​UGA Student Handbook



The Student Handbook is published by the Division of Student Affairs. Since the programs and services described herein are subject to continuous review and evaluation, this document is intended for informational use only. Any portion of this handbook in conflict with the policies of the Board of Regents shall be null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

​Alumni Association

The UGA Alumni Association proudly supports the academic excellence, best interests and traditions of Georgia's flagship university and its alumni worldwide. The UGA Alumni Association invites students to get connected through the Student Alumni Association (SAA) and the Student Alumni Council (SAC.) Through the SAA and SAC, students can participate in Dinner with a Dozen Dawgs, the G Book Tradition Keeper program, UGA Ghost Tour, 100 Days Until Graduation, Senior Signature and so much more.

Student should consider their time on campus the perfect time to get involved with and connected to the UGA Alumni Association in a meaningful way. If you are doing an internship, going home for the summer or visiting a new city, there are 118 Chapters around the world - 105 in the US and 23 in Georgia. Bulldogs are everywhere ready to connect with you! It is what makes being a student and graduate of this university so special.

Upon graduation, everyone is a member of the UGA Alumni Association.

​The University of Georgia Bookstore

Location: Adjacent to Tate Student Center

The University of Georgia Bookstore, located in the center of campus across from the Tate Student Center, provides course materials (new, used, rental and digital), general books, supplies, technology, and gifts and apparel. Our goal is to ensure you have access to all the tools you need to make the most of your time at University of Georgia.

The UGA Bookstore is an Authorized Apple Reseller and Repair Center and offers special academic pricing on PC computers, and educational discounts on software which could save you up to 85% off the retail price.

​Campus Ministry Association

325 Tate Student Center
Bill McDonald, Student Affairs Liaison

The Campus Ministry Association offers a variety of programs for encouragement, fellowship, spiritual formation, and personal support for students while they study at UGA.

​Career Center

The University of Georgia Career Center
2nd Floor, Clark Howell Hall
Fax: 706-542-8431

The UGA Career Center is a comprehensive career planning and employment center that provides a complete range of services and materials in the areas of career development, graduate and professional school preparation, experiential education, and employer relations.

​Directory Assistance

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm

The University’s Directory Assistance team provides a name and department telephone number and email directory for student, faculty, staff and friends of the university community. You may reach Directory Assistance by dialing (706) 542-3000 or for long distance calls originating in the United States, toll free number 1-866-423-2947 or 1-866-GA-DAWGS.

If you would like to submit a question via email or need assistance after hours, please contact us at dirasst@uga.edu and someone will be in touch with you within one business day.

UGA students, faculty, and staff may complete an online inquiry. (Please note: this functionality is behind UGA security and requires signing in using ArchPass Duo.)

​Disability Resource Center

Location: Clark Howell Hall
TTY: 706-542-8778
Fax: 706-542-7719

UGA's Disability Resource Center (DRC) promotes equal educational opportunities and a welcoming academic, physical, and social environment for students with disabilities at The University of Georgia. It seeks to eliminate both physical and attitudinal barriers that may exist on campus and to promote inclusion for students with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998. DRC coordinates a variety of academic accommodations and support services to provide equal access to University programs and activities.

​Division of Academic Enhancement

131 Milledge Hall

UGA’s Division of Academic Enhancement empowers all students to achieve success with innovative courses, programs, services, and student-centered initiatives.

The division supports students as they transition into higher education and sustains their progress through the University’s unique academic environment. Services include academic coaching, peer tutoring, presentation collaboratory, and student success workshops, as well as TRIO programs for underrepresented, Pell-eligible, and first-generation students. The division's UNIV courses help enrich students' academic experiences at UGA.


Embark@UGA works to increase the opportunities for students who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness by providing supports that promote success and well-being beyond education through a resource and referral network. This effort is campus-wide and spans 17+ departments.

Resources include: Trio SSS, Office of Institutional Diversity, scholarships (Coca-Cola, Gates Millennium Scholars, Annexstad Family Foundation, etc.), free tutoring, Student Veterans Resource Center, 11/12 Month Housing, food scholarship/food pantry, academic coaching at DRC for low-income students, Student Health Center (Non-Traditional Housing), Aspire Clinic, Pell/SEOG/state-specific low-income grants, Safe Space Advocates, student employment with flexible (all over campus) hours, CTL/textbooks, housing scholarship, food plan scholarships, and emergency funds.

