Living on Campus
While convenience is often the number one reason for living on campus, you’ll find we offer our students much more than just a place to study and sleep. Georgia State provides students with a variety of living options.
University Housing provides opportunities for student growth and development through educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs presented in our living & learning communities. If your student chooses to live in University Housing, he or she will meet more people — guaranteed. Living on campus will give your student a greater sense of connection with the University and with the people they will meet.
Still wondering why we think being part of our residential community will enhance your student’s experience at Georgia State University? Here are just a few reasons why our staff and 4100 residents would ask, “Why live anywhere else?”
When you live on campus one price includes furniture, utilities, cable, internet, and laundry. Choose between a meal plan, dining downtown at over 300 restaurants or preparing your own food in your own kitchen, available in many of our residence halls. And of course you’ll enjoy an easy walk to classes, the libraries, shopping, dining, exercising and other recreational areas.
Living on campus creates more opportunities to meet new people and develop lasting friendships. Take advantage of communal dining, athletics, concerts, films, lectures, study groups and student organizations. Social, educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities are available in all housing locations. While there’s always something to take part in at any given time, you’ll always get to choose your level of involvement.
Research concludes that living on-campus has a positive influence on a student’s grade point average, level of involvement in campus activities, retention at the University, and satisfaction with his or her collegiate experience. While on campus, take advantage of study groups, additional instruction, advisement and career services. These services, skills, and attention of our full-time, professional staff, are available for advice or referrals on just about any topic from personal problems to career decisions.
Where Can I Live?
On campus housing is relatively new to the university however so it is important that you make your decision to live on campus sooner rather than later.
Great question. Rates are subject to change and are based on a per bed rate. All housing and parking fees are due before the start of the related semester when tuition and fees are due or immediately following an assignment being accepted if the semester has already started. Our current rates can always be found on Our Housing Rate Sheet (PDF).
This isn’t an overnight trip. You will be staying with us for a while. We understand that. You’re not just renting a room, you’re making a home away from home. Packing for your campus apartment / room can be a lot of fun, but be mindful not to pack too much. You should contact your roommates prior to coming to campus, so that you can agree upon the items that each of you will be responsible for bringing. Once you get to campus and decide you need something else, there are many stores located near campus.
Need more detailed information on What to Bring?
The Spring 2015 housing application is now available for a limited time only. All interested students please apply as soon as possible. Room selection is prioritized on a first come first serve basis. Spaces are very limited and room types are based upon availability.
Step 2: Log In
Step 3: Apply
- Application Selection – select the term for which you are applying
- Housing Agreement – Read contract thoroughly before accepting
- Pay online with credit/debit card (Visa, American Express, Discover or Master Card)
- Print last page for your records (Payment Receipt)
|Return In Person
Georgia State University Housing
75 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
|Return By Mail
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3961
Residents living in Patton Hall and Piedmont North are required to have the meal plan offered through PantherDining. Although required, the meal plan is priced separately from the housing costs. The dining centers located in Patton Hall and Piedmont North are “all you care to eat” style dining facilities. Residents of Patton Hall and Piedmont North receive unlimited access to the Dining Halls during operational hours.
The 2013-2014 Meal Plans for the GSU Dining Halls are now available for sign-up.
PantherMeals offer unlimited access to an “all you care to eat” dining experience in the Patton Hall and Piedmont North Dining Halls.
Academic Year 2013-2014 Seven Day Meal Plan Details
- The 7-Day Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
- $3,692 (Two installments of $1,846 per semester). Only $101 per semester more than the 5 day plan.
- The first day of Fall service 2013 is August 22.
- The last day of service is December 17.
Academic Year 2013-2014 Five Day Meal Plan Details
- The 5-Day Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday.
- $3,490 (Two equal installments of $1,745 per semester).
- The first day of Spring service 2014 is January 13.
- The last day of service is May 6.
After a new or returning resident completes an on-line application, pays their Room Reservation Fee, eligible students will have the ability to choose the Residence Hall/Living Space where they wish to reside. Room selection is based on eligibility and availability. Once beds are filled you will be notified by e-mail and placed on a waiting list.
Learn more about the Room Assignment Process, Advanced Roommate Search and the Wait List process.
Advanced Roommate Search allows you to search for a compatible roommate(s) using specific traits or characteristics. The Room Selection process allows you to personally select an available room for you and your requested roommate. Learn more about the Advanced Roommate Search and Room Selection Process.