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2019 GRASS Conference

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Georgia Southern University is excited to host the 2019 Georgia Resident Assistant Saturday Seminar. Join us and “Claim your Leadership” in Statesboro, GA on January 26th.

The Georgia Resident Assistant Saturday Seminar (GRASS) is held annually with support from the Georgia Housing Officers (GHO). This conference provides the opportunity for student-staff members to learn from each other across the State of Georgia and share best practices in working with residents and network with fellow student-staff members.



A tentative schedule is located below. A more detailed schedule with breakout sessions will become available closer to the seminar.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast and Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWelcome and Opening Speaker
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMProgram Session #1
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMProgram Session #2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM - 1:30 PMSwap Shop
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMProgram Session #3
2:30 PM - 3:30 PMProgram Session #4
3:30 PM - 4:00 PMClosing Ceremony and Recognition



Registration for GRASS 2019 has closed!

We are excited to see everyone in Statesboro on January 26th. If you did not get a chance to register your institution’s delegation, but would still like to attend, please contact us at In order to make sure everyone has a quality experience we may not be able to accommodate all of the needs or provide the same services to those who have registered after the January 4th deadline.

GRASS Registration Costs

Registration Type:Date Received:Cost per Attendee:
Standardby December 1, 2018$30.00
Late and On-Site*after January 4, 2019$35.00

*If you have made arrangements to pay on-site, please make sure that you have communicated your delegation information through the Google Form link for Conference Registration


To pay by card, please visit our Marketplace Website

To pay by check, please make checks out to Georgia Southern University Housing and mail checks to the following address:

University Housing

c/o Kenzel Hill

PO Box 8102

Statesboro, GA 30460

Registration Information:

Please submit you delegate registration information using our Google Form link for Conference Registration

Program Proposals

View our Program Proposal Submission Guide

See an Example Program Proposal

Submit your Program Here

Program Proposal Timeline:

  • November 1, 2018 – Program Submissions Open

Program proposals are still open for submission. Participants will be notified in an on-going basis as proposals are submitted.

Roll Call

We invite all attending institutional delegations to submit a roll call video for our gathering. These videos will be played prior to the opening session on Saturday. Videos must be submitted by January 14th to The videos should incorporate the Game of Thrones and/or “Claim Your Leadership” theme. Videos should not have any derogatory language or messages and should not be demeaning of any other institution. If you have a specific logo that your institution would like displayed before your video is played, please also attach that in the email. Additionally, we ask that your video meet the following criteria:

  • Videos should be no longer than 45 seconds.
  • Videos should be in a common video file type, please nothing exotic
  • Videos should be a representation of your institution & how you “Claim Your Leadership”
  • Videos should be fun!
  • No derogatory language
  • No demeaning messages, especially about other institutions

Have fun with your roll call, and if you have any questions, please send us an email! We look forward to receiving your videos and to meeting you all at GRASS in January!


For questions, please contact

Overnight Lodging

There is not a conference hotel for GRASS 2019 but should your delegation need lodging there are a variety of lodging options available in Statesboro that are less than 5 minutes from the school including Spring Hill Suites, Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, and a Holiday Inn Express.

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Location & Contact Info

Russell Student Union

85 Georgia Ave, Statesboro GA 30458

Information Desk: (912) 478-0441

Reservations Office: (912) 478-0399

Fax: (912) 478-7359




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Visitor parking is available for the Russell Union and Williams Center. Georgia Southern University faculty, staff and students must park in designated student, staff, and faculty lots.

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Last updated: 1/7/2019