Campus Housing And Residence Life
Campus residence life is an important part of the college experience. On-campus living is much more than simply a convenience to students. Students living in a community of fellow students are positively influenced with regard to retention, personal growth and development, participation in extra-curricular activities, and overall successful adaptation to the college experience. ABAC requires all freshmen to live on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria:
- Earned a minimum of 30 semester hours of collegiate level credit after high school graduation and have satisfied Learning Support requirements,
- Living with and commuting daily from the legal residence of a parent, legal guardian, or grandparent within a 50-mile radius of Tifton,
- Single parent,
- 21 years of age prior to September 1 of the academic year, or
- Enroll only in courses online or on the Moultrie, Bainbridge, Blakely, or Donalsonville sites.
ABAC Lakeside provides housing for 489 freshmen in two-person and four-person suites. Rooms in each suite are fully furnished with a bed, chest of drawers, desk, and chair. Kitchenettes in each suite contain a full-size refrigerator, microwave, and sink. All utilities, including wireless connectivity and cable television, are provided. A cyber café, convenience store, social lounge, laundry facilities, and community kitchen are located on the main floor of Lakeside. Study rooms are located throughout the building.
ABAC Place has 835 beds in apartment-style units. The majority of the apartment units are 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, but a limited number of 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, and 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom units are also available. Each private bedroom is fully furnished with a full bed, chest of drawers, built-in desk, and chair. The common living room is furnished with a sofa, loveseat, and tables. Kitchens are equipped with dishwashers, microwaves, garbage disposals, full-size ranges, and refrigerators. Cable television and high speed internet access are also available in each apartment unit. Laundry facilities and group study spaces are located on each floor of the apartment complex.
ABAC Place also includes the Town Hall. This facility contains administrative offices, recreational facilities, group meeting space, a computer lab, and a convenience store.
In accordance with state law, all students living in on-campus housing are required to be vaccinated against meningitis or to document that they are aware of the vaccine but elect not to be vaccinated. The meningitis vaccine may be obtained from any local health department or physician, or through the ABAC Health Center.
Housing facilities at ABAC are managed by Corvias. Any facility-related issues at ABAC Place or Lakeside should be directed to the Corvias representative located in Town Hall or by calling 229-391-5350. Residents may also submit work orders for specific issues via the work order link at www.abac.edu/housing.
Housing is available to students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. All students must move out of housing during the break between the summer and fall semesters to allow Corvias and Residence Life the opportunity to prepare the building for the next academic year.
For more information about on-campus housing, contact the ABAC Housing office at 229-391-5140 or visit http://www.abac.edu/housing.