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Georgia Table of Contents
Introduction to The G Book Greetings from the UGA Alumni Association Welcome from the Student Alumni Association What is SAA? UGA Campus History Military History UGA Historical Firsts Lost Traditions The UGA of our Generation Where I Have Lived No Dawg Should Bark Alone: Know Your Georgia Spirit Origins of Red and Black Ugas Through Time Traditions Traditions of All Time Traditions of Our Time Make Your Own Traditions If I Only Knew Then: Advice from Alumni Commencement G Book Contributors Special Thanks 6 8 9 9 11 16 18 20 25 28 30 32 38 40 42 56 58 94 102 103 104

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Introduction to the G Book

Justice and Moderation meet Pride, Loyalty and Tradition.” SAA is the gatekeeper for UGA traditions and as such we invite all UGA students to participate in the new G Book experience. This book, in its current inception, was written and crafted entirely by students to make it the most applicable to our experience as students today. From 1915 until the late 1950s, the G Book existed as a guide to students on all things Georgia. Men were actually required to carry the book in their front left pocket. The pages were filled with rules and regulations by which all university students had to abide. Also, it served as the main book for cheers and songs that established Georgia pride. After more than 50 years, the G Book is back! Revived by the Student Alumni Council in 2009, this is the second edition of the new G Book. The G Book of our era aims to connect you with the traditions and points of pride of the University of Georgia. These pages are designed to capture your own, personalized memories as a Dawg. Take pictures, fill the pages and create a living testament to your time spent at UGA. This book will introduce you to the history, traditions, and spirit that graduates of UGA should understand and carry with them. Larry Munson said it best, “There is no tradition more worthy of envy, no institution worthy of such loyalty as the University of Georgia.” As you embark on your collegiate journey, try to experience all aspects of the campus and our community. Learn as much as you can about yourself by stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something different. As our university continues to expand and grow, new traditions are created all of the time. From not walking under the Arch to taking your picture on the Arch Tile Logo in the Tate Center – each tradition is as new and exciting as ever…as long as we participate and keep them alive.

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he G Book is the official traditions handbook for University of Georgia students. Your UGA Student Alumni Association (SAA) has a motto – “Where Wisdom,

Glory, Glory to old Georgia!
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Greetings from UGA Alumni Association
Welcome to UGA! As you embark on some of the most critical, exciting, and memorable years of your life, we hope that you will remember three important facets of being a Georgia Bulldog.
Pride: You are now a student at one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country. The nation’s most beautiful campus and America’s favorite college town is now your home. The successes of your faculty, fellow students, athletic teams, and alumni are your successes. Tradition: As a student at America’s oldest public university, you are now part of more than 225 years of rich history. Generations of alumni now look to you to continue UGA’s legacy. As you take part in the customs of life at UGA, think of the more than 260,000 students who have come before you and how only you and they share that experience. Loyalty: Once a Dawg, always a Dawg. How sweet it is! UGA students and alumni share a strong bond with each other and with their alma mater. Learn to appreciate and utilize the tight-knit and spirited network of UGA alumni spread across the world. Also be a part of the activities and groups that strengthen and improve the university. Have fun with the G Book. Your time on campus is short and precious. Hit the books, attend the events, join the organizations, but, most of all, enjoy every single moment.

Go Dawgs!

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Welcome from the Student Alumni Association
Letter from Alan Goodno and Christie Haynes, G Book Editors It is difficult to take a walk on North Campus without getting the feeling that history has happened here. It is the little clues that still exist all about campus that hint of a deep past that reaches far beyond the classrooms and our education. It’s the iron fence that still amazingly surrounds North Campus although it should have been melted during the Civil War. It’s the sundial that stands where the legendary Toombs Oak once stood. It’s the feeling you get when you quietly sit on Herty Field. If you sit still long enough, you can almost hear the sounds of students cheering for the first football games held there. Unfortunately, many of us do not know exactly what history has occurred under the oak and magnolia trees that shade our beloved campus. We began this project in order to discover and preserve the great traditions, both past and present, of the University of Georgia with a goal of encouraging students to gain a better knowledge of this university and its treasured past. We sincerely hope that you not only enjoy this book but also participate and join us in becoming tradition keepers of the University of Georgia. Your Tradition Keeper Co-Chairs,

Alan Goodno ’11 and Christie Haynes ’10

What is SAA? Sure, it sounds ironic. Student Alumni Association – but you’re not a graduate, right? The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is a way for you to connect to UGA, and especially alumni, while you are in school. SAA participants receive invitations to events and programs like Dinner with a Dozen Dawgs, special t-shirt giveaways, the Ghost Tour and much more. Your lifelong connection with UGA begins on day one. Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the UGA family. Visit: www.givingtouga.com to become a part of SAA today!

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o become an official Tradition Keeper of the University of Georgia, fill the following tradition pages with pictures or

ticket stubs to commemorate the completion of a tradition. As a Tradition Keeper, you are ensuring that the long and rich history of the University of Georgia will continue and live on for future generations.

How to receive your Tradition Keeper recognition: Once you have reached one of the tradition benchmark levels, you will receive your Tradition Keeper recognition. There are no requirements regarding class standing or grade point average to become a Tradition Keeper.

20 Traditions Completed: Lapel Pin

40 Traditions Completed: Personalized Tradition Keeper Plaque

Come to the Wray-Nicholson House (home of the Alumni Association) located at 298 S. Hull Street on the last Friday of every month between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to show your filled pages and verify your Tradition Keeper status.

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UGA Campus History

1785:

Abraham Baldwin, founder of the University of Georgia, drafts legislation that becomes the university’s Charter.

1801: 1804: 1806: 1834: 1858: 1863:

First classes begin in a log cabin. The new entitiy is known as the Franklin College. President of UGA, Josiah Meigs, presides over first Commencement Ceremony. Old College opens as the first permanent building on campus and enrollment reaches 70. The Alumni Society is formed and the first meeting is held in the Chapel. The Arch and wrought iron fence surrounding North Campus are erected. The university closed in October because of the Civil War when enrollment dropped to 78 students. The university did not reopen until January of 1866.

1866: 1872: 1892: 1903: 1905: 1906:

The first social fraternity is organized (Sigma Alpha Epsilon). UGA is designated a land-grant institution under the Morrill Act. Intercollegiate athletics are introduced by chemistry professor Charles Herty. Establishment of the School of Pharmacy. The Redcoat Marching Band is formed as a section of the UGA Military Department. Establishment of the School of Forestry Resources later named the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

1908: 1910: 1912: 1915:

Establishment of the College of Education and College of Agriculture. The Graduate School is founded. Establishment of the School of Commerce later named the Terry College of Business. Establishment of the School of Journalism later named the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

1918:

First undergraduate woman is admitted to UGA.

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1919: 1920: 1933:

Enrollment level reaches 1,000 students. Bulldog becomes UGA’s mascot. Establishment of the School of Home Economics later to be called the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS).

1937: 1940:

Establishment of the Art Department later named the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The first George Foster Peabody Award is presented to recipients recognizing excellence in radio and television broadcasting administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

1942:

The Georgia football team wins the National Championship for the first time. However, the title is disputed between UGA and the Ohio State University.

1946:

Two electric lights are added to the top of the Arch. The College of Veterinary Medicine is established.

