Student Services


Housing

Residence Halls General Information: Approximately 7,000 students are housed in 20 residence halls on the University of Georgia campus. Seven residential communities are designed for comfortable living, optimal convenience, and a positive contribution to the educational experience of the resident.

Located within each residential area are attractive lounges, computer labs, study and meeting areas, TV rooms, laundry facilities, and mail facilities. Rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, closet space, desk and chair, as well as a high speed Internet connection for each resident. All residence hall rooms are also equipped with basic cable television and local telephone service. The apartment-style East Campus Village units, which house two to four residents in private bedrooms, also feature a full-size refrigerator, microwave, a dining area in each suite, and bathrooms in each unit.

Living on campus affords students an opportunity to participate in social, educational, and recreational programs and activities designed to enhance their personal, scholastic, and social development.

Housing Contract and Registration: All residence hall registrations are completed online. Students are urged to be familiar with the terms and conditions of the contract prior to signing. Although binding for the full length of the contract, provisions are made for mid-year terminations required by academic course programs such as student teaching, internships, and study abroad.

To register for housing accommodations, applicants must submit an online registration and a non-refundable $35 application fee. Only students admitted to the University of Georgia are eligible to register for housing in the traditional residence halls and the East Campus Village.

Family and Graduate Housing Apartments: The Family and Graduate Housing community houses approximately 1,300 residents in the University Village, Rogers Road, and Brandon Oaks areas. The complex offers one(1)- and two(2)-bedroom unfurnished apartments housing 578 undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world. These on-campus apartments are designed to provide convenient and comfortable living at minimal cost.

Applications may be obtained from the Family and Graduate Housing Office, or on the Web at http://housing.uga.edu/family-graduate. To qualify for residency, students must be married or in a domestic partnership, be single parents with one or more dependents, be students with legal dependent(s), or be single graduate students.

For more detailed information, contact the Family and Graduate Housing office, or visit their website. Students do not have to be admitted to the University of Georgia to apply for Family and Graduate Housing. Demand for Family and Graduate Housing exceeds supply; graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for Family and Graduate Housing as early as possible.

Contact Information: For complete information about all facilities including features, prices and procedures for application, please visit the Department of University Housing web site or contact:

For residence halls and general information:

Department of University Housing, Russell Hall
University of Georgia,
Athens, Georgia 30602-5575
706/542-1421; FAX: 706/542-8595
website: www.uga.edu/housing
email: housing@uga.edu

For on-campus family housing:

Family and Graduate Housing
710 East Campus Road
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-4622
706/542-1473; FAX: 706/542-8402
website: http://housing.uga.edu/family-graduate
email: FGH@uga.edu

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Food Services

University Food Services operates four food service facilities for general student use: Bolton Dining Commons, Oglethorpe Dining Commons, Dining Commons and The Village Summit.

Students pay for each meal on a cash basis or purchase meal plans on an academic year contract basis. Meal plan payments are accepted on-line at the food service web site. Students who purchase the meal plan enjoy the privilege of unlimited access and unlimited servings as well as the choice of eating in any of the cafeterias. Students are also eligible to participate in special events offered by Food Services. In addition to the major facilities, Food Services provides various cash food outlets throughout the campus. "A la Carte" service is available at the Bulldog Cafe and the Red Clay Cafe.

For more information:

Food Services Business Office
Snelling Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-3772
706/542-1256
website: http://www.uga.edu/food-serv

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Transportation

The Campus Transit System, which is funded each semester by a transportation fee paid by all students, provides bus service on a no-fare basis. The buses run on a regular schedule to all parts of the campus and in adjacent residential areas. Furthermore, the City of Athens and the University of Georgia have an arrangement that permits students to ride any Athens Transit System bus without charge upon presentation of University of Georgia identification card.

For more information:

Campus Transit
Campus Transit Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-5870
706/542-6220; FAX 706/542-6229
website: http://www.transit.uga.edu/

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Parking Services

A current UGA parking permit is required to park a vehicle in any lot on campus. A limited number of permits are sold in each area. A permit will only allow parking within your assigned area. To be considered for a parking permit, you must register through your Online Parking Account. This can be completed from our parking web site (http://www.parking.uga.edu). A university MyID is required to log on to your account. If you do not have a MyID, visit https://myid.uga.edu.

The registration process consists of two elements: storing a Customer Profile and creating Lot Selections. Use the Priority Areas May located under the Maps and Regulations tab. You may select, in order of preference, as many lots as you wish. You will only be considered for the lots you select. Notification of a parking permit is by email only and we recommend using UGA email addresses.

For more information:

Parking Services
East Village Commons
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-6004
706/542-7275; FAX 706/542-6301
website: http://www.parking.uga.edu/

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University Health Center

Before their arrival on campus, students must complete and return to the University Health Center the University of Georgia immunization and medical history form. Students may not register for classes without documentation for the immunization requirements for new students mandated by the Board of Regents.

