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University Housing gears up for student arrivals and Hunker Down with Housing

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Department of Housing will welcome all new and returning students to Athens on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and Wednesday, Aug. 10, during Hunker Down with Housing, a volunteer program designed to streamline the move-in process for students and their families.

Approximately 200 UGA student, faculty and staff volunteers will be located across all residence hall areas 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. Since the first Hunker Down with Housingin 1998, volunteers have successfully moved in more than 70,000 students.

University Housing is working with UGA Parking Services, UGA Police, and other campus departments, as well as the Athens-Clarke County government-the week preceding the start of classes-to ensure a safe and efficient move-in for students returning to campus.

On-street parking will not be available to the university on Finley St. (from Baxter St. to Cloverhurst Ave.) and Church St. (from Baxter St. to Talmadge Dr.) from noon on Monday, Aug. 8, through 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15.

The Tate Student Center parking deck and lot will be used as a staging area for Brumby residents. Vehicles other than those affiliated with residential move-in, or service and emergency vehicles, parked in the Tate Center deck and lot will not be allowed to exit between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Student Technology Support (, a unit of UGA’s Enterprise Information Technology Services, will be present at various locations within the residence halls to assist students in connecting their computers to the campus network.

In addition, UGA’s recycling program will have receptacles available for students wishing to recycle packing boxes and other materials associated with move-in.

On Aug. 9, 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.

For more information about Hunker Down for Housing, see, or contact Brenda East at or 706/542-4814.