Lodging Information

**Do not make reservations or travel plans until your student's Orientation session registration and assignment have been confirmed.**

All First-Year students who come for a two-day Orientation session will have one night's accommodation provided in Creswell Residence Hall, the cost of which is covered by the student's Orientation fee. Any students coming for our one-day sessions and all guests (parents, siblings, etc.) are responsible for securing their own accommodations and have several options for lodging before, during, and after Orientation. The options are in one of our residence halls, at the UGA Hotel & Conference Center, or one of the Athens area hotels. Accommodations for First-Year students are made in Creswell Hall.

Anyone with accommodations in the residence halls must bring their own linens as they are not provided. University Housing recommends a pillow, 2 bed sheets, a blanket or sleeping bag, a towel, and a washcloth. It is strongly recommended that students bring an alarm clock and personal toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste. University Housing does not provide linens. Beds in the residence halls are extra-long beds (80"). If you do not have extra-long fitted sheets, it is recommended that you bring two flat sheets to Creswell.

*Please note that all charges for parents, siblings, or other guests and any charges for extra nights in the residence halls will be billed to the student's Student Account


Lodging Before Orientation 

Students and parents who come for one of our June and July Orientations sessions who require accommodations before Orientation may arrive at Creswell Hall beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the evening before the first day of Orientation for an additional fee. No reservations are needed.

The cost for this extra night in Creswell Hall will be billed to the student's Student Account. Cost for one night will be $26.00 per student in a double occupancy room. No single rooms are available for students. (Linens are not included in accommodations in Creswell Hall). 

Parents may also arrive at Creswell Hall beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the evening before the first day of Orientation. No reservations are needed. Parents will be charged $26.00 per person per night in a double occupancy room and $40.25 per person per night in a single occupancy room. (Linens are not included in accommodations in Creswell Hall.) Please do not send money in advance. All charges for parents residing in Creswell Hall will be billed to the student's Student Account.


Family members who prefer not to stay in the residence hall may choose to make reservations in any of the numerous hotels serving the University community:

UGA Hotel & Conference Center

The most convenient place to stay during your visits is the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. Close to Stegeman Coliseum, Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, and other landmarks, the UGA Hotel is our on-campus hotel and conference center. Guest Services' staff will be happy to help you find your way around the university. The Office of Admissions has negotiated special discounted rates at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center for its guests. Use the links provided when you have registered for your Orientation session. 

Athens Area Hotels

Additionally, the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau website lists area hotels and bed and breakfast ins. Do not make reservations or travel plans until your student's session assignment has been confirmed. 


Lodging After Orientation & For Transfer Students

All students (First-Year and Transfer) and parents have several options for lodging after Orientation, which include beds available in one of our residence halls, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center, or one of the Athens area hotels.

Students and parents who come for one of our June and July Orientation sessions who require accommodations for the evening of the second day of Orientation and/or additional nights should contact the Health Sciences Campus Housing Office at (706) 713-2654 or hsghsc@uga.edu in advance for reservations and availability in Creswell Hall. 

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