2019-2020 Student Handbook 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Student Handbook

Campus Housing and Residence Life


Campus Housing

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College offers on-campus housing at the Tifton campus only. 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 regarding 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,
  • Married,
  • 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.

To be exempted from this requirement, a student must apply for exemption through the Housing Portal at https://abac.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal.

Housing Facilities

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 http://ww.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.

Residence Life has the purpose to develop the community in on-campus housing while providing a safe, secure, and educational living environment for the student residing on campus. These ends are achieved through programmatic opportunities and a structured living environment. Residence Life also addresses issues of student conduct and community standards. The Residence Hall Association has been established to give the residents of on-campus housing the opportunity to provide input on their community and living experience.

Community Assistants

Leadership and employment opportunities are available to on-campus residents through the Community Assistant (CA) program. CAs receive free housing in either Lakeside or ABAC Place in exchange for assigned responsibilities as part of the Housing staff. Complete information on the CA program is available online at www.abac.edu/housing, or interested students can see the Assistant Director of Residence Life in Town Center at ABAC Place.

Immunizations

State law requires that each student living in on-campus housing be vaccinated against meningitis or to document that he/she is aware of the vaccine but elects not to be vaccinated. The meningitis vaccine may be obtained from a student’s local health department or physician or through the ABAC Health Center.