Living in university housing

Housing rates

A nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee of US$250 for new students with entry terms Winter 2020, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020, US$500 for new students with entry terms Fall 2020 and beyond, and US$500 for returning students is deducted from the overall housing fee. Enrolled students who cancel after June 1 are subject to an additional US$500 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 housing application is completed. 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 requests

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

Students 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

Local and long distance phone service are not provided in SCAD Atlanta and SCAD Savannah residence hall rooms.


Mail services

Upon assignment to a residence hall, each student receives a personal mailbox number (PMB) to receive mail and packages. As part of the university's continual effort to provide the best student experience, SCAD has launched the Amazon Locker program as part of its mail services for current Atlanta and Savannah students.

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Internet access

Access to the Internet and email are provided to SCAD students through the information management and 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 at 404.253.3200 or [email protected] (Atlanta) or 912.525.7000 or [email protected] (Savannah).

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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