located directly in front of the entrance to Russell Hall
- Goodwill Trailer located in the “circle lot” behind Creswell Hall
- Tent located in front of Creswell Hall
- Goodwill Trailer located beside O Housing Dining Hall
Myers, Rutherford, Mary Lyndon
- Goodwill trailer on the Myers Quad basketball court
- Donation station in the lobby
- Goodwill Trailer on Myers Quad
Church, Hill, Boggs, Mell, Lipscomb
- Donation station in the lobby of each residence hall
- Goodwill Trailer in the Legion Pool Parking Lot
Health Sciences Campus
- Donation station in Brown Hall main lobby
Reed, Payne, Morris
- Donation station in main lobby
East Campus Village
- Donation station in Rooker
- Box truck parked out front
Be A Housing Tour Guide
December 01, 2016
We’ve got a job that’s as fun as being an orientation leader but way easier: housing tour guide. Snag a summer job where you can make friends and develop customer service and leadership skills. Tour guide positions are part-time and available to current UGA students.
Find out more here.