1948: 1961:

UGA Athletic Association is founded. Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes enroll as first African-American students, thus ending segregation.

1963: 1964:

Enrollment level reaches 10,000 students. The Coliseum is opened seating 10,523, later named after the Stegeman family, and the School of Social Work is established.

1965: 1966:

UGA is designated as the state’s flagship institution of higher education. Campus Transit is established running only one route, North-South, costing 5¢ per ride.

1967:

Enrollment level reaches 20,000 students.

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1969:

Establishment of the School of Environmental Design later to be named the College of Environment and Design.

1970: 1974:

Establishment of Study Abroad Program. A world record for largest group streak is established in March when 1,543 people simultaneously streaked throughout campus.

1980: 1981: 1982: 1983: 1984: 1996: 1998: 1999: 2001: 2005: 2007: 2008:

UGA awarded sea-grant status and the football team wins the National Championship. Enrollment level reaches 25,000 students. Establishment of the School of Music. The Tate Student Center opens. The number of women enrolled at UGA exceeds the number of male students. UGA hosts the final rounds of women’s Olympic soccer in a hedge-less Sanford Stadium. Enrollment level reaches 30,000 students. The first Delta Prize for Global Understanding is awarded. Establishment of the School of Public and International Affairs. Establishment of the College of Public Health. Establishment of the Odum School of Ecology. UGA enters into partnership with Medical College of Georgia to have a medical campus in Athens.

2010:

UGA celebrates 225 years since the university’s Charter was adopted.

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Military History

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ake a walk around campus and there are many visible signs of this university’s storied history of military presence.

Before the Civil War, university presidents would not allow military training. The campus was closed in 1863 as it began to lose more and more students to the war. In fact, the faculty passed a resolution that allowed for students to miss their final exams and still pass if they volunteered to go fight for the South. Georgia lost approximately 100 students and alumni, nearly the size of an entire class, in the Civil War. At the end of the Civil War, Union troops were quartered in Phi Kappa Hall. These soldiers were mostly between the ages of 18 and 20. They did not stay long but kept their horses in Phi Kappa and held meetings in Demosthenian Hall. The campus was reopened in 1866 but most students who had left did not return. In 1872, the first military training was introduced to the university. Teaching military training was basically forced on the university because it was given land grant status. In order to maintain land grant status, military training had to supplement academic training. The land grant status was extremely important because it brought in $20,000 per year in additional revenue from the federal government. Memorial Hall, located on Reed Quad, was built with private contributions in 1929 to remember the 47 men who died in World War I. If you ever find yourself in the former faculty cafeteria, the names of the fallen students are listed on the wall. In World War II, a Navy pre-flight program was opened. This flight school was housed in Baldwin Hall and introduced students to the Navy and physical training. Naval officers were only on campus for three months before they moved on to further training and assignments. The flight program is famous for being the place where Ed McMahon trained. As the university began to grow, military presence grew on campus. The number of students exploded during and directly after the Vietnam War as students enrolled in college as a benefit of the GI Bill. Currently, there are two ROTC programs on campus. The Air Force ROTC’s Flying Bulldogs train in Hardman Hall on South Campus. The Army ROTC is also very active and has a building between the Fine Arts Building and the Miller Learning Center.

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UGA Historical Firsts
AFRICAN AMERICANS
No history of UGA could be successfully written without acknowledging the vital contributions minority students have made from desegregation to today. The university owes much to the brave trail-blazing of Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Hamilton Holmes, and Mary Frances Early. From that pivotal day in 1961 until now, students of all races and creeds have been strengthening UGA’s academic excellence and role as a leader in higher education.

1961: Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes become the first African-American

students to enroll at the University of Georgia. They were later joined by Mary Frances Early, a graduate student, who becomes the first African-American to earn a degree from UGA when she receives her masters in music education in 1962. Hunter and Holmes receive their undergraduate degrees in 1963.
1968: Dr. Richard M. Graham becomes the first African-American faculty member at

UGA when he joins the School of Music. He later becomes the director of the school in 1994.
1969: The Zeta Pi chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity becomes the first African-

American fraternity at UGA on May 10, 1969. The first members are Eddie Cheeks, Alan Jackson, Richard Morgan, Bennie Roberson, Michael Stover, Russell William, and Alonzo Wilson.
1970: Basketball player Ronnie Hogue becomes the first African-American to play a

major sport at UGA.
1977: Dr. Leroy Ervin and Dr. Ron Radden establish the Abeneefoo Kuo Honor Society,

the first and only honor society dedicated to black students. Abeneefoo Kuo means “circle of honor” in Swahili.
1989: The Office of Minority Service and Programs opens. The first director is Dr. Leslie

K. Bates, who joins the office in April of 1990.
1994: The African-American Cultural Center is founded by the UGA Division of Student

Affairs, African-American studies, and members of the black faculty and staff. The first coordinator for the center is Kimberly Thomas.

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Background photos: (Top) Mary Frances Early, ’62, ’71. (Bottom) 1990 UGA graduates. Black and white photos: (Top) Dr. Richard Graham, (Middle) Charlayne Hunter ’63 and Hamilton Holmes ’63, (Bottom), Richard Morgan ’73 and George Sewell ’76.
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Lost Traditions

1. Rat Caps
Freshmen were required to wear red and black caps with a “G” every day to school beginning at registration, and they could purchase their caps from participating Athens retailers. The caps could be removed if Georgia beat Georgia Tech in football. However, if not, they were to be worn until the winter break. If for any reason a freshman was caught without his rat cap, his head was shaved.

2. Rat Court
The Rat Court was established to closely monitor and sanction freshmen. Each residence hall had a court and demerits were assigned when a freshman did something out of line. As punishment, freshmen had to go to the Varsity on the corner of Broad and College and take orders from upperclassmen.
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3. The Goat
The goat served as the first mascot during the football game against Auburn in 1892. According to old pictures, the goat wore a ribboned hat and a black coat with red letters on each side. This mascot was short lived and was replaced with a female Bull Terrier in 1894.

4. Shirttail Parade
Since the women of UGA lived in Coordinate Campus, what is now known as the MCG/UGA Medical partnership site, freshmen would partake in a tradition called the Shirttail Parade during the fall and spring semesters. Starting at where the MLC stands today, men would gather, drop their pants, then run toward Coordinate Campus. Upon arriving, the students held a huge pep rally and bonfire. The tradition continued until the community complained and the university grew too large for such traditions.
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5. Senior Parade
Originally held before the “Little Commencement” dance and the Georgia Tech baseball game at home, male seniors would walk around Sanford Field in wild and crazy costumes. This continued until the 1930s when it became a more formal event held during the homecoming football game. Seniors would don their best outfits and parade around Sanford Stadium. The tradition lasted until the late 1960s when the number of seniors made it impossible to continue the tradition.

