Exciting news for UGA in Washington was released today. The full announcement can be read on UGA Today.
The University of Georgia has received a commitment for a $5 million grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation to support UGA in Washington. In recognition of the gift, UGA will name the university’s new residential facility in Washington, D.C., Delta Hall. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia formally approved the naming at its meeting today.
Funding UGA in Washington has been a priority for UGA President Jere W. Morehead (JD ’80) and the UGA Foundation board of trustees as they seek to elevate the university to greater national stature. Delta’s gift also establishes a lecture series that will feature prominent speakers each year as well as five internships.
The new facility, which was purchased by the UGA Foundation in 2014, has undergone extensive renovations to transform the 20,000-square-foot space from a commercial office building to a residence hall and learning community. The renovated building provides living quarters, classroom and study space for UGA students and faculty who participate in UGA’s experiential learning programs in the nation’s capital. The facility is located on Massachusetts Avenue in the heart of Capitol Hill. The inaugural class of students moved into the house in January, and the dedication of Delta Hall is planned for February 26.
UGA has a long history of promoting and sponsoring internships in Washington, D.C. The Washington Semester Program and the Honors in Washington Program, along with several schools and colleges, have offered opportunities for students to intern and study in the nation’s capital for more than a decade.