Our list of frequently asked questions is below. If you continue have questions after reviewing the list, please contact%20Housing or call 478-289-2172.
The housing application is now a 1-step online process from start to finish. Students who have received their acceptance to East Georgia State College may complete the housing application by clicking here and logging in.
Follow the directions carefully and be sure to visit and complete all pages within the application.
If you intend to live on campus for Summer AND Fall, you will need to complete an online application for each of those two terms.
If any information for your record changes (permanent address, phone numbers, email address, campus of attendance) be sure to complete an admissions application update form. Click here to complete the online update form.
There is no deadline, but rooms are assigned on a first-come basis dependent on completion of housing application and receipt of housing application fee. Housing is not guaranteed. Once we reach a waitlist situation, the housing main page will be updated with this information as well as the online housing application.
When you are inside the housing application on the MyEGSC portal, you will come to a roommate search page. You can find roommates by first name OR last name OR cell phone number. You will only find the person you are looking for if they have already begun a housing application. Please note that if you send a request to a roommate, they must confirm your request in order for the two of you to be housed together. If you have difficulty finding your chosen roommate, place their name in the "about me" section of your housing application. We will try to put you together whenever possible.
When it comes time to make room assignments, your roommate request will trump your building request. For example, if, at the time you apply, you request 2 specific roommates and you want to live in Bobcat Villas - West, and the only place I have to assign you with three open bedrooms is Bobcat Villas - South, you will be assigned to Bobcat Villas - South. Roommate preferences always receive priority over building placement.
Must participate in room self-selection each spring and will not be permitted to pull in roommates. Each student is responsible for selecting his/her own room space.
Roommates are assigned based on information provided on the Residence Hall Application and input from the student. On the application, students can request roommates by name. They also complete roommate profile questions that helps us match them with similar people. New students will be assigned with consideration given to roommate preferences first, building type second, and profile question answers third.
Returning students are permitted to select a specific room during the room self-selection period.
Yes, you can request a roommate change. Changes can be requested via EGSC email up until 2 weeks before the posted move-in date if space is available. Requests received within the 2 weeks just before move-in will not be considered, and you will have to wait until the open room change period after the semester starts.
You may request a room change during a semester, but space may not be available for an immediate move. Roommate Agreements will be completed during the first month that the student is on campus. This agreement will ask the four roommates to consider situations they might encounter during a semester and discuss a plan of action. The agreement can be altered at any time to fit the changing needs of the group, but also serves as a platform for mediation.
Room changes will not be made during the first two weeks of the last 2 weeks of the semester. These are freeze dates used to confirm room occupancy and make assignments for the next term, respectively.
- Living room: modular pieces that can be used as chairs or pushed together to make a couch and/or loveseat; window blinds; ceiling fan (Bobcat Villas - South)
- Living room: 2 slipper chairs in living room (Bobcat Villas - West)
- Kitchen: refrigerator with ice maker; stove; microwave
- Bedroom: extra-long twin bed with mattress and drawers; desk; desk chair; track closet system; window blinds; ceiling fan
- Twin XL Bed Mattress: 36"W x 80"D x 8"H
- Twin XL Bed: 38"W x 2.5"D x 36"H (South beds have under-bed dresser drawers)
- 3-Drawer Dresser: 30"W x 20"D x 29"H (Bobcat Villas - West)
- 4-Leg Desk - Standard Suites: 30"W x 24"D x 29"H
- 4-Leg Desk - ADA Suites: 34"W x 24"D x 29"H
- Mobile Pedestal/Nightstand: 16"W x 20"D x 29"H (Bobcat Villas - West only)
- 2-Position Chair: 17.5"W x 25"D x 32.5"H
- Living Room Window: 80”w x 76”h (Students wanting curtains that hang to the floor should buy 96" curtain panels)
- Bedroom Window: 40”w x 64”h (Students wanting curtains that hang to the floor should buy 96" curtain panels)
- Closet: track system; 48” shelf with bar for hanging clothes
- Bedroom: 8’ x 9'
- Living Room Window: 59"W x 70"H (Students wanting curtains that hang to the floor should buy 96" curtain panels)
- Bedroom Window: 34"W x 58" H (Students wanting curtains that hang to the floor should buy 96" curtain panels)
- Typical Suite Interior Door: 3'W x 6'-8"H
- Shower ADA: 5'W x 2'-10"D
- Shower Standard: 4'W x 2'-10"D
- Bedroom: 8’6” x 11'
- Shower Rod provided - Shower curtain and hooks are not provided. Students should purchase stall shower liner. You can also lengthen your standard shower curtain by adding an extra set of shower curtain rings. Ask an RA to show you!
Students will be notified of their room assignment and roommates when their application is complete (all five steps completed) or by July 15th (whichever comes last). The room assignment will also appear on the confirmation page of your housing application once rooms have been assigned.
Do not expect to see a confirmed room assignment before July 15 of the coming year. Tentative assignments will be available on or just after July 1.
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No. On-campus housing at EGSC is designed for roommates of the same birth gender only. Gender-neutral housing is not available. If you are a trans student who is concerned about roommate matching, please contact%20us so that we can ensure you have a great roommate matching experience.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life very strongly advises that each resident carry individual renter's insurance for his or her personal property in the event of fire, flood, theft, hurricane, tornado, overflowing tubs, broken pipes, water main breaks, etc. It is not requried.
