Student Classifications

Steps To Living On Campus

The 5 Steps To Living On Campus

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1 Complete your University of Georgia admission application.

Graduate and AU/UGA Medical students can submit your University Housing application prior to being accepted. All other students must wait to be accepted before applying for housing.
2 Accept admission to the University of Georgia.
3 After setting up your UGA email, submit your University Housing application and $35 non-refundable fee. University Housing will communicate information about roommate selection, assignment appointment times, etc.

Assignment preferences are awarded based on date/time of registration. The sooner you register, the better the chances of getting the assignment you want.

4 Select your living space at your designated appointment day and time.
5 Review and sign your Housing contract.

  Students who haven’t paid their commitment deposit or (later) haven’t scheduled an orientation session will be dropped from University of Georgia and Housing rolls.


Select Your Student Classification:

First-YearCurrentGraduateTransferSummerFamiliesAU/HSC

First-Year Students

Congratulations on becoming a Bulldawg! We’re excited to welcome you home.

Did you know national studies consistently show that students who live on campus earn better grades, have higher graduation rates and report higher satisfaction with their overall collegiate experience? In fact, UGA’s 96 percent first-year retention rate exceeds the average for UGA’s peer institutions.

The University of Georgia is committed to providing all students with a comprehensive educational experience. There are numerous educational and social benefits for first-year students living in the residence halls that may not be realized by those living off campus. With this understanding, UGA has required all first-year students to live on campus since fall 2004.

First-Year Live-On Requirement

First-year undergraduate students enrolled as full-time students, as defined by the Office of the Registrar, are required to live in campus residence halls. Students first enrolling in the summer are required to live in the residence halls during the summer, fall and spring semesters. Students first enrolling in the fall are required to live in the residence halls during the fall and spring semesters. Students first enrolling in the spring are required to live in the residence halls during the spring semester.

Download the First-Year Live-On Requirement for more information about exemptions, review procedures, and more.

Exemption Requests

Students who wish to request an exemption for summer, fall or spring may complete an exemption request online as part of the registration process.

Exemption Request Submissions Schedule:

May 1Summer term first enrollment
May 15Fall semester first enrollment
November 1Spring semester first enrollment

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Current Students

Current students are those already enrolled and living on campus or students currently enrolled and living off campus who would like to live on campus.

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Graduate Students

Define the qualifications/definition of a graduate student

Congratulations on joining the Bulldawg nation! We’re excited to welcome you home.

Most graduate students live in one of three areas on the main campus in the University Village Community:

Graduate students in the College of Public Health and students in the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership may also choose to live in one of two areas on the Health Sciences Campus:

Please visit the AU/HSC Medical Partnership Students heading below for more information.

Roommate Option

Roommate option contracts are available in the University Village Community for independent graduate or professional students wishing to share a two-bedroom apartment with another student of the same gender.  The roommate option is available in Buildings C and N for the 2018-2019 academic year. Roommate option contracts are also available at the Health Sciences Campus for independent CPH graduate or medical students wishing to share a townhome with another student of the same gender.


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Transfer Students

Define the qualifications/definition of a transfer student

Congratulations on becoming a Georgia Bulldawg! We’re excited to welcome you home. Spring and fall transfer students may register for housing as soon as they are admitted to the university.

Spring and fall transfer students may register for housing as soon as they are admitted to the university.

  Transfer students are not guaranteed housing as incoming first-year (freshmen) students have priority in housing assignments due to the First Year Live-on Requirement.


Pending availability, the Housing Assignments Office will email transfer students who registered for housing, via their UGA email address, an appointment time during which they may log into The Dawg House and choose an assignment.


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Summer School Students

Summer school at UGA offers students the opportunity to focus on a difficult class or to get ahead on credit hours, and living on campus means no sitting in traffic in a hot car, no outrageous power bills and plenty of opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. University Housing offers summer housing to current on- and off-campus residents.

Summer school residents typical live in one of the following halls, although these often change each year:

For more information about summer school courses and schedules, visit summer.uga.edu.

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All summer school rates will be billed directly to Student Accounts, with payments due on the dates established by the Bursar’s Office. All communication regarding billing will be delivered via student’s official UGA email account from Student Accounts.

For any additional questions regarding summer session sign-up, please email or call the housing assignments office at 706-542-1421.


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Students with Families

Define the qualifications/definition of a student with family

Undergraduate or graduate students with spouses, domestic partners and/or dependent children live in one of three areas on the main campus in the University Village Community:

One bedroom apartments are reserved for students who have a spouse/domestic partner (and whom are without additional dependents) and single graduate and professional students.

Two bedroom apartments may be contracted by students who have a spouse/domestic partner, students who have a spouse/domestic partner and up to two dependent children, one student (no spouse/domestic partner) and up to three dependent children, and single graduate and professional students.

Graduate students with families in the College of Public Health and students with families in the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership may also choose to live in one of two areas on the Health Sciences Campus:


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AU/HSC Medical Partnership Students

Define the qualifications/definition of an AU/HSC student

UGA’s Health Sciences Campus (HSC) is adjacent to Athens’ vibrant downtown and about a mile away from main campus. The Health Sciences Campus is served by both UGA and Athens city busses, and boasts a library, dining hall and workout facility. 

Graduate students in the College of Public Health and students in the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership may choose to live in one of two areas on the Health Sciences Campus:

Graduate students in the College of Public Health and students in Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership may also choose to live in one of three areas on the main campus in the University Village Community:

Roommate Option

Roommate option contracts are also available for independent graduate or medical students wishing to share a townhome with another student of the same gender.

For Families

Two bedroom townhomes may be contracted by students who have a spouse/domestic partner, students who have a spouse/domestic partner and up to two dependent children, one student (no spouse/domestic partner) and up to three dependent children, and single graduate and medical partnership students.


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