Dear Parent and/or Guardian,

Welcome to the Department of Residence Life & Housing at South Georgia State College!

This is an exciting time filled with changes not only for students, but for parents as well. In anticipation of your student joining the Residence Life community, we want to make sure as a parent or guardian you are well informed as to what is offered to, as well as expected of, your student. The mission of the Department of Residence Life is to provide a safe residential environment where academic learning can be supplemented through the implementation of developmental programs, by offering students state-of-the-art facilities, and having a professional staff devoted to exercising best practices. The Residence Life staff augments a student’s personal success by creating a community of citizens, having an appreciation of diversity in all students, and promoting civic responsibility.

As young adults, students have to begin learning to be their own best advocates. Often, parents want to solve basic problems their student might be experiencing. It is our recommendation that you collaborate and give advice. Allow your student to work on the problem at hand first. You can direct your student to the resources they have available, such as his or her Resident Assistant, or Residence Life Coordinator. Teaching the difference between a problem and an emergency will serve your student better than calling an office yourself. Remember that college is not just about learning in the classroom but, also, learning about personal responsibility, refining one’s character, and understanding social behaviors.

The Student Success and Residence Life staffs believe in building a collaborative relationship with parents and this relationship will help your student succeed in his/her collegiate endeavors. We encourage you to continue to regularly visit our parent’s website for updated information about your student’s activities, critical information, and important upcoming dates.

Our staff members look forward to serving your student’s needs and we are pleased that your student has decided to learn and live with us!


Office of Residence Life & Housing

Learn about the great communities we call home.

Located in southern Georgia, South Georgia State College is proud to be a multi-campus institution with campuses in Douglas and Waycross, Georgia. Douglas and Waycross are only about 40 miles apart and each offer a vibrant downtown, art and entrainment options as well as a good mix of retail businesses and industries.
Whatever your interest - biking, camping, golfing, river fishing, tubing, hunting, or just plain relaxing - it can be found in and around Douglas and Waycross.  Both cities have a small-town atmosphere with safe, friendly neighborhoods, affordable housing and excellent medical care.

• Broxton Rocks Preserve - Douglas
• Douglas Municipal Airport - Douglas
• General Coffee State Park - Douglas
• Heritage Station Museum - Douglas
• Laura S Walker State Park/Golf Course - Waycross
• Okefenokee Swamp Park - Waycross
• Okefenokee Heritage Center – Waycross



SGSC is an official educational partner of the Okefenokee Swamp Park and the Satilla Riverkeeper.

Douglas, Georgia Hotels

Hampton Inn
1604 South Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA 31533

Holiday Inn Express
1636 South Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA  31534

Jameson Inn
1628 S Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA  31535

Quality Inn
1750 S. Peterson Avenue
Douglas, GA  31535

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Douglas
1815 Peterson Ave S. 
Douglas, GA 31535


Waycross, Georgia Hotels

BEST WESTERN PLUS Bradbury Inn & Suites
2570 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA 31503

Comfort Suites
1922 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA 31501

Days Inn Waycross
2016 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA 31501

Hampton Inn
1720 Brunswick Highway
Waycross, GA 31501

Holiday Inn Express
1761 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA 31501

Quality Inn & Suites
1725 Memorial Drive
Waycross, GA 31501