You must understand that East Georgia State College and the Office of Housing and Residence Life DOES NOT and CANNOT protect any personal belongings against burglary, vandalism, fire, smoke, and other perils.
You must also understand that, by not having personal liability insurance, you may be liable to third parties and to East Georgia State College and the Office of Housing and Residence Life, for certain perils which are covered by renter's insurance.
You may be covered by your parents' homeowner's insurance. Check with your parents' homeowner's insurance company to see what is covered and additional information necessary for coverage.
We will make every effort to have a Preview Room available for touring during Orientation, EGSC Open House, and regularly scheduled campus tours, but cannot allow items to be placed in apartments before a student moves in.
You must complete, sign and return a Room Condition Report at move-in to document any problems with the condition of the room when it is initially occupied. You will be held financially responsible for any damages to the room found upon move-out unless originally noted on the Room Condition Report or a previously reported maintenance problem. Severe damages may be submitted as a student conduct violation for vandalism depending on the severity.
Rooms will be inspected again at move-out. You must schedule this inspection and be present when it takes place, or complete an express move-out during which you do not have to be present.
Housing and Residence Life will maintain and repair the mechanical systems, plumbing systems, and appliances. Residents will be responsible for any costs that occur from misuse, abuse or neglect to the apartment or the premises.
No, any EGSC student who is enrolled at full-time status and passes a criminal background check can live on campus provided space is available.
Yes, all students who choose to live on campus will be required to purchase a minimum 9-meal/200-flex plan.
Visit our Living Spaces & Meal Plans page to learn more.
WIFI is available in both Bobcat Villas South and West!
Wired ports are also available. Students in Bobcat Villas - South may have both wired internet and television service if they wish. Students in West will have to choose between wired cable TV or wired internet. There is only one port and it will service only one function.
A computer lab is available inside Bobcat Villas - South and Bobcat Villas - West, inside the Jean and L.C. "Shot" Strange Clubhouse, in the JAM Student Center and in the Library, so a student has multiple options on campus if they do not bring a computer. However, all residents have access to the labs inside Bobcat Villas and all EGSC students have access to the other labs, so a student may have to wait their turn during peak times.
No, cookware and utensils will need to be provided by the student.
Although campus housing will officially close during Thanksgiving Week, Winter Break, and Spring Break, students can complete a Request for Housing during Breaks Form with the Office of Housing and Residence Life for approval. Students may leave all belongings in their rooms during these breaks. Additional charges may be placed on your account depending on the length of the break you wish to stay (I.e. winter break).
See the Resident Student Handbook (PDF) for complete rules regarding visitation. Be aware that visitors of the opposite gender must be checked out of the residence halls by midnight each night. No opposite sex overnight guests are permitted (including family members).
Only approved service animals or Emotional Support Animals are allowed in the residence halls. For more information on service or emotional support animals, contact%20the%20Counseling%20Office.
We ask that students carry a full academic load (12 hours or more) during Fall and Spring semesters and at least 6 hours during Summer semester. Special exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis, but students need to be aware that any drop in credit hours below full time may reduce their available financial aid and result in a financial balance owed to the college.
Financial Aid money can be used to pay for housing and meal plan costs, but it cannot be used to pay for the housing application fee. The application fee must be paid out-of-pocket.
After students move in, they are responsible for cleaning the apartment. Health and safety inspections will be performed by staff five times per semester to make sure the apartments are being cleaned and maintained to a minimum safe standard.
Absolutely! Bike racks are provided, but students will need to provide their own lock.
Telephone access is available in the housing office for students to use if they need to call home in an emergency situation. Emergency phones that directly dial 911 are located near the emergency exit on each hallway. Residents are recommended to make arrangements for a personal cell phone prior to arriving on campus. Pay phones and wired phone connections are not available.
EGSC offers free tutoring in the Academic Center for Excellence located in the Luck Flanders Gambrell building.
Each resident will have a mailbox in the Clubhouse. Mailbox keys will be provided at housing check-in and must be returned at check-out.
Student packages will be available for pick up between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 7 days a week in the Clubhouse. Do not ask for packages outside of this time period.
Resident address is as follows:
Bobcat Villas _____ Apt #____ (Ex: M105A, K316B, etc)
131 College Circle
Swainsboro, GA 30401
Remember that the building code for South is K and the code for West is M.
Residents do not have a curfew. The lobby doors are locked 24/7 and can only be accessed by a current resident with an ID card or staff members with access privileges. You may come and go as you please to and from the building with your student I.D.
Each bedroom in both buildings is equipped with a cable box. You will need to provide your own HDMI cord to connect to the cable box. If you experience any cable tv issues while in residence, place a work request.
Bobcat Villas - South has one laundry room on the first floor; Bobcat Villas - West has one laundry room on the second floor and another on the third floor. Students do have to provide their own laundry detergent, etc., but will not be charged to use the equipment.
EGSC furniture cannot be removed, and a clear path must be maintained to the exits, but students can bring their own furniture to make their apartments feel more homey.
The Jean and L.C. "Shot" Strange Clubhouse is accessible to residents and their guests. This facility has a game room, four big-screen TVs, a computer lab area, and a multi-purpose room with kitchen. This building is available to residential students and their guests only, but rooms can be reserved by faculty and staff for events and activities through the campus scheduling service. The game room is typically open from 4 p.m. - Midnight, 7 days a week.