Special Event

North of the Arch

08/19/2017 - 10:00am

North of the Arch is an official welcome from the Athens community. Team up with hallmates and friends from Orientation and find the Athens Downtown Development Authority check-in table in front of The Grill on College Avenue to participate in a scavenger hunt through downtown Athens. Document the event on social media using #NorthOfTheArch.

Dawg Day of Service

08/26/2017 - 9:00am

The UGA motto espouses a commitment to service. Dawg Day of Service seeks to realize the university’s commitment through a campus-wide, visible day of service event open to the entire University of Georgia community. Participants will volunteer at different sites around the Athens-Clarke County area where they will have the chance to network and interact with students, community members, and staff, while engaging in meaningful service and addressing community needs.

Dawgs Suit Up

09/10/2017 - 6:00pm

Application deadline is August 23, 2017. To apply, visit: http://bit.ly/2w7TQGz

For under $200, students will be able to purchase a suit jacket, pants or skirt, two shirts, shoes and additional professional accessories such as ties, handbags and belts.

• Free shuttles will run from the Memorial Hall bus stop to JCPenney from 6-10:30 p.m.
• Free Sephora mini makeover + sample of your choice
• Free JCPenney Salon hair consultation
• Tailoring available
• Bring your UGA ID for admission

Eclipse Viewing Party at Sanford Stadium

08/21/2017 - 1:00pm

View the total solar eclipse and enjoy views from around the world on the jumbotron, learning activities, special guests, giveaways and more. Approximately 10,000 free viewing glasses will be available with the first 5,000 guests receiving free UGA-themed viewing glasses. Sponsoring partners: Georgia Athletic Association, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, John Knox, UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program and the Department of Geography.

Freshman Welcome

Hosted by the Student Alumni Council, Student Alumni Association and the Office of the President, Freshman Welcome is a FREE event you won't want to miss!

 Those who attend will: 

Enjoy a pre-party in Reed Plaza with free food

Learn game day cheers and traditions

Reunite with orientation leaders and make new friends

Be welcomed to UGA by President Jere Morehead (JD '80) and Coach Kirby Smart (BBA '98)

Hear from Student Alumni Council President Savannah Lockman and Student Government Association President Cameron Keen

Trial Gardens’ Public Open House

The 35th annual Trial Gardens includes vendors such as Maisie Loo from UGArden selling herbal teas, garden tours and more. The Trial Garden are in full bloom and filled with annuals, perennials, roses, containers and hanging baskets due to the outstanding effort of Master Gardeners, student workers, and the new garden manager, Brandon Coker.

National Public Gardens Day

National Public Gardens Day is a day to honor and draw attention to the nation's public gardens. To celebrate, the Garden Gift Shop is offering everyone the Friends of the Garden 10% discount all day (10 a.m. until 4 p.m.), no coupon necessary. Free guided tours of the garden are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Find more information at the Visitor Center front desk.

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