Welcome back, students!

Today is the first day of the 2015-2016 academic year and the energy is palpable all over Athens! This past week:

–  Hunker Down for Housing moved in thousands of students into UGA residence halls

–  Sorority recruitment took place up and down Milledge Avenue

–  Moving vans were spotted across town as returning students moved into new apartments

–  Construction on downtown additions sped up to completion

–  The Class of 2019 Freshman Welcome took place in Sanford Stadium (more to come on that later)

President Jere W. Morehead (JD ’80) has a special message for the UGA community, including the university’s outstanding alumni and friends who help make all that UGA offers a reality. Check it out:

And don’t forget to follow along with the entire week’s action at welcome.uga.edu – you can even submit your own content using #welcomeUGA!