Thursday, March 21, 2013

Details on Summer Housing

Summer classes are almost in session!

Summer is almost here and we’re looking forward to having you on campus!

This week, current residents will receive an email with summer housing information. In case you’re staying on campus instead of heading to the beach for the summer, we’ve pulled together the answers to some of the most common questions about summer housing. Dates, deadlines and other detailed information for summer sign-up are on the summer housing registration page of our website.

Here’s what you need to know about summer housing:

What kind of accommodations should I expect?

Summer residents should expect a double occupancy assignment (a room with a roommate) in Reed Hall.

Are single rooms available?

Reed Hall has only a few single rooms, so it’s most likely that you’ll have a roommate. Single rooms will be offered in the order that the summer sign-up forms are completed, beginning April 1.  Check your email frequently on April 1 for the link to the form.

If I already live in Reed Hall can I have my same room?

In most cases we can offer the same room, however, some rooms may not be available for summer 2013. This is why it’s so important that you complete the summer housing sign-up by the priority consideration deadline of April 7. Housing assignments staff will let you know by April 12 if your specific room is available.

Can I live in East Campus Village during the summer?

Unfortunately, we’re not able to offer new assignments for summer semesters in East Campus Village. Residents of Building 1512, Rooker and Vandiver Halls in ECV are not required to take summer classes in order to remain in ECV. McWhorter residents may request summer housing in Reed Hall.

Do I have to be enrolled every session I want to live on campus in Reed Hall?

Yes. You must be enrolled in at least one hour per session. For example, if you want to stay in Reed for the extended session, you must be enrolled in at least one May session course and at least one thru session course (or, a combination of May + short I + short II).

But don’t worry, if you are not 100 percent certain which summer session you will take a class, feel free to request the longest session you are interested in and email from your UGA email account asking to shorten your contract.

Can I complete the sign-up form for my friend?

No. Each student must complete an individual summer sign-up form. If your friend is not a spring on-campus resident, she or he must register for summer housing in The Dawg House.

Can I request a roommate?

Yes. You may indicate a roommate preference in the summer sign-up form. Be sure your roommate requests you on his/her form.

Do I pay anything now?

There is no housing registration or sign-up fee for summer. The first payment will be the rent payment due at the start of the summer session.

How much is rent?

Rates can be found on our website.

Don’t forget - we are here to help! The Housing Assignments Office is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. You may reach us at (706) 542-1421 or at if you have any additional questions.

Do you have any additional comments about summer housing registration? If so, sound off in the comments below and we’ll reply with an answer from the Housing Assignments Office. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Out & About: Building 1512

Building 1512
by Demarcus Merritt

Trying to pick just one out of the four residence halls that comprise East Campus Village can seem like a daunting task, but residents have many reasons to choose Building 1512—ECV’s largest residence hall—over the rest.

Undoubtedly, the 350-plus bed spaces play a role in 1512’s popularity, but the hall’s great location can’t be overlooked. Building 1512 directly faces a central bus stop that provides access to UGA transit routes and to the Mega Bus on certain days. Residents of 1512 can also reach the East Campus Parking Deck, University Health Center, Joe Frank Harris Dining Commons, the Intramural Complex and the Ramsey Center in a few minutes’ walk. Additionally, residents enjoy amenities that rival any off-campus living arrangements including four study lounges, two laundry rooms, a kitchen, bike storage and the multi-option game room on the first floor.

However, for many residents it is the “home away from home” environment of personal development and leisure that is stimulated by an awesome staff of resident assistants that makes Building 1512 desirable. Building 1512 boasts high attendance at numerous resident-first programming efforts ranging from welcome back socials to pre- and post-Superbowl socials. This semester, residents can look forward to anticipated activities such as “Let’s Stereotype Forum,” “Scandal Night,” and “Battle of the Sexes.” Additionally, residents from all four ECV residence halls should look for the individual and community-wide mid-term and final exam study breaks that will stimulate minds and satisfy appetites!

We caught up with an RA and resident to learn more about the Live It! experience at Building 1512.

RA Perspective: Living and working in Building 1512*

How long have you been living on campus?
Since my freshman year, so almost three years.

Where’s your favorite place to hang out with friends on campus?
I would have to say my room or the 1512 game room.

Describe the last program you attended in the residence halls.
The last program I attended was my own, and it was Valentrivia (Valentine’s Day trivia).

What’s your favorite roommate memory/moment/story?
Wow, we share so many! Probably when we went to the inauguration and she was so tired that she was sleeping standing up.

Resident Perspective: What’s it like to live in Building 1512?*

Raven Johnson enjoys her spacious
room in Building 1512
Raven Johnson

What is your favorite thing about your room?
I enjoy the spaciousness my room has along with the full-size bed. 

Describe the last program you attended in the residence halls.
I recently attended a Valentine's Day program and Sydnee Bush made Valentine’s for residents and friends. There was also a trivia about the special day. 

Are you on a meal plan? If so, what’s your favorite dining hall and why? If not, what’s your favorite quick & easy recipe?
I am not on the meal plan, but my favorite quick meal is a grilled cheese sandwich with canned pineapples.

Where is your favorite place to study?
I find peace and love to study on the sixth floor study room in 1512. 

*The perspectives expressed by residents on our blog consist of personal opinions and are not intended to convey the official views of University Housing.

Demarcus Merritt is a Residence Hall Director in East Campus Village and an avid supporter of the arts.

What do you love most about living in Building 1512? We'd love to know - share with us in the comments for a chance to receive a University Housing memento!

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