The Graduate Program
Living in Athens
The University of Georgia
is located in the vibrant city of Athens
, known as the Classic City
because of its name and its neoclassical architecture. Athens is located 65 miles northeast of Atlanta in northern Georgia. The city is within a two-hour drive of the north Georgia waterfalls, lakes and mountains, and within four to five hours of the Atlantic coast. Although Athens still has a comfortable, small-town atmosphere, the presence of the University has transformed the city into a lively town and one of the cultural centers of the New South. Adjacent to campus is the popular downtown area with over 65 specialty shops, 55 restaurants and cafes, and 65 nