ARRIVAL INFORMATION | THINGS TO DO | PARKING | FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Move in for fall 2020 is 8 a.m. Friday, August 14 until 9 a.m. Thursday, August 20. Should we receive further direction from the university, the University System of Georgia, the State of Georgia and the Centers for Disease Control, University Housing will provide updates via UGA email and on this page as they become available.
Arrival time slots
In an effort to prioritize the health and safety of our community, move-in time slots will be available to lessen the number of people consistently coming into contact with one another. In staggering check-in times, University Housing is considering how many people would be in the building at a time, including elevator use. In addition, we ask that residents please bring no more than two family members or friends to assist with move in.
AUGUST 14-17: All residents who plan on moving in on Friday, August 14 through Monday, August 17 must schedule an arrival time slot. The arrival time slot scheduling site will open in late June. More specific information about the site and how to schedule an arrival time slot will be shared in advance of the site opening.
Greek recruitment participants and other approved groups will have priority for arrival timeslots on August 14-15. This may result in limited timeslot availability for students not in approved groups on August 14-15 in some buildings.
AUGUST 18-20: Move-in continues round-the-clock with no time slots needed. All residents must check in to their residence hall by 9 a.m. on August 20.
Residents arriving August 14-17 must schedule an arrival time slot. Arrival time slots are in 15-minute intervals, and will allow us to limit the number of people in common spaces and elevators at one time during move in. The arrival time slot scheduling site will close for all halls on Monday August 10.
The arrival time slot scheduling site will close for all halls on Monday August 10.
To schedule an arrival time slot:
- Log in to The Dawg House
- Select Schedule my Arrival
- Read the time slot information then click SAVE & CONTINUE
- Choose the date you wish to move in
- Choose an available arrival time slot
- Confirm your arrival time slot by clicking Yes on the pop-up window
- You will now see your booked arrival time slot and receive an email confirmation - If you are finished using The Dawg House, please log out
*Note: You can only have one arrival time slot at a time. If you are trying to reschedule your time slot, you must first cancel your current arrival time slot.
To cancel and/or reschedule an arrival time slot:
- Log in to The Dawg House
- Select Schedule my Arrival
- Read the time slot information then click SAVE & CONTINUE
- Click cancel next to your booked arrival time slot
- Confirm you wish to cancel by clicking Yes in the pop-up window
- Your arrival time slot has been canceled and you will receive a confirmation email - You can now schedule a new arrival time slot, if needed
- If you are finished using The Dawg House, please log out.
August 14-17, unloading zones will be established in several parking lots near residence halls to assist residents and their families with move-in. Drivers will be issued one-hour parking passes to unload their vehicles and then 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 as they are finalized.
On move-in days, you may see local entrepreneurs offering to help move belongings for a tip. Please note official housing volunteers will wear shirts with the housing logo, and do not assist with moving student belongings. You may utilize outside help, but please keep in mind that we request each student limit the number of people accompanying them to two, including anyone you may hire to help.
What you'll need to move in
Consider bringing a small cart or dolly. Although carts are available in many buildings, 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.
Checking into a residence hall room
Each student must have his/her UGA OneCard or government-issued ID to check in. 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; family members and roommates cannot check into a room and receive a key for a student.
Mail is delivered by the United States Postal Service to the central mailboxes assigned in each area or hall. In University Village Housing and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) mail is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Addresses are listed on the webpage for each building.
Residence hall contracts
Students age 18 or older execute housing contracts online. The contract is a legally binding agreement between the student, the university and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. To view an example of a contract, visit housing.uga.edu/site/resources. For student-specific contracts, students may log in to The Dawg House or contact the University Housing at 706-542-1421 or email@example.com.
