The University of Georgia Marine Institute, established in 1953, lies on Sapelo Island, a barrier island situated between the Atlantic Ocean and a pristine salt marsh-dominated estuarine ecosystem. The mission of the Institute is to support and conduct basic research on coastal processes involving the unique ecosystems of the Georgia coastline. The Institute also provides access and facilities for graduate and undergraduate classes to experience field research and gain an appreciation of the Georgia coast.
The Savannah River borders South Carolina and Georgia. In the 18th century, the river played an important economic role as two of Georgia's major cities, Augusta and Savannah, were founded on the river. Today, Savannah is known for its popular River Street, elegant architecture, ornate ironworks, fountains and lush green squares, as well as its booming port economy.
Georgia 4-H is a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, and is part of the nationwide Extension network. Operating five centers around the state, Georgia 4-H reaches from the mountains of Dahlonega to the beaches of Jekyl Island. 4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work.
The tradition of Spring Undergraduate Commencement in Sanford Stadium is celebrated annually by more that 5000 students. In 2010, UGA moved the Spring Commencement ceremony to an evening event, culminating with a fireworks celebration.
A commitment to excellence in research, scholarship, and creative endeavors are a core mission at the University of Georgia, the nation's oldest land-grant institution. The Office of the Vice President for Research encourages and supports UGA research, scholarship and creative activities by assisting with the recruitment of research-intensive faculty, and providing infrastructure for sponsored research. OVPR helps to move UGA innovations into the marketplace, encourages research-based economic development, and ensures responsible conduct in research.
University of Georgia students have many opportunities to participate in service and outreach programs that will enhance their academic learning and personal growth while serving their local, national and international communities. Whether it's participating in youth programs through an academic college, working a community garden through the service-learning programs, or participating in an environmental research study, UGA students are able to link their public service experiences with their career and educational goals, creating a community of student scholars who understand the role of public service in Georgia and abroad.
The faculty at the University of Georgia promote a campus environment centered on teaching, research and service. All faculty members are devoted to enhancing the UGA student experience by providing a unique learning environment both on campus and abroad.
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University Village Graduate Student Housing Fall Color
Autumn in Athens creates a burst of color on the campus of the University of Georgia. Designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for three years in a row, UGA boasts over 9,000 trees on campus, from the pecan trees on South Campus to the chestnut, willow and scarlet oaks on North Campus.
Georgia Regents University and the University of Georgia have partnered to create a four-year medical education program in Athens to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. The first class of medical students in Athens began classes in August 2010. First- and second-year students study basic science and clinical skills in a program that parallels the Augusta curriculum of GRU. Plans are underway for third- and fourth-year clerkships at area clinics and hospitals.
Moore College, completed in 1874, has been home to many programs at the University of Georgia, including the State College of Agriculture, physics, engineering, astronomy, and romance languages. Moore College currently houses the university’s honor’s program.
The University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music offers a wide variety of degree programs from baccalaureate through doctoral levels, as well as many opportunities for all UGA students to participate in ensembles and academic classes. Each year the School offers nearly 350 public performances.
Rock climbing is just one of a myriad of features offered at the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activity, The Ramsey Student Center actually offers both indoor and outdoor climbing walls in the 420,000 square-foot facility. The center opened in 1995 and houses five large gymnasiums, an eighth mile track, and a natatorium with three swimming pools.
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