Moving In

[Fall 2017 move in/out information will be posted soon]

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.

Arrival TimeslotsUnloading ZonesChecking Into A Residence Hall RoomFAQ

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. The arrival timeslot scheduling site will open in late June. More specific information about the site and how to schedule an arrival timeslot will be shared in advance of the site opening.

Unloading Zones

On Sunday, August 6 and Monday, August 7, 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.

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.

The check-in process varies from year to year and it is difficult to predict when the 'best' days and times are for students to check in to avoid lines. Check-in lines are typically not as long in the late afternoon or early evenings but again, this may vary from hall to hall. Housing staff make every effort to minimize delays in the check-in process.

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. University Village Housing apartments are unfurnished, so consider bringing items for a living room and bedroom.


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 Housing and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) mail is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Addresses are listed in the University Village and HSC resident guides.


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 7 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.

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