Alumni Weekend

March 26-28, 2020

Alumni Weekend - Tate Center

The University of Georgia is calling you home.


Pack your red and black, sharpen your pencils and call your friends: Alumni Weekend is March 26-28, 2020.

Feel like a student again.


The UGA Alumni Association will host alumni and their family and friends for a special weekend in Athens. The entire weekend is up to you. Attend as much or as little as you want. Stay out late and fuel up with a coffee downtown, or get up early and catch the sunrise from Sanford Drive.


Alumni Weekend - Park Hall


Relive your glory (glory) days.


We want you to re-experience your college years while you’re in town. We’ll kick things off with an Orientation Dinner with UGA President Jere W. Morehead and your fellow “classmates” and we’ll conclude with a Commencement Brunch in the Sanford Stadium SkyClub. In between, you’ll dine like a student in UGA’s newest dining hall, take classes with some of UGA’s most outstanding professors, and have the option to attend campus events such as TEDxUGA, a baseball game, or a musical performance.

Whatever you do: it’s all about you! We’ll help you curate the perfect weekend in Athens so you can relive your glory days on campus.

Alumni Weekend Highlights

Experience UGA Again

Your time on campus was the best four (or five) years of your life. During Alumni Weekend, you can enjoy the classes, the extracurricular events – and the nightlife – without worrying about final exams.

Renew Your Passions

In college, the world was at your feet. You explored career paths and personal passion projects. You had more free time to investigate and ask “why.” Relive this feeling alongside leading faculty members.

From Orientation to Commencement, It’s All About You!

Get away from the 9-to-5 for a weekend that has been built exclusively for UGA alumni. We’ll welcome you with a special Orientation Dinner on Thursday, and wrap things up with a Commencement Brunch on Saturday morning.




Experience the UGA of Today

Students have never had it so good! Experience what life is like for a Bulldog in 2019. We’ll show you how students learn, study, eat and get around campus these days.

Curate Your Own Schedule

Alumni Weekend gives you the flexibility to build your own “class schedule” for the weekend. Have a kid on campus? Take them to dinner! Want to show your spouse your old study spots? Plan a little campus tour of your own. The entire weekend is up to you!

There’s Something for Everyone

Whether you graduated in 1955, 1985, or 2015, there’s something for you and we encourage you to stay in town following the Commencement Brunch to explore Athens and enjoy other extracurricular activities on campus.

Schedule

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • 7-8:30 PM: Orientation Dinner with UGA President Jere W. Morehead
    Terry College of Business, Moore-Rooker Hall
    Attire: Dressy Casual

Friday, March 22, 2019

  • 7-8:30 AM: Breakfast at (the new) Bolton Dining Commons on your own (meal tickets provided)
  • 9-10:30 AM: First Period
  • 11 AM-12:30 PM: Second Period
  • 12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch at (the new) Bolton Dining Commons on your own (meal tickets provided)
  • 2-3:30 PM: Third Period
  • 3:30-5 PM: Free Time
  • 5-6:30 PM: Reception at Wall & Broad | Attire: Dressy Casual
  • 7-10 PM: TEDxUGA

Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • 10:30 AM-Noon: Commencement Brunch at Sanford Stadium SkyClub | Attire: Casual
  • Noon onward: Optional Activities

Other activities and hotel accommodations should be secured and paid for separately.

More Attendee Info →

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Registration Details

Alumni Weekend registration opens fall 2019.

$150

individual

$250

couple

Alumni Weekend is March 26-28, 2020

Grab a friend – or five – and make your plans to come back to Athens!

Get to Class

We’ve hand-selected a few of UGA students’ favorite faculty members to spark your curiosity and expand your horizons.

We’ll be adding additional classes by some of our finest faculty members each week. Stay tuned.

Other Events


There’s always something happening in Athens, and this weekend is no different. The following activities aren’t part of our package, but are great ways to enhance your visit and explore our beautiful town.

Yoga in the Galleries

Enjoy a yoga class in the Georgia Museum of Art. This program is open to both beginner and experienced yogis on a first-come, first-served basis. Yoga mats provided.

Thursday, 6pm. Tickets available at the front desk starting at 5:15pm. Free. Link


Yacht Rock Revue performs Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense

Yacht Rock Revue has popularized a genre that was a fringe guilty pleasure when the group played its first show as a band in 2007. What weekend in Athens would be complete without a show downtown?

Thursday, Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8:30pm. Tickets: $15-20.


Grady College Open House

Alumni and friends are invited to stop by and see what’s new at Grady on Friday, March 22 in the Peyton Anderson Forum (2nd floor). Grady ambassadors will offer tours of the building and light refreshments will be served.

Friday, 3:30-5pm. Free.


