Thursday, October 23, 2014

C.L.A.S.S. Advocates and Resident Assistants … A League of Our Own!

by Rachel Vandergriff

Have you ever thought about joining the team of over 200 C.L.A.S.S. advocates and resident assistants who live and work across campus? Here is a guide to coach you through the application process!

Coach’s Notes

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. Applications will be available online November 10, 2014 at 8 a.m.!

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

Mandatory Information Sessions

November 11, 2014…………………. 5-6:30 p.m. in MLC 148
November 12, 2014…………………. 5-6:30 p.m. in MLC 101
November 16, 2014…………………. 5-6:30 p.m. in MLC 148
November 17, 2014…………………. 5-6:30 p.m. in MLC 101
December 4, 2014…………………... 5-6:30 p.m. in MLC 148
December 9, 2014…………………... 5-6:30 p.m. in ECV Rooker Fireside Lounge

All application materials are due: December 18, 2013 at 5 P.M.

Curious about what a C.L.A.S.S. advocate and resident assistant really do?  Watch this video about current CA-RA staff members and their daily life in the residence halls.

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 C.L.A.S.S. advocate or 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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Find the art on UGA's campus and win BIG!

Do you love the theatre? So do we! To prove it Residential Programs and Services (RPS) of University Housing has a unique opportunity for eight lucky residents to enter to win dinner and a ticket to the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

All you have to do is find art on UGA's beautiful campus -- it can be sidewalk chalk, a sculpture, a painting in the halls, or a mural on a wall -- and share it with us on social media using #UGAfindtheart. We'll randomly select eight winners and provide dinner and transportation on the night of the show.

How easy is that?

Residential Programs and Services (RPS) at University Housing is committed to creating opportunities for residents to participate in a wide variety of arts events taking place in Athens and Atlanta during the academic year. For more information on RPS Supports the Arts, please visit our website.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thank You #HDWH14 Volunteers!

University Housing and the Hunker Down with Housing 2014 Planning Committee would like to extend a gracious THANK YOU to all of our student and staff volunteers. Because of you, we successfully welcomed more than 5,000 students, parents, and families to campus during move-in week.

We appreciate your hard work and dedication, as well as your energy and enthusiasm, in making this event a HUGE success. We hope you had fun and we look forward to working with you again next year!

Many (MANY) thanks,
HDWH 2014 Planning Committee

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Four More Myths to Abandon Before Move In

by University Housing Staff

Here's what you should REALLY know before move in!
Earlier in the summer, we were able to debunk a bunch of myths that were circulating on Twitter and Facebook about the assignments process. It worked so well that when questions started to arise about move in, we decided to try it again. Here are four more myths to abandon before moving in next week:

MYTH: I’ll be charged a fee for moving in on the first day of Hunker Down with Housing.

TRUTH: This year, there is no early move-in option requiring a fee. Contracts begin on August 12 and move in is open to all students. However, in an effort to reduce wait times and crowds, we are encouraging students not participating in Greek recruitment to move in on August 13 or later.

MYTH: I have to move in to the residence halls August 12-13.

TRUTH: Students may move in at any time through the first day of classes once we open our doors at 8 a.m. on August 12. Hunker Down with Housing, our annual move-in event, will be held on August 12-13 and is a designated time where student and staff volunteers are on hand to assist with needs during the move-in process. After August 13, our residence hall staff will remain on standby to assist students moving in at any time. In the past, residents have been able to move in with ease by waiting to arrive later in the week.

MYTH: My PIN is not working to purchase my football tickets… something must be wrong.

TRUTH: The PIN (Personal Identification Number) that you must set up to access the residence halls is completely separate from the online PIN system needed to register for athletic tickets. To access the residence halls you must swipe your UGACard and enter the housing access PIN that you selected at, then press #.  For information regarding your online PIN for athletic tickets, please contact the Main Ticket Office at 706-542-1231. 

MYTH: I didn’t get a room change before move-in week and the request period has ended.

TRUTH: The request period for room changes has been temporarily placed on hold during the move-in process. However, the room change request process will begin again on the first day of classes and you can also request a room change at any time during the year.

Do you know of any other move-in myths or rumors that we should address? Share them in our comments and we’ll get back with an answer by the next business day.