Step #5: Arrange Housing

UWG and the surrounding area provide many on-campus and off-campus residential options to fit a range of budgets, amenities and conveniences. Please note that all off-campus arrangements (leases, utilities, furniture, transportation, and issues) are up the students who choose those options.

On-Campus Housing (Strongly Recommended)

Check out the On Campus Housing Options.

  • 10 minute maximum walk to any UWG classroom, labs, support services, events, rec. center and dining facilities.
  • Multiple UWG Shuttle Bus stops are near UWG residence halls.
  • UWG's Housing and Residence Life (HRL) provides comfortable, secure housing, professional staff, academic support, and opportunities that engage campus residents in social opportunities and a success mindset.
  • All UWG facilities are well-secured with 24/7 staff at your service.
  • All utilities, wifi and basic furnishings are included.
  • Review amenities and view virtual tours of each residence hall on the HRL website.


Freshman Housing Requirement

University of West Georgia requires all freshmen to reside on campus unless they are married or living with parents, at their permanent address, within an approved commuting town. This policy applies to all students entering University of West Georgia and remains in effect until completion of two (2) semesters of residence or thirty (30) semester hours of academic work.

Waivers of the residency requirement are required for all freshman students who do not wish to reside on campus.

The following categories of freshman students will be exempt from the residency requirement following verification of their status:

  • 21 years of age
  • Marriage – certified copy of marriage license required for students under 21
  • Independent financial status – Must provide supporting documentation

For more information and the waiver form, visit the Housing Residency Requirements page.

Next Step: #6 Arrive & Settle