Meals & Housing


Freshman College participants have the All-Access 7 Day meal plan for the duration of the program. Participants will be assigned the Freshman College meal plan and make payment for the plan through Athena. (The cost of this meal plan is included in estimated costs.)

Meal Plans for the Academic Year
Meal plans for the 2020-2021 academic year (after Freshman College concludes) are available by calling 706-542-7130 or by visiting UGA Dining Services.


Freshman College On-Campus Residency
Participants in Freshman College will live in Russell Hall during the summer and remain in Russell Hall for the fall and spring semesters. You can learn more about University Housing here.

Housing Registration
Students must register for academic year housing on The Dawg House. As University Housing receives students accepted into Freshman College, students will see a Freshman College term appear on The Dawg House to search for roommates. Students are responsible for paying a $35 non-refundable registration fee for the academic year; there is no additional charge for the summer.

Duration of Assignment
All participants are housed in Russell Hall for the duration of the Freshman College program. The residence hall will be closed for the interim between Freshman College and the start of the fall semester.

Searching for a Roommate
Are you looking for a roommate? Once admitted, log on to The Dawg House and proceed through the Freshman College term. You will be able to search for other Freshman College participants. Create a group of up to three other students or join a group to have the opportunity to live together as roommates/suitemates in Russell Hall.

Information will be sent to your UGA email account about the housing selection process. Room selection will occur in mid-May. A housing contract will be sent to your UGA email address shortly after selecting a room. Students are only required to sign one contract that includes summer, fall, and spring semesters. Students under 18 will require a parent/guardian’s signature to complete the housing process.

Housing Contact Information
For questions about housing contracts, assignment procedures, or residence hall opening and closing dates, please email the Housing Assignments Office at or call 706-542-1421 to speak with a housing representative.