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Kennedy Hall Relocation

Current Status
  • Actively Informing and Relocating Students
The safety, health and well-being of each and every resident is a matter of utmost importance for the Department of University Housing and Georgia Southern University as a whole. We sincerely apologize for this late notification of an issue affecting your housing assignment for the spring semester that requires your immediate attention.

Georgia Southern University is closing Kennedy Hall student housing this semester. Varying levels of mold have been detected in the building, and — out of an abundance of caution — the university is taking this step to ensure the safety of our students.

All students scheduled to move into Kennedy Hall later this week will have to be relocated.

We are working now to finalize housing options this semester for all students. 


Reason for Relocation

We sincerely apologize for this late notification of an issue affecting your housing assignment for the spring semester that requires your immediate attention.Georgia Southern University is closing Kennedy Hall student housing this semester. Varying levels of mold have been detected in the building, and — out of an abundance of caution — the university is taking this step to ensure the safety of our students.

All students scheduled to move into Kennedy Hall later this week will have to be relocated.

We are working now to finalize housing options this semester for all students. 


Please help us with this process by filling out the form on the Options for Relocation tab.

Georgia Southern officials are committed to helping accommodate all students impacted by this situation. Final details for those wishing to stay on campus are still being determined. Some limited options are available on campus and as many students as can be will be relocated on campus at no additional charge. Other students will be relocated to suitable space off campus as those spaces become identified, also at no additional charge. All students scheduled to move into Kennedy Hall later this week are strongly encouraged to monitor communication and plan to return to campus Saturday by noon.  

We apologize for the late notice, but this problem just came to our attention as we were planning for some renovations and upgrades to the HVAC systems in Kennedy Hall. The safety, health, and well-being of every resident is our utmost concern and is behind this decision. We want to assure students we are working as quickly as possible to ease the inconvenience and concern this has caused our residents and their families.

Additional questions should be directed to University Housing at 912-478-5406.


Options for Relocation

University Housing is providing the following options to students at this time. All impacted students in Kennedy Hall should complete the embedded form at the bottom of this tab.

  • Any student who wishes to remain in on-campus housing will be relocated to suitable accommodations.
  • Due to current occupancy across campus, some students who wish to remain in on-campus housing may be relocated to off-campus apartment complexes or hotels on a permanent or temporary basis.
  • Students who wish to transfer to the Armstrong Campus for the Spring 2019 semester can indicate a desire to do so and Academic Affairs will contact the student regarding their options.

Please indicate your preference of relocation by completing the form below:


Off-Campus Resources
  • University Off-Campus Housing Resources – The Division of Student Affairs maintains a website dedicated to serving off-campus students in negotiating lease agreements and roommate concerns in the private sector environment.
  • Statesboro Apartment Finder – The resources on this page may assist you in locating an apartment in the Statesboro area.

University Resources

Communication History

Any official communication sent to students is listed below:


Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you may find a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the Kennedy Hall Relocation issue.

Q: What can I do about my dining plan since I’ve been relocated?

A: Students who are relocated to Freedom’s Landing or an off-campus apartment complex have the option of changing or opting out of the first-year dining plan requirement. Please contact the Eagle Card Center at 912-478-5311 as soon as possible to make this adjustment. If you are a resident of Kennedy Hall who has been relocated to another residence hall on campus (such as University Villas, Watson, Eagle Village, Centennial Place, Southern Courtyard or Southern Pines), you will still be required to adhere to the first-year dining plan requirement. If you would like more information on this topic, please visit the Eagle Dining Services website at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/diningplans.

Q: Now that I have been relocated, what do I need to do about my parking permit?

A: Relocated students may still park in the Kennedy Hall parking lot. Students who are relocated to Freedom’s Landing or an off-campus apartment complex have the option of exchanging their residential parking permit for a commuter permit in any available lot on the Statesboro Campus. Students relocated due to the issues in Kennedy Hall may also return their parking permit for a full refund (prorated based on the date of exchange). For questions and/or assistance with this matter, contact the Parking and Transportation Office at (912) 478-7275 (Statesboro) or (912) 344-2837 (Armstrong).

Additional information can be found in the FAQ PDF.


Additional Resources

Below are links to documents produced by the EPA and OSHA which you may find useful:

Last updated: 1/11/2019