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 housinguga@gmail.com. 
Each program will feature giveaways and refreshments!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

#HDWH15 Tips

Each year the University of Georgia community welcomes more than 8,000 new students into the residence halls in a very condensed period. The Hunker Down with Housing (#HDWH15) program streamlines the move-in process and addresses resident and family feedback concerning traffic congestion, parking lot availability and elevator service. Hunker Down with Housing volunteers work to ensure the initial days of move-in run smoothly. Hundreds of Hunker Down with Housing volunteers will be located all over campus to greet new students and parents, give directions to area parking lots, direct traffic and generally serve as a resource for residents and their families. Since the first Hunker Down with Housing in 1998, volunteers have successfully moved in more than 88,000 students and helped them begin to call UGA home. 
MOVE IN DAY 1: 2014 RUSSELL HALL
Here is our recommended checklist to make your move-in experience go as smoothly as possible, click on the red text for links to important information.
  1. Have your UGAID ready at check-in.
  2. Bring a small cart or dolly with you.
  3. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, especially if you move-in August 11 or 12
  4. Take our #HDWH15 move-in quiz to determine when is our recommended move-in date for you.
  5. Review our parking information, particularly if you will reside in Brumby, Russell, Creswell, Reed or Building 1516.
    1. Check out our interactive maps for unloading zones in Brumby Unloading ZoneCreswell Hall Unloading ZonesRussell Hall Unloading ZoneReed Hall Unloading Zone, or Building 1516 Unloading Zone.
    2. Check out our Pinterest and Youtube pages for previous winners of our 'Room of the Year' contest to get ideas about how to make UGA Housing your home this year.
  6. Create a packing list and be sure to check out our Community Guide for policies regarding decorations, electronics and more.
  7. Set up your PIN for residence hall access.
  8. Review our video and guide on those 17-position adjustable beds and how to loft them
  9. Stay up to date by following #HDWH15 and/or our social media accounts: @UGAHousing on TwitterInstagram, and Snapchat.
  10. Stay hydrated; water will be available throughout the halls.
We're excited welcome more than 8,000 residents August 11-17 and look forward to seeing you all. Check out our move-in FAQ and feel free to contact us via social media or your assigned community with any final questions. Keep an eye out for Hairy Dawg, we will be walking around with him during the first few days of move-in taking pictures.  Tag yourself in our Facebook albums to share your portrait with the greatest mascot in the SEC!
Go Dawgs! We'll see you in less than two weeks!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Packing for Move-in? Go Green!

August is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for Hunker Down with Housing 2015! Whether you are returning to live on campus for another year or moving in for your first year at UGA, you might have a lot of stuff on your initial packing list. A lot of that stuff is essential to your academic success—books, computer, snacks to fuel your study sessions. Some of that stuff is exactly what you need to relax after a long day of school and activities—a comfy futon or chair, your favorite pillow from home. But some of that stuff will cause clutter and possibly even waste.

University Housing is committed to reducing our impact and encouraging environmentally relevant behavior. We do our part to provide opportunities for students to get involved in sustainability initiatives, including new recycling bins in each residence hall, the EcoReps hall council position, sustainability programming, and a variety of water- and energy-efficient fixtures.

Before you even get to UGA for the fall, you have the opportunity to “go green” while you are preparing for the upcoming year. Follow our Go Green Packing List to do your part to reduce your environmental impact and make the move to UGA even easier!

-Jane Diener, Doctoral Intern for Sustainability