Housing & Residence Life
Professional and student staff manage the residence halls and support the academic program of the university by offering programs and services that facilitate academic success and individual development. Each residence hall is supervised by a graduate hall director who assumes major responsibility in the areas of administration, programming, staff training and student development. Resident assistants are undergraduate students who are trained to create a community environment for residents on each floor. Tyus Hall, because of its unique physical configuration, is the residence hall most preferred by upperclassmen.
(A) Students wishing to reside on campus must pay a 1-time non-refundable $150 Housing application fee before any contract will be processed or room assignment made. Go online to your myUWG account to submit a contract for all terms.
(B) Summer semester: a separate contract is required for the summer semester. Housing and Residence Life will not assume that a summer semester resident will automatically continue for the fall semester. Go online to your myUWG account to submit a contract for all terms.
The Housing and Residence Life contract for all halls is a legally binding contract for the entire academic year of fall and spring semesters. The contract financially obligates a resident to the end of the contract period which for most students is the end of spring semester. A contract buy-out option is available to eligible students who wish to cancel their contracts during the academic year.
Students are reminded that the university accepts no responsibility for items which are lost or damaged in the residence halls, regardless of reason. Each student is encouraged to carry personal property insurance or check to be certain that personal property is covered under the parents' insurance policy.
Residence halls (except for Tyus Hall, Arbor View, and University Suites) are closed between semesters and during Thanksgiving and Spring breaks.
A sign-up period for the following year is held during the spring semester. Notifications of new assignments are made prior to the beginning of each semester.
Residence hall rooms are reserved on the basis of the date of receipt of the residence hall contract and space availability. Housing and Residence Life will recognize preferences for a specific residence hall; however, preferred assignments cannot be guaranteed. Consideration of a roommate request will be given if the request is mutual and all requested information is complete depending on space availability. Room assignments will not be made until the student fulfills admission requirements; therefore, it is in the student's best interest to complete all admission requirements as soon as possible.