6. Little Commencement
Beginning in the early 1920s, Little Commencement was the social event of the year. Sponsored by fraternities, dances with big name bands were held on Friday and Saturday nights. Breakfasts and afternoon teas were also held both days. Prior to women being admitted to the university in 1918, fraternity houses would be cleaned, brothers moved out, chaperones brought in, member’s dates–mostly from out of town –would move in, and the fun would begin. It was originally held when the Bulldogs played Georgia Tech in a baseball game, beginning with the senior parade but later moved to the homecoming football game and held well into the early 1960s.
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7. The Toombs Oak
A sundial stands in front of the UGA Chapel where once a mighty oak tree stood– Toombs Oak–named for the famous Senator and Confederate General Robert Toombs, who was expelled from the university in 1825. As the story goes, Toombs returned and attended his class’s commencement at the Chapel where he began an eloquent speech under the limbs of the giant oak. The speech was so powerful that people opted to listen to Toombs speak rather than watch the commencement ceremony. Despite his expulsion, Toombs never stopped loving UGA and he eventually served on the board of the trustees from 1859-1885.

8. Tradition of Saying “Hello”
An early tradition required that students greet one another as they passed. A 1921 G Book states, “The first thing that you will notice after reaching the Georgia Campus is the democratic spirit among the Georgia boys. It is the custom to speak to each other whether they have been introduced or not. A man can not afford to be snobbish at Georgia.”
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9. Mandatory Chapel
The university Chapel that stands on North Campus was constructed in 1832. It was built to replace the first chapel that had proved to be inadequate in size for the quickly growing university. Through the end of the 20th century, the Chapel remained large enough to house the entire student body at mandatory services. The Chapel Bell, which once sat atop the structure, instead of behind it as it does now, was used to summon students to mandatory prayers.

10. Sitting on the Railroad Tracks for a Game
Before the east end zone was enclosed in 1981, fans who could not get tickets to the home games would line the railroad tracks to watch as the Bulldogs took on their next victim.

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The UGA Motto

Et docere et rerum exquirere causas
To teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things

As members of the University of Georgia community, we aspire to uphold the principles manifested in the three pillars of the Arch:

The Pillars of the Arch
Wisdom, Justice & Moderation
discovery, and expression throughout our community.

WISDOM challenges us to apply lessons received inside and outside the classroom to our everyday lives. Wisdom transcends knowledge, embracing curiosity,

JUSTICE leads us to be fair in our dealings, accountable for our actions, responsible for ourselves, and empathetic for others. Justice requires honesty and celebrates diversity, establishing credibility and integrity for our community and ourselves. MODERATION compels us to act with civility, bolstering our faith in others and the faith others have in us. Moderation accentuates our self-respect, promotes responsible citizenship, and enhances pride in our university. Without each of these pillars, the Arch would lose its strength and balance. Likewise, all three qualities are necessary for us to be strong and complete citizens.

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Sustainability on Campus
An ever-growing concern for students today is sustainability. A campaign entitled “Sustainable UGA” encourages students to not only recycle, but instead be proactive about taking the necessary steps to preserve our environment. In January 2010, President Michael F. Adams established the Office of Sustainability–an initiative for which the students advocated and will support via a $3.00 mandatory “green fee.” Here are some ways that students and the university alike are going green, and still living red and black!

Water Resource Conservation: UGA has become a leader in water conservation over the last decade due to the over 50 rain gardens which have been installed over campus to improve water quality while enhancing the campus landscape. Also UGA currently has 14 cisterns, which collect rainwater from rooftops and condensate water from building heating and cooling systems. Student Participation: The Go Green Alliance, a student organization created in 2008, was established to encourage the UGA community to conserve energy and resources, promote recycling, and educate campus and community members about the importance of long-term sustainability. LEED Certified Buildings: The Leadership in Energy and Environmental certification is a set of standards for the environmentally sustainable design, construction and operation of buildings. While many of the newer buildings on campus are designed to be sustainable, buildings that have or are pursuing the LEED certification include: The Tate Student Center Expansion, Pharmacy South, The New Residence Hall at East Campus, the Georgia Museum of Art addition, and the Special Collections Library. Other Initiatives Include: historic preservation, green space creation, alternative transportation, green cleaning, increased number of recycling bins, renewable energy and waste minimization. Visit: www.gogreen.uga.edu and www.camplan.uga.edu/campussustainability.html

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Where I Have Lived

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he first year residency requirement gives students the opportunity to not only attend Georgia, but to live Georgia. Students are surrounded by the traditions

that define this proud institution, close to the classes that seek to build and expand their minds, and most importantly, given the opportunity to meet and make lasting memories with new lifelong friends. The Department of University Housing consists of 21 residence halls divided among seven communities. It is a home-away-from-home for over 7,000 students. In the fall of 2010, the New Hall at East Campus opened which is geared toward non-first-year undergraduate students. It is also the University of Georgia’s first LEED-certified residence hall, in compliance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards for environmentally sustainable construction and maintenance. Whether you decided to live on campus or off campus after your first year, life lessons and special memories are created as you continue to embark on a new journey and phase in your life. First Year Room:

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Upperclassmen Room:

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NO DA WG SHOULD BARK ALONE: Know Your Georgia Spirit
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Alma Mater: From the hills of Georgia’s northland Beams thy noble brow, And the sons of Georgia rising Pledge with sacred vow. ‘Neath the pine trees’ stately shadow Spread thy riches rare. And thy sons, dear Alma Mater, Will thy treasures share. And thy daughters proudly join thee, Take their rightful place, Side by side into the future, Equal dreams embrace. Through the ages, Alma Mater, Men will look to thee; Thou the fairest of the Southland, Georgia’s Varsity.
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“Glory Glory”
(Played after a score)

Glory. glory to old Georgia! Glory, glory to old Georgia! Glory, glory to old Georgia! G-E-O-R-G-I-A Glory, glory to old Georgia! Glory, glory to old Georgia! Glory, glory to old Georgia! G-E-O-R-G-I-A
Your Role: Commonly played by the Redcoat Band after a score, students and fans yell “Glory, glory to old Georgia!” three times and usually replace G-E-O-R-G-I-A with “To hell with…” our opponent. Fun Fact: “Glory Glory” is sung to the tune of the “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” It originated as early as the 1890s, but Hugh Hodgson, Georgia’s famous composer and musician arranged it in its present form.

Alma Mater, thee we’ll honor, True and loyal be, Ever crowned with praise and glory, Georgia, hail to thee.
Your Role: Learn the words and sing! The Alma Mater is played at various occasions on campus. Prior to kickoff at football games, fans are encouraged to sing the first verse and the chorus. Fun Fact: The lyrics are by J.B. Wright, Jr. Class of 1912. In response to a request by University Council for more inclusionary language in the Alma Mater, the third verse was added in 1990. The lyrics to that verse were written by Gail Carter Dendy, B.A. ’74, M.A. ’81.
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The Redcoat Band “Hail Georgia”: Hail to Georgia down in Dixie! Our college honored fair and true, The Red and Black is her standard, Proudly it waves! Streaming today and the ages through, She’s the fairest of the Southland, We’ll pledge our love to her for aye, To that college dear we’ll ring a cheer, All hail to dear old UGA!
Fun Fact: “Hail Georgia” is the official fight song of the Bulldogs, but “Glory Glory” is more commonly used. Your Role: At football games, the crowd starts yelling “Go” while holding a low “o” sound until the ball is kicked when “Dawgs” is yelled. Afterwards, the crowd chants “Sic’em! Woof!... Fun Fact: During orientation, all participants line up on the stairs in Tate Plaza and are led in their first Calling of the Dawgs.

Calling the Dawgs: GOOOOOOOOOO Dawgs! Sic’em! Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof!