​Employment Services

Students and student spouses who desire part-time or summer work should register/apply in the Student Employment Office at the Career Center located in Clark Howell Hall, but temporarilty relocated to University Printing, 210 River Road (706-542-5284). Vacancies for part-time and seasonal employment are listed with this office.

Students’ spouses who desire to work for the University in classified positions, such as in clerical, professional, IT, service, or other positions should apply online by visiting the Human Resources Web page.

All students employed by the University either as graduate assistants or student workers are required to complete certain personnel documents. The department where the student is employed will assist with completing the forms and will answer any employment related questions.

​Equal Opportunity Office

Location: Peabody Hall, Suite 3

The EOO is responsible for ensuring that UGA complies with all applicable laws and policies regarding discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, and disability. The EOO also administers the university’s Affirmative Action Plan, maintains the University System of Georgia Applicant Clearinghouse, a job placement referral service for colleges and universities in the Board of Regents’ system, coordinates UGA’s Ombudsperson Program and administers and enforces UGA’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy.

Dining Services

Location: Bolton Dining Commons

UGA Dining Services is committed to supporting your learning environment by providing exceptional dining services. This means we want to make sure you receive the best quality food and service to help you be successful during your academic and extracurricular activities. UGA Dining Services offers abundant residential and retail dining options on campus.

Campus Catering:
Let us cater your next on-campus event. From weddings to meetings, to conference breaks, Campus Catering provides professional food service for your event. Gift-o-Grams can also be purchased through Campus Catering to surprise any student for their birthday or special occasion.

Contact Campus Catering

​Georgia Museum of Art

Location: 90 Carlton Street

Free admission to all visitors during regular operating hours.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday — 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday — 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday — 1–5 p.m.
Closed Monday and major national holidays

Founded by Alfred Heber Holbrook in 1945, the Georgia Museum of Art has long offered its audiences a world-class art experience. As both an academic museum and the state's official art museum, it serves not only the University of Georgia population, but also the owners of its permanent collection—the citizens of Georgia—through award-winning exhibitions, publications and programming.

The museum is in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on UGA's East Campus. Spacious galleries provide continual display of works from the museum's permanent collection and many temporary exhibitions per year. The Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden, which is dedicated to the display of works by women artists and provides visitors with a quiet spot to visit, eat lunch, study or meditate.

​Human Resources

Student Health Insurance and Employment Opportunities
gshiplan@uga.edu (for student health insurance)
employ@uga.edu (for employment)

Student health insurance plans are administered through Human Resources. To view detailed information about the plans, information concerning the groups of students required to be on the mandatory insurance plans, and enrollment and waiver period information, visit the Human Resources web site at www.hr.uga.edu. Students may contact Human Resources with any questions or issues regarding student health insurance by emailing gshiplan@uga.edu or calling 706-542-2222.

Human Resources is also the source for contact concerning employment opportunities for full-time or part-time positions. Position vacancies may be viewed online at www.hr.uga.edu.

Mail & Receiving Services

Location: 4435 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA 30606
706-425-3014 (Mail); 706-425-3263 (Receiving Services)

Mail & Receiving Services handles all incoming mail and packages for faculty, staff, and students. All mail processes through the University of Georgia (UGA) central mail sorting facility in the Administrative Services Warehouse. The mail delivery to residence halls is in bulk and University Housing staff sort and distribute within each residence hall office. If you are experiencing problems with your mail in your residence hall, please contact your individual hall office. We can assist with the tracking of United States Postal Services (USPS) mail/packages. Please call our office with the tracking number for assistance.

​Performing Arts Center

Director: George C. Foreman
Phone: 706-542-4400

The UGA Performing Arts Center is a magnificent facility located at 230 River Road in the University’s Performing and Visual Arts Complex on East Campus. The Performing Arts Center houses two music recital halls: Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall is named for the founder of the UGA School of Music and seats 1,100 in a festival-style setting where seats surround the stage; Ramsey Concert Hall is the smaller venue seating 360 and is named in honor of the late Bernard Ramsey, a major benefactor of the University.

