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The G Book 2010-2011
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Table of Contents

Introduction to The G Book 6

Greetings from the UGA Alumni Association 8

Welcome from the Student Alumni Association 9

What is SAA? 9

UGA Campus History 11

Military History 16

UGA Historical Firsts 18

Lost Traditions 20

The UGA of our Generation 25

Where I Have Lived 28

No Dawg Should Bark Alone: Know Your Georgia Spirit 30

Origins of Red and Black 32

Ugas Through Time 38

Traditions 40

Traditions of All Time 42

Traditions of Our Time 56

Make Your Own Traditions 58

If I Only Knew Then: Advice from Alumni 94

Commencement 102

G Book Contributors 103

Special Thanks 104

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Introduction to the G Book

T he G Book is the official traditions handbook for University of Georgia students.

Your UGA Student Alumni Association (SAA) has a motto – “Where Wisdom,
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.

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!

The Wray-Nicholson House:

Headquarters of the UGA Alumni Association

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:
to become a part of SAA today!

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Tradition Keeper

T 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

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.


UGA Campus History

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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: First classes begin in a log cabin. The new entitiy is known as the Franklin College.

1804: President of UGA, Josiah Meigs, presides over first Commencement Ceremony.

1806: Old College opens as the first permanent building on campus and enrollment reaches 70.

1834: The Alumni Society is formed and the first meeting is held in the Chapel.

1858: The Arch and wrought iron fence surrounding North Campus are erected.

1863: 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: The first social fraternity is organized (Sigma Alpha Epsilon).

1872: UGA is designated a land-grant institution under the Morrill Act.

1892: Intercollegiate athletics are introduced by chemistry professor Charles Herty.

1903: Establishment of the School of Pharmacy.

1905: The Redcoat Marching Band is formed as a section of the UGA Military Department.

1906: Establishment of the School of Forestry Resources later named the Warnell School
of Forestry and Natural Resources.

1908: Establishment of the College of Education and College of Agriculture.

1910: The Graduate School is founded.

1912: Establishment of the School of Commerce later named the Terry College of Business.

1915: 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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Campus History

1919: Enrollment level reaches 1,000 students.

1920: Bulldog becomes UGA’s mascot.

1933: Establishment of the School of Home Economics later to be called the College of
Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS).

1937: Establishment of the Art Department later named the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

1940: 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: UGA Athletic Association is founded.

1961: Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes enroll as first African-American students,
thus ending segregation.

1963: Enrollment level reaches 10,000 students.

1964: The Coliseum is opened seating 10,523, later named after the Stegeman family,
and the School of Social Work is established.

1965: UGA is designated as the state’s flagship institution of higher education.

1966: Campus Transit is established running only one route, North-South, costing
5¢ per ride.

1967: Enrollment level reaches 20,000 students.

Campus History

1969: Establishment of the School of Environmental Design later to be named the

College of Environment and Design.

1970: Establishment of Study Abroad Program.

1974: A world record for largest group streak is established in March when 1,543
people simultaneously streaked throughout campus.

1980: UGA awarded sea-grant status and the football team wins the National Championship.

1981: Enrollment level reaches 25,000 students.

1982: Establishment of the School of Music.

1983: The Tate Student Center opens.

1984: The number of women enrolled at UGA exceeds the number of male students.

1996: UGA hosts the final rounds of women’s Olympic soccer in a hedge-less Sanford Stadium.

1998: Enrollment level reaches 30,000 students.

1999: The first Delta Prize for Global Understanding is awarded.

2001: Establishment of the School of Public and International Affairs.

2005: Establishment of the College of Public Health.

2007: Establishment of the Odum School of Ecology.

2008: 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

T 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

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.

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),
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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.

Lost Traditions

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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Lost Traditions

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.

Lost Traditions

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

The Pillars of the Arch

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

Wisdom, Justice & Moderation

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

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.

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:

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Where I Have Lived

T 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:

Place a Photo of Your Room Here


Where I Have Lived

Upperclassmen Room:

Place a Photo of Your Room Here


Upperclassmen Room:

Place a Photo of Your Room Here


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Know Your Georgia Spirit
NO DAWG SHOULD BARK ALONE: Know Your Georgia Spirit

Alma Mater: “Glory Glory”

From the hills of Georgia’s northland (Played after a score)
Beams thy noble brow, Glory. glory to old Georgia!
And the sons of Georgia rising Glory, glory to old Georgia!
Pledge with sacred vow. Glory, glory to old Georgia!
‘Neath the pine trees’ stately shadow Glory, glory to old Georgia!
Spread thy riches rare. Glory, glory to old Georgia!
And thy sons, dear Alma Mater, Glory, glory to old Georgia!
Will thy treasures share. G-E-O-R-G-I-A

And thy daughters proudly join thee, Your Role: Commonly played by the Redcoat
Take their rightful place, Band after a score, students and fans yell

Side by side into the future, “Glory, glory to old Georgia!” three times and
usually replace G-E-O-R-G-I-A with “To hell
Equal dreams embrace.
with…” our opponent.

