UGA Student Handbook


​Regulations and Policies

The Student Handbook is published by the Division of Student Affairs. Since the programs and services described herein are subject to continuous review and evaluation, this document is intended for informational use only. Any portion of this handbook in conflict with the policies of the Board of Regents shall be null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

​Academic Policies

The principal source for information regarding the academic policies of the University of Georgia is the UGA Bulletin

Campus Carry/Weapons

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents maintains the policy regarding weapons on USG properties.

​University Conduct Regulations

All students are expected to adhere to the University of Georgia Student Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct

Student Rights and Responsibilites

Local Zoning Policies and Off-Campus Housing

University of Georgia students who live off campus in the Athens-Clarke County area are subject to the zoning policies of the city-county government. Section 9.1.27 of the Athens-Clarke County Code states in part that “no single dwelling unit in any RS (Single-Family Residential) zoning district shall have more than two unrelated individuals residing therein....” In other than a “RS” district, no more than four unrelated individuals may reside in any single family dwelling. For further details on the zoning ordinance and zoning maps of Athens and Clarke County, students should contact the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department, 613-3515.

USG Tobacco Policy

In March 2014, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia adopted a tobacco and smoke-free campus policy to make USG 100% tobacco-free effective October 1, 2014.