Going Back: Going back, going back Going back to Athens town. Going back, going back To the best old place around. Going back, going back To hear that grand old sound Of a chapel bell and a Georgia yell, Going back to Athens town.
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Fun Fact: The yell was created by Morton Hodgson, class of 1909 and appeared in several G Books through the years as a mandatory learned yell.

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UGA Battle Hymn The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation is a song held close to the hearts of many Bulldog fans. On game day it is initially played at the Dawg Walk after the team enters the stadium. However, many Georgia fans cherish when the Battle Hymn is played during the Larry Munson football highlight clips shown during the pre-game show. A trumpet soloist begins the Battle Hymn from the southwest upper deck of the stadium. Shortly after, the entire Redcoat Band joins in the hymn. It is tradition for the students to rise, remove their hats, and point toward the trumpet soloist in honor of this hymn that has been played since the 1890s. Georgia “G” After football coach Vince Dooley arrived in Athens in 1963, he worked to re-design the uniforms and create a logo to become synonymous with the University of Georgia. After deciding on a forward facing “G,” Dooley received design assistance from Anne Donaldson, the wife of a coach, to bring his vision to life. Since the design was similar to the Green Bay Packers’ “G” that debuted in 1961, UGA had to get special permission to use Green Bay’s marks. However, through the years Green Bay has 1964 Georgia oval “G” which has stood the test of time. Krypton At popular UGA athletic events, Krypton is played by the Redcoat Band. The most popular time the song is played is at the end of the third quarter at football games. The fans across the stadium raise their hands showing four fingers on each hand signifying the beginning of the fourth quarter and move back and forth with the beat of the music.

redesigned its oval “G” several times. Its current inception is very similar to the original

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Silver Britches The legendary UGA Silver Britches began in 1939 when the new head coach, Wally Butts, decided to create a strikingly original uniform for his football team. The pants immediately became a symbol of Bulldog pride among students and fans. In the 1950s, they became one step away from legend when the famous quote “Go, You Silver Britches” first began to appear on banners, in cheers, and on clothing. In 1964, Coach Vince Dooley decided to pair his red jerseys with white pants and the tradition of the Silver Britches disappeared. However, sixteen years later, Dooley decided to bring the Silver Britches back for a season he thought was marked with victory. The year was 1980, and Silver Britches indeed, those Silver Britches saw victory.

“Between the Hedges” The famous hedges that line the field of Sanford Stadium have been in place since the dedication in 1929. It was not until the 1930s when legendary sportswriter Grantland Rice coined the famous phrase that describes Sanford Stadium today. Rice said that Georgia always had an advantage when playing their opponent “between the hedges.” Only once in history has there been a game played in a hedge-less stadium. The hedges were removed in 1996 to accommodate the final rounds of Olympic Soccer, but were replaced with newer hedges prior to the start of fall. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the hedges also serve as a crowd control measure. Only once have fans rushed the field. It occurred after Georgia upset Tennessee in 2000; ending that series’ losing streak since 1988.

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The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry This is the name given to the football game in which the Georgia Bulldogs face the Auburn Tigers. The first game was played on February 20th in 1892 in Atlanta at Piedmont Park. Although the game has been played many places, and is now played alternately in Athens and Auburn, for many decades it was a tradition for the game to be played in “neutral” territory in Columbus, Georgia. In honor of the oldest and greatest rivalry in the Deep South, student leaders at each university annually engage in Better Relations Day. In alternating years, the student leaders travel to the rival university to learn about their campus and sign a pact to keep the tradition and sportsmanship of the game alive. Clean, Old-fashioned Hate This is the name given to the football game in which the Georgia Bulldogs face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Although there is a discrepancy over how many times the football game has been played (Georgia claims 102 and Tech claims 104), the first meeting was on November 4, 1893. This clean, old-fashioned hate goes well beyond football and has a storied history of stolen mascots and pranks played between Georgia students and the students at the North Avenue Trade School.

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Origins of Red and Black True Georgia fans “bleed red and black.” In obvious reference to the university’s official colors, this saying has become a common truism within the Bulldog Nation. The university’s colors of red and black stem back to the 19th century “turf wars” between Georgia and in-state rival Georgia Tech. In a December 1891 issue of the university’s literary magazine, the student editors had proclaimed Georgia’s colors to be “old gold, black, and crimson.” However, Dr. Charles H. Herty, the first football coach and “the father of intercollegiate athletics” at the university, saw the color “yellow,” not gold, when he examined the pages of the Georgia University Magazine. In an effort to increase school spirit, Herty organized the school’s first Athletic Association. He then saw to it that yellow was eliminated from the colors because he saw the color yellow as weak and a symbol of cowardice. When Georgia Tech later adopted the colors of gold and white, it only served to further true Georgia fans’ distaste for anything yellow. Thus the University of Georgia established its official school colors as red and black. (Early on, the original “crimson” had become good ole’ Georgia “red”.)

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How We Became The “Bulldogs” Many assume that Georgia acquired the nickname, Bulldogs, because of the strong ties with Yale whose nickname is Bulldogs. It was not until November 3, 1920 when Morgan Blake of the Atlanta Journal wrote about school nicknames and said “The Georgia Bulldogs would sound good because there is a certain dignity about a bulldog, as well as ferocity.” Just three days later on November 6, 1920, Atlanta Constitution writer Cliff Wheatley used the nickname “Bulldogs” five times in his story to describe a 0-0 tie against Virginia.

Hairy Dawg

Hairy Dawg UGA has not always had the loveable Hairy Dawg on the sidelines at athletic events. It was not until the 1980 National Championship Sugar Bowl that Hairy Dawg made his debut appearance. Hairy was designed and created by Tom Sapp, a 1969 graduate of the university after the University of Florida introduced their new costumed mascot at the Georgia – Florida game. The intimidating, yet captivating, Hairy Dawg has a large wardrobe including: his football uniform, pompom pants, formal wear for Homecoming, basketball gear, and suit and tie for Gymnastic meets. Spike Originally introduced in 2003, this inflatable dog is the newest to the mascot family. Spike proudly cheers on the Dawgs at basketball games and volleyball meets by doing some really cool tricks like jumping on top of his head!

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Ugas Through Time
Ugas Through Time Frank “Sonny” Seiler ’56, ’57 and his family of Savannah introduced Uga to the University of Georgia on September 29, 1956 when Sonny brought a bulldog dressed in a sweater to the game in Sanford Stadium. After a picture of Uga was published in a newspaper, the Athletic Association suggested that Uga be the official mascot. Uga makes appearances at major university events and is one of the most well-known collegiate mascots. When the Ugas pass on, they are laid to rest in the southwest corner of the stadium. Their names, years of service, and epitaphs are listed on the opposite page as they appear on the tomb.

