Moving In

Move in for fall 2019 is August 10-14. Residents must check into their residence hall by 9 a.m. on August 14, the first day of class. Participants in some UGA programs may be able to move in before August 9.

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Arrival Timeslots

In order to reduce vehicular traffic and move in lines, student arrival times for move in will be staggered. All residents who are moving in on Friday, August 9 or Saturday, August 10 must schedule an arrival timeslot. Residents checking in after 5 p.m. on August 10 do not need to schedule an arrival timeslot and have until 9 a.m. on August 14 to check in.

Because fall 2019 housing contracts do not begin until August 10, all residents who check in on August 9 will be charged a $20 early check-in fee. This fee will appear on your student account.

Arrival timeslots are scheduled by building. Please see below for the date that arrival timeslot scheduling begins for your residence hall.

Wednesday, June 26
Russell Hall
Creswell Hall
Brown Hall
Students without a residence hall assignment

Thursday, June 27
Hill Community (Church, Hill, Boggs, Mell, Lipscomb, Oglethorpe House)
Reed Community (Reed, Payne, Morris)
University Village A, B, E, F, J, K

Friday, June 28
East Campus Village (Rooker, McWhorter, Vandiver, Busbee, Building 1516)
Myers Community (Myers, Mary Lyndon, Soule, Rutherford)

The arrival timeslot scheduling site will close for all halls on Monday August 5.

To schedule an arrival timeslot:

1. Log in to The Dawg House.

2. Select Schedule my Arrival.

3. Choose the date you wish to move in.

4. Choose an available arrival timeslot.

5. Confirm your arrival timeslot by clicking Yes on the pop-up window.

6. You will now see your booked arrival timeslot and receive an email confirmation.

7. If you are finished using The Dawg House, please log out.

*Note: You can only have one arrival timeslot at a time. If you are trying to reschedule your timeslot, you must first cancel your current arrival timeslot.

To cancel and/or reschedule an arrival timeslot: 

1. Log in to The Dawg House

2. Select Schedule my Arrival. 

3. Click cancel next to your booked arrival timeslot. 

4. Confirm you wish to cancel by clicking Yes in the pop-up window. 

5. Your arrival timeslot has been canceled and you will receive a confirmation email. 

6. You can now schedule a new arrival timeslot, if needed. 

7. If you are finished using The Dawg House, please log out. 

Unloading Zones

On  Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, unloading zones will be in place in several parking lots near residence halls and apartments to assist residents and their families with move in. Drivers will be issued one-hour parking passes to unload their vehicles and will be redirected to long-term parking lots after unloading. Vehicles remaining longer than the one-hour time period may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Parking maps for August 9 and 10 can be found below. Please select the link for your building for more information. You may wish to save the link for use on the day you move in.

Oglethorpe House
Church, Hill, Boggs
Mell, Lipscomb
Myers, Mary Lyndon, Soule, Rutherford
Reed, Payne
Building 1516
Rooker, Busbee, Vandiver, Mcwhorter
University Village A, B, E, F, J, K, L

Recycling and trash maps:

Russell Recycling Map (Friday and Saturday)
Creswell Recycling Map (Friday and Saturday)
Reed Community Recycling Map (Friday and Saturday)
Myers Community Recycling Map (Saturday only)
Hill Community Recycling Map (Friday and Saturday, Oglethorpe House - Saturday only)
East Campus Village Recycling Map (Friday and Saturday)
University Village Recycling Map (Saturday only)
Health Sciences Recycling Map

Checking Into a Residence Hall Room

In order to check into a room, each student must have his/her UGACard. Students should know their student ID number and emergency contact information (preferably, this should be someone in the United States). Only the student can receive a room key; parents cannot check into a room and receive a key for a student. Students should also expect to receive their mailbox combination/key and a copy of the Room Inventory Card (this is a form noting the current condition of the room that students should keep for their records). After August 10 at 7:00 p.m., students can check in and obtain a key 24 hours a day.


The condition of the room must be the same at checkout as it is at check in. Residents should review the online Community Guide for the decoration policies.


University Housing highly recommends that students obtain some type of renter's insurance whether that be a special policy or as a part of a family member's homeowner policy.


Mail is delivered by the United States Postal Service to the central mailboxes assigned in each community or hall. In University Village and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) mail is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Addresses are listed on the housing website.


What is an arrival timeslot?

An arrival timeslot is a 15-minute time period during which you should arrive to your building to move in.

When will I receive more information about fall 2019 move-in?

Information is added to this site as it becomes available and students will receive information via email. Generally, information about arrival timeslots is finalized in early June with scheduling beginning in late June. Final information about unloading zones and other information for arriving to campus is sent in mid to late July.

What day can I check in to my residence hall? 

The residence halls officially open on August 10. Most residents will check in beginning August 10. Participants in some UGA programs will be able to move in on August 9. Those individuals will be notified by their program and by University Housing and will be able to schedule an arrival timeslot on August 9.

I am able to check in on August 9 due to my participation in an approved UGA program.  Do I need to schedule an arrival timeslot? 

Yes. Only those individuals who have been approved by both their program sponsor and University Housing will be allowed to move in on August 9.

I am participating in an approved UGA program that is allowed to move in on August 9, but I only see arrival timeslots on August 10. What should I do?

Check with the sponsor of your program to make sure they have sent your name to University Housing. If they have not, you will only be able to see arrival timeslots on August 10 until we receive your name from the program sponsor. If they have shared your name with housing please email and we will look into it.

I am living on campus this summer and staying in my same space for the fall. Do I need to schedule an arrival time? 


I am living on campus this summer and living in a different room for the fall. Do I need to schedule an arrival time? 

Only if you are checking in to your new room on August 9 or 10.  Most residents in this situation will move during transition day before August 9. You will receive separate information about transitioning to your new room.

How do I schedule or reschedule an arrival timeslot? 

Click here for instructions.

I don’t see any arrival timeslots for when I would like to move in. What should I do? 

Arrival times are staggered to limit congestion. Please select the closest available timeslot that is convenient for you. 

I have arrived to Athens early. Can I show up early for my arrival timeslot? 

No. This may be a good time to stop and get a bite to eat, do some shopping, etc. Please do not show up before your scheduled arrival timeslot.

I am running late for my arrival timeslot? What should I do? 

Proceed to your hall. We will work to fit you into the next available timeslot. 

I still have questions about move-in.  Who can I contact?

Contact University Housing at 706-542-1421 or