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

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