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Gonfalons

The gonfalon, a banner that hangs from a crosspiece or frame, originated in the medieval republics of Italy as an ensign of state or office. Gonfalons have been adopted in many universities around the world as college or institutional insignias, and many use them to identify and lead colleges and schools within the university in academic procession. The seventeen gonfalons represent the seventeen colleges and schools making up the University. 

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Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Founded in 1801, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences is the oldest, largest and most academically diverse college at the University of Georgia. The first classes were taught in a forest clearing on what is now the University’s historic North Campus.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences was founded in 1857. It was the first college at the university to accept women (1918).

School of Law
School of Law
School of Law

The law school was created in December 1859 and was originally housed in the law office of Lumpkin and Cobb. In 1861, the school closed due to the Civil War and was reopened in 1867.

College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy

In 1903, the Board of Trustees authorized the organization of a School of Pharmacy. Since graduation from a college or high school was not a requirement at that time to practice pharmacy, many students took classes for a year and then apprenticed in a pharmacy.

D. B. Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
D. B. Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
D. B. Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

The oldest existing southern forestry school was established in 1906 through an endowment by George Foster Peabody. The School was originally called the George Foster Peabody School of Forestry.

College of Education
College of Education
College of Education

The College of Education was founded in 1908 by the University Board of Trustees and Chancellor David Barrow as the Peabody College of Education. The school's first building was George Peabody Hall on UGA's North Campus.

Graduate School
Graduate School
Graduate School

Graduate studies began at UGA in the 19th century. The first Master of Arts curriculum was put in place in 1868 followed by graduate degree programs in civil engineering, civil and mining engineering, agriculture and science. In 1910, the Graduate School was formally established.

Terry College of Business
Terry College of Business
C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business

The seeds that would become the Terry College of Business were sown back in 1912, when the state authorized a School of Commerce to begin instruction at the University of Georgia. It was, at that time, the first business school in the South.

Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

The Grady College was founded in 1915. Lamar Trotti, the first graduate, earned distinction as a motion-picture writer and producer, with more than 50 films to his credit. While at UGA, he was the editor of the independent student newspaper The Red and Black.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and consumer sciences began at UGA in 1918 with the establishment of the Division of Home Economics. In 1919, Mary E. Creswell became both the first home economics graduate and the first female to graduate. She later appointed the school's first dean.

College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine

The College opened in 1946. The first laboratories were housed in Hardman Hall, which had previously been used as a livestock judging pavilion and later as a Navy warehouse. The school graduated its first class of 44 students in 1950, the year it was accredited.

School of Social Work
School of Social Work
School of Social Work

The School of Social Work opened its doors in 1964 with eight professors, 24 students, and one graduate degree program. Today, the school has more than 20 faculty and a student body numbering nearly 500.

College of Environment and Design
College of Environment and Design
College of Environment and Design

In 2001, the CED was formed by combining the Institute of Ecology with the School of Environmental Design (SED). It has been consistently rated as one of the top landscape architecture schools in the United States.

School of Public and International Affairs
School of Public and International Affairs
School of Public and International Affairs

SPIA opened in 2001 when the department of political science separated from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Since then, the School has added two additional departments (international affairs and public administration and policy).

College of Public Health
College of Public Health
College of Public Health

The College of Public Health (CPH) officially opened as UGA's 15th college in January 2005. It was the first public health school created within the University System of Georgia.

Odum School of Ecology
Odum School of Ecology
Odum School of Ecology

In 2001, the Institute of Ecology merged with the School of Environmental Design to form the College of Environment and Design. In 2007, the Institute became the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology, the first of its kind in the world.

College of Engineering
College of Engineering
College of Engineering

UGA's College of Engineering was established July 1, 2012, becoming the University's 17th academic school or college. Providing a fundamental engineering education in a liberal arts environment, the College of Engineering offers BS degrees in Agricultural, Biochemical, Biological, Civil, Computer Systems, Electrical and Electronics, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.