You will receive a detailed email via your Georgia State email account confirming your move-in instructions. You have until 9 a.m. the first day of classes on Monday, January 11, 2021 to check into your residence hall assignment before being considered a no show. If you plan to arrive after Monday, January 11, 2021, contact University Housing.
All residents will be required to sign up for an individual move-in time as part of University Housing safety measure related to COVID-19. Sign-up information will be included in the move-in email coming later this month to your GSU student email. Spring 2021 move-in dates will occur Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. We advise that you not make travel plans until you receive the move-in information and you sign up for your move-in time. If you are unable to move-in on those dates you may also move-in on Sunday, January 10.
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 into your new home efficiently.
University Housing will have a de-centralized check-in process, as you will proceed directly to your assigned residence hall upon arriving on campus. Prior to your arrival, you will also be required to complete several forms and educational modules in order to receive your key when checking in. You will not receive your room key and access card until forms and modules are complete. Please have your Panther ID card to present to Housing staff to receive your key and access card. No after-hours check-ins will be permitted.
For safety reasons related to COVID-19, you may have a maximum of two (2) people to assist you with unloading. Additionally, residents have a maximum of two (2) hours for moving in.
When you arrive to your hall, you’ll notice a number of other students in unloading zones. University Housing staff will guide you to your designated unloading location. The unloading process varies by location, and specific information will be provided upon your arrival. As a precautionary measure, no bins will be provided by University Housing. 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
After unloading your belongings, you will be required to move your vehicle. Instructions will be provided on site for those who have parking permits with University Housing. Any vehicles without a parking permit will be required to move 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 or credit card on hand to cover the public parking fee.
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 will receive your parking hangtag at the University Housing Office on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. if you previously applied for parking in the MyHousing portal.
Residents are required to sign up for a move-in time between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9. There will be no after-hours check-ins permitted as a precautionary measure.
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.
Don't forget to bring these important Covid-care items: masks, gloves, sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and disinfecting cleaner.
*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.