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Ugas Through Time

UGA I “Damn Good Dog” “Hood’s Ole Dan” 1956-1967 A Real Georgia Bulldog

UGA II “Not Bad For A Dog” “Ole Dan’s Uga” 1966-1972 Two S.E.C. Championships Five Bowl Games

UGA III “How ‘Bout This Dog” “Seiler’s Uga Three” 1972-1981 Two S.E.C. Championships Six Bowl Games 1980 National Championship

UGA IV “The Dog of the Decade” “Uga III’s Magillicuddy/ Seiler’s Uga Four,” 1981-1990 Two S.E.C. Championships Nine Bowl Games Heisman Trophy Banquet, 1982 N.C.A.A. Final Four 1983 S.E.C. Basketball Championship, 1990

UGA V “Defender of His Turf” “Uga IV’s Magillicuddy II” 1990-1999 First Honorary Member of UGA National Alumni Association Movie Star in ”Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” 6 Bowl Games 8 National Championship Teams “Nation’s Number 1 Mascot” Sports Illustrated, 1997

UGA VI “A Big Dog For A Big Job, And He Handled It Well” “Uga V’s Whatchagot Loran” 1999-2008 Two Football S.E.C. Championships Nine Bowl Games 19 National Titles 34 S.E.C. Championships in Other Sports

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Traditions of All Time: Experiences that have been constant in student life at UGA for over 100 years
       1. The Arch 2. Founders’ Day 3. Literary Societies 4. The Tree That Owns Itself 5. The Red & Black 6. Attend a Lecture/Concert in The Chapel 7. Student Organizations       8. Class Ring 9. Homecoming 10. The Chapel Bell 11. Participate in a Greek Event 12. Attend an Athletic Event 13. The Creamery

Traditions of Our Time: Experiences for our generation
 14. Be part of the Student Alumni Association    15. Picture with Uga or Hairy Dawg 16. Watch a Game Between the Hedges 17. Arch Tile Logo in the Tate Student Center              18. North Campus Tailgates 19. Dawg Walk 20. BEAT Shirts 21. Georgia - Florida Game 22. Visitors Center Tour 23. Late Night Snelling 24. Athens Music Scene 25. Dawgs After Dark 26. Intramurals 27. Performing Arts Center Complex 28. Street Painting 29. Attend an Intercultural Event 30. The Miller Learning Center                  31. The Ramsey Center 32. Frisbee on Myers Quad 33. The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library 34. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia 35. See a Movie at the Tate Student Center 36. Donate your Time and Give Back to a Philanthropic Organization 37. We Let the Dawgs Out Art Exhibit 38. The Georgia Museum of Art 39. Study Abroad 40. 100 Days until Graduation 41. State of the University Address 42. Faceoff 43. Senior Signature 44. UGA Night at Six Flags 45. The Southland Rodeo 46. International Street Festival 47. G-Day and Tailgate

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1. The Arch

One of Georgia’s finest traditions is the wrought iron Arch, which served for many years as the official entrance onto campus. A legend starting with Daniel Redfearn, class of 1910, states that if you were to walk under the Arch as a freshman, you would never graduate. When Redfearn arrived in Athens, he vowed not to walk under the Arch until he had a diploma in hand. The tradition is still in place today, with many students refusing to walk under the Arch until after commencement.

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2. Founders Day

Celebrate the university’s birthday by taking part in any number of events during Founders Week, especially the Founders Day Lecture held in the Chapel. The university’s birthday is January 27 and the lecture is always given by an esteemed professor or guest. The lecture attracts students, alumni, faculty, and guests as they gather to celebrate the university’s founding and its mission “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” Also, the Alumni Association sponsors a variety of events throughout the week of Founders Day.

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3. Literary Societies

In 1803, UGA students formed the Demosthenian Literary Society, a group designed to cultivate public speaking and debating skills. Many years later, a rival society, the Phi Kappa Literary Society formed. More than 200 years later, these two groups still exist. From politicians and statesmen, to business leaders and authors, many notable UGA alumni honed their public speaking skills in one of these two societies. Drop by Phi Kappa or Demosthenian Hall on a Thursday night at 7:00 to enjoy an evening of thought-provoking debate, as well as to experience a University of Georgia tradition.

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4. The Tree That Owns Itself

Drive up the only remaining cobblestone street in Athens and arrive at the Tree That Owns Itself. This is a tradition that has existed since 1832 when Colonel William H. Jackson, the son of a Georgia governor and a professor at UGA, deeded the tree and the eight feet of surrounding land to itself because of the great love he had for the tree. The current tree is actually the son of the offspring of the original tree, which fell due to natural events. Located on the corner of Dearing Street and Finley Street, the tree still stands on the ground it owns.

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5. The Red & Black

Established in 1893, the paper was sponsored by the university until 1895 when it became independent for a short time. In 1896, the Athletic Association took over the paper and made it their sports journal up until 1928. The paper was then moved to the Journalism department. In 1980, after several disagreements with the administration, the staff of the student paper chose to become independent once more. Since 1980, the Red & Black has been supported solely through advertisements. More than 15,000 copies are distributed every weekday. Visit: www.redandblack.com

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6: Attend a Lecture/Concert in the Chapel

Considered by many to be the most aesthetically pleasing building at UGA, the Chapel was erected in 1832 on North Campus to replace the original wooden structure. Daily mandatory religious services, student assemblies, and even commencements were held here. The bell tower also used to be on top of the Chapel. However, due to damage, the bell was moved behind the building for all to ring in 1913. Today weddings, lectures, meetings, concerts and plays can be seen every semester in the chapel. Attend one of these great events while you are a student at UGA! Visit: chapel.myweb.uga.edu

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7. Student Organizations

UGA is one of the finest institutions of higher education in the U.S., and student organizations serve to enrich the experience of any student at Georgia. Joining a club or pledging a fraternity/sorority can help you serve your community, further your education, or just have fun with people who have similar interests. There are over 600 student-run organizations. Activity fairs are offered during the fall and spring semesters to educate students about many of the organizations. Visit: www.uga.edu/campuslife

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8. Class Ring

One of the greatest traditions is the official class ring. The ring is an ongoing symbol to represent the honor and traditions of the university. It was created by the UGA Alumni Association with input from students and alumni. The ring is a classic icon that identifies the wearer as a person of excellence; an individual of integrity and leadership . . . a graduate of UGA. The official class ring is reserved only for junior and senior students in good standing and as well as alumni of the university. Class rings are presented to students each spring during the Ring Ceremony. When presented with the ring as a student, the Arch design should face you. However, during the commencement ceremony, you are asked to turn your ring so that the Arch design faces away from you. This signifies that you are a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. Visit: www.uga.edu/alumni
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9. Homecoming

Homecoming week provides a time for the whole Bulldog community to come back together in Athens to share in our love for the University of Georgia. Participate in the activities hosted by the University Union throughout the week leading up to the parade and the big game. On Friday night, grab your friends and fellow Bulldog family members and head downtown to see the Redcoats, football team, and floats paint the town red and black at the parade! Then on Saturday, alumni cheerleaders and band lead the Bulldog community in the cheers and spirit of times gone by in Sanford Stadium. Visit: www.uga.edu/union

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10. The Chapel Bell

This tradition dates back to the 1890s when the Bulldogs played their games on Herty Field. Originally freshmen were ordered to ring the Chapel bell continuously until midnight after a Bulldog victory. Now students, alumni, and Georgia fans flock to the Chapel after leaving the stadium to ring the bell and celebrate the mighty Bulldogs. In 2007, the bell was repaired following the Georgia victory over Florida. The bell fell from its support platform from the excitement of the people pulling the rope. Today, the Chapel bell is rung not only for athletic victories, but also personal victories such as a great score on an exam.