The University Health Center offers a comprehensive outpatient health care program to all students who are registered in classes. The Health Center, with its 15 full-time physicians and a complete clinical staff, has regular medical clinics as well as special clinics in acute care, women's health, dentistry, sports medicine, physical therapy, and allergy and travel medicine.

Additionally, the Department of Health Promotion offers students preventive health and counseling programs in areas that include:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco and other substances
  • Campus safety
  • Nutrition
  • Sexual health
  • Stress management

The department also offers an anonymous HIV counseling and testing program. The Counseling and Psychological Services unit offers individual, couples, and group therapy, a comprehensive eating disorders program, a relaxation therapy training room, and consultation, evaluation, and testing services. Supplemental health insurance is available to help cover costs of medical emergencies away from campus or beyond the scope of care available at the Health Center.

For more information:

University Health Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1755
706/542-1162
website: http://www.uhs.uga.edu

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Student Consumer Information

The Office of Student Financial Aid provides a guide that contains a brief description of important information about UGA, financial assistance, graduation rates, athletic participation, campus security, student rights and responsibilities, study abroad, voter registration, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The complete guide is available online at http://www.uga.edu/osfa/documents/student_consumer_info.pdf.

For more information:

Office of Student Financial Aid
220 Hunter/Holmes Academic Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3332
706/542-6147
email: osfa@uga.edu
website: http://www.uga.edu/osfa

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Career Center

The University of Georgia Career Center is a comprehensive career planning and employment center located on the second floor of Clark Howell Hall. Our office operates under a college-specific model of career services delivery. Within this model, each Career Consultant is responsible for a college and serves as the tangible link between the Career Center and their assigned academic area.

The Career Center provides a complete range of services and materials in the areas of career development (career counseling, skills training, resume and interview workshops, and assistance in the self-directed job search), graduate & professional school preparation (Graduate School Information Day, programming, and library resources), experiential education (student employment, internship information, and related reference material), and employer relations (Campus Interviews, Fall & Spring Career Fairs, Campus Employment Fair, Teacher Recruitment Day, Summer Employment Day, listings of full time jobs, and a myriad of reference materials in the Career Library).

Students may contact our Student Employment service for help in finding part-time work on campus or in the Athens area, as well as summer or vacation employment. The Career Center is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

For more information:

Career Center
Clark Howell Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3332
706/542-3375
website: http://www.uga.edu/career/

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University Testing Services

University Testing Services (UTS) helps advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid testing assessments and related services to university students and the surrounding community. A member of the Division of Student Affairs, UTS supports the academic, personal and professional growth of students enrolled in the University of Georgia.

UTS is a comprehensive testing center providing individual testing services by appointment for Foreign Language and Chemistry Placement, Independent Study and academic exemption exams. Walk-in and group testing is available for departmental profiles including Terry College of Business, Grady College of Journalism, and Housing and Consumer Economics.

Several ETS (Educational Testing Services) program exams are administered through this office including GRE, MAT, GMAT, PRAIS-L, TOEFEL, and NBPTS.

Centrally located in the south wing of Clark Howell Hall, University Testing Services also offers a variety of scoring, evaluating and reporting services to university faculty and departments.

For more information:

University Testing
Clark Howell Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3333
706/542-3183
website: http://testing.uga.edu/

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Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The mission of Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to create an accessible academic, social, and physical environment for students with disabilities at the University of Georgia. It seeks to eliminate altitudinal barriers that exist on campus and serve as an advocate for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The DRC provides services to students who have either a physical, cognitive or mental impairment (e.g., a chronic illness, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disability, hearing impairment, visual impairment, mobility impairment, psychological disorder, acquired brain injury) which substantially limits one or more major life activities. It also encourages students to develop indpendence and responsibility as they partricipate in university life.

The DRC provides a variety of academic and support services to promote equal access to university programs and activities. It also provides assistive devices and state-of-the-art adaptive computer equipment specifically designed for people with disabilities.

To qualify for services, students need to complete an intake packet and provide current documentation supporting their disability from a qualified health professional. For more information on eligibility and services, please call 706-542-8719 (voice), 706-542-8778 (TTY), or visit us on the web at www.drc.uga.edu.

For more information:

Disability Resource Center
The University of Georgia
114 Clark Howell Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602-3338
706/542-8719 (voice)
706/542-7719 (fax)
706/542-8778 (tty)
website: http://www.drc.uga.edu

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Campus Security

Each year the University of Georgia publishes a campus security report. This report contains information on campus safety programs as well as advice on crime prevention and the procedures to follow in reporting crimes. The report also contains statistics about crimes on campus during the last three calendar years. This report is available upon request from the Office of Graduate Admissions, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-7402, 706/542-1787.

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