Class support for UGA has been a long-standing tradition. The Senior Signature campaign is based off a concept stemming from a student-led capital raising campaign in 1920. Detailed in a May 6, 1920 issue of the Red & Black, the campaign organizers insisted that “an engraved metal tablet recording [these] gifts and the names of its donors be permanently mounted in a prominent building of the university.”
The first Senior Signature plaque was created in 1991 with just a few hundred signatures. Today, thousands of graduating students "make their mark" by donating a minimum $50 gift to the university. This gift includes a designation option so that graduates can give to any school, college, department, program, or scholarship that has had a personal impact on them during their time at UGA.