When the University of Georgia was incorporated by an act of the General Assembly on January 27, 1785, Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university. In 1784 the General Assembly had set aside 40,000 acres of land to endow a college or seminary of learning.
With its statewide mission and core characteristics, the University of Georgia endeavors to prepare the University community and the state for full participation in the global society of the twenty-first century. Through its programs and practices, it seeks to foster the understanding of and respect for cultural differences necessary for an enlightened and educated citizenry. It further provides for cultural, ethnic, gender, and racial diversity in the faculty, staff, and student body. The University is committed to preparing the University community to appreciate the critical importance of a quality environment to an interdependent global society.
University of Georgia centers, institutes, programs and initiatives facilitate a range of research and creative activity while catalyzing unique interdisciplinary research collaborations throughout the state of Georgia and beyond.
University of Georgia Core Facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment and services to researchers at UGA, other universities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and industry. These facilities make use of highly specialized scientific equipment, diagnostic tools, adaptable prototyping processes and mechanical production shops.
The University of Georgia Career Center is a comprehensive career planning and employment center located on the second floor of Clark Howell Hall. The Career Center provides a complete range of services and materials in the areas of career development (career counseling, choosing a major, skills training, resume and interview workshops.
You don’t just Commit to UGA, we commit to you too. Our Student Services are tailored to the unique needs of our students with a caring and attentive staff.
All of University Housing's residence hall rooms, suites and apartments feature furnishings, air conditioning, WiFi, high speed Internet access and cable television. Common areas include kitchens, laundry rooms, meeting rooms, computer labs and lounges.
A part of the Division of Student Affairs, University Housing is home to more than 8,300 students who live in nine residential communities comprised of 22 residence halls, University Village apartments, and Health Science Campus townhomes as well as four Greek Park houses.
The Main Library holds materials relating to the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts. It also houses the Media Desk and Map & Government Information Library. Additionally, it is the home of the Digital Humanities Lab, the Digital Library of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press, and the Georgia Review.
EITS support for UGA's central information technology services and special projects, as well as computer repair services through cost-recovery departments.The EITS Help Desk is the central point of contact for computing services available to UGA faculty, staff, students, and affiliates.
The University of Georgia’s main campus spans 762 acres and features 465 buildings. To its north, the university borders historic downtown Athens, which boasts eclectic boutiques, nationally acclaimed restaurants, entertainment venues and more. In addition to its Athens campus, UGA owns almost 40,000 acres in 31 Georgia counties.
The university’s historic North Campus is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and features some of the oldest buildings on campus and in the city of Athens. Today, centuries-old buildings like the Chapel, Old College and the Main Library are used for classrooms, offices, event spaces and more, all nestled among the imposing oaks of the original campus quadrangle.
The Ramsey Student Center is the 440,000 square foot student recreational and athletic facility located on the University of Georgia's East Campus. Known by students as "Ramsey," the facility is one of the largest student athletic recreation facilities in the United States. It was built and named in honor of Bernard and Eugenia Ramsey.
This lighted, 180,000 sq. ft. complex houses practice and competition fields for the University of Georgia's Club Sports teams. With great attention given to sustainable and "green" construction and features, the space offers panoramic views and first-class facilities. This facility is located at 2435 South Milledge Avenue.
Academically-related clubs and organizations should obtain Student Activity Fee Budget Requests packets from the office of the dean of their respective school or college. Graduate student organizations should apply through the school or college that directs the program of study. Organizations must follow the request dates and any specific funding guidelines established by the school/college committee.
The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees.