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University Housing to welcome students back with Hunker Down with Housing

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Hairy Dawg lends a hand during move-in.

UGA move-in traffic expected Aug. 11-12

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia department of housing will welcome new and returning students to Athens Aug. 11-12 during Hunker Down with Housing, a volunteer program designed 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 beginning Aug. 11 at 8 a.m. until Aug. 17 at 9 a.m.

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 Aug. 10 at noon through Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. 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. Volunteers give the parking passes to anyone arriving for move-in. They are for one hour. 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.

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. Since the first Hunker Down with Housing in 1998, volunteers have moved in more than 80,000 students.

To ensure a safe and efficient move-in for students returning to campus, 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 that the initial days of move-in run smoothly. UGA’s recycling program will have receptacles available for students to recycle packing boxes and other materials associated with move-in.

Follow #HDWH15 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for real-time updates on traffic congestion and check-in lines throughout the week.

For more information about Hunker Down with Housing and interactive maps, see or contact University Housing at or 706-542-1421 or

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