August 14-17, unloading zones will be established in several parking lots near residence halls to assist residents and their families with move-in. Drivers will be issued one-hour parking passes to unload their vehicles and then 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. Click below for a map of unloading zone and long-term parking for your building:
THINGS TO DO:
1. Read the community guide.
Please consult the Community Guide for information about the following:
· Assignment policies, procedures and regulations
· University Housing staff
· Community living standards
· Policies and regulations
· Cooking, modifying your room, hanging posters or other objects on the walls, pets, recycling, trash and using the laundry room
· Resident conduct codes
· Important phone numbers
2. Set up your Personal Identification Number (PIN) for building access
3. Find out how to get connected to cable TV, WiFi and wired Internet
4. Learn how to raise or lower your 17-position adjustable bed. All 17-position adjustable beds come with one guardrail. If you need additional guardrails, please submit a work request. You may also submit a work request once you occupy the room for housing staff to raise or lower 17-position adjustable beds.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 706-542-1421.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a time limit for moving in?
There is not a time limit on how long it may take for students to move belongings. There is a one-hour time limit for parking in unloading zones, after which we ask people to move their cards to long-term parking lots in order to let others unload. Students will receive specific information about unloading zones, long-term parking and check-in procedures via email before move in.
How many people can I bring with me to help me move in?
We ask that residents bring a maximum of two helpers on move-in day. This is an effort to limit the density of people in the buildings, elevators and lobbies. At check in, students will receive three wristbands—one for themselves and two for helpers. We ask people to think critically about the helpers they intend bring, recognizing that guidelines intended to keep people healthy only work if everyone follows them. Any helpers exceeding two at any one time should wait outside the building.
How will social distancing work during move in?
First, students should plan to arrive during their arrival time slot. If very early or very late, students and families may be asked to wait outdoors until a slot becomes available. We also ask that students bring no more than two people to help them move in.
The arrival time slots are set up so that approximately 25% of the building population will move in each day August 14-17. To get an approximate idea of how many residents will be moving into each hall per hour, divide the capacity of the building by 40 (find capacity here). For example, in Church Hall, the capacity is 160. So 160 divided by 40 equals four. Four people would move into the hall every hour (or one every 15 minutes).
Upon arrival, students will be ushered through a series of check-in stations while friends and families will hang out in a waiting area. Only one family will be allowed per elevator at a time.
Residents will have one hour to check in and unload belongings from their parking space in an unloading zone. After one hour, students should move vehicles to a long-term parking lot and may continue to unpack in their room as long as needed.
What is an arrival time slot?
An arrival time slot is a 15-minute time period during which you should arrive to your building to move in.
How do I schedule or reschedule an arrival time slot?
Please follow the intructions on how to schedule or reschedule a time slot at the top of this page.
I don’t see any arrival time slots for when I would like to move in. What should I do?
Arrival times are staggered to limit congestion. Please select the closest available time slot that is convenient for you. Time slots are limited each day so you may have to choose another day to move in.
I have arrived to Athens early. Can I show up early for my arrival time slot?
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 time slot.
I am running late for my arrival time slot? What should I do?
Proceed to your hall. We will work to fit you into the next available time slot.
What day can I check in to my residence hall?
Move in for fall 2020 is from Friday, August 14 through Thursday, August 20. All residents who plan on moving in on Friday, August 14 through Monday, August 17 must schedule an arrival time slot. The arrival time slot scheduling site will open in late
Can I move in early if I am participating in Fraternity or Sorority Recruitment?
Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment participants will move in on August 14 and 15 in order to be able to fully participate in recruitment activities. Time slots will be set aside to ensure that recruitment participants are able to check in on either August 14 or 15.
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 14 through 17. Most residents in this situation will move during transition day before August 14. You will receive separate information about transitioning to your new room.
When will I receive my UGA OneCard?
Students who followed the steps to create their ID card through the UGA OneCard office will receive their card when they check into their residence hall. Please bring a photo ID to claim your card and to check in. Your card will be activated to allow you access to your residence hall once the check-in process is complete.
When will I receive more information about fall 2020 move-in?
Information is added to this site as it becomes available and students will receive information via email. Generally, information about arrival time slots 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.
Read the student move-in email sent July 30, 2020.
I still have questions about move-in. Who can I contact?
Contact University Housing at 706-542-1421 or email@example.com.
For COVID-19 FAQ, please see the University Housing updates page.