2012 - 2013 Annual Report

August, 2014 | 2012-2013 Annual Report: We are UGA

The 2012-2013 Annual Report outlines the objectives of “Building on Excellence,” the strategic plan for UGA through the year 2020. That plan identifies a number of academic areas that are crucial to the continued success of the university, and while UGA receives generous state funding to support these initiatives, private financial support also will be crucial to the success of the plan.

UGA’s 225th Anniversary

April, 2010 | Honoring the Past; Looking to the Future

The University of Georgia celebrated the 225th anniversary of its founding with a two-day symposium April 22-23, 2000. Themed "Honoring the Past; Looking to the Future," the symposium features experts leading lectures and discussions on the university's history and the future of higher education. [DOWNLOAD PDF]

50th anniversary of UGA’s desegregation

January, 2011 | Celebrating Courage

UGA launched “Celebrating Courage,” its 50-day commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation, in January with a visit to the campus by Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Mary Frances Early (MEd ’62). Though a record snowstorm blanketed the area, closing the university for three days and forcing some events to be canceled, an opening reception for Hunter-Gault and the family of Hamilton Holmes, the first black students admitted to UGA, and Early, the first black student to earn a UGA degree, went on. Hunter-Gault also delivered a keynote speech in the Chapel as planned. Over the next two months, UGA would sponsor an array of events connected to desegregation. Among them: panel discussions and guest lecturers. “Through their eyes,” an art exhibit at the Tate Student Center, highlighted the diverse experiences of UGA students.

Past Presidents

December, 1999 | Georgia Magazine

During the 20th century, 11 presidents guided the University of Georgia during a major period of growth and maturity. From Walter B. Hill to Michael F. Adams, the university established several new schools and colleges, constructed major additions from Sanford Stadium to the Ramsey Center and even hosted Olympic sports.

UGA (1901 - 2000)

December, 1999 | Georgia Magazine

At the start of the 20th century, the University looked not so very different than it did in 1801, when the first classes were held. It was a place where young men, primarily sons of the privileged, came to receive a classical education that included Greek and Latin and offered few options in the course of study. The school turned out the future political leaders of the state—a tradition that continues to this day—but otherwise was relatively obscure and, in fact, struggling to survive. An expansion plan, drawn up in 1859, had never been implemented as the Civil War and its aftermath took a devastating toll on the state. But as the 20th century got under way, change was on the horizon.