Residence Life

Contact Us

Melanie LawrimoreMelanie Lawrimore
Director of Residence Life
706-233- 7312 


Welcome to Shorter!

Residence Life at Shorter University is an integral part of your education and university experience. As a university founded in the liberal arts tradition, we believe that every corner of the campus can be educative. The lessons learned through relationships and interactions in the residence halls are of immeasurable value. You are encouraged to take part in programs offered by the Residence Life Staff and to get to know those on your hall.

Spring Check-outs

Residence hall rooms are available until twenty-four hours after a student’s regularly scheduled final exam or until the published closing time and date of the University, whichever comes first. Only those students who will officially represent the university or are participating in commencement as a graduate will be permitted to remain in the residence halls beyond their last exam. Any exception must be submitted in writing to the Office of Residence Life and approved in advance. Failure to check out of the residence halls in time will result in a $50.00 daily charge.

April 21, Monday – Final Day of Full-Term Classes

April 23- 29 – Final Examinations

April 25 – Online Session Two Ends

May 2 – Commencement

The last day to check-out of the residence halls for summer break will be Sunday, May 3rd

Fall Check-ins

All early check-ins for housing must be approved by the residence life office.  These are only for students representing the university in athletics, clubs, or organizations.

August 14 – New Student Check-ins (only for students who have not participated in Hawk Orientation)

August 15 – Freshmen Check-ins

August 16 – Returner Check-ins