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. Our skilled, full time professional staff are available for advice or referral for just about any topic from personal problems to career decisions.
Where Can I Live?
On campus housing fills up very quickly so it is important that you make your decision to live on campus sooner rather than later and avoid being wait listed.
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 Rates page.
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 Should You Bring?
The Fall 2015/Spring 2016 application for Housing is now open.
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Step 3: Apply
- Application Selection – Select the term for which you are applying
- Housing Agreement – Read contract thoroughly before accepting
- Payment - Pay online with credit or debit card (Visa, American Express, Discover or Master Card)
- Confirmation - Print last page for your records (Payment Receipt)
Camp FYRE 2015 July 30 - August 1, 2015 You may already know a lot about Georgia State University and Atlanta, or you may know very little. But no matter where you come from, or what your background is, Camp FYRE 2015 is a 3 day/2 night experience that is focused on making sure your transition into Georgia State is smooth and enjoyable! During this camp, you will learn about Georgia State and its traditions, meet staff members from across the university, meet some of your entering classmates, and get a head start to the year. Camp FYRE 2015 will provide you with some exciting opportunities to get to know the campus, city, and yourself. Participate, and get a jump start to your life as a Panther! Costs: $100 Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Lodging, Off campus activities, On campus programming Application is now open.
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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.
After a new or returning resident completes an online application, pays their room reservation fee, eligible students will have the ability to choose the residence hall or living space where they wish to reside. Room selection is based on eligibility and availability. Once beds are filled you will be notified by email and placed on a waiting list.
Learn more about the room assignments, Online Room & Roommate Selection and the wait list through the Room Selection page and Online Room and Roommate Selection links.
Online Room & Roommate Selection 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 Online Room & Roommate Selection process.