The Performing Arts Center serves as a showcase for world-class performers and ensembles, and it also provides a home for UGA’s faculty and student performers. Some of the internationally renowned artists who have performed at the PAC include opera star Jessye Norman, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Itzhak Perlman, Russia’s St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Garrison Keillor, the Vienna Boys Choir, and London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

​The Georgia Review

Editor:  Stephen Corey
Location: 0012 Gilbert Hall
Phone: (706) 542-3481

The Georgia Review is a prize-winning, internationally known literary quarterly published at UGA continuously since 1947. Each issue features 200 pages of fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and visual art. Writers range from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners to new voices. Work from these pages is frequently reprinted in Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, Best American Essays, The Pushcart Prize, Best Stories from the South, and The O. Henry Awards. A frequent finalist for the National Magazine Award, The Georgia Review has won an “Ellie” for Fiction (1986) and Essays (2007).

Check out our blog!

​The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Director: A. Jefferson Lewis III
Location: 2450 S. Milledge Ave.
Phone: 706-542-1244
E-mail: garden@uga.edu

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is located approximately three miles south of the UGA campus. Founded in 1968, the Garden encompasses over 300 acres, some of which borders the Middle Oconee River. The Garden features a number of specialty gardens and plant collections plus over five miles of nature trails. The conservatory, natural areas, individual gardens and collections enable visitors to observe a multitude of both native and exotic species. The Garden offers numerous seminars, lectures, short courses, workshops and special events throughout the year and serves as a “living laboratory” in support of many University teaching, research and public service units.

Meeting and conference facilities are available in the Callaway Building, Visitor Center & Conservatory, Day Chapel, and Garden Club of Georgia state headquarters building. For information on rentals, please call 706-542-6467. Lunch is served Tuesday through Sunday in the Garden Room Café overlooking the International Garden. The Garden is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm, October-March, and 8 am to 8 pm, April-September. The Visitor Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Sundays from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Garden is closed on official UGA holidays.

​University Golf Course

Location: 2600 Riverbend Road
Phone: (706) 369-5739 

The University of Georgia Golf Course is one of the finest student/faculty recreational facilities in the nation. It is located one-fourth mile off South Milledge Ave. on Riverbend Road. The golf course is open to the public and offers students discounted green and cart fees.

Information about membership fees and daily greens fees may be obtained at the Pro Shop. Clubs, pull carts, and gas cars are available for rent. Tee time reservations may be made seven days in advance by calling (706) 369-5739. The Pro Shop, Champions Café, and Driving Range open daily at 7:30 a.m. Closing hours vary by season, so please call ahead for the current hours.

​University Libraries

Main Library: 706-542-3251
Law Library: 706-542-1922
Science Library: 706-542-4535
Miller Learning Center: 706-542-7000

From medieval manuscripts, historic maps, and oral histories to online databases, e-books, and digital research journals chronicling the latest scientific breakthroughs, UGA’s Libraries are a gateway to knowledge, helping students and faculty better understand our state, nation, and world, driving solutions to the world’s grand challenges.

​Office of Information Security

Location: Computing Services (intersection of East Campus Road and Cedar Street, building #1130 on the Campus Map) 
Phone: (706) 542-3106

Visit the Web site for the Office of Information Security to learn what you need to know about protecting your computer and yourself as you browse the Internet.  We all know about computer viruses and spam, but do you know about email phishing scams and other hoaxes? Learn how to spot a phish at freshphish.uga.edu. You can also learn security tips and much more on our main website.

​Office of Sustainability

Director: Kevin Kirsche
Location: Chicopee Building / Facilities Management Division (1180 E. Broad Street, Athens, GA 30602)
Phone: 706-542-1301

The UGA Office of Sustainability coordinates, communicates and advances sustainability initiatives in academics, research, service, student engagement and campus operations. Programs that improve quality of life and reduce the University's impact on the environment include:

  • Student internships
  • Campus Sustainability Grants
  • Interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability
  • Study Abroad in Sustainability Scholarship
  • WatershedUGA

​Transportation and Parking Services

80 Carlton Street
Joe Frank Harris Commons
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 542-PARK

Transportation and Parking Services oversees 20,000 parking spaces in ten decks and 74 surface lots for a customer population of over 50,000 daily. Allocation of these limited parking spaces is based on time of service for employees and academic hours earned at the University of Georgia for students.

