For more information about the consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, visit
h > LIFE AT ARMSTRONG > Housing and Residence Life > Getting Started > First Year Live-On Requirement

Housing & Residence Life: First Year Live-On Requirement

First-Year Residency

Armstrong offers first-year students the opportunity to live in Windward Commons, our state-of-the-art first-year student residence hall. This facility is a 600-bed suite-style residence hall with private, semi-private, and single suites. We have designed this facility with residential learning communities in mind. Studies show that students who reside on campus earn better grades, graduate at a higher rate, and finish college sooner than their non-resident counterparts. Living on campus also provides close proximity to resources, services and programs that assist first year success.

Live-On Requirement

Any undergraduate student new to Armstrong with less than 30 earned credit hours is required to live in Armstrong campus housing for an entire academic year. This requirement includes students accepted by the Office of Admissions as a first-time, full-time student (12 credits per semester +) or a transfer student. In general, first year undergraduates will be housed in Windward Commons. First-year undergraduate transfer students may be placed in one of the apartment communities, should Windward Commons be full at the time an assignment is made. All campus residential students regardless of their building placement are required to have a meal plan. First-year residents with less than 30 credit hours earned must have a minimum 14-meal plan.

You may request an exemption to the residence requirement for cases of extreme hardship. These requests will be reviewed as they are received on a case by case basis.


Read More Treasure Savannah: The Spirit of Volunteering

(March 7, 2017) On Saturday, March 4, more than 400 students, faculty and staff gathered on the steps of Student Union in the chill of the early morning for Treasure Savannah, Armstrong’s biannual day of community service in Savannah and Hinesville.

Read More Armstrong French Club to Host 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18

(February 7, 2017) – Armstrong State University’s French Club will host the 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18 at the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, located at 11935 Abercorn St. The festival will screen five French-language movies with subtitles covering a wide range of themes and issues. All screenings are free and open to the public.

Read More Dialogue + Discussion: Campus Conversation Series Tackles Tough Issues

(April 12, 2016) – Presented jointly by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs since December 2015, the Campus Conversation series creates a safe space for students, faculty and staff to address complex issues together.

Read More Treasure Savannah: Serving Up Civic Engagement

(March 7, 2016) On Saturday, March 5, 320 students, faculty and staff gathered on the Student Union steps in the early morning to prepare for Treasure Savannah, Armstrong’s bi-annual day of service.

View More Department News >