Come Home for the Weekend

UGA Alumni Weekend

March 21-23, 2019

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 21-23, 2019.

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.

Are you ready to experience all that UGA has to offer and see what campus life is like in 2019?

We’ve put out the welcome mat – it’s time to come home.

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

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
  • 7-10 PM: TEDxUGA

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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

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

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.

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Registration Details

Alumni Weekend is March 21-23, 2019

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

Other Events


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

Dawgs vs. Tigers

The Diamond Dawgs are taking on the LSU Tigers on Saturday and Sunday. Don your red and black, and go enjoy some payback for that loss during football season.

Self-Guided Campus Tour

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

Out of the Darkness: Light in the Depths of the Sea of Cortez

Rebecca Rutstein is an artist with an interest in abstraction inspired by science, data and maps. UGA Professor Samantha Joye’s research examines coastal and open ocean environments. This exhibit at the Georgia Museum of Art is a collaboration between the two – shedding light on the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California.

Concert: 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.


More events will be added as we get closer to the weekend.

Accommodations


We’ve prepared a block of rooms at three hotels around Athens. Availability is limited.

Spring Hill Suites

220 South Hull Street
Website
Phone: 706-353-8484
Deadline to book: February 17

Hotel Indigo

500 College Avenue
Website (Click “book now” and enter dates between 3/21/19 and 3/23/19)
Phone: 866-808-1483
Deadline to book: February 17

Hyatt Place

412 North Thomas Street
Website (Code: G-SAW9)
Phone: 888-492-8847
Deadline to book: March 1

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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

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