Thursday, January 31, 2013

Room Sign-Up FAQs

You’ve opted to participate in room sign-up… now what?

At this stage of the room sign-up process, students who requested to participate by the January 27th deadline have been notified of their standing via UGA email. We’ve received questions about what happens next in the room sign-up process. But don’t worry; our Housing Assignments Office has answered your top three frequently asked questions about room sign-up below.

Be sure to set your alarm for your room sign-up appointment
so that you can select the space you want!

When is my appointment time?

Students selected for round one must pay the $100 non-refundable sign-up fee by the February 10, 2013 deadline. University Housing will email appointment times and detailed instructions on how to select a space once payments are confirmed late-day February 11th.

What does it mean if I am on the waiting list?

Don’t worry!  Typically, we have several hundred students each year that indicate interest in room sign-up but do not pay the $100 sign-up fee. Therefore, during the early stages we are able to pull students off the waiting list just in time for round one. Each year we start with a waiting list, but are able to offer every student on the list a chance to select a space after round one. University Housing will be able to open additional spaces for subsequent rounds of sign-up in March and April.

What should I do to prepare for my appointment time?

Explore all the options University Housing has to offer and come up with a list of halls and rooms you are interested in. Go to the Tour the Halls section for hall descriptions, floor plans and photos.

The best aspect of the room sign-up process is that students have the opportunity to personally select spaces. In The Dawg House, each hall has a list of rooms (of your sex).  This list will look something like this:

The blank lines indicate rooms that are available to be selected.
You may reserve a space on any room with a blank line.  To reserve a space for a roommate, there must a blank line in the same room for them – you will have an option on the following screen to add in the roommate’s MyID as long as they are a participant in round one. Later, the roommate must log in at their appointment time and confirm the reservation.  We suggest that you prepare a list of possible room numbers you are interested in.

Have a question that wasn’t answered in this post? We want to know - sound off in the comments below and we’ll try to have a reply within 24-48 business hours.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

RHS Relaunches Housing 12

Be sure to tune in to Classic City Bark
Thursdays at 7 p.m. on Housing 12
by RHS Executive Board

University Housing and Residence Hall Studios (RHS) are pleased to announce that Housing 12 is officially back on the air!

Housing 12 is University Housing's closed circuit television station. This student-led station broadcasts a variety of content, ranging from videos written and produced by RHS members to informational clips on student safety and academic success at UGA.  Housing 12 also shares a wide range of content that highlights important campus and community events. 

What's new on Housing 12?

Recently, RHS launched Classic City Bark, a brand new show that will air Thursday evenings on Housing 12 this semester.  

Classic City Bark is a panel talk show brought to the University of Georgia through Residence Hall Studios. In the style of "The View," five female panelists discuss topics in health and wellness, science and technology, environmentalism, human rights, politics and entertainment. Be sure to tune in to Classic City Bark every Thursday at 7 p.m. only on Housing 12.

Get Involved

Interested in learning about television programming and production?  Want to produce or star in your own show?  Come to the Residence Hall Studios interest meeting! 

Who: YOU!

What: RHS Winter Interest Meeting

When: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, January 31

Where: Creswell Hall T.V. lounge

Why: Because you just might be the next television programming star!

Check out this hilarious example of some of the projects created by RHS members:

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Introduction to Campus Living

Are you a newly admitted student with questions about University Housing? If you answered yes, then this Prezi is specifically designed for you!

We've got details on our learning and language communities, the Freshmen College Summer Experience, the Franklin Residential College and pretty much ALL you need to know about living on campus.

Have more questions? Sound off in the comments and let us know. You can also contact our Housing Assignments office at 706-542-1421 or

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Introducing Brown Hall

Beginning in fall 2013, undergraduate students will have the opportunity to live in suite-style rooms in Brown Hall at the Health Sciences Campus. Here's just a few things that residents of our newest hall will have to look forward to this fall.

Brown Hall at the Health Sciences Campus is available for residents to
select during room sign-up for living spaces beginning in fall 2013.

Affordable, On-Campus Living

Brown Hall offers residents the feel of off-campus living with the luxury of on-campus affordability and convenience. Upper-class students living in Brown Hall will have the opportunity to choose from single or double suite-style rooms. As with all of our living communities, utilities are included and residents are free from the hassle of monthly bills.

Food Services' newest dining hall, which will be housed in Scott Hall, will open for breakfast and lunch at the Health Sciences Campus beginning in fall 2013. Some of the highlights of the new eatery will include hand-pattied hamburgers, fresh hand-cut fries, made-to-order meals and tasty gelato available to any student on a UGA meal plan.

Trendy Athens Living

The former home of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School, the University of Georgia’s Health Sciences Campus is located in a popular area of Athens known as Normaltown.

Made famous in the 1980s by chart-topping bands like R.E.M and The B-52s, Normaltown is now home to a mixture of historic and modern architecture, spirited pubs, and several highly esteemed local eateries. In fact, the trendy Athens neighborhood has even been coined a “foodie paradise” where residents can find homemade pastries, southern BBQ, and locally grown, fresh ingredients in just a few minutes walking distance.

The Best of Both Worlds

If you love the convenience of living on campus and want a trendy Athens neighborhood right outside your door, then Brown Hall at the Health Sciences Campus is definitely where you want to be!

With only 200 spaces available in its inaugural year, and at such an affordable rate, this residence hall is sure to fill up quickly. Follow this room sign-up timeline to make sure you secure your space in our newest residence hall. For more information, read our room sign-up frequently asked questions.

UPDATE: New Renderings for Brown Hall!

Brown Hall is currently undergoing renovation. For more information on Brown Hall and the Health Sciences Campus, check our website regularly.

What are you most looking forward to about Brown Hall? What aspects of the off-campus lifestyle appeal most to you? Let us know in the comments below -