Welcome to University Housing!

Posted On August 10, 2016
Categories News 2016

The month of August is an exciting time of the academic year! Collegiate students across the country are preparing to start a new journey; one that is filled with anticipation, excitement and the unknown. August is also known as the time of year when University Housing professionals welcome first year students and welcome back returning students to the residence halls. Student staff create welcome signs, door decorations and assist with planning the move in process to ensure that students, parents and families feel at home at Georgia State University.

Students moving to campus need to know several things to have an efficient and enjoyable experience on move in days. The dates for move in are August 17-19, 2016. During these days, about 5300 students will move into our residence halls on campus with the assistance of Campus Leaders Assisting and Welcoming Students (C.L.A.W.S.) volunteers, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) bin rental program, University Housing staff and campus partners.

Move In Information
Check In Materials: Students arriving on campus to check into the residence halls need to have their Panther ID and emergency contact information. Students will fill out several forms including the Emergency Contact Information and Meningococcal Vaccination Form during move in.

C.L.A.W.S. Volunteers: C.L.A.W.S. volunteers are campus partners and student leaders who assist with the move in process. Move in would not be possible without the 500+ volunteers directing traffic, operating elevators, unloading vehicles and welcoming parents and residents to our communities. These individuals are volunteers and are designated by brightly colored t-shirts. Look for a C.L.A.W.S. volunteer to serve as a resource during move in!

RHA Bin Rentals: RHA, the governing body for residential students, will have bins available for move in! Large bins will be available for residential students to check out for $15 per hour. There is a two-hour time limit on bin rentals. Bin rental fees are collected and charged to the student account, so students do not need to bring cash or a check. Funds collected will sponsor campus wide events, such as monthly shopping shuttles for all residents to utilize. RHA looks forward to providing this service to students during move in!

Fire Safety Module: Each year, University Housing requires students to participate in the Fire Safety Online Module. The module is a great way to learn about exit strategies in case of a fire, safety tips for living spaces and the importance of fire safety on campus. Students will receive updates about how to access the Fire Safety Module through their Georgia State University email.

University Housing is looking forward to having students on campus to join our residential Panther community! Students who have questions regarding the move in process should contact University Housing.