Campus News

University to welcome back students during Hunker Down with Housing

University Housing will welcome all new and returning students to Athens Aug. 11-12 during Hunker Down with Housing, a volunteer program to streamline the residence hall move-in process for students and their families.

All residents will be permitted to move in to UGA residence halls from 8 a.m. Aug. 11 until 9 a.m. Aug. 17.

Approximately 200 UGA student, faculty and staff volunteers will be located across campus to greet approximately 8,000 new and returning students and parents, give directions to area parking lots, direct traffic and generally serve as a resource for residents and their families.

On-street parking will not be available on Finley Street (from Baxter Street to Cloverhurst Avenue) and Church Street (from Baxter Street to Talmadge Drive) from noon Aug. 10 until 5 p.m. Aug. 13. The Tate Student Center parking deck and lot will be used as a staging area for Brumby residents on Aug. 11 only. Vehicles must have a Hunker Down pass to access these lots. Unloading zones near the halls will be strictly enforced and vehicles left unattended for longer than one hour will be towed.

On Aug. 11-12, traffic is expected to be very heavy on Baxter, Lumpkin, Finley, Hull and Church streets. Members of the Athens community are advised to avoid these areas and be aware that traffic in the university area will be congested through the weekend.