Special Event

Closing Reception: “Storytelling: The Georgia Review’s 70th Anniversary Art Retrospective"

Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read work at the closing reception for the Georgia Review's "Storytelling" exhibition. Light refreshments will be served, and the exhibition will be open for viewing. This event is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit: https://georgiamuseum.org/ or http://garev.uga.edu/

Exhibit on display through January 29.

The Commit to Georgia Campaign Kickoff

President Jere W. Morehead invites UGA faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to a kickoff celebration for the Commit to Georgia Campaign for the University of Georgia. 

The president will give remarks at 12:45 p.m. Come learn about why the campaign matters to you.

Refreshments provided. Hairy Dawg and other special guests in attendance. Red and black attire encouraged. No registration required.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

For the second year, the UGA Libraries encourage Georgians to read at least one book by each inductee before the Nov. 7 ceremony.

The Class of 2016 and their recommended reading selections are: Brainard Cheney, Lightwood; Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, The Making of a Southerner; Bill Shipp, Murder at Broad River Bridge; James Alan McPherson, Elbow Room; and Roy Bount Jr., Now, Where Were We?  

Family Folk Day

A variety of textile crafts, wood-turning and folk art will be demonstrated, and participants will be invited to make a no-sew totebag out of recycled t-shirts provided by the Athens-Clarke Solid Waste Department. Hawk Proof Rooster, an old time string duo, sings and plays fiddle, banjo, ukulele, guitar and mandolin.

This event is a part of the Spotlight on the Arts festival, which fosters awareness and appreciation of the arts and an environment conducive to artistic innovation.

Spotlight on the Arts: Family Day

Bring the whole family — all generations — to UGA for a fun-filled day focusing on the Arts at UGA! The UGA Arts Council Spotlight on the Arts Family Day is free and open to all ages and will include theater performances, live music, dancing, musical instrument demonstrations, creative writing, art exhibitions and activities and much more! 

Rain or shine, families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch so you can enjoy the full day on campus. The East Campus Village Summit and Bolton Hall dining centers will also be available at their regular hours and prices.

Science Learning Center Dedication

The Science Learning Center (ScLC) is a brand-new facility scheduled to open in Fall 2016. The ScLC will be open for classes August 11, with an official dedication scheduled for August 17. The Center will provide new modern learning space for core undergraduate science courses and will offer 33 separate instructional labs, including those in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics. The Center will also house two 280-seat tiered lecture halls and two 72-seat SCALE-UP classrooms as well as building and lab support areas and offices.

Residence Hall Move-In

For a smoother check in experience and to alleviate traffic congestion, elevator lines and wait times, resident arrival times will be staggered this year. Specific arrival time information will be communicated to residents via email. Check housing.uga.edu for the latest updates regarding arrival times and move in procedures. Residents not required to be on campus for activities on Aug. 7 are strongly encouraged, but not required, to arrive on Aug. 8.  All residents should arrive by 9 a.m. on Aug. 11.


Class of 2020 Freshman Welcome

All incoming students (Class of 2020 and transfer) are invited to attend Freshman Welcome, UGA's official welcome celebration in Sanford Stadium. Students will enjoy free food and beverages, appearances by Hairy Dawg and other special guests from campus. Students then will have the opportunity to be in the Super G class photo on the field between the hedges. 

Event details will be emailed to students in early August.


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