Reaching New Heights

COVID-19 Tests at UGA

To protect the health and safety of our community, all faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate regularly in UGA’s COVID-19 surveillance testing program. Tests are available at Legion Field and pop-up locations across campus. The program can accommodate up to 1,500 UGA community members per day (1,000 at Legion Field and 500 at pop-up locations). Be safe, take care of each other, and Go Dawgs!

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UGA Grads Succeeding Amid Pandemic

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Class of 2020 has achieved remarkable success, with 91% employed or attending graduate school within six months of graduation. Overcoming these challenges reflects UGA students' tenacity and resilience. The Career Center also has adapted to the new environment, offering more resources online and connecting students with potential employers virtually.

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Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Community

The work of creating a welcoming and inclusive campus is something we all share at UGA. A dozen recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community are now being implemented, and the Planning Committee on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence is developing a five-year plan to operationalize these important values across campus.

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UGA Innovation Springs Forth

UGA’s new Innovation Hub, located in the renovated Spring Street Building, the site of the historic Town Spring near downtown Athens, is ushering in the next stage of the Innovation District. As UGA’s front door for industry engagement, this unique space will foster many avenues of economic development through entrepreneurship and collaboration among our faculty, students, and industry partners.

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Capital Projects Advance STEM at UGA

UGA is modernizing the part of campus known as Science Hill with new facilities and other capital projects to enhance research, teaching, and outreach in the sciences. Among the projects are the new STEM Research Complex (pictured here) and the Poultry Science Building, which would establish UGA as the preeminent global source for poultry research.

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UGA Welcomes Class of 2024

The more than 5,600 first-year undergraduate students who make up the University of Georgia’s Class of 2024 are beginning their studies at an unprecedented time in the institution’s history. Yet like the students who came before them, they bring an extraordinary record of academic success and boundless aspiration to the birthplace of public higher education.

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UGA’s Institute of Government Expanding Internet Access

Child sitting outside of public library attending school virtually via laptop computer during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when much of our education, business, and health care has moved online, it has been more important than ever to help communities bridge the digital divide. As part of the Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative, UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government developed a map identifying broadband internet availability in Georgia’s 159 counties, down to the household level. The first map to provide this level of detail, it is now serving as a model for other states to see where investment in broadband infrastructure is most needed.


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