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 10, 2022 to check into your residence hall assignment before being considered a no-show. If you plan to arrive after Monday, January 10, 2022, contact University Housing.
All new residents may be required to sign up for an individual move-in time. Spring 2022 move-in dates are January 7-9, 2021, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Residents with a confirmed housing assignment may sign up for a move-in time in your My Housing portal.
Prior to your arrival you need to complete an online resident information record and the fire safety module in order to receive your key when checking in. You will not receive your room key and access card until these tasks are complete.
Resident Information Record: go to gsu.erezlife.com
- Use your GSU username and password to log in
- In the left panel, select “Forms”
- Select “Resident Information Record”
- Complete all fields
- Select “Close Form” at the bottom of the page (ensure the page is closed or the form will not show as complete)
Fire Safety Module: icollege.gsu.edu
- Use your GSU username and password to log in
- Select the Fire Safety Module course (you may need to search for the course)
- Watch the video link
- Complete the quiz, must score at least 8 out of 9 questions correct to pass
- Unlimited attempts allowed
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 three (3) 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. 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. Please note parking is currently full at Piedmont North and University Commons.
If you have to arrive after the designated check-in hours (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.), please follow the procedures below:
- Patton Hall and Greek Housing after-hours check-in: You are welcome to use the Patton Hall turnaround to drop off your belongings and will need to relocate your car to a local city pay parking lot. You can then proceed to the Patton Hall main entrance and check in at the community desk.
- The University Commons after-hours check-in: The parking deck gates will close at 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., you must use the intercom at the Commons Parking Deck to speak to the Commons Security Officer who will provide you with temporary access to enter the parking deck. Drive up to parking level 1 (P1); enter the main double doors and the Community Desk will be on your left. You may proceed to the Community Desk and they will provide you with your apartment key and access card.
- The University Lofts after-hours check-in: The parking deck gate will close at 6 p.m. for those that do not have paid for parking in the University Lofts parking deck. For those without paid parking, temporarily park your vehicle in the city pay parking lot across the street from the University Lofts and proceed to the main entrance of the University Lofts. The staff at the Community Desk will provide you with your apartment key and access card.
- Piedmont Central after-hours check-in: You are welcome to use the Piedmont Central driveway to drop off your belongings and will need to relocate your car to a local city pay parking lot. You can then proceed to the Piedmont Central main entrance and check in at the community desk.
- Piedmont North after-hours check-in: The parking deck gate will close at 6 p.m. After 6 p.m., you may park temporarily in the surface lot spaces in front of Piedmont North A. You may then proceed to the Community Desk of your assigned residence hall where you will receive your key and access cards. Upon unloading, you need to relocate your car to a local city pay parking lot nearby.
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.