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Armstrong Campus Trial Program

The first six weeks of college is the most influential time frame in students’ development. It is important within the first-six weeks that students feel a connection to their college environment and begin to set-up patterns for student academic success. According to research this time frame of student transition and acclimation to the campus community determine if they will be engaged and successful in the college environment. University Housing believes that every student should have the opportunity to experience Georgia Southern’s culture, regardless of their local address.

With this opportunity, local first-year students experience University Housing and all that campus life has to offer completely emerging themselves in campus culture for first 44 days of their freshman year. The Housing Trial Program was created to deliver the best possible experience for local students by establishing a living-learning community designed for their personal growth, academic success and engaging them in a traditional residential program.

A student’s college experience is so much more than what happens in the classroom. Don’t let a local address keep you from experiencing the all-inclusive campus living and learning experience by taking advantage of this program. This program also allows students to not spend unnecessary time commuting which can save students up to 150 hours so that they can be involved in other beneficial activities in the first-six weeks.

The Housing Trial Program students will be housed in Windward Commons. All participants will be assigned into semi-private suites. Semi-private suites create a better sense of community and lead to a more holistic roommate experiences. Participants will also be placed on a university meal plan.

Fall 2018’s Trial Program will be August 9th through September 23rd. Participants must complete a housing application here to express interest in this program.

*Participants of this program will have the $100 application fee waived for the duration of this program.

If participants decide to stay in housing after the program is over, their student account will be prorated for the remaining academic year as well as charged the $100 application fee.

*After September 23rd, participants are not financially obligated for the remaining academic year, unless they notify University Housing in writing so we can extend their contract to a 2018-2019 academic year contract.

Last updated: 2/20/2018