Living in university housing

Housing rates

A nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee of US$250 for new students and US$500 for returning students is deducted from the overall housing fee. Returning students who cancel after June 1 are subject to an additional US$250 nonrefundable cancellation fee.

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Payment and room assignment

Except for those continuing students participating in early housing sign-up, students are assigned to housing based on the date their reservation fee is received in the student accounts office. Financial aid, scholarships or other funds may not be available in time to meet the quarterly housing payment deadline.

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Important housing dates

Be aware these dates are subject to change based on changes to the academic calendar. Refer to the calendar for additional dates related to classes and payment deadlines.

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Special housing accommodations

Due to the high demand for housing, private rooms generally are not available. Students with medical needs who may require a private room or other specific housing assignments should indicate their needs on the housing application and must provide a letter from a licensed physician certifying any condition that requires specific provisions or necessitates special consideration.

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Move-in crew (Savannah only)

In Savannah, move-in crews of student volunteers welcome and help new incoming students move into the halls. These students are able to move in two days prior to the halls opening and attend an orientation meeting the night before.

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MicroFridge rental program (Savannah only)

Students in D at The Hive, Montgomery House, Oglethorpe House, Turner Annex, Turner House and W at The Hive can rent a MicroFridge® with Safe Plug® unit from Collegiate Concepts, Inc. MicroFridge units are combination appliances that function as both refrigerators and microwaves to reduce energy consumption.

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Phone service

Students living in Hong Kong Gold Coast Residences are provided phones with local phone service. Beginning Fall 2014, local and long distance phone service will be not provided in SCAD Atlanta and SCAD Savannah residence hall rooms.


Mail services

Upon assignment to a residence hall, each student receives an individual postal box for general mail. Mailbox keys and box assignments are distributed during orientation at a specified location.

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Internet access

Access to the Internet and email are provided to SCAD students through the information technology department, which provides computer support to SCAD.

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Graduate housing

Limited housing is reserved for graduate students on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact residence life and housing.


Laundry facilities

Multiple washing machines and dryers are provided in all residence halls. The machines accept SCAD Cash or quarters as a form of payment, but change machines are not available. You can view the availability of machines at Washers and dryers are provided in each Gold Coast Residences apartment. No SCAD Cash or quarters are needed.


Safety and security

Information regarding university safety, including an annual university security report, is available.

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Specialty linens

Students living in SCAD residence halls in Savannah and Atlanta may order extra long linens and other residence hall products from Residence Hall Linens.

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