Thursday, February 25, 2016

Takeover Tuesdays!

We know Takeover Tuesday is not a new idea, but it's such a great way to show the diversity of  experiences in University Housing, we thought we'd give it a try!

So, in an effort to expand our own content on and showcase those authentic student and staff experiences, we're hosting Takeover Tuesday on our UGA Housing Instagram account.

Follow and engage as we feature both professional and student staff members as they work to make University Housing communities comfortable, affordable and secure while supporting residents academic success and personal growth.

See what's happening @UGAHousing on Instagram.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Open House Tour Volunteers Needed!

We're looking for people in the following halls to show off their rooms during our open house tours: Brown Hall, Building 1516, East Campus Village, Mary Lyndon Hall, Myers Hall, Oglethorpe House, Payne Hall, Reed Hall, Rutherford Hall and Soule Hall.

Open house tours are a great way to show off your space and to tell people why you like your residential community. 

Tours are noon-5 p.m. on January 10, 17 and 30 but you don't have to volunteer for every day. If you and your roommate both participate, you can take turns leading tours and just hanging out in your room.

If you're interested in being a tour volunteer, please email University Housing Senior Public Relations Coordinator Carrie Campbell at

Don't forget to indicate your own interest in living on campus next year by logging into The Dawg House by January 31!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

5 Tips for the Optimal #ROTY15 Submission

#ROTY15 just has ten days left and we know you've been toying with the idea of submitting a photo collage of your room.  Either you (or maybe your mom or a friend) worked hard to come up with the perfect coordination and style.  Long hours on Pinterest, the Internet or the world around you has served as inspiration for your amazing set up.  Now come on, we don't mind a casual humble brag especially when it means first pick of all available living spaces for the next academic year (2016-17) and a generous gift basket!

5 tips for an Optimal #ROTY15 Submission

1. Find the best lighting to show off your decorations.

Set the mood with your additional indoor lightning or flip the switch on for all the bulbs to show off the colors and patterns! This will help to maximize the look and feel in your photo collage. 

2. Tidy up.

Make sure to tuck away any loose dirty clothes or papers you have lying on your desk!  A tidy space is naturally pleasing to the eye.  

3. Show off your style.

Incorporate you (and your roommate's) personality! Including fake or fresh flowers/plants, personal photos/paintings, and more to decorate your space can make a residence hall room look more like a home.

4. Don't violate policy.

Take a quick look over our community guide to ensure any new decorations or appliances you wish to bring in your residence hall room are in compliance with our policies

5. Show off what makes your space unique.
Don't include a photo of a bare space or empty area - show off the hard work and careful coordination you did in even just one photo submission.  It's not necessary to use all five photos in the collage if more can be said with two or three—that way the voters get the best view of your space.

We look forward to seeing your #ROTY15 submissions in the next 10 days!  It's important to follow the rules and stay up to date with the timeline in order to be eligible to win.  Tag us in a photo collage of up to five photos on Instagram (@ugahousing and using #ROTY15) OR email in your photo collage to if your Instagram account is not public or you do not have an Instagram account.

Overview of the timeline: entries are due by October 1 at 5 p.m. with online voting taking place from October 9-October 16 at 5 p.m.  Winners will be announced the evening of October 16 with a celebration party for all participants on October 21.

Good luck to all our residents!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Healthy at Home Certificate Series: WatchDawgs

University Housing and the University Health Center (UHC) are excited to announce the latest product of their partnership: the Healthy at Home certificate. The certificate program is focused on addressing health and behavior-related issues that affect our residents. Throughout the academic year, six different types of programs will be offered to help our residents to be Healthy Dawgs. 

UHC staff will present ten programs in the residence halls on bystander intervention in August and September, seven programs on sexual health in September and October, and six programs on stress management in November and December. More programs will be scheduled for the spring semester. Participants will be awarded a certificate and coupon card for discounts on university products and services upon the completion of three of the annual six programs offered.

Program 1: WatchDawgs

Goals of the WatchDawgs bystander intervention training
  • Develop ways to increase awareness of sexual assault and alcohol emergencies, such as learning to make observations and recognizing warning signs that may require intervention
  • Increase one's motivation to help
  • Teach the appropriate skills to intervene safely and effectively, in both direct and indirect way
Why Does Bystander Intervention Matter?
The bystander effect is a phenomenon in which the more people who witness an emergency event, the less likely anyone is to intervene. BUT, silence and passivity are not okay. They encourage attitudes and behaviors that promote and normalize sexual violence. Join the UGA community as we promote a campus where violence—in any form—is not tolerated and where doing nothing is no longer an option.
Programs begin at 6 p.m. and are 90 minutes long
8/18 Creswell Hall
8/19 Myers Hall
8/25 Oglethorpe House
8/26 Brumby Hall
9/2 Russell Hall
9/3 Hill Hall
9/10 Reed Hall
9/16 Building 1516
9/22 Brown Hall
9/28 Rooker Hall
More about the WatchDawgs program is available at the University Health Center’s website.  Questions? Email 
Each program will feature giveaways and refreshments!