Moving In

Move in for fall 2017 is August 6-13. Residents must check into their residence hall by 9 a.m. on August 14, the first day of class.

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We’re now accepting volunteers for move in August 6-7 to welcome new students to the University of Georgia. This year we’re working with partners across campus to make move in bigger and better than ever - we need hundreds of volunteers.

Students don’t have to be living on campus in the fall to help with move in, however, residents who volunteer may check into their spaces early - on August 5 instead of August 6.

Individual Volunteers
Greet new and returning students and parents
Give directions to area parking lots
Direct traffic
Serve as a resource for residents and their families
Assist with recycling
Receive free “Home Is Where the Arch Is” t-shirt
Receive a free meal during your shift
On-campus residents may move in a day early (Saturday, August 5)

Individual volunteers sign up here.

Arrival Timeslots

In order to reduce vehicular traffic and move in lines, student arrival times for move in will be staggered. All residents who plan on moving in on Sunday, August 6 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or Monday, August 7 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. must schedule an arrival timeslot. Residents checking in after these times do not need to schedule an arrival timeslot and have until 9 a.m. on August 14 to check in. Arrival timeslot scheduling is done through The Dawg House.

In order not to overload the system, arrival timeslots are scheduled by building. There will be enough timeslots for all residents of a particular building to move in on August 6 and 7 if they choose to do so. Please see below for the date arrival timeslot scheduling begins for your building. 

Tuesday, June 27
Brumby Hall
Creswell Hall
University Village J, K, L, M, N

Wednesday, June 28
Hill Community (Church, Hill, Boggs, Mell, Lipscomb, Oglethorpe House)
Reed Community (Reed, Payne, Morris, Building 1516)
Brown Hall

Thursday, June 29
East Campus Village (Rooker, McWhorter, Vandiver, Busbee)
Myers Community (Myers, Mary Lyndon, Soule, Rutherford)

The arrival timeslot site will close for all buildings on Thursday, August 3.

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. To reschedule a timeslot, you must first cancel your current one.

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 Sunday, August 6 and Monday, August 7, 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 will be towed at the owner’s expense. Maps with unloading zones and long term parking locations for each area of campus will be distributed in July.

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).Once check-in begins, students can check in and obtain a key 24 hours a day.

What You'll Need to Move In

Students are encouraged to consider bringing a small cart or dolly. Although in many buildings carts are available, there is a limited number of carts available for students to use. You might also consider bringing a small tool kit and a pen for filling out several forms at check in. Move in is a busy time, please be patient and expect that elevators, parking lots and hallways will be crowded throughout move-in week. Please place all of your trash and recycling in designated locations around each building.

What to Bring to Your Room

Linens are not provided, so you will want to bring your own sheets, pillowcases, towels, blankets and pillows. If you plan to bring a television, desktop computer or game console, be sure to bring a surge-protected power strip and check with your roommate to avoid duplication. The summer issue of Bulldog Families has a checklist of what to bring. NOTE: University Village Housing apartments in buildings J, K L, M and N have bedroom furniture but unfurnished common areas, so consider bringing items for a living room. All other University Village Housing apartment buildings are completely unfurnished. 


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.

Does everyone need to schedule an arrival timeslot?

Everyone checking in on Sunday, August 6 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and on Monday, August 7 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. must schedule an arrival timeslot. Residents checking in after these times do not need to schedule an arrival timeslot and have until 9 a.m. on August 14 to check in.

I am able to check in earlier than August 6 due to my participation in a special program.  Do I need to schedule an arrival timeslot?

No. You should receive more specific check-in information from your program sponsor.  Only those individuals who have been approved by both their program sponsor and University Housing will be allowed to move in before August 6.

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 6 or 7.  Most residents in this situation will move during transition day before August 6. 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. Some arrival timeslots may fill up, especially on Sunday, August 6. 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