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Plan Your Visit

Traveling to campus

More than 15,000 graduates, family members, and friends travel to Athens, Georgia each year for a series of UGA Commencement events celebrating and honoring the graduating class.  We hope that the information presented below and at the Information for Visitors page will help you as you plan your visit. The main UGA website also contains a helpful information and our Visitors Center is staffed with knowledgeable UGA staff and students who are happy…


To accommodate guests for the 2014 Fall Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement exercises at Stegeman Coliseum, parking for the South Deck (S11), Carlton St Deck (S15), and lots S10, S12, S14 and S16 will be reserved for graduates, their guests, and participants. Parking and bus transportation routes for Commencement can be viewed here. Please do not park on sidewalks, fire lanes, loading docks, landscaped areas, or on streets except in…

The University of Georgia's Conference Center and Hotel is located on the beautiful, historic campus of UGA in Athens, Georgia. The Center includes a 200-room hotel, four onsite dining options, banquet areas, conference rooms, auditoriums, a fitness center, and a computer lab — all under one roof.


Looking for a place to stay during your visit to Athens? There are more than 25 hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area. From the basic to the boutique and from downtown to the west side, Athens caters to the university and its visitors. For lodging options or to make a reservation, please visit the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau online.

Quick, and casual, The Courtyard Café at the Georgia Center offers cafeteria-style hot lunch entrées, soup and salads.


If you are looking to grab a bite to eat while on campus, delight yourself with an exquisitely prepared meal or specialty drink at one of the four on-site restaurants on campus at The Georgia Center. Attentive and friendly staffs serve a sustainable meal, simple deli sandwich, spirits or a slice of The Georgia Center's signature dessert, Strawberry Ice Cream Pie! One of Athens' finest restaurants, The Savannah Room, offers a range of gourmet entreés,…

Join Special Collections Library staff each Tuesday at 2 P.M. for a tour of the exhibit galleries of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

A Day at UGA

Before you visit, check the UGA Master Calendar to see what events are happening on campus the day of your visit. Or call the Visitors Center at 706-542-0842 and ask our student staff for additional suggestions. Please visit Google Maps for the locations of various campus parking options, places of interest, and campus dining facilities. When you visit UGA, plan to explore on your own before or after the tour. Here are some suggestions on what to see and do…

Inclement Weather

Because the 2014 Summer combined Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremony is being held indoors at Stegeman Coliseum, the university's inclement weather policy does not apply. 

Disability Access

For Sanford Stadium: Visitors with disability concerns are strongly encouraged to arrive early at the stadium, where seating for wheelchairs is very limited. Disabled parking is available in lots N-10 and E-12 near the stadium. Gate 6 and the Will Call window lobby on East Campus Road are designated for drop off. Gates 2-6, and Will Call are wheelchair accessible. Elevators will access to the 100, 200 and 300 levels are located at the Southeast corner of the…