Thursday, January 8, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About #RSU15!

You are Here... and so is everything else! 

Of course you want to live on campus next year. Thankfully, we at University Housing have come together to make your return to campus an easy one. Our Room Sign-Up registration began on January 5, 2015 and ends at midnight on January 31.

Now is the time to make sure you secure your living space for the 2015-2016 academic year! All you have to do is log on to The Dawg House and register for an appointment time to select from available living spaces for next year.

With convenience like this, why live anywhere else?

But WAIT! There's more...

Registering for room sign-up gets your foot in the door, but any upperclassmen living on campus will tell you there's a strategy to getting the space you want. We'll be talking about single rooms, useful layouts, hard-to-get spaces and more at three exclusive Secrets to Room Sign-Up sessions held this month:

January 14: 6 p.m. Brumby Hall rotunda
January 22: 6 p.m. Rooker Hall fireside lounge
January 25: 1 p.m. MLC room 214


And a little bit MORE...

Can't make it out to a Secrets to Room Sign-Up session? Visit our table in Tate Grand Hall on January 14 at the Red and Black Housing Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We'll have representatives on standby with answers to all of your #RSU15 questions and a bunch of giveaways, too—including a chance to snag the first appointment time (which means you'll choose your space before anyone else)!

You can also tweet us all month using #UGAHousingTour with specific questions about upperclass living. For example, if you want to see a bathroom in a Brown Hall suite, send us a tweet and we'll reply with a photo or video tour. Or, if you've been wondering what the ceilings look like in a sixth floor room in Building 1516, send us a tweet and we've got you covered! We'll be taking virtual requests through Friday, January 23.

And if that's not ENOUGH...

You can simply drop in for a room tour on Sunday, January 25. We'll have rooms available in our most popular halls from 2-5 p.m. Come visit us in the following halls:

Brown Hall
Oglethorpe House
Reed Hall
Payne Hall
Rutherford Hall
Myers Hall
Mary Lyndon Hall
Soule Hall
Building 1516
Rooker Hall

Drop-in tours of Rooker Hall in the East Campus Village Community are also available weekdays 8 a.m-5 p.m. (except university holidays).

We look forward to seeing you this month! If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQs or contact the Housing Assignments Office at 706-542-1421 or housing@uga.edu.




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Residence Hall Closings for Winter Break

Please adhere to the following information regarding Winter Break:

Be safe and enjoy your winter break
East Campus Village, Payne, and Reed Halls will be open for residents to remain on campus if they like for winter break. The Health Science Campus and Family and Graduate Housing will also remain open. Whether you are planning to stay on campus or choosing to leave for the winter break, please be safe.

Building 1516, Boggs, Brown, Brumby, Church, Creswell, Hill, Lipscomb, Mary Lyndon, Mell, Morris, Myers, Oglethorpe, Russell, Rutherford and Soule Halls will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014The halls will re-open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 2, 2015.

Closing Checklist

Before leaving, make sure to:
  •   Take your prescription medications and other essentials
  •   Close and lock all windows
  •   Close window blinds
  •   Remove all trash from your room
  •   Defrost your refrigerator and remove all perishables
  •   Turn off all lights
  •   Lock your door

Your room will be inspected by staff to ensure that you have completed the
steps outlined on the checklist. Failure to follow the above checklist may result in a policy violation.

Failure to vacate your residence hall by noon on Friday, December 19, may result in a $25 late checkout fee or a policy violation.

Failure to remove trash from your room and dispose of it properly will result in a $25 trash removal fee.

This is important information

Your mail will not be forwarded during winter break.  If you are expecting an important package or letter, make all arrangements to assure that you receive it no later than Thursday, December 18th

Please note that you will not have access to the halls after they close on Friday, December 19, 2014; so please make sure to take with you what you will need for the break.

Your Resident Assistant, along with other residence hall staff in your community, should be able to answer any questions that you may have. 

If you have further questions about winter break closing, be sure to contact your RA or your Community Office.

Cancellation Notice:
Residents who will not be on campus spring 2015 due to graduation, study abroad, internship, etc. must complete a termination agreement before leaving for the winter break in the Housing Assignments Office located 116 Russell Hall (first floor).


Have a safe and wonderful winter break.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Step Up to the Plate!

by Rachel Vandergriff

There is still time to step up to the plate and fill out a C.L.A.S.S. advocate or resident assistant staff application. Applications are due December 18th at 5 p.m. Before you apply, check out this video about CA-RA life:



Applications are now available. Click here to apply!

In order to apply, you must:
1. Fill out an online application
2. Submit a personal statement of interest
3. Submit two letters of recommendation

Those applying to be a CA-RA must attend an information session to be eligible to apply.  Please bring your UGACard with you to the information session so that we may record your attendance. 

There are TWO mandatory information sessions left to attend:
December 4, 2014…………………… 5-6:30 p.m. MLC 148
December 9, 2014…………………… 5-6:30 p.m. ECV Rooker Fireside Lounge

For more information about the CA-RA application process, please visit our website or contact University Housing’s Staff Development and Student Conduct Office at (706)-542-8191.

Apply to be a resident assistant and become part of a winning team!

Rachel Vandergriff is a first year Master’s student in the Social Work Program at the University of Georgia. Currently, Rachel serves as the Graduate Resident for Undergraduate Staff Development in University Housing.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Residence Hall Closings for Thanksgiving Break

Please adhere to the following information regarding Thanksgiving Break:

Happy Thanksgiving!
Residents of Building 1516, Boggs, Brown, Brumby, Church, Creswell, Hill, Lipscomb, Mary Lyndon, Mell, Morris, Myers, Oglethorpe, Russell, Rutherford, and Soule Halls:

  • Your residence hall closes at noon on Sunday, November 23, 2014. The halls will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014.  
  • (Reed Hall, Payne Hall, and East Campus Village will remain open during the break.)
  • You should be receiving more information from your Community Office so that you can vacate your respected residence hall appropriately during closing for Thanksgiving Break.  Your Resident Assistant, along with other residence hall staff in your community, should be able to answer any questions that you may have. Please note that you will not have access to the halls after they close, so be sure to take what you will need for the break. 

Residents of Reed, Payne, Busbee, Rooker, McWhorter, and Vandiver Halls:

  • Reed Hall, Payne Hall and East Campus Village will be open for residents to remain on campus if they like for Thanksgiving Break.  

Whether you are planning to stay on campus or choosing to leave for Thanksgiving, please be safe. Also, please make sure that your car is moved to the proper location over the break, during which we have two home games. If you have further questions about Thanksgiving Break operations, please see an RA or your Community Office. 

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

-University Housing Staff