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UGA welcomes the Class of 2024

Alan Flurry

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences joins the university in welcoming the Class of 2024. More than 5,600 first-year undergraduate students who make up the UGA Class of 2024 are beginning their studies at an unprecedented time in the institution’s history. Yet like the students who came before them, they bring an extraordinary record of academic success and boundless aspiration to the birthplace of public higher education.

UGA is one of the nation’s largest universities to require that all students engage in experiential learning such as internships, study abroad, service-learning or research. In recent years, initiatives have reduced class sizes, expanded the use of active learning methods on campus, and focused on data literacy and intensive writing.

Jason Hawkins is a recipient of the university’s prestigious Foundation Fellowship, and he plans to double major in English and management information systems. The Foundation Fellowship, housed in the Honors Program, offers a stipend that approximates the cost of attendance, numerous group study abroad experiences, individual travel-study grants, and a mentoring plan that matches Fellows with professors who share their interests.

We begin the fall 2020 semester on campus only thanks to the planning and preparation by faculty and staff. The commitment to protecting the campus community from the spread of COVID-19 depends on all us – on and off campus. Let's all do our part, starting on Day One.

Remember: DawgCheck daily. Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Practice social distancing. Have a great semester!

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