West End Zone Tour*

Alumni Weekend participants are invited to tour the $63 million renovation of the West End Zone in Sanford Stadium, including the locker room and recruiting area.

Saturday, 3pm. Free. 


UGA Sanford Stadium - West End Zone

Exhibition: Fighting Spirit-Wally Butts and UGA Football (1939-1950)

The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s exhibition will explore the fate of the Georgia Bulldogs in the years surrounding World War II.

Daily, 8am-5pm. Free. Link.


Bear Hollow

Bear Hollow Zoo is home to a variety of non-releasable wildlife residents that have encountered challenges and now serve as ambassadors for their species. A popular afternoon for families.

Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. Link.


Residence Hall Tours

Drop-in tours of student rooms will be available to the public in Russell Hall, Myers Hall and Rooker Hall. Visit as many as you like and talk to current residents about why they love their community. No advance registration required.

Friday, 1-4pm. Free.


Self-Guided Campus Tour

The UGA Visitors Center was renovated in early 2018–stop by to see it while you are in town. Pick up a self-guided tour map that will ensure you hit all of the highlights during your trip.

Daily, 9am-5pm. Free. Tour Map.


* Indicates an activity that is exclusively being offered to Alumni Weekend participants. Registration for them will be made available to registrants in early March via email.

Georgia Museum of Art

Georgia Museum of Art*

Join GMOA Director Bill Eiland for an intimate tour of the museum and the exhibitions that are on display during Alumni Weekend.

Saturday, 2pm. Free. Registration


One Man Star Wars Trilogy

Charles Ross retells the classic trilogy in 60 minutes with no costumes, props or sets. Get your nerd on for this mind-bending performance. The Force is strong with this one!

Saturday, 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets: $40. More Info.


UGA vs. LSU Baseball Game

The Diamond Dawgs will battle LSU on Saturday and Sunday. Don your red and black and enjoy a day at Foley Field.

Saturday, 2pm (sold out) and Sunday, Noon. Sunday tickets available for $5 Outfield/$8 Reserved.


UGA vs. LSU Softball Game

The UGA softball team will also take on the LSU Tigers on Saturday and Sunday in Jack Turner Stadium.

Saturday, 4pm (Girl Scout Day & autographs) and Sunday, 2pm (Dad & Daughter Day and Lu’Au Day). Free.


Sketching UGA*

UGA Professor Amitabh Verma introduces the process and fundamentals of architectural sketching, beginning with iconic structures on North Campus. No experience necessary and all materials will be provided.

Saturday, 1pm. Free.


Three Farcical Arts of the Deal: Peas, Pierre Patelin, and Purgation

A UGA Theatre performance that demonstrates the difficulty of living harmoniously when our needs conflict with others. An opportunity to enjoy medieval theater in the Cellar Theatre in the Fine Arts Building.

Saturday, 2:30pm and 8pm. $12. Tickets for 2:30 showing. Tickets for 8pm showing.


Classic City Band

Join in for an afternoon of (free) live music in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall performed by the oldest continuously functioning community band in Georgia.

Sunday, 3pm. Free. Link.


Self-Guided Walking/Driving Tours in Athens

The Athens Welcome Center offers a series of self-guided walking or driving tours, including:

  • Athens Music History Tour
  • Downtown Athens
  • Milledge Avenue
  • African American Driving Tour
  • Dearing Street
  • Civil War Tours of Athens

Prices and Times Vary. Link.

News & Updates

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2019 Alumni Weekend earned an A+

The 2019 Alumni Weekend drew alumni of all ages back to campus to "relive their glory days." UGA staff member Elizabeth Elmore (ABJ '08, BBA '08) gives you an insider's look at what fun took place during this special weekend in Athens.
Mama's Boy

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Lit 101: How To Sound Like A Student...Again

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Women walking in Downtown Athens.

5 Ways to Make Alumni Weekend the Perfect Girls Getaway

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Fueling Up: Student and Staff Recommendations for a Caffeine Fix

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G Book in front of the Arch on UGA's North Campus.

The G Book - Traditions for the Returning Alumnus

UGA's Student Alumni Association is ensuring that students are a part of the living history of UGA through the G Book, UGA’s official traditions handbook.

Accommodations


Soon we will post Alumni Weekend hotel blocks as the event registration opens. In the meantime, view a list of other local hotel options at VisitAthensGA.com.

Spring Hill Suites

220 South Hull Street
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Phone: 706-353-8484

Hotel Indigo

500 College Avenue
Website
Phone: 866-808-1483

Hyatt Place

412 North Thomas Street
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Phone: 888-492-8847

Questions? Let us help!

The UGA Alumni Association team is ready to help you feel like a student again. Let us know if you have questions about Alumni Weekend.

alumni@uga.edu  ||  (706) 542-2251  ||  (800) 606-8786