The UGA Bulldog family looks out for one another. Participate in networking events across campus, develop lifelong friendships, and make a difference for yourself and others.
As the birthplace of public higher education in America, UGA has many stories to tell. Enhance your experience by participating in the traditions that make our campus special.
Bulldogs give back and show gratitude because we know what those who came before us did for generations to follow. The Student Alumni Council will connect you to ways to give back on campus.
Connect with Alumni
As a part of the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, we’re proud to help students connect to programs hosted by our campus partners.
Dialogue with a Dawg
The Dialogue with a Dawg program gives students the opportunity to connect with alumni throughout the semester. Interested in learning more about a career path or how to leverage your time at UGA? Check back soon for the fall series!
Registration for this program is free and includes a meal. Registrants will receive event details after completing the registration form.
Find a Mentor
Connect with Bulldog Nation and grow your personal and professional connections through the UGA Mentor Program. Head over to the Mentor Program website to find a mentor today!
Find a Chapter
Whether you’re home for the summer, in a new city for an internship, or about to graduate and make your next big move, our Alumni Chapters are waiting to welcome you! Find a chapter near you!
The UGA Alumni Association connects Bulldogs through four Affinity Groups: Black Alumni, Latino Alumni, Women of UGA, and Young Alumni. Each Affinity Group is led by a council that connect with students and alumni through personal and professional networking opportunities, philanthropic initiatives, and volunteer initiatives.
Celebrate UGA Traditions
Join us in celebrating UGA traditions throughout the year.
There’s no better way to celebrate becoming a Bulldog than forming the Power G Between The Hedges! Each August, first year students are hosted in Sanford Stadium—the same place graduating students gather for Commencement!
In 1785, the University of Georgia became the birth place of public higher education in America. Each January, we recognize this historic moment with a celebration in Tate Plaza.
Class Rings / Ring Ceremony
The UGA Ring serves as a symbol of excellence, integrity and your personal accomplishments. Students with 60 or more credit hours are invited to be a part of the tradition.
Each Spring, students who have purchased a ring are invited to the Ring Ceremony in the UGA Chapel. Save the date for the 2024 Ring Ceremony: April 12! Event details and registration information will be emailed to all ring purchasers.
Bulldogs Give Back
Throughout the year, SAC will provide ways to give back and show gratitude for the Bulldogs who came before us.
Each football season, we compete against a rival university in a weeklong fundraising challenge. Students, you are invited to participate by donating to an area of campus that you love and by attending campus activities. Beat Week 2024 dates coming soon!
Calling All Dawgs! Dawg Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour fundraiser that calls on all University of Georgia students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and friends to show their support for UGA. Join in by giving and stopping by campus-wide events.
Dawg Day of Gratitude
Earn prizes. Each year, we gather on campus to show our gratitude for private support at UGA by thanking donors—and you might even get a prize in return.
2024 Dawg Day of Gratitude date coming soon!
Senior Signature / Senior Send-Off
The first Senior Signature plaque was hung in 1991 with just a few hundred signatures. Today, thousands of graduating students make a difference by donating a minimum of $30 to UGA. In addition, each year Senior Signature donors are invited to celebrate their commencement at Senior Send-Off. Learn how you can Make Your Mark.
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We celebrate UGA traditions each and every day. You’ll find us sharing more during our events and programs, or set up on campus. Keep an eye out for us!
Since 1991, graduate and undergraduate students in their final year at UGA have left their “signatures” on the plaques in Tate Plaza by donating to an area of campus that is special to them.