Another tremendous season is in the books, and now our Dawgs get to revive a series that began on New Year’s Day 70 years ago: UGA vs. Texas! Whether you’re in New Orleans or elsewhere, there are plenty of ways to connect with the UGA Alumni Association as we face the Longhorns for the first time since 1984.

Go Dawgs!

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Game Watching Parties

New Year’s Day

Alumni chapters are hosting official game watching parties for the Allstate Sugar Bowl at more than 50 locations across the country. Find a chapter near you and cheer on the Dawgs with local friends and fans. Share photos and video from your game watching party on social media using #AlwaysADawg.

Sugar Bowl Travel Package

Official Travel Packages for Allstate Sugar Bowl

Official travel packages now available. Limited Availability – ACT NOW! Includes:

  • Access to Official In-Venue Hospitality for a Premium Sugar Bowl Experience
  • VIP Club with a secure entrance into The Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • Express access into the hospitality area and venue up to 3 hours prior to the game; 1 hour earlier than the gates open
  • Limited Club tickets available at face value for up to 100 guests

Things to do as part of the Allstate Sugar Bowl

Allstate Fan Fest:

Two-day fan fest with football themed activities, pep rallies, meeting the mascots, and the opportunity to kick the field goal into the All-State “Good Hands” Field Goal Net. The Fan Fest is free and open to the public.

Activities begin on Sunday, December 30, from Noon – 6 p.m. to Monday December 31, from Noon – 6 p.m. It will be followed by New Year’s Eve celebrations.

On New Year’s Eve fans can participate in Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest celebration. Live segments of the celebration in New Orleans will be aired with performances by national recording artists. Past headliners include Usher, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Train, O.A.R., FUN, Cee-Lo Green, Kelly Clarkson, Walk the Moon and New Orleans-own Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

Location: Jackson Square in the Jax Brewery parking lot off Decatur Street. Physical Address: 418 Decatur Street

SEC Pep Rally:

Chance for fans to participate in a fun-filled pep rally for UGA on Monday, December 31 at 4:30 p.m. Part of fan fest.

Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Jam:

The fan jam is a first-rate tailgate held in Champions Square at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It begins 4 p.m and ends at the beginning of the game. It is free for all fans. The Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Jam features food, interactive games, family-friendly performers and more entertainment. This year’s performer is KARMA.

Date: January 1, 2019; begins at 4 p.m.

The Tailgate Guys Pregame Event:

The Allstate Sugar Bowl and Tailgate Guys partnership will offer a fresh approach to PRE Game hospitality inside the Superdome, and will consist of several options for individuals, small and large groups as well as high-end VIP experiences. From live entertainment to premium food and beverage, Tailgate Guys is excited to offer the same level of superior service to in-stadium hospitality as we deliver to outside-stadium for regular season football games across the country.

Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade:

Allstate is hosting a Mardi Gras-style parade with floats, bands, and more. The parade is open to the public. It will travel through the French Quarter up Decatur Street along the Mississippi River and wrap up around Canal Street.

The parade will begin at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Decatur Street at 2 p.m.

Things to do in NOLA

We invited our New Orleans Alumni Chapter leaders to recommend exciting things to do in the Big Easy. See below for their suggestions!









  • Magazine street (for shopping, restaurants, and bars)
  • French Market
  • Frenchmen Street
  • Pat O’Brien courtyard (famous bar with hurricanes)



SEC Championship

SEC Championship

December 1, 2018

The Bulldogs are returning to the SEC Championship Game! Cheer on our Dawgs as they make their second consecutive appearance in Mercedes-Benz Stadium as SEC East champs. Stay tuned for travel packages, events and more!

UGA vs Auburn 2017

UGA vs. Auburn Tailgate

November 10, 2018

Nothing is better than a Saturday in Athens, especially when the Dawgs are playing Auburn. Great things are in the works for an alumni tailgate near the Tate Student Center. Details coming soon. Go Dawgs!

UGA SAA Beat Week

Beat Week

November 5-9, 2018

Join the Student Alumni Association for a weeklong celebration as we get hyped for the UGA-Auburn home football game. Get ready for activities, T-shirts and loads of fun as we stir up school spirit across campus!

UGA Black Alumni Tailgate

UGA Black Alumni Tailgate

October 6, 2018

Join UGA Black Alumni for its annual Homecoming Tailgate and to cheer on the Dawgs to a victory over Vanderbilt on October 6! The Black Alumni Leadership Council has secured a block of tickets for the homecoming game and invites you to join us for this annual Homecoming tailgate.

UGA Homecoming

2018 Homecoming

October 6, 2018

UGA schools and colleges will host events for alumni throughout the weekend – and don’t forget the annual Homecoming parade in downtown Athens on Friday evening. Event details will be aggregated and shared in September.

New Orleans

UGA in New Orleans

October 11, 2018

Calling all New Orleans-area alumni, parents and friends. As part of the UGA vs. LSU game weekend, we are hosting a special UGA in New Orleans event. Join fellow Dawgs as we descend upon the Big Easy and paint the town red and black.


UGA vs. LSU Weekend

October 11-14, 2018

The UGA Alumni Association, UGA Athletic Association and The Georgia Bulldog Club are partnering to offer Bulldog fans a travel package as the Bulldogs take on LSU for the first time since 2013. Making your own travel plans to Louisiana? Check out our lineup of events, suggested places to eat and explore, and more.