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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 2018 Freshman Welcome will be held on Sunday, August 17. Gates will open at 4:30pm and the program will begin at 5:30pm.  After the official class picture, there will be a cookout in Reed Plaza with free food and a live D.J.!

 

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 e-vites 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 Assistant Director of Student Programs -  Evan Tighe '08, '11 or call 706-542-8055 for more information.

 

BEAT SHIRTS

Each football season, the Student Alumni Council hands out hundreds of t-shirts to SAA donors and other students 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.

Go Dawgs!!!

 

GHOST TOUR

Each year, as Halloween approaches...the Student Alumni Council (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 University lore. 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.

This year's Ghost Tours will be held on the nights of October 21 and 22, 2014. Tours begin at the Arch at 8:00 p.m.

 

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 24-26, 2014 at UGA Ring Days (UGA Bookstore and MLC 2nd floor by Jittery Joe's)

October 14-16, 2014 at the Fall Grad Fair (UGA Bookstore)

January 29-30, 2015 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 2015 will be held the week of January 26-30. 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! 

 

 

G-DAY TAILGATE

Craving some off-season excitement, it has become an annual Spring tradition for fans everywhere to flock to Athens and catch a preview of next season's team! Join SAA in Tate Plaza for pre-game festivities including BBQ, refreshments, giveaways, and more. Performance groups will be on hand to entertain before the Redcoat Marching Band makes an appearance to pump up the crowd before kickoff!

 

Be sure to check back for the date of the 2015 G-Day Game. The party starts 2 hours before kickoff!

 

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. 


This year's Ring Ceremony will be held on April 25, 2015 in the UGA Chapel. If you order your official UGA Ring by March 6, 2015, you will receive an invitation to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Evan Tighe, Assistant Director of Student Programs, at eptighe@uga.edu or 706-542-8055. 

 

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 in Tate Plaza 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 2015 Commencement Celebration!

 

THE STUDENT ALUMNI COUNCIL

The Student Alumni Council (SAC) is the 34-member leadership body of the Student Alumni Association. Together, they 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 Assistant Director of Student Programs - Evan Tighe '08, '11 or call 706-542-8055.

 

Upcoming Events

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The Student Alumni Council (SAC) was recently featured as one of UGA's organizations "education the leaders of... fb.me/3FsT9vdZv
Our Student Alumni Council members are ready for #uga40u40! It's always great to see the success of the Bulldawg Nation!
We can't wait to see everyone as we kickoff our Ring Days next week! Come find us for your official University of... fb.me/3mb0xzuCo
Happy #TraditionTuesday! Did you know class rings go on sale at the UGA Bookstore and 2nd floor of the MLC on September 24th?
In case you didn't know, UGA just wrapped up a record-breaking year for fundraising. Thank you the 1,264 student... fb.me/6Rs0v66ES
Learn how UGA and the Athens community are commemorating 9/11, including a lecture by Gina Young, an FBI agent... fb.me/2wHSJGwpr
#Repost from @embroseph, a Student Alumni Council member who took the challenge to leave her mark at… instagram.com/p/sxK46kgfi9/
A group of our Student Alumni Council members had a great time learning about proper dining etiquette… instagram.com/p/svsgZ9gfq-/
The Student Alumni Council is proud to say "Thank U" to UGA's faculty and staff donors! We were proud to have... fb.me/1kJ9ar3Mh
A must-read! UGA Alumna April Moore Skelton (ABJ '05) pens a love letter to Athens.... fb.me/43zhhkARk
UGA alumni, including former Student Alumni Council President Shari McIntosh, describe how opportunities at UGA... fb.me/3ErRlhQWR
Our members will be tabling until 2pm today so get your free GBook, freezer pop, & shirt while you can! pic.twitter.com/V29Hwo2HpR
Student donors had a great time networking with an awesome alumni at our 1st Dinner With a Dozen Dawgs last night! pic.twitter.com/A2hn2BNknc
Show up LOUD on Saturday and WEAR RED!!!! GO DAWGS! fb.me/1leep03x7
Come hangout with us at the @CSOatUGA Fall Activities Fair and hear about what we have planned this year! pic.twitter.com/m8iGH51CbS
Stop by the SAA table at the Fall Activities Fair today! We're in the green section! @CSOatUGA #GetInvolved #givetoUGA
Congratulations to our first SAC member of the month for the 2014-2015 school year, Asher Orr! #Lurve pic.twitter.com/tbTaJhx76K
Hello Bulldawg Nation and SAA donors. If you are a Student Alumni Association donor for the 2014 - 2015 school... fb.me/1ixpfuv0X
Be sure to stop by Tate Plaza for the Fall Activities Fair on Wednesday, August 27 to learn how to get involved... fb.me/1h9YyoX3w
Our Student Alumni Council had a great time bonding and planning for this semester at this weekend's… instagram.com/p/sFnL--Afpy/
Our first Dinner with a Dozen Dawgs of the year will be hosted by David Key (BBA '84) on August 27! Register here: alumni.uga.edu/alumni/index.p…
UGA Class of 2015 - This is YOUR year! Good luck during your final days on campus! #seniors2015 #uga15 #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/1XShhwl1Dm
Some of our Student Alumni Council members were up bright and early this morning to deliver coffee to… instagram.com/p/r1_D2fAfsN/
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