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Being a RA provides opportunities to develop valuable leadership and communication skills, to shape an environment that supports students' academic and personal development, to make friends that will last a lifetime, and to define yourself!
The RA position is extremely important to the Department of Residence Life. We want to ensure RAs have the skills, interests, and experiences that will help them thrive in this challenging and enjoyable position.
Selection decisions are based on information from the application, the time spent in the RA Leadership class, the interview process, and references. Solely filling out the application does not guarantee that a candidate will be selected for the RA class or the RA role.
October 13 Applications Available
November 2, 9pm Resume Workshop in Oaks 1
November 3, 8pm Resume Workshop in Oaks 2
November 19, 5pm Applications Due
December 1 Notification of Placement in RA Class
Information Sessions Dates/Locations
Oaks 1 Info Session October 13, 8pm
Oaks 2 Info Session October 13, 8:30pm
Pines Info Session October 19, 8pm
Magnolia Info Session October 19, 8:30pm
MSC Info Table October 19, 27, 11am-1pm
MSC Info Table November 4,12, 11am-1pm
For more information contact Residence Life Coordinator Jill Hohnecker
Location: Student Success Center Office 3441
Residence Hall Director
Location: SW Pines Office
Residence Life Coordinator
Location: SW Oaks Office
Residence Hall Director
Location: SW Magnolia Office
Director of Residence Life
Location: SSC 3435
Desk Assistant Coordinator
Location: SSC 3437
The 10, 15, and unlimited meals per week plans include unlimited seconds in the dining hall and Flex Cash that may be spent in the Chick-Fil-A, Boar's Head, Java City coffee shop, or in our on-campus convenience store.
Meal Plans Available to All Students
(Residents that have not earned 60 credit hours are required to have one of the options below.)
Meal Plans Available to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students Only
(Residents that have earned 60 credit hours are required to choose one of the options listed above or one of the following plans.)
First-time GSW Freshmen Students
We are excited that you will be joining our Georgia Southwestern Family! A housing packet will be mailed to you from our Admissions Office once you are accepted. If you have questions, regarding the process or mail outs, feel free to contact them.
First time SGSC Freshmen Students
We are excited that you would like to live on campus at Georgia Southwestern! The housing information will be sent to you from the SGSC Entry Program Office once you have been accepted. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Exemption from Residency
All freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. If you wish to live off campus and meet the exemption requirements listed below, please submit a 2015-16 Exemption from Residency Form.
Upperclassmen, Transfer, and Graduate Students
Please submit an Upperclassmen Housing Application to ensure you get the room you want.
Non – Retuning Residents
If you are graduating or not returning to GSW, please submit a Non - Returning Form in order to receive your deposit.
All residential students must also submit a Meningitis Form.
If you have already filled out a housing contract and would like to appeal your obligation to it, please submit an Appeal of Housing Obligation Form.
Checking Out of the Residence Halls
If a student is withdrawing from the university or has an emergency and needs to check out of the residence halls the student must complete the General Check-out Packet and submit all paperwork to the Office of Residence Life located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center.
If I damage something how will I be charged?
Depending on the severity of the damages, money from your housing deposit will be removed or a hold will be placed on your account.
How do I change rooms or transfer halls?
If space permits and depending on the legitimacy of the reason for relocating, a room change request form must be completed and submitted to your hall director.
What do I need to bring on move in day?
Check the Residence Life home page, there is a link with items that you may bring to make your stay more enjoyable.
What is the decoration policy?
You may decorate, but decorate at your discretion. NO HOLES OR PAINT ON WALLS. If walls are severely damaged you will be CHARGED!!
Where can I eat on campus?
GSW has several locations where students can purchase meals. In addition to the cafeteria, the Java City coffee shop and a campus convenience store are located in the Marshall Student Center. Also, recently our Canes Den, located in the Student Success Center, has been transformed by the opening of a Chick-Fil-A/Boar's Head franchise. Learn more by visiting our Dining Services webpage.
How do I get a parking permit?
After your student tuition has been paid for, you will be able to pick your parking permit from campus safety.
What If I need special accommodations?
At GSW we have rooms that are designed for those that may need special accommodations. Our department takes consideration for all residents to make their stay more comfortable.
What is the alcohol policy?
GSW is not a dry campus, therefore; alcohol is allowed for those of the legal age.
Where can I smoke?
Along with all other University System of Georgia institutions, GSW is now a tobacco-free campus. Use of any/all forms of tobacco products is prohibited on campus.
Are pets allowed?
Fish that can survive in a ten gallon or less tank are the only permitted pets on campus. All other species are prohibited on campus, even if they can survive in a ten gallon tank.
Is there public transportation?
GSW provides students with the GSW Shuttle that leave campus several times a day to take students to predestined locations.