Through the ages, Alma Mater,

Fun Fact: “Glory Glory” is sung to the tune of
Men will look to thee;
the “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” It
Thou the fairest of the Southland,
originated as early as the 1890s, but Hugh
Georgia’s Varsity. 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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Photo Credit: David Bloomquist

The Redcoat Band

“Hail Georgia”: Calling the Dawgs:

Hail to Georgia down in Dixie! GOOOOOOOOOO Dawgs! Sic’em! Woof!
Our college honored fair and true, Woof! Woof! Woof! Woof!
The Red and Black is her standard,
Proudly it waves! Your Role: At football games, the crowd starts
Streaming today and the ages through, yelling “Go” while holding a low “o” sound

She’s the fairest of the Southland, until the ball is kicked when “Dawgs” is yelled.
Afterwards, the crowd chants “Sic’em! Woof!...
We’ll pledge our love to her for aye,
To that college dear we’ll ring a cheer,
Fun Fact: During orientation, all participants
All hail to dear old UGA!
line up on the stairs in Tate Plaza and are led
in their first Calling of the Dawgs.
Fun Fact: “Hail Georgia” is the official fight
song of the Bulldogs, but “Glory Glory” is
more commonly used.

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

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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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
redesigned its oval “G” several times. Its current inception is very similar to the original
1964 Georgia oval “G” which has stood the test of time.

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.

Sanford Stadium

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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
indeed, those Silver Britches saw victory.
Silver Britches

“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.

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.

“Uga VI’s Loran’s Best”

Ugas Through Time


“Damn Good Dog” “Not Bad For A Dog” “How ‘Bout This Dog”
“Hood’s Ole Dan” “Ole Dan’s Uga” “Seiler’s Uga Three”
1956-1967 1966-1972 1972-1981
A Real Georgia Bulldog Two S.E.C. Championships Two S.E.C. Championships
Five Bowl Games Six Bowl Games
1980 National Championship


“The Dog of the Decade” “Defender of His Turf” “A Big Dog For A Big Job,
“Uga III’s Magillicuddy/ “Uga IV’s Magillicuddy II” And He Handled It Well”
Seiler’s Uga Four,” 1990-1999 “Uga V’s Whatchagot Loran”
1981-1990 First Honorary Member of UGA 1999-2008
Two S.E.C. Championships National Alumni Association Two Football S.E.C.
Nine Bowl Games Movie Star in ”Midnight in the Championships
Heisman Trophy Banquet, 1982 Garden of Good and Evil” Nine Bowl Games
N.C.A.A. Final Four 1983 6 Bowl Games 19 National Titles
S.E.C. Basketball 8 National Championship Teams 34 S.E.C. Championships
Championship, 1990 “Nation’s Number 1 Mascot” in Other Sports
Sports Illustrated, 1997

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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  8. Class Ring

 2. Founders’ Day  9. Homecoming
 3. Literary Societies  10. The Chapel Bell
 4. The Tree That Owns Itself  11. Participate in a Greek Event
 5. The Red & Black  12. Attend an Athletic Event
 6. Attend a Lecture/Concert in The Chapel  13. The Creamery
 7. Student Organizations

Traditions of Our Time: Experiences for our generation

 14. Be part of the Student Alumni  31. The Ramsey Center

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

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Experiences that have been constant in student life at UGA for over 100 years

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:

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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:

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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.

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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
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graduate of the University of Georgia.

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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:

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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!

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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.

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Experiences for our generation

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:

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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:

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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!

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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!

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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!

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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:

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Advice from Alumni
IF I ONLY KNEW THEN: Advice from Alumni

“Suggestions to Freshman” from 1915 original G Book:

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 an-
nual 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

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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IF I ONLY KNEW THEN: Advice from Alumni

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


IF I ONLY KNEW THEN: Advice from Alumni

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

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 101

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.

Elizabeth Kate Buice ’07 BBA

Financial Services Professional – Capstone Financial Partners
Women of UGA Planning Committee

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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

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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Special Thanks

UGA Alumni Association

The Student Alumni Council
Reverend Claude McBride
University Housing
Dr. F. B. Nash Boney
The Residence Hall Association
Dr. Willie Banks, Department of Intercultural Affairs
Don Reagin, Campus Life
J. Michael Floyd, Food Services
Dr. Eric Atkinson, Division of Student Affairs
Tammy Gilland, Office of Development
Tommy Altman, Office of Special Events
Elizabeth Hansen, University Union
Kevin M. Kirsche, Office of Sustainability
Dave Muia, Athletic Association
104 Andrew Lentini, UGA Physical Plant
Lamar Bryant, Greek Life
Wesley R. Fugate, Greek Life
Megan Janasiewicz, Greek Life
Salini Lakshmanan, National Pan Hellenic Council
Eric Johnson, UGA Visitors Center
Mary Linnemann, The Hargrett Library

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