Please visit their website for information about parking registration, payments, disability parking, enforcement, football and special event parking, and visitor parking.

​Computing and Technology

Location: Computing Services (intersection of East Campus Road and Cedar Street, building #1130 on the Campus Map) 
Phone: 706-542-3106


The EITS Help Desk is the central point of contact for computing services available to UGA students, faculty, staff and affiliates. The Help Desk provides information, documentation and support for EITS core services, such as UGAMail, eLearning Commons (eLC), MyIDs, ArchPass and the PAWS-Secure wireless network. The EITS Help Desk can assist you with MyID password changes and using ArchPass, UGA’s two-step login solution, to access UGA services.

In addition, EITS also supports the student information and registration system (Athena), online training tools (LinkedIn Learning), the MyUGA student portal (http://my.uga.edu), the WEPA print kiosks, the UGA Mobile App and more.

Ramsey Center/Recreational Sports

Director:  Keith Wenrich
Location: 201 Ramsey Center 
Phone: 706-542-5060
Email: recjls@uga.edu

The Department of Recreational Sports, located in the Ramsey Student Center, promotes healthy lifestyle choices by providing development, growth and education for the University of Georgia through the spirit of recreation. The department offers programming in Competitive Sports (intramural and club sports), Outdoor Recreation (trips, clinics, climbing wall, challenge course), and Fitness & Wellness (group fitness, personal training, instructional and wellness programs). Aquatic activities include swim lessons, safety and lifeguard training, and open swimming.

Office of Academic Honesty

Every student must agree to abide by UGA's academic honesty policy and procedures known as A Culture of Honesty when applying for admission to the University of Georgia. A Culture of Honesty and the University of Georgia Student Honor Code work together to define a climate of academic honesty and integrity at the university.

All members of the university community have a responsibility to uphold and maintain an honest academic environment and to report when dishonesty occurs. Where suspected violations of the academic honesty policy occur, appropriate procedures are designed to protect the integrity of the academic process while ensuring due process. The university's academic honesty system is an academic process founded on educational opportunities.

​Student Complaints

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs provides students with a means to submit formal complaints. By accessing the web page, students will be directed to the appropriate department to express their concerns.

University Health Center

Executive Director: Garth Russo, MD, FAAFP, DABPM-CI

Location: 55 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706-542-1162

The University Health Center exists to advance the well-being of students and other members of the University community in a way that supports academic success and student retention by providing: primary and specialty health care; prevention focused services; and research and learning experiences which develop health knowledge and skills.

We strive for excellence in services that are student-centered, respectful, accessible, and offer satisfaction and value. As a campus health resource, the health center promotes individual and community health, teaches health and wellness, participates in research which increases knowledge about health care and student health needs, and participates in the education and training of future health care professionals.

University Health Center has been awarded the highest recognition for health care organizations, accreditation for all services by the Joint Commission. The recognition is the second consecutive time the University Health Center received a flawless report of findings.

​University Visitors and Information Center

Location: Four Towers Building
Phone: 706-542-0842 

Located in the Four Towers Building, the Visitors and Information Center includes an exhibit area, interactive computer screens, administrative offices, and meeting and conference rooms. The center assists visitors and maintains comprehensive and up-to-date information about campus, local accommodations, and special events. Campus tours are conducted seven days a week from the Visitors Center. For additional information or to make a tour reservation, call the Information Line at (706) 542-0842.

​Vending and Solicitation Services

Vending and Solicitation Services are provided through a contract with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. There are more than 500 vending machines located in over 150 buildings on the UGA campus. These machines dispense a wide variety of drinks, snacks (including hot and cold foods) to students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

Vending and Solicitation Services oversees the distribution of newspapers, magazines and student papers in many of the racks on campus. In addition, the department is also responsible for solicitation on campus (excluding Athletic events). 

Information concerning vending requests or questions regarding Solicitation Policies on campus should be addressed to the Manager of Vending and Solicitation.