Housing Amenities

Housing Amenities

Georgia State’s transition to a residential university is fairly recent, so our housing is about as modern and comfortable as it gets. But more than that, we’ve designed our features and amenities to support your success and meet your needs. You will have conveniences that help you manage your time and resources, common areas and communication tools that help you stay connected to one another, and the world at large, and private spaces where you can find solitude and do your own thing.

View our Panther Guide to Community Living for additional information.


As a university residential community, the Georgia State University residential facilities offer educational, recreational, cultural, and social programming. Residents are encouraged to be involved in the Georgia State University residence hall community and make a genuine effort to contribute to the creation and enhancement of community with other Georgia State University  residents. The RA’s are responsible for providing programming for their floor. The Hall Council offers area-wide programs. A portion of housing fees is allocated for area-sponsored activities.

Some examples of programs offered in Georgia State University residence halls include: movie nights, open mic nights, dance parties, Karaoke nights, and educational speakers. Let your RA or the HC know what interests you, and help make the Georgia State University residence halls a fun place to live and learn.

All bicycles should be registered with the Georgia State University Police. When using the bike storage areas, you are encouraged to use a high quality U-lock. There are covered bike storage areas at the University Commons, University Lofts, and Piedmont North. There is outside bike storage between Greek Housing and Patton Hall, at Piedmont North and outside the MILE lab at the University Commons. Bikes may also be stored in residents’ bedrooms.

Bicycles may not be stored or secured to any items on or in the plaza, lawns, fences, lounges, hallways, elevators, stairwells or any other public area. Bikes secured in violation of this policy or bikes left unattended will be impounded, declared abandoned after 30 days and discarded.

For the safety of others, bicycles may not be ridden on the plaza or courtyards of  the Commons, University Lofts or Piedmont North. Please walk your bicycle off the grounds before you begin riding.

Washers and dryers are located in each residence hall at Georgia State University except Greek housing. All machines can be used free of charge, and Greek housing has access to the laundry facility at Patton Hall. Our residence halls are equipped with state of the art Speed Queen front load washers and dryers. Please report all problems related to laundry machines at TMA work order system (Please navigate to the specific laundry floor in TMA request screen while logging in the request).
The Community Office houses items found within the premises of the residence halls for up to 2 weeks. If you lose something check with the Community Office or the Georgia State University police. If you believe an item was stolen, report it to the Georgia State University police immediately. Georgia State University assumes no responsibility for lost or stolen items. Renter’s insurance is highly recommended.

For residents, any panther cards, debit cards or licenses found are placed in their on-campus mailbox and an email is sent to inform them of such. For non-residents, any panther cards found are sent to the panther card office.

If any access cards or keys are found, direct contact will be made with the resident.

Georgia State University Housing currently has 3 mail rooms/package distribution centers.  The Edgewood mail room is located at Patton Hall, the Piedmont North mail room is located at Piedmont North Hall A, and the Commons mail room is located in the lobby of the University Commons. Residents who live at Patton Hall, and Greek Housing will receive mail via the Edgewood mail room. Lofts residents will receive regular mail at the Lofts and packages at Patton Hall. Commons residents will use the Commons mail room and residents who reside in Piedmont North Hall A or B will use the Piedmont North mail room.
State’s Place to Eat for Panthers on the Go – 404-413-9508. Panther Dining Services offers convenient, affordable, and delicious meal options for the Georgia State University community.  Georgia State features a dining hall at Patton Hall and Piedmont North, food courts in the University Center and Student Center, Panther Pizza in the University Bookstore Building, and Panther Corner Cafe at the bottom of Kell Hall include the option of purchasing meals using cash, credit/debit cards, or by purchasing any of the PantherMeal Plans listed at Panther Dining.
The Georgia State University residence halls currently provide receptacles for recycling of newspaper, plastic, glass, and aluminum in the receptacles located in various areas. The Commons recycle area is on P3, the Lofts area is on the first floor of the parking deck, and Piedmont North area is at the entrance to the parking deck.

Recycling is encouraged, but appropriate measures must be made to ensure that items to be recycled are stored properly to maintain a safe and healthy living environment.

If you recycle:
1. Wash all cans, bottles, jars, etc. so that insects are not attracted.
2. Transport recyclables in sturdy containers/bags to prevent breaking.
3. Deliver recyclables to the proper container.
4. Remove recyclables from your apartment on a regular basis.

Georgia State University offers several different types of transportation.  Please visit the pages below to learn more!
Zipcar
Panther Shuttle
Vending Services offers several vending machines containing snacks and beverages are located throughout the Georgia State University residence facilities, mostly in the building lobbies. Residents should use these machines with care and report problems by calling posted numbers, or informing the Community Desk. The panther card system can be used in all vending machines. Tampering with or causing damage to a vending machine is prohibited.

Georgia State University Housing is not responsible for funds lost in vending machines. Refunds must be obtained through the service provider as noted on the machines.

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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