Fall Opening

Central Campus Move-In Day 2023 is scheduled for Thursday, August 17.
*Central Campus Cat Crew volunteers are permitted to move-in early on August 16. 

West Campus Move-In Day 2023 is scheduled for Wednesday, August 16.
*West Campus Cat Crew volunteers are permitted to move-in early on August 15. ​​​​​​

Move-In Day Procedures

Check-In Appointment

Instructions to schedule your check-in appointment.  Students will receive an email at your bobcats.gcsu.edu email address once the process is open to your group. You will not be able to schedule a check-in appointment until late-July.  

  • Sorority Recruitment students will be able to select from available times on August 10 between 9 and 10:30 a.m.
  • West Campus residents will be able to select from available times on August 16 between 8 and 11:00 a.m.
  • Central Campus residents will be able to select from available times on August 17 between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • Cat Crew volunteers will not need to select a check-in appointment, and are approved to move-in at West Campus on August 15 or Central Campus on August 16.  To volunteer for Cat Crew, please register at gcsu.edu/housing/cat-crew-university-housing.
Directions to Campus

Please use the addresses below to program GPS units or use online mapping services. All addresses are within the 31061 zip code. Note: these addresses are not valid mailing addresses for your student. Please refer to our Mail and Packages page for details on how to send items to your student. 

  • Adams Hall 421 W. Greene Street 
  • Bell Hall 211 W. Hancock Street 
  • Foundation Hall 631 W. Franklin Street 
  • Napier Hall 251 S. Clarke Street
  • Parkhurst Hall 550 W. Greene Street 
  • Sanford Hall 410 W. Greene Street  
  • The Village 120 W. Campus Drive
  • Wells Hall 510 W. Greene Street  
Loading Zone Passes

Loading zone passes are required for all vehicles that will be unloading at buildings on August 10, August 16 and August 17.  Two loading zone passes will be sent in the Move-In Mailer.  Loading zone passes should be filled out prior to your arrival on campus.  Vehicles must be attended at all times while in the loading zone.  Vehicles will be permitted 20 minutes to unload, and then must move to long-term parking. 

Download an additional loading zone pass.  Families are encouraged to bring as few vehicles as possible so that all families will be able to utilize the loading zones. Vehicles that are not unloading may proceed directly to long-term parking.  

Move-In Mailer

The Move-In Mailer will be mailed to students' home address in late-July (may take 5-7 days to arrive). Included in this piece is a packing list, two loading zone passes and other information you may find helpful when preparing to move to GC.


To avoid congestion, each vehicle wishing to enter a loading zone must have a Loading-Zone Pass.  Two passes will be included in your Move-In Mailer (which will be mailed out in late-July). If you are bringing additional vehicles, please contact University Housing for an additional Loading-Zone Pass (pdf) per vehicle. Fill in the Loading Zone Pass prior to arrival and have it available for the police officer as you drive in. Time in the loading zone is limited to 20 minutes. Cars left parked in the loading zone after 12 p.m. will be towed at the owners expense.

Cat Crew volunteers assisting in new student move-in.
Public Safety directing traffic
Vehicles ready to be unloaded
Cat Crew unloading a vehicle

Important Information

Cat Cash

Adding Cat Cash to a student's Bobcat Card is easy.  Just follow the steps in the following video

Care Packages

Our Resident Student Association has teamed up with SWAK University Services to provide your student with a fantastic welcome to campus package to start their academic year off right! Give your student that extra support to thrive during this sometimes stressful transition period to college life. Check out SWAKu today!

Linens and Decorations

Mattresses in the residence halls are extra-long twin (36 inches x 80 inches). Mattresses at The Village are standard full-size. Shop at Dorm Co for comforters, bedding packages and room accessories.

Local Accommodations

Interested in spending the night in Milledgeville? Learn more about Milledgeville and local destinations

Meningitis Immunizations

The American College Health Association recommends that college students, especially first-year students who will be living in residence halls, consider being vaccinated against meningitis. Learn more from Student Health Services.

Parent to Parent Advice

After move-in, we asked parents what advice they would give to the next groups moving in to University Housing. Check out the parent to parent advice (pdf) they provided. 

Rent a Loft Kit/Furniture

Students have the option of renting furniture from our partner College Products. Available products include lofts, futons, mini-fridges and safes.

Renters Insurance

University Housing cannot cover the loss or damage to student property. Prior to arrival, please consult your homeowner's policy or secure personal property insurance. For more information on personal property insurance, visit the GradGuard web site.

Roommate Agreement

The Roommate Agreement can help suitemates work out what is considered acceptable for suite. Items covered including cleaning schedules, guest preferences and establishing when it is and isn't okay to borrow items from each other. It's a good idea for roommates and suitemates to review this agreement prior to arrival at GC.

Decorating on Move-In Day
Cat Crew carrying a clothing rack.
Cat Crew volunteers assisting in new student move-in at Adams Hall.
Cat Crew Volunteers enjoying a well deserved break