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11. Participate in a GR∑ ∑ K Event

One of the longest ongoing campus life traditions is joining or participating in a Greek letter organization. The first fraternity to establish at the university was Sigma Alpha Epsilon, right after the Civil War in 1866. Phi Mu was the first sorority to blaze the way for women in the Greek system in 1921. Since then, over 60 Greek letter organizations have come to campus to provide opportunities to all students through membership selection, brotherhood/ sisterhood, leadership, educational programs, and philanthropic and community involvement. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in a Greek-sponsored event.

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12. Attend an Athletic Event

Go out to Foley Field and enjoy a baseball game, watch the 10 time National Championship Gym Dogs crush their competition in Stegeman Coliseum, or be amazed during a tennis match at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The University of Georgia is home to some of the finest athletic events in the nation. Most of the events are free for students so make sure to support all of your Dawgs’ athletics teams! Visit: www.georgiadogs.com

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13. The Creamery

Quite possibly one of the best-kept secrets on campus, the UGA Creamery features some amazing ice cream, fresh dairy products, sandwiches, and snacks. First opened in 1908, the Creamery operated as a dairy science teaching facility and served homemade ice cream. However, by the 1990s the equipment was obsolete. So to keep this tradition going, UGA Food Services took over operations in order to continue to serve students. The Creamery operates 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit: www.uga.edu/foodservice/

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14. Be part of the Student Alumni Association

Being a part of the Student Alumni Association (SAA) is the best way for you to tap into the alumni network available to you. To “Take the Challenge” and become part of SAA, make your first minimum $20.00 gift to UGA. By taking the challenge, you can receive: a free “I Met the Challenge” t-shirt, invitations to Dinner with a Dozen Dawgs (dinner with prominent Alumni), BEAT t-shirts before the biggest football games, opportunities for leadership and networking and much more! Student giving is an important component to any top tier university and UGA is no different. Visit: www.uga.edu/alumni

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15. Picture with Uga or Hairy Dawg

Named America’s #1 College Mascot by Sports Illustrated in 1997, Uga is a big deal here at the University of Georgia. Since 1956, the Seiler family has graciously cared for a mascot to watch over Sanford Stadium and the university as a whole. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to get up close and personal with the dog that is loved by millions. Get your picture taken with Uga at the team Picture Day or underneath the Sanford Drive Bridge prior to kickoff. However, if you find getting a photo shoot with Uga is a little too challenging, Hairy Dawg is just as cool!

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16. Watch a Game Between the Hedges

Since 1929, a tradition that is held near to the heart for many Bulldog fans is to watch a game between the hedges in Sanford Stadium. Saturday in the fall means two things: it is time to suit up in your red and black and head to the stadium to cheer on the Dawgs with 92,746 of your closest friends. Whether on a hot September afternoon or a cool autumn night, there is no way to explain the feeling of cheering on the Dawgs and the amount of school pride that is exhibited in the stadium full of red and black.

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17. Arch Tile Logo in the Tate Student Center

A newer tradition that was established after the expansion of the Tate Student Center in 2009 is to take a photo on the Arch tile logo during special events. While the UGA Arch tile logo is roped off for much of the year to prevent wear, the stanchions are removed during special events such as Homecoming and graduation for students, alumni, family and friends to take photos. Next time the ropes come down, make sure to step by the Arch and get your picture with the famous UGA symbol.

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18. Tailgates on Gamedays

Gamedays in Athens would not be complete without the fun and fellowship beforehand at a tailgate. Thousands of alumni and students come together on Saturdays in Athens to celebrate the coming victory with tons of delicious food and elaborate set-ups. Make sure to get up early because Georgia fans start tailgating at the break of dawn. Please remember to be a responsible tailgater and leave your site as clean as you found it!

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19. Dawg Walk

The Dawg Walk is a practice that has a vague history. Regardless of its origin, the practice was revived when Coach Mark Richt arrived in 2001. The Redcoat Band was included and the “walk” became a huge pep rally held in the Tate Student Center parking lot two hours prior to kickoff at each home game. Grab a spot and listen to the band play as the team is led into the stadium by flag bearers, the cheerleaders and Hairy Dawg.

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20. BEAT Shirts

Show your Georgia pride by wearing one of the coolest shirts on campus, the BEAT shirts! Students have the opportunity to receive a free t-shirt during the week leading up to a big home football game and before the Florida game. Every year the design changes to make it a unique souvenir for any UGA student. BEAT giveaways are held in Tate Plaza and open to students who are a part of the Student Alumni Association.

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21. Georgia - Florida Game

Georgia/Florida is one of the greatest and rowdiest rivalries in college football since first meeting on November 6, 1915. Since 1933, the city of Jacksonville has hosted the game, making it a neutral site except for two years, 1994 and 1995, when the games were hosted in Athens and Gainesville while the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium was undergoing renovations. The game is an exciting experience, so even if you cannot be there in person, be sure to gather friends, wear your finest red and black, and cheer on the Dawgs wherever you may be! Also, just remember that UGA leads the series and boasts the record for the largest victory with a score of 75–0!

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22. Visitors Center Tour

For many, taking a tour of campus became the defining factor in your decision to come to the University of Georgia. However, there are still many that walk around our campus every day without any idea what has happened here since the founding of this university. The Visitors Center, located in a former dairy barn on East Campus, provides an awesome opportunity for visitors and students to take a tour and learn about the history of this amazing campus. Go on a tour and learn about why UGA has been chosen by thousands of students to be their alma mater since the 1800s. Visit: www.visit.uga.edu

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23. Late Night Snelling

Attention all you hungry people, it’s time for a Snellebration! You can join your friends for breakfast at 3 a.m. with the meal plan. Centrally located on campus, Snelling is a great place to meet 24 hours a day and relax with some friends over a meal or quickly eat as you cram for your next exam. The early morning menu is filled with breakfast staples like homemade waffles, eggs, biscuits, grits, and made-to-order omelets. No wonder UGA Food Services is nationally recognized as one of the best! Visit: www.uga.edu/foodservice

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24. Athens Music Scene

One of the greatest features that Athens has to offer students is its amazing and diverse music scene. No matter what day of the week, you can walk downtown and see a concert. Athens is famous for being the home of music groups like the B-52’s, Widespread Panic, and R.E.M. It does not matter if your prefer rock, alternative, new wave, indie, or country music, Athens will have a concert for you. A UGA college experience would not be complete without seeing a concert downtown!

