Housing is fairly inexpensive in Athens, and can be found close to campus. Information about on campus housing may be obtained from The Department of University Housing, Russell Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, U.S.A. Telephone: (706) 542-1421. Classified advertisements in area newspapers are a good way to learn additional information about off campus apartments. You can find these type of advertisements in such publications as The Red and Black (the campus newspaper,) Flagpole, and the Athens Banner-Herald. Many graduate students elect to spend at least their first year in a residence hall. There are 22 different residence halls on campus ranging in price from $2,238-$3,366 per semester depending upon the amenities you choose. Graduate students also can apply to live in the Family and Graduate Housing Community (with one and two bedroom apartments at $451-$856 per month, depending on location and whether the apartment is furnished.) Please note that family and graduate housing apartments fill up quickly. Students interested in these apartments should apply for housing shortly after their official acceptance to the University. For information write to: Family and Graduate Housing Office University of Georgia 710 East Campus Road Athens, Georgia 30602, U.S.A. Telephone: (706) 542-1473. Rental costs in town are $450-$900 per month for a two-bedroom apartment, getting cheaper the farther you are from the University. Make your housing arrangements early to get the best deal possible.