You will receive a detailed email via your Georgia State email account confirming your move-in date and time. You have until 9 a.m. the first day of classes on Monday, January 13, 2020 check into their residence hall assignment before being considered a no show. If you plan to arrive after January 13, 2020, contact University Housing.
The spring 2020 move-in dates are:
New International Residents: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
New Residents: Friday, January 10, 2020
Returning Residents: Saturday and Sunday. January 11-12, 2020
We know this is an exciting time for you and your family, and our staff will do everything we can to help you get moved in to your new home efficiently.
When you first arrive, you’ll notice a number of other students in unloading zones. University Housing staff and volunteers will guide you to your designated unloading location. The unloading process varies by location, and specific information will be provided upon your arrival. University Housing provides a limited number of large bins for $15/hour and small bins for $10/hour. We encourage you to bring your own hand trucks or any equipment you need to facilitate your move-in.
To unload your stuff, please report to the following locations:
- University Commons: Commons Parking Deck (entrance on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue)
- Piedmont North: Piedmont North Parking Deck (entrance on Piedmont Avenue NE)
- University Lofts: Lofts Parking Deck (entrance on Piedmont Avenue NE)
- Patton Hall & Greek Town Houses: Entrance on Piedmont Avenue NE
- Piedmont Central: Entrance on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue
When arriving at the unloading area, we request that only the student check in at the Community Desk or Lobby area while the driver secures a parking place for unloading. A photo ID (preferably, a Panther ID for students) should be available to facilitate the check in process.
After unloading your stuff, you will be required to move your vehicle to a local city-pay parking lot. Visit Georgia State Parking for a list of non-affiliated parking options close to campus. Be sure to have cash on hand to cover the public parking fee.
Students interested in parking in the Piedmont North or University Commons parking deck for the spring semester may contact the Housing Office for availability.
University Commons, Piedmont North and Piedmont Central residents who require parking MUST apply online using the MyHousing portal prior to picking up a hangtag.
You can pick up your parking hangtag in the Central Housing Office at 75 Piedmont Ave. NE, Ste 110.
If you must check in after the designated hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), follow the procedures for your residence hall:
- Patton Hall & Greek Town Houses: You are welcome to use the Patton Hall turnaround to drop off your belongings but will need to relocate your car to a local city-pay parking lot immediately after. You can then proceed to the Patton Hall main entrance and check in at the Community Desk.
- University Commons: The parking deck gate closes at 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., you must use the intercom at the parking deck to speak to the Commons security officer for temporary access. Drive up to parking level 1 (P1) and enter the building through the main double doors. Proceed to the Community Desk on your left to get your apartment key and access card.
- University Lofts: The parking deck gate closes at 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., you will only be able to enter the parking deck if you already have access from Auxiliary Services. You can also park in metered spaces are on Edgewood Avenue or in the city-pay parking lot across the street from the Lofts. Then proceed to the Community Desk on the first floor to get your apartment key and access card.
- Piedmont Central: The gates to the unloading area close at 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., you will need to unload your things in the local city-pay parking lot across the street from Piedmont Central. Then proceed to the Piedmont Central main entrance and check in at the Community Desk.
- Piedmont North: The parking deck gate closes at 8 p.m. After 8 p.m., you may park temporarily in the surface lot spaces in front of Piedmont North A. Then proceed to the Community Desk of your assigned residence hall to get your key and access card. Upon unloading, you’ll need to relocate your car to a local city-pay parking lot.
Packing for your campus apartment or room can be a lot of fun, but be mindful not to pack too much. Space is limited in residence halls, and no extra storage is available outside of your assigned space. To conserve space, it is a good idea to consider sharing larger items with your roommate(s). You should contact your roommate(s) prior to move-in so you can agree upon the items that each of you will be responsible for bringing.
Each resident is designated a bed, a dresser, a desk and chair, and a wardrobe or a closet based on room layout. All furnishings must stay in the room all year. Residents may not remove or store any item for any reason. Each dining area in University Commons or University Lofts is furnished with a table and chairs.
*Note: Personal appliances that are used for cooking may only be used in the kitchen. No open-flame device is allowed in the residence halls. Appliances that generate high temperatures, such as George Foreman grills and deep-fat fryers, should be used near the stove top with the exhaust hoods on.
When packing for a campus apartment or room, remember not to bring too much. Space is limited.
*Note: Individual health and air quality requirements vary greatly between students. Students should plan to bring small, portable units (dehumidifiers, humidifiers, air purifiers, fans, etc.) for personal comfort.
Rather than doubling up, consider sharing larger items with your roommate(s).
*Note: Each kitchen in University Commons is equipped with a refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, microwave and stove. University Lofts provides the same appliances, except for a microwave.
*Note: Consider purchasing renters insurance. Renters insurance is not required, but we recommend it.