Alumni Weekend

March 26-28, 2020

Registration is now open!

Relive Alumni Weekend 2019

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 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 2020. 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

  • Optional Campus Tour
  • Check-In/Registration
  • Orientation Dinner with President Jere W. Morehead (JD ’80)
  • Optional Tour of Tate Student Center

Friday

  • Breakfast on Your Own
  • First Period
  • Second Period
  • Lunch in a UGA Dining Hall
  • Third Period (Experiential Learning Course)
  • Time on Own
  • Reception
  • TEDxUGA (tickets included for Alumni Weekend attendees)

Saturday

  • 10:30 AM-Noon – Commencement Brunch
  • Optional activities, including tours, athletic events and more!

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

More Attendee Info →

Alumni Weekend 2020

Registration Details

$150

individual

$250

pair

Alumni Weekend is March 26-28, 2020

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 part of our Alumni Weekend package, but are great ways to enhance your visit and explore the city.

Experiencing Cortona: Celebrating 50 Years of UGA Study Abroad

In 1969, professor Jack Kehoe journeyed to Italy to create a unique opportunity for UGA students. He found the ideal site for an experiential learning environment amidst the history, culture and beauty of Cortona. This exhibit reflects on the program’s history with a display of artifacts, photographs, documents and more.

Thur-Fri, March 26-27 (8am-5pm) | Sat, March 28 (1-5pm) | Hargrett Library Gallery | Free | More Info.


The Monsters Are Due on Broad Street: Patrick Dean

Cartoonist Patrick Dean drew a weekly strip for Athens’ alternative newsweekly, Flagpole, from 1997 to 2006. Influenced by Jack Davis, George Grosz, Tomi Ungerer and early Mad Magazine, he populates his scenes with a variety of characters interacting with one another. Jokes abound, and monsters are humanized as much as people are monsterfied.

March 26 (10am-9pm) | March 27-28 (10am-5pm) | March 29 (1-5pm) | Georgia Museum of Art | Free, but donations are accepted. | More info.


Men's UGA Tennis

Men’s Tennis vs. Vanderbilt

The UGA Men’s Tennis team will go head-to-head with the Vanderbilt Commodores at the recently renovated Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Sunday, March 29 | 1pm | More info.


The Cadillac Three

On the Nashville trio’s long-awaited fourth album, The Cadillac Three push their country, hard rock and southern rock to the limit while introducing elements of funk and soul. The result is a dirty, greasy and hard-hitting sound that can only belong to The Cadillac Three—one they’ve christened “country fuzz.”

Saturday, March 28 | Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm | Georgia Theatre | $20-$22; purchase tickets in advance.


Kevin Cole: Soul Ties

This exhibit features works by Atlanta-based painter and mixed-media artist Kevin Cole. Cole was named Georgia State Artist of the Year in 1996 and has completed 35+ public art commissions, including the Coca-Cola Centennial Olympic Mural for the 1996 Olympic games and “Soul Ties That Matter,” a 55-foot-long installation created for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2018.

March 26 (10am-9pm) | March 27-28 (10am-5pm) | March 29 (1-5pm) | Georgia Museum of Art | Free, but donations are accepted. | More info.


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

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Mehmet Büyükatalay

Mehmet Büyükatalay will discuss Filmmaking In and Beyond Film School, followed by snacks in the lobby of Joe Brown Hall. Büyükatalay’s debut film, Oray, won Best First Feature Film in the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, and will be featured at a screening at Ciné in downtown Athens at 7:30 p.m, concluding with a Q&A session with the director.

Thursday, March 26 | 11am | Fine Arts Building (Room 400) | Free, no registration required.


Athens Heritage Tour

Dig into what makes Athens the Classic City and a vibrant center of arts, culture, and classic Southern living. The tour begins in Athens’ oldest surviving residence (the home to two university presidents), then you’ll board a bus for a one-hour overview of Antebellum homes and historic neighborhoods. Allow 90 minutes.

Thursday, March 26 | 1pm | Athens Welcome Center | $15; register at least 24 hours in advance.


2020 SEC Equestrian Championship

The 2020 SEC Equestrian Championship will take place March 27-28 at the UGA Equestrian Complex. Details forthcoming.

Fri-Sat, March 27-28 | UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop | More info.


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 | More info.


Men’s Tennis vs. Kentucky

The UGA Men’s Tennis team will battle the Kentucky Wildcats at the recently renovated Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Friday, March 27 | 5pm | More info.


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 | More info.

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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.

UGA Center for Continuing Ed & Hotel

1197 S. Lumpkin Street
Website
Phone: (800) 884-1381

SpringHill Suites

220 S. Hull Street
Website
Phone: 706-850-2072

Graduate Athens

295 Dougherty Street
Website
Phone: 706-549-7020

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