UGA to host regional housing conference in 2010

University of Georgia to host regional housing conference in 2010

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia has been selected as the host site for South Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls 2010 conference, October 29-31.The SAACURH is a member of the National Association of College and University Residence Halls, Inc. the largest student-run corporation in the world that attempts to improve communities within college residence halls by providing network opportunities through conferences and other resources designed to help schools improve their residence hall organizations.
SAACURH consists of college and university residence hall governments in the southeastern region, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.The annual SAACURH conference is attended by approximately 60 schools and 600 delegates and advisers. The last time UGA hosted the conference was in 2000. Campus facilities, including the Ramsey Student Athletic Center, Tate Student Center and the Miller Learning Center, will be utilized throughout the weekend.

UGA students spent more than a year preparing the bid to host the conference. The selection was announced at an awards ceremony at the University of Kentucky in November.

“This is a great honor for any institution,” said UGA Residence Hall Association President Ryan J. Hill.”We are excited to welcome the region back to the Classic City. This will be an experience they will never forget.”

Those interested in volunteering for the conference can contact the UGA Residence Hall Association at rha@uga.edu.For more information about SAACURH, see www.saacurh.nacurh.org.

The Department of University Housing at the University of Georgia provides comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported. Approximately 7,000 students live in 20 residence halls within seven residential communities, along with graduate students and their families in 580 campus units. University Housing is strongly committed to creating and supporting an environment of diversity and offers the most innovative services to residents, more than 600 professional, graduate and student staff, and the university community.

To learn more about University Housing at the University of Georgia, see www.uga.edu/housing.