FAQ
What is River Club?
It’s an apartment community serving UGA, with great amenities, comfortable accommodations and a dedication to quality – all in a beautiful setting in Athens, along the Oconee River.
What is the difference between River Club and The Townhomes?
River Club includes apartments and amenities in a 93-acre park-like location off Macon Highway. We also offer a community of two-story townhomes called The Townhomes at River Club, located on 32 acres of rolling hills about a half-mile away on Timothy Road. Both locations are served by Athens Transit Route 9 and residents can enjoy all the amenities of both communities.
Is River Club part of the University of Georgia?
River Club is a privately owned and professionally managed community. Click here for more information about ownership and management.
Can I live with friends, or can you match me with roommates?
You can select your apartment-mates, or you can apply on your own and we can match you with other students. Applicants answer a short list of lifestyle questions to help in the matching process.
What are per-person contracts?
Instead of requiring all roommates to sign a joint lease, each person at River Club has their own individual contract, with one person per bedroom. This means you are only responsible for paying for yourself — not your roommates. Even if an roommate moves out or other bedrooms in your apartment are empty, you only pay the rate for your bedroom.
What is included in the rate?

Each resident at River Club pays a flat rate that includes:

  • Furniture package, including leather-style living room set and full-size bed
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Flat-panel HDTV in living room
  • Water & sewer, trash removal
  • Washer and dryer in each apartment
  • Parking for residents and guests
  • Community features — pool, fitness center, tanning, etc.
Are private bathrooms available?
Yes. All River Club apartments feature a private in-suite bathroom for each bedroom.
Are the apartments furnished?
Yes, all apartments include a complete set of furniture, including full-size beds, desks and chairs, leather-style sofa and armchair, coffee table and dining furniture. To see a sample of the furniture and other finishes, please visit our model apartments.
When do the contracts start and end?
The standard term is August 7, 2018 to July 23, 2019, with payments made in 12 equal installments. Limited alternate terms may be available; please inquire with our staff.
Can I pay by credit card?
Yes. Residents can pay online 24 hours per day, by credit card or ACH electronic checking. River Club also offers automatic payment by either credit card or checking account — just fill out one page, one time and payments will be made automatically. There is a convenience fee for one-time online payments, but automatic recurring payments are always free.
Will my financial aid cover my charges at River Club?
Your living costs at River Club can be covered by financial aid, just like on-campus housing. Any available financial aid funds, after university charges are satisfied, are released to the student for non-institutional expenses, such as off-campus housing. These funds can be used to pay charges at River Club. Regular payment deadlines will continue to apply.
Is River Club open to non-students?
Most of the residents at River Club are students at the University of Georgia, with a few residents from other local colleges. The per-person contracts are also designed with students in mind. Nonetheless, River Club is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and welcomes applications from non-students. Family members are welcome as well, subject to occupancy limits. Because of the need to match student apartment-mates, non-students must apply together with enough apartment-mates to fill an apartment.
What kind of security is provided?
River Club is a gated community that provides courtesy patrols during evening hours, along with security cameras in certain public areas. Bedroom doors have individual locks. Management staff are also on-site 24×7 and can be reached by a 24-hour phone number.
What are the policies on smoking, guests and pets?
All indoor areas at River Club are non-smoking. Guests are welcome at all times, subject to the consent of apartment-mates and security considerations. Overnight guests are welcome, with limits on the number of days and guests. While River Club Apartments is a no-pets community, except for fish in small tanks approved by management, limited pet-friendly spaces are available at The Townhomes.
Can I park my vehicle at River Club?
River Club offers free parking for all residents, plus available guest parking at no charge.
What other transportation options will I have?
The Athens Transit bus #9 stops right in front of the clubhouse at River Club, hourly on Monday through Saturday, plus extended service on weekday evenings. UGA and downtown Athens are just minutes away.
Can I see a model apartment?
Yes. Please request an appointment for a personal tour, or just stop by to see us and we’ll be happy to show you the community.