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Healthy Work-Life Balance

The student lifestyle is often busy and arduous. Between attending classes, completing homework assignments, and scrounging for study time, it’s easy for students to become burnt out. We all know maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential, particularly during those hectic college years. This is why our UGA off campus housing community offers a myriad of facilities that are designed to help students de-stress. Students can relax by our resort-style pool, stay active in our extensive fitness center, or simply stroll around our expansive greenspace to enjoy mother nature and breathe some fresh air. The last thing a parent wants is to hear their student is stressed out — The Retreat’s luxury amenities can help to keep them happy and healthy.

Individual Housing Contracts

Many apartments use a traditional “by the apartment” housing contract, in which each resident shares the same financial liabilities. At The Retreat on Milledge, we know this arrangement isn’t always ideal and could put a student’s living arrangement at risk if a roommate doesn’t uphold their end of the bargain. To provide parents and students with peace of mind, we use individual housing contracts. With this, students will each sign an individual contract, making them responsible for their bedroom, and only their bedroom. This way, there’s no unnecessary liability imposed upon students or their cosigners.

Roommate-Matching Services

We know parents worry about their students being away from home and, for some, one of those worries is who they’re rooming with. Students have no idea who they’ll be paired with in dorm rooms, let alone whether or not that person will distract them from their studies. Roommates are often the first friends a student makes in college, and parents will want their students to have someone they can rely on. For these reasons, The Retreat on Milledge offers roommate matching services. If your student is moving to Athens by themselves, our roommate matching services can help assist residents find like-minded, reliable roommates Contact us for additional information.

Located Near Campus

The Retreat on Milledge is conveniently located mere minutes from the University of Georgia, and students will have access to a private shuttle to and from campus as well as Downtown. This advantageous locale helps to ensure students arrive to classes in a timely manner, as well as make it easier to connect and collaborate with peers. Not to mention, our apartments near UGA are in the heart of Athens, giving students easy access to a plethora of local dining options, shopping centers, and entertainment venues. With The Retreat, parents can rest easy knowing that everything their student needs is just minutes from their new home. Contact us today for more information about our property!

Academic Amenities

Attending college is a big commitment, and parents will want assurance that their students have access to all the necessary resources a scholar requires. For this reason, many parents settle on placing their students in on-campus dormitories. What parents don’t always realize is that dorms can be cramped, noisy, and make it difficult for students to work contently, hindering productivity. Our Athens apartments provide premium, student-focused amenities that complement a scholarly lifestyle, making it easy to excel. An academic lounge with group study rooms and private study stations, as well as a 24-hour computer lab for students to complete online coursework and print documents are just a few of the helpful amenities at The Retreat.

Furnished Floor Plans

Our UGA apartments offers a multitude of floor plan options. Each of our floor plans features a spacious, open common area with hardwood-style flooring, private bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen that’s been fully equipped with brand new, state-of-the-art appliances. Also, we know buying enough furniture to fill an apartment can be time consuming and expensive. Don't worry about having to hire movers or buy old, outdated furniture — all of our apartments are move-in ready and come fully furnished with an updated furniture package. With modern features and stylish furnishings, The Retreat on Milledge offers a place any student would be proud to call home.

Roommate Matching Via RoomSync

Are you looking for more control over how you are matched with roommates? Through the RoomSync app, residents are empowered to choose roommates and build a sense of community using lifestyle habits such as cleanliness levels, studying habits, sleep cycles, and more. RoomSync offers an experience that supports a diverse and inclusive matching community through gender-inclusive tools. Furthermore, the app recognizes the importance of living criteria like service and emotional support animals and factors this into the matching process.

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