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Academic Support

Academic Support in the House!
Attending college will bring many new challenges – academic, social, and financial – but did you know you can make your college experience more successful and rewarding simply by living on campus?  In fact, studies show that students who live on campus report a higher degree of overall satisfaction with their college experience, have higher GPAs, and are more likely to stay in school.

University Housing is committed to supporting its residents in their academic pursuits, and our residence halls offer convenient areas for study and learning. The University Housing Learning Center is located in the University Lofts, offers state-of-the-art study suites for quiet study and one-to-one tutoring or group sessions, and features multimedia capabilities, including Internet access and webcams. There’s even a working classroom where classes are taught. The University Commons also offers multimedia technology in its meeting room, which can serve as a classroom.

University Housing collaborates with various academic departments to offer faculty-student interaction outside the classroom. We also partner with various University departments to bring academic, career development, and student success workshops to your residence hall. For first-year students, FYRE Mentors provide an academic peer resource to help manage stressful times.

First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE)
The FYRE program was developed in response to student requests for a program that would help them develop skills to succeed in college and to get better connected to the Georgia State University community. Participation in the FYRE program gives students some of the tools they will need to develop a strong foundation for academic success along with the connections they will need to effectively navigate their undergraduate career, ensuring that first-year students are successful inside and outside of the classroom. The FYRE program gives students the independence they need in order to grow as students, paired with access to appropriate support systems whenever they need it.

The FYRE program allows first-year students to:

  • Attend social events and academic support workshops planned especially for their hall by their assigned FYRE Mentor
  • Experience faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom
  • Learn more about campus resources
  • Network with staff and faculty
  • Become involved in leadership opportunities

FYRE Mentors
FYRE Mentors are sophomore, junior, and senior students who assist new first-year students with their transition into the Georgia State University community. They serve as role models and resource referrals for first-year students, presenting workshops and social events for first year students on various important topics. FYRE Mentors also provide outreach to students in their community by connecting them to the many different academic, educational, social, and cultural activities occurring on campus.

FYRE Mentors will be in touch with their first-year residents in the summer months prior to the start of the academic year informing them about welcome events and upcoming events for the semester.

Learning Center
University Housing is committed to supporting its residents in their academic pursuits, and our residence halls offer convenient areas for study and learning.  The University Housing Learning Center, located in the University Lofts, offers state-of-the-art study suites for quiet study, one-to-one tutoring or group sessions and features multimedia capabilities, including Internet access and webcams. There is even a smart classroom where several GSU courses have been taught, including GSU 1010.  The University Commons also offers multimedia technology in its meeting room, which can serve as a classroom.

*University Housing will also offer tutoring services for select courses in the Lofts Learning Center.

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Incoming Freshman

Students who submit their application prior to June 3, 2014 at 12 p.m.:
Simple & Advanced Roommate Search: February 14, 2014 at 12 p.m. – June 9, 2014 at 12 p.m.
Room Selection:
June 17, 2014 at 12 p.m. – June 27, 2014 at 12 p.m.
Parking Information for University Commons and Piedmont North:
Parking application will open to all residents on July 1, 2014. To complete a parking application, login to MyHousing, select Personal Preferences, and complete your vehicle information.

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