Signature Events:

The Alumni Association is pleased to offer diverse gathering opportunities for alumni and friends in the Atlanta area. The UGA Alumni Association is continually developing proven programs that embrace alumni from all walks of life. In addition to sponsoring numerous special events, the UGA Alumni Association has also created the following highly successful formats.

40 Under 40 | Alumni Day Block Seating | Alumni Employee Breakfast | Alumni Night at the Bookstore | Bulldog 100 | Bulldog Breakfast Club | Bulldogs After Business Hours | Dawg Trot 5k | Educator Appreciation | Faculty & Staff Authors Reception | Founders Day | Freshmen Send-Off | Game Watching Parties | Keys to the Dawg House | Paws Across America | Return to the Arch: Alumni Seminar | Student Alumni Association Events | UGA Alumni Career Fair | UGA Day | Welcome at the Arch | Women of UGA Lunch Groups | Young Alumni Gatherings |

40 Under 40

40 Under 40

The UGA Alumni Association's 40 Under 40 recognizes those who are leading the way in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The forty will be chosen by a selection committee based on specific requirements and criteria. To find out more click here.

Alumni Day Block Seating

From time to time, the Alumni Association is able to offer a limited number of tickets to select athletic events, including football, basketball, gymnastics, and more.

Alumni Employee Breakfast

Nearly 3,000 UGA alumni are employees of the university.  The UGA Alumni Association offers this annual complimentary breakfast to express gratitude to UGA alumni employees who work daily to continue the excellence of their alma mater.  Attendees receive gifts recognizing their years of service.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Alumni Night at the Bookstore

During this exclusive alumni appreciation event, alumni receive a discount towards clothing, gifts, and general reading books.

Bulldog 100

Bulldog 100

The Bulldog 100 is a program that will determine and award the 100 fastest growing businesses that are owned or operated by UGA Alumni, each year. To find out more click here.

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Bulldog Breakfast Club

The UGA Alumni Association's Bulldog Breakfast Club offers alumni a comfortable, relaxed forum in which to exchange ideas, discuss topics of interest and network with distinguished UGA leaders, alumni and friends. Seating will be limited to 10 alumni per session and guests are encouraged to bring business cards. Join us in fostering an environment of Bulldogs helping Bulldogs.

Bulldogs After Business Hours

Mingle with fellow UGA Alumni after a hard day at work! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow Bulldogs in your area and to get involved with your area chapter.

Dawg Trot 5k

Hundreds of alumni and friends come together on an early spring morning for the Athens Area’s largest 5k. The course starts at Stegeman Coliseum beside the Rankin Smith Athletic Academic Center and ends in the Coliseum parking lot near the Carlton Street parking deck.  For more information please click here.

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Educator Appreciation

Through visits to area schools, the Education Appreciation Program shows appreciation for UGA alumni who are contributing to our children's futures through their careers in K-12 education. For more information or to request this event for your school's UGA graduates, contact Wanda Darden at

Faculty and Staff Authors Reception

Faculty & Staff Authors Reception

Sponsored by the UGA Bookstore and UGA Alumni Association, this event provides you with the opportunity to meet University faculty and staff who have published a book within the past 24 months. Books authored by our own faculty and staff will be displayed for viewing and purchasing. Click here for more information.

Founders Day

Each year, the Alumni Association leads the University community in a week-long celebration of the anniversary of the signing of the University’s charter, America’s first.  Chapters host “Happy Birthday, UGA” parties, the Student Alumni Association holds exciting events around campus, and the week is highlight by the annual Founders Day Lecture, presented in partnership with the UGA Emeriti Scholars.
CLICK HERE for more information about Founders Day.

Freshmen Send-Off

Chapters gather and celebrate the local students who are headed to Athens in the fall.  Stay tuned to your local chapter page and the Alumni Association calendar for specific dates.

Game Watching Parties

UGA alumni across the country will be gathering to watch this season's games.

Keys to the Dawg House

All parents with middle and high school students interested in learning more about the University’s application process are encouraged to attend this information session. This is an opportunity to learn the "keys" to the admissions process at UGA.

Paws Across America

This is a national day of volunteerism for Georgia graduates. The goal is to get as many UGA alumni chapters as possible to participate in a community service project on the same day wearing Georgia attire. Just imagine how much good could be done in this Bulldog Nation if everyone took just one day to make a difference!

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Return to the Arch: Alumni Seminar

The Return to the Arch: 2015 Alumni Seminar will take place from May 1-3, 2015, at the Georgia Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Ga.

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Student Alumni Association Events

There is always something exciting happening with SAA, including Dinner with a Dozen Dawgs, BEAT shirt giveaways, the GBook, Ghost Tour, Got Finals?, Founders Week, SAC, the Official Ring Ceremony, Ring Week, and 100 Days Until Graduation, among many others.

UGA Alumni Career Fair

All UGA graduates, from every degree program, are invited to network with employers and fellow Bulldogs at this incredible career event serving Metro Atlanta.



Join local UGA alumni and friends for a special event dedicated to all things UGA. Get the inside scoop on the Georgia Bulldogs' upcoming seasons, hear the latest news from the University, and learn more about your local UGA Alumni chapter. UGA Day is a very special opportunity for alumni and friends to come together to show  that we are proud to say, "UGA!"

Welcome at the Arch

The Alumni Association is happy to be a part of the time-honored tradition of new graduates taking pictures at the Arch. On the day of Commencement ceremonies, alumni volunteers gather to provide water and special UGA giveaways to those waiting in line.  A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the perfect photo that will be treasure for years to come.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Women of UGA Lunch Groups

Network and socialize with female UGA graduates that live or work in your area. Stay tuned to the Women of UGA webpage and your email inbox for upcoming events.

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Young Alumni Gatherings

We are regularly organizing exciting events for our younger graduates (last 10 years).  View the Alumni Association calendar for upcoming dates. 

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