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Meet the staff: Becki Bury

Our Meet the Staff video series introduces you to a housing staff member each week, who can share insights about the housing process and answer frequently asked questions. This week's guest: Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives Becki Bury.

University Housing's Living Learning Communities


What's a residential curriculum?

Programs and events in the residence halls are more than just an opportunity to socialize and eat free pizza! Students connect deeper with their residential community, the University of Georgia, and the Athens metropolitan area by living on campus. University Housing creates a sense of belonging through assisting our residential students in developing essential skills for personal and professional success, teaching well-being strategies, and creating engagement opportunities. Residents engage with programs and services that invite students to be a part of an environment that fosters academic success and personal growth. 

Community Q&A video series

Have you seen our Community Q&A playlist? These student-generated videos are a great way to get to know your new home!

Frequently asked questions

The top three questions we're hearing from students and supporters this week
Which halls have minifridges and microwaves?
Only Brown, Morris, Payne and Reed halls have microfridges (a mini fridge/microwave combination unit) in each room. Russell Hall did have them, but feedback from residents told us they'd rather have the extra space and the option to bring their own than have them come standard with the room. In any building, residents can bring their own minifridge or microwave, as long as it is EnergyStar compliant.

How do room changes work?
Requests for room changes take place in The Dawg House.
1. You must have a housing contract in order to request a room change.
2. Add yourself to up to three waitlists in The Dawg House. Roommates wising to move together should both submit a room change request.
3. Our staff will work to accommodate requests in the order in which they were made and as spaces become available.
4. If you have a pending request, check your UGA email for an offer of a new space. Accept or decline the change by the deadline stated in the email.
5. Execute a revised contract for your new space.

Is it possible to see my room before move in?
In a normal summer, we would offer tours at each orientation session, however, UGA is still operating with some COVID-related protocols through summer semester, which prevent us from being able to offer tours safely. Although we know it's not the same, you can look up your room plan on the housing website and check out the 360-degree video tours on YouTube. By the end of the summer, we'll have 360-degree tours available for all buildings.

Now hiring community services assistants for fall!

University Housing is the second-largest employer of students on campus, with more than 400 student staff members during the academic year. CSAs work in the residence halls and are responsible for providing customer service to residents and guests at our communities’ desks. In addition, students in this position assist professional staff members with administrative tasks and serve as a resource of information for residents and guests. This student position is also responsible for distributing mail and packages for the community, as well as managing keys in accordance with University Housing policies and procedures. Shifts work around your schedule, and CSAs gain valuable customer service skills.

Join us for a webinar

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Get the answers you need in one of our new student webinars: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. June 8 through August 10. A recording of the most recent webinar will always be available to anyone on the new student hub page.

Accommodations for New Student Orientation participants and guests

Myers Hall 

On-campus accommodations are available for the nights before and/or after your orientation session through University Housing in Myers Hall. Please register at least 72 hours before your arrival.

First night: included with orientation fee (no cost)  
Additional night: $29 for a single-occupancy room with community bathroom  

Family and supporters  
$31 per person per night for a single-occupancy room with a semi-private (attached) bathroom  

Linens are not included; please bring your own sheets/sleeping bag, pillow and bath towel. Limited spaces are available; accommodations in Myers Hall are first-come, first-served.


The Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel 

Stay close to the dorms and indulge in comfort with a hotel room at the Georgia Center — located right on campus, a few steps from Myers Hall and the South Campus Parking Deck. Parents can take advantage of a special rate using code ORIENTATION: $59 for a Classic Room or $89 for a Select Room. 

How to move in early

Move in is an annual event featuring more than 200 student volunteers who help to welcome students to the University of Georgia. Each student volunteer has a particular role: working in the parking lots, directing students and their families to the right locations for check-in and move in, helping with sustainability efforts, and other duties that help to make the move-in process as smooth as possible. 

Volunteers are the largest part of the move-in process, other than new students and their families! For participating, volunteers can move in early (see information below), receive a free t-shirt, and enjoy a free breakfast and lunch on the days they volunteer. 

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