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25. Dawgs After Dark

Sponsored by the University Union, Dawgs After Dark is a chance for UGA students to enjoy free food, interactive activities, movies, and other entertainment. With themes from “Road Trip” to “Carnival,” Dawgs After Dark is your time to jump around in inflatables, see a great movie, ride a Ferris wheel and more from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. on select Friday nights throughout the fall and spring semesters. Check out the week’s theme and location, make sure you bring your student ID, and be prepared to enjoy all your favorite activities with friends for free! Visit: www.uga.edu/union

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26. Intramurals

Not quite ready to be on a UGA intercollegiate athletics team, but still have the urge to compete? Join an intramural team at the Ramsey Student Center. There are options for everyone and activities range from flag football to basketball to Ultimate Frisbee. Get your friends together to create a team or sign-up as a free agent. Intramural sports are offered year-round with most team sign-ups occurring at the beginning of each semester. So get on that field and show your skills! Visit: www.recsports.uga.edu

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27. Performing Arts Center

Every year, some of the most talented composers, dancers and musicians from across the globe present their work in the Performing Arts Center, located in East Campus. Experience some of the world’s most acclaimed performers in Hodgson Hall, a 1,100 seat festival style theater, or the Ramsey Concert Hall, a traditional theater seating 360 people. Students can take advantage of half-priced tickets! Visit: www.uga.edu/pac

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28. Street Painting

Whether it is during Homecoming or some other time of the year, street painting on Sanford Drive at midnight is a must for all students. Get involved with your favorite student organization and take advantage of this legal graffiti-ing of the campus to tell other students about upcoming meetings or events. First, be sure to get your design approved by Campus Reservations and then you are free to begin painting your graffiti art masterpiece for thousands of fellow Dawgs to see on their way to class! Visit: www.reservations.uga.edu

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29. Attend an Intercultural Event

UGA has a vibrant intercultural student community and enriching programs that celebrate diversity. Whether donning your tux for the Black Affairs Unity Ball, honoring peers at the NAACP Image Awards, enjoying Capoeira at HAS Noche Latina, going to DAWG Days, tasting Indian cuisine at ICE Diwali Dinner, commending graduates at the Rite of Sankofa, or participating in any of a number of intercultural organizations on campus, make sure you do not miss one of these unique opportunities to appreciate the cultures of all Dawgs. Visit: www.uga.edu/ica/

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30. Miller Learning Center

Sometimes you just need a place for studying and the MLC, named for former Governor Zell B. Miller ’57, ’58, is the perfect place for group studying or individual learning by osmosis. Try not to sink too far into the most comfortable chairs ever as you will find yourself like many fellow students—farther into a nap than you are into your biology chapters! If you need a pick me up during your rigorous studies, or nap, make sure to stop by Jittery Joe’s for some caffeine. You can get some serious studying done in one of the 96 private rooms, reading rooms on the third floor or hundreds of computers throughout the building. Visit: www.mlc.uga.edu

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31. The Ramsey Center

Want to get in shape to handle the hills on campus? Then head over to the Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities. Built in 1995, this state of the art facility covering five acres features a 44-foot rock wall, natatorium with two pools, diving well, four gyms, ten racquetball courts, two squash courts, a 1/8 mile jogging track, eight basketball courts, a volleyball arena, and two impressive strength and conditioning centers totaling 19,000 square feet. Ramsey is currently open more than 100 hours per week so there is no reason for not getting sweaty in Sports Illustrated’s gym of the year. Visit: www.recsports.uga.edu

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32. Frisbee on Myers Quad

When you walk by Myers Quad, you are bound to see students playing something whether it is tossing a football, playing quidditch, juggling, or sword fighting. However, the most popular competition is Ultimate Frisbee. Students from all across campus head to Myers Quad in the afternoon to hang out with friends and get in on a quick game before studying. Take a North-South bus, head over to Myers, and get your game on!

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33. The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

One of the university’s most valuable traditions is the Hargrett Library. The library consists of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Georgiana Collection, and the University of Georgia Archives and Records Management. Take a break from studying among the stacks of books and go view the Confederate Constitution or original sketches of costume designs used in French Music Halls in the 1920s and 1930s. Look through UGA’s archives to see pictures of the first football team, the original library, or a view of campus from 1850. Visit: www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett

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34. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Sometimes studying and school can get a little stressful. A great way to calm down is to go for a run at one of Georgia’s best-kept secrets, the State Botanical Garden. You can enjoy over five miles of nature trails or take a moment to relax by the Oconee River. The garden is over 300 acres and features specialty gardens and a tropical conservatory, featuring a broad array of native and exotic plants. No matter the season, the garden offers a great venue for relaxation and a little time for you. Visit: www.uga.edu/botgarden

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35. See a Movie at the Tate Student Center

The Tate Student Center has been described as the living room of campus, a place for you and your friends to go, relax, and enjoy life as a student. You can grab a bite to eat at one of the three food service eateries, catch up on sports in the Dawg Pen or watch a movie in the Tate Theater. Movie admission is $1 for students with valid UGA Cards who pay activity fees on the Athens campus and $2 for non-students. Visit: www.uga.edu/union/movies

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36. Give Back to a Philanthropic Organization

Get involved and give back to your community! Athens is your home while you work on your degree so there is no reason why you should not try to make a difference while you are here. Get involved with Volunteer UGA, Alternative Spring Break, or donate your time to a philanthropic organization like UGA H.E.R.O.s, Relay For Life, or UGA Miracle. There is always a way that you can make an impact within your community. Visit: www.uga.edu/campuslife/

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37. We Let the Dawgs Out

Anyone visiting the city of Athens can understand that we love bulldogs just by driving down the road. Over 40 Bulldogs of all different colors and styles line the streets of Athens. Sponsored by the Athens-Oconee Junior Women’s Club, these dawgs are a way for artists to showcase their work and give back to the community. Some of the more famous ones include the Sky Dawg at Ben Epps Airport and Caesar Dawgustus that keeps a watch over downtown. Visit: www.weletthedawgsout.org

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38. The Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art, the official art museum of the state, has had a home on campus since 1948. As a student, be sure to take some time out of your day to experience collections from artists across the world, see the magic in American paintings or art from the Italian Renaissance. The expansion to the museum, which is set to reopen in January 2011, has added an outdoor sculpture garden and additional galleries to display the permanent collections. Admission to the museum is free. Visit: www.uga.edu/gamuseum

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39. Study Abroad

Ever wonder what it would be like to call the dawgs from under the Eiffel Tower or walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival? UGA gives you the chance to find out. Ranking among the top five American universities for students choosing to study abroad, almost 30% of each graduating class participates in at least one of the 90 plus programs offered! UGA has campuses located in England, Costa Rica and Italy but there are many other options. Visit the Office of International Education and plan your life changing adventure! Visit: www.uga.edu/oie

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40. 100 Days until Graduation

Started in 2000, 100 Days Until Graduation is the official kickoff to the countdown to graduation day! The event, which is sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, is held in Tate every January and features tons of free giveaways, entertainment for seniors and resources such as the Career Center, UGA Graduate School, Class Ring information, Senior Signature program, and door prizes galore! Visit: www.givingtouga.com

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41. State of the University Address

In accordance with the University Council By-laws, the President of UGA, currently Dr. Michael F. Adams, delivers a speech in January about the initiatives and direction of the university. This event is held in the Chapel and is open to the entire university community. If you have ever wondered what the master plan is for UGA or where we rank in comparison to our peer institutions, this is a great opportunity to hear directly from the administration and to gain knowledge about what is going on around campus.

