Friday, February 20, 2015

Apply to be a 2015-2016 Peer Advisor!

by Shanice Christopher

University Housing and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction are seeking applicants for the Peer Advisor position for the 2015-2016 academic year. This position is a paid, non-residential leadership position for rising juniors and seniors. Peer Advisors serve as mentors to first-year students enrolled in one of the seven learning communities in Creswell Hall. This year we have learning communities centered on topics ranging from business to athletics. 

Successful peer advisors have great communication skills, leadership experience, and enjoy helping students transition from high school to college. Furthermore, peer advisors have the opportunity to work directly with UGA faculty members and a small group of first-year students to plan activities, social events and other off-campus gatherings. 
If you’re ready to help the incoming class of 2019 transition to UGA, submit your application today! Visit learningcommunities.uga.edu for more information.

Who: Rising Juniors and Seniors

What: Apply to be a Peer Advisor, a mentor to a first-year Learning Community

When: Applications are due February 27, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Contact Shanice Christopher at schrist2@uga.edu for questions and an application. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

RPS Supports the Arts in a "Wicked" Way

by RPS Staff

University Housing’s Residential Programs and Services (RPS) office has a commitment to supporting the arts. Through our ongoing program, 13 lucky housing residents will receive a ticket to attend the Broadway showing of "Wicked” at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Saturday February 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. Please read below for more information about this contest and instruction on how to enter to win.

Who: 

Current residents of University Housing; UGA students employees are not eligible to participate

What: 

Winners will receive round-trip transportation and one of 13 tickets for our group to see the award-winning show "Wicked" and dinner at Gordon Biersch Restaurant after the show.

When: 

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. 
(RPS staff will contact winners via email with the time and place of departure from UGA) 

Where: 

The historic Fox Theatre in midtown Atlanta. 

How to enter the contest: 

  • Answer the questions at the following link: bit.ly/RPSWICKED (enter exactly as it is written here)
  • Residents who answer all questions correctly will be entered into a lottery-style drawing to win one ticket.
  • The deadline for entry is February 13, 2015 at 5 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Please only enter this contest if you are able to attend the entire trip, leaving from and returning to UGA in provided transportation, and attending dinner following the show on February 28, 2015.
  • Winners will be announced the week of February 15, 2015. 
  • If you have questions, please contact: rps@uga.edu.

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.