Move In

Fall Move In

For most students, move in for fall 2023 begins at 8 a.m. Friday, August 11.

University Housing will provide updates via students’ UGA email and on this page throughout the summer. 

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Spring Move In

For most students, move in for spring 2022 begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 4.

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MicroChill rental available
In partnership with a trusted vendor, College Products, University Housing now offers mini fridge and microwave combination units (MicroChills) for rent per semester.  

Before Move In

Fall arrival times 

In an effort to minimize traffic, parking and check-in congestion, move-in arrival times are required on Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13. 

More information about scheduling an arrival time will be available in June. 

Community Guide

The Community Guide is a very important document—you actually agreed to abide by the policies found in the Community Guide when you executed your online housing contract. In it, you’ll find guidance on decoration and visitation, as well as information about the staff and amenities available to you as a resident. Similar to the UGA Code of Conduct, you should be familiar with the policies and guidelines set forth in the guide. Take a look before you arrive on campus to ensure you know what’s expected of you as a resident.

Bulldogs Friends+Family Magazine

Bulldogs Friends+Family magazine is intended to provide students, friends, and family information and resources related to move in and living on campus.

360-degree video tours

In lieu of in-person tours, our 360-degree video tours on YouTube allow you to be immersed in the environment of each residence hall.

Mail and packages

Students may start receiving mail and package the day of their check in. Please do not plan to have anything arrive prior to your check-in date, as it may be returned to sender.

Mail is delivered by the United States Postal Service to the central mailboxes assigned in each area or hall. In University Village Housing and the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) mail is delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Addresses are listed on the webpage for each building. 


University Housing recommends that students obtain some type of renter’s insurance whether that be a special policy or as a part of the parents’ homeowner policy. Generally, renter’s insurance can protect you from loss due to fire, storms, smoke, vandalism, burglary, etc. University Housing is not liable for any damage to personal property.

Building Access

Residents need a UGACard to access their residence hall and many other facilities and services throughout campus. Visit for more information about obtaining your card. Once your card has been active for 24 hours, you should plan to choose a personal identification number (PIN). Your card and pin will give you access to your building.

Travel and directions

Move in days can be stressful – consider arriving a day early. You can find more information on lodging, dining, and transportation options on our Visit page.

Driving Directions From The North

  • Take I-85 to GA 316 (Exit #106).
  • Follow 316 East for approximately 40 miles to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

Driving Directions From The South

  • Take I-20 East to Conyers.
  • Exit onto GA 441 North.
  • Drive .7 mile, then turn right on GA 441 Bypass.
  • Drive north for 27 miles.
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • Take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

Driving Directions From The West

  • Take GA 78 East. Exit right onto GA 316 and proceed on GA 316 to the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10).
  • Bear right on Loop 10, traveling east.
  • After approximately 6 miles, take Exit #8 (Lexington Rd./Oconee St.).
  • Turn Left. Oconee St. becomes Broad St. and goes directly into downtown Athens.

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During Move In

What you’ll need to move in

Consider bringing a small cart or dolly. Although carts are available in many buildings, there is a limited number of carts available for students to use. You might also consider bringing a small tool kit and a pen for filling out forms at check in.

Checking into a residence hall room

Each student must have their UGA OneCard or government-issued ID to check in. Students should know their student ID number and emergency contact information (preferably, this should be someone in the United States). Only the student can receive a room key; family members and roommates cannot check into a room and receive a key on behalf of a student. 

Set up your PIN


Recycling stations will be set up near dumpsters during move in to collect Styrofoam, plastic film and cardboard. For a comprehensive list of items residents can recycle, visit the Athens-Clarke County Recyclable Items page.

Parking maps

Parking maps will be added soon.

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After Move In

Check out
Connect your devices
Learn about visitation policies
Review your Roommate Agreement
Submit a maintenance request
Contact Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Contact UGA Police
Parking information
Dining halls information
Bus route information
Lofting your bed
Recycling and composting
Community councils


Frequently Asked Questions


What is an arrival time?

The arrival time is a 15-minute window in which you should arrive to your designated unloading zone. Once you have arrived you will have one hour to check in and unload your belongings. After one hour you will move your vehicle(s) to long term parking at which point you can finish unloading and/or go back and set up your room.

Do I need to schedule an arrival time?

If you plan to move in on August 11-13, you must schedule an arrival time.

Who does not need to schedule an arrival time?

Anyone not in the halls listed above or who is already in their fall space. Examples of somebody who would already be in their fall space would be a summer school resident in Oglethorpe House who is living in the same room for fall or a THRIVE student living in Russell who is in the same Russell room for fall.

I’m transitioning rooms; do need to schedule an arrival time?

Generally not, but if you are checking into your fall space on August 11, 12 or 13 then yes. Most transitions will happen before August 11 and, therefore, do not need an arrival time. Please contact your community office if you are unsure if you need to schedule an arrival time.

Sorority recruitment

Will I be able to move in on August 11 if I am participating in sorority recruitment?

Yes, we have designated arrival times on August 11 available for sorority recruitment participants. After students register for sorority recruitment, Greek Life will send University Housing a list of names once per week. Once we receive those names we will code those student to ensure they have access to an arrival time on August 11.

I am participating in sorority recruitment but I don’t see any arrival times on August 11, what should I do?

Usually this means you have not registered for sorority recruitment with Greek Life or University Housing has not received your name from Greek Life. If you believe you have registered but you are still not seeing arrival times on August 11 please contact the Greek Life Office.

Unloading zones

How long can I park in my unloading zone?

One hour.

I’m not sure if 1 hour is enough, how can I make the most out of my time in the unloading zone?

After checking in, move all of your belongings to your room and move your vehicle to long-term parking. Then you can return to your room to unpack, setup, loft your bed, etc. This allows students with later arrival times an opportunity to unload in the 1-hour unloading zones, as well.

Can I have more than one car in the unloading zone?

Residents are encouraged to bring only bring one vehicle to the unloading zone. If you do need more than one vehicle that is allowed. Any vehicles that do not have items to unload should proceed directly to long-term parking.

When will I receive unloading zone and long-term parking information?

This information will be finalized and shared approximately two weeks before move in. Students will receive a final email around this time with all information about their move in.

Spring Move In

Community Guide

Please consult the Community Guide for information about the following: 

  • Assignment policies, procedures and regulations 
  • University Housing staff 
  • Community living standards 
  • Policies and regulations 
  • Cooking, modifying your room, hanging posters or other objects on the walls, pets, 
  • Recycling, trash and using the laundry room 
  • Resident conduct codes 
  • Important phone numbers 

Additional Resources

Hall access/PIN

New Student Hub

Getting connect to cable TV, WiFi, and wired Internet

17-position beds and how to raise them
NOTE: All 17-position adjustable beds come with one guardrail. If you need additional guardrails, please submit a work request.

Check out the Housing 101 video series on YouTube for more information about living on campus. 

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