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FRESHMAN WELCOME

Welcome to UGA! The Freshman Welcome event is a joint partnership between the Student Alumni Association and Student Government Association to salute the newest class of Georgia Bulldogs. Held in Sanford Stadium, Freshman Welcome was created to instill a sense of belonging and pride amongst each new freshman class while having fun learning sacred university traditions and gameday chants, cheers, and songs! Incoming freshmen also receive their copy of the G Book to keep with them throughout their time at UGA.

The Class of 2019 Freshman Welcome will be held on Sunday, August 16. Don't miss out on food, traditions, and fun on the field before classes begin!

 

DINNER WITH A DOZEN DAWGS

One of SAA's signature networking programs, Dinner with a Dozen Dawgs pairs eleven students with an esteemed UGA graduate for dinner, conversation, and Bulldog comaraderie.

SAA donors will receive priority evites to each dinner, which are held twice per month throughout the academic year.

Previous hosts include:

  • Tim Keadle (BBA '78), Partner, Porter Keadle Moore, LLP
  • Joel McElhannon (AB '94), Political Strategist and President of South LLC
  • Martha Zoller (ABJ '79), Talk Radio Host
  • Dr. Sohyun Park (PHD '06), Epidemiologist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

If you would like to host or attend a dinner, please contact Associate Director of Student Engagement Jackie Bokor at jmg88@uga.edu or 706-542-0080.

 

BEAT SHIRTS

Each football season, the Student Alumni Council hands out hundreds of T-Shirts to SAA donors to stir up excitement and rally the Bulldog faithful to victory over dreaded rivals! Not only do they make a great piece of gameday gear, but they also serve as excellent keepsakes of memorable Bulldog triumphs.

The 2016 Beat T-Shirt will be Alabama. Come pick up yours in Tate Plaza on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. 

Go Dawgs!

 

GHOST TOUR

Each year, as Halloween approaches...SAC hosts its annual Ghost Tour! The tour consists of a walk through North Campus, spotlighting some of the spookiest and most storied locations in at the university. Hear tales of the ghosts which are rumored to haunt Demosthenian Hall, The Lustrat House, Jackson Street Cemetary, and more.  

The Ghost Tour also serves as a philanthropic event as attendees are encouraged to bring canned food donations which are collected for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

Ghost Tours will be held October 20-21, 2015 and will begin at the UGA Arch.

 

THE OFFICIAL UGA RING

The official UGA Class Ring is a symbol of the honor and traditions of UGA as well as your own excellence, integrity and accomplishments as a graduate. During Ring Days each fall, spring, and summer semester, seniors and eligible underclassmen with 60 or more hours can meet personally with a Balfour ring representative to order their ring as a lasting memento of their success at UGA.

Students who meet the criteria for earning their ring can visit with Balfour ring representatives on the following dates:

September 22-24, 2015 at UGA Ring Days (UGA Bookstore and MLC 2nd floor by Jittery Joe's)

October 6-8, 2015 at the Fall Grad Fair (UGA Bookstore)

January 28-29, 2016 at 100 Days Until Graduation (Tate Grand Hall)

You can find more information about the UGA ring online HERE

 

FOUNDERS WEEK

Be sure to wish UGA a "Happy Birthday" and join in on celebrating the founding of the nation's oldest state-chartered public university! The Alumni Association sponsors Founders Week with fun events each day for an entire week. Cupcakes, music, and other goodies are provided to honor the anniversary of UGA's establishment, January 27, 1785.

Founders Week 2016 will be held the week of January 25-29. Stay tuned for more details!

 

SENIOR SIGNATURE

Will you soon be leaving UGA? This is the perfect opportunity to make your mark and leave your name at the heart of campus forever. Senior Signature allows graduating students to donate to a school, college, or scholarship that has made a significant impact on them while also being recognized on their class plaque in Tate Plaza.

Click HERE for more information regarding the Senior Signature campaign. The deadline for the Class of 2015 plaque is March 31, 2015.

 

100 DAYS

Seniors! This event is tailored just for you. Each year, on the mark of one hundred days until Spring Commencement, SAA sponsors the 100 Days event, setting up a one-stop shop for graduating students. Caps & gowns, diploma frames, invitations, grad portraits, and UGA rings are all available. Food, music, and graduate school representatives are just a sample of the sights at this jam-packed event! 

100 Days will take place January 28-29, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in Tate Grand Hall.

 

THE UGA RING CEREMONY

Join the UGA Alumni Association for the Ring Ceremony to celebrate a new generation of UGA ring-bearers! Parents and friends are welcome to join as students don their ring for the first time! The Ceremony is usually held in early to mid-April. 

The Ring Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 23, 2016 in the UGA Chapel. 

 

SENIOR SEND-OFF

 The UGA Alumni Association hosts an annual Commencement Celebration for each year's graduating class prior to Spring Commencement. Come join us for food, entertainment, door prizes, the unveiling of the Senior Signature plaque, and more! Representatives from different schools and colleges will be on hand to help you stay in touch after you leave UGA. You can also learn more about the Alumni Association and how to connect with local chapters. So no matter where your post-graduation plans take you, the University of Georgia will be there waiting for you! 

Check back for the date and time of the Class of 2016 Commencement Celebration!

 

THE STUDENT ALUMNI COUNCIL

The Student Alumni Council (SAC) is the 38-member leadership body of the Student Alumni Association (SAA).

Together, these student leaders act as liaisons between alumni and students while also planning, organizing, and implementing events and programs for SAA. Representing a vast multitude of backgrounds, majors, interests, and other student organizations, SAC advances the interests of the university in fostering pride, tradition, and loyalty among the student body.

For more information visit our Student Alumni Council page or contact Associate Director of Student Engagement Jackie Bokor at jmg88@uga.edu. 

 

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