Moving In

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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, Redcoat Band members 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.

Unloading zones

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 inot a residence hall room

Each student must have his/her UGACard 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 For student-specific contracts, students may log in to The Dawg House or contact the University Housing at 706-542-1421 or


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 or call us at 706-542-1421.