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42. Faceoff

One of the most exciting and energized events of the year, Faceoff will surely leave students speechless. The National Pan-Hellenic Council sponsors an annual all Greek step show where active Greek chapters perform elaborate step routines to a theme that varies from year to year. A panel of judges names the champions of Faceoff. The event takes place every year in early spring. Visit: www.uga.edu/nphc

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43. Senior Signature

As a senior, you make your last gift as a student to the University of Georgia through Senior Signature. The donation to Senior Signature supports many of the Alumni events and academic initiatives that aided your growth as a student and created the strong learning environment that will allow you to succeed. The continued yearly support of alumni, friends, and family is what allows future UGA students to receive the same, if not better, experience in Athens. Visit: www.givingtouga.com/seniorsignature

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44. UGA Night at Six Flags

Every year, on a night in April, the amusement park is opened exclusively to UGA faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. This is an awesome opportunity to take a break from studying and go crazy! Scream your lungs out while riding Goliath with friends from the Bulldog Nation. Grab your roommate and friends and head to Six Flags for a fun night! Tickets are available at the Tate cashier’s office beginning in the spring semester. Visit: www.uga.edu/campuslife

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45. The Southland Rodeo

For over 35 years the Block and Bridle Club at UGA has hosted an event that gives the club bragging rights as the only professionally sanctioned rodeo organized by college students. The Great Southland Stampede Rodeo hosts mechanical bull rides, livestock showings, rodeo clowns, bareback riding, bull riding, and much more! This rodeo even includes its own signature event, the pig-tote, in which contestants plop squealing piglets into wheelbarrows and race across the dirt. Grab your cowboy hat and boots and head on down to the South Milledge Arena for a good ole fashion rodeo!

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46. International Street Festival

The International Street Festival is an annual event that promotes international cultural awareness within the Athens community. Various student groups and community organizations host exciting cultural displays and performances throughout the day. The festival occurs in downtown Athens each spring. International Student Life (ISL) also hosts Coffee Hour, a decades old tradition that continues to thrive today. Visit: www.uga.edu/isl

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47. G-Day and Tailgate

For most students, the time between the last football game of the season and the first game of the next is filled with lots of discussion about the upcoming season. A great way to alleviate the anticipation is to attend the G-Day game held every April. Pull out some of that tailgating gear, put on your red and black, and head to Tate Plaza for the Student Alumni Association’s Annual G-Day Tailgate where alumni and students alike get ready for kickoff. After watching performances and grabbing some food, head into Sanford Stadium to watch the Dawgs play the Dawgs! Visit: www.uga.edu/alumni

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All traditions at UGA had to start somewhere. What is your favorite aspect of life at UGA? Use this space to start your own tradition that friends and family can enjoy for years to come.

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All traditions at UGA had to start somewhere. What is your favorite aspect of life at UGA? Use this space to start your own tradition that friends and family can enjoy for years to come.

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Matriculate as soon as possible. Join a Literary Society. Be friends; meet all students possible; but be slow in choosing your intimate friends. Spend your unoccupied time in the Library or Y.M.C.A. Rooms. Acquire no bad habits that you did not have before entering college. Go to church and Sunday school every Sunday. Join a Y.M.C.A. Bible Class. Don’t forget that when you enter the university you are regarded as a man: men never whimper. Don’t fail to look up your Pastor as soon as possible. It would be well to bring your church letter to Athens. Spend your spare time either in the Library or on the Athletic field. Write home often. Don’t get in debt. Subscribe for the College Publications. If you are a wise one don’t tell. It will be found out. Don’t cut classes. Never sacrifice honest principles. Attend all Y.M.C.A. services. Join the Y.M.C.A. Don’t think that you are on a religious vacation; college men have temptations.

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Begin the quest for employment as early as possible. Become involved with the annual Career Fairs and Job Placement activities as soon as you get settled. Seek out as many internships as possible as a means of building your resume. Participate in mock job interviews and create a balance between education and socializing. This will help develop your much needed social skills as you embark on your first career opportunity after graduation.
Rod T. Parham ’93 BBA Investment Consultant-State Farm Insurance and Financial Services UGA Alumni Board Member

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Enjoy every minute of this place. You’ll regret looking back and thinking of the times you took being here for granted. Get off campus. This town is overflowing with things to see and do. Stay on campus. Find out the history and traditions UGA has had for over 200 years. Don’t just go to school here. True Bulldogs bleed red and black. Whatever you choose to do during your time here, just soak it all up. Because in the end, Athens becomes home.
Shannon Sullivan ’10 ABJ Freelance Camera Operator, Daktronics Inc. Member of the Student Alumni Council 2007-2010

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Attend every varsity sporting event at least once. It may be the only time in your life that you see an equestrian event or watch a volleyball game live. Get involved not only in the university community but also in the Athens community. You are about to enter the most exciting four or five years of your life. These experiences will last a lifetime.
Palmer Sanford ’01 BBA, ’10 MBA Investor Relations at Metro Atlanta Chamber UGA Alumni Association Board, Task Force Chairman for Bulldog 100

The time goes by so fast, so enjoy it and make the most of the educational, cultural and social experiences the university and Athens has to offer. That means do more than go to football games and go downtown. Remember, you have to use the education you gain at UGA after you graduate. Skipping too many classes (no matter your grade) does not pay off in the long run. If you really intend to study for finals go home or to the library. Apartments, houses, and residence halls have too many temptations and will distract you. Get in involved with at least one university-supported extracurricular activity. Build a lasting relationship (and keep in touch) with at least one professor and as many students within your major as possible. Do an internship at some point before graduation.
Elizabeth Pittman Thompson ’02 ABJ Director of Communications Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute Emory University UGA Young Alumni Council

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Stick around and take summer classes in Athens at least once. The opportunity to focus on just a few courses is refreshing…and you’ll be in town to enjoy Athfest. Go to the UGA-UF football game in Jacksonville at least once. The risk of UGA losing terribly is well-worth the chance to see our Dawgs annihilate the Gators. Don’t get cornered into just joining the highly visible organizations on campus. Step outside the box and help an infant organization get off the ground. You’ll meet wonderful people and your resume will stand out from everyone else’s.
Elizabeth Elmore ’08 ABJ/BBA Associate Account Executive with McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, LLC Past President Student Alumni Council

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Coming to college is a new beginning. This is an advantage for “late bloomers” who may have been shy or unsure about where you fit. You have a clean slate at UGA. Say yes to things you never tried before, meet people who aren’t like you or from your hometown, and push yourself to work just a little harder. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.
Maureen O’Sullivan Clayton ’80 ABJ, ’84 Journalism President, Insight Strategic Communications UGA Alumni Board Member

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Take the time to get to know Athens - it is a truly magical place. Create a bucket list of everything you want to do in Athens before you graduate and MAKE IT HAPPEN. Everyone waits until their senior year to check things off, but senior year goes by with a blink of the eye. The time slips through your hands and you are left with a to-do list that might not ever get completed. Also, study abroad. I thought that I was not missing out on anything because I have traveled the world and still continue to do so, but I wish that I had studied somewhere. My goal all four years was to leave college with absolutely NO REGRETS, but I honestly regret not studying abroad.
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Commencement: The Greatest Tradition of All While the earlier commencement ceremonies lasted three to four days with each graduating senior given the option to speak for up to 10 minutes and festivities and dances lasting into the wee hours of every night, the modern commencement ceremony as we know it, took its form in post World War II due to the increase in enrollment. It was not until the 1950s that the spring commencement ceremony was moved to Sanford Stadium because the graduating classes had grown too large for on-campus auditoriums. However, one tradition that has been present from the very beginning is that the sheriff of Clarke County leads the graduation processional armed with a sword. This was a safety measure because the University was established near a turbulent frontier. Today, commencement ceremonies are held in May, August and December with Sanford Stadium serving as the spring undergraduate ceremony facility and Stegeman Coliseum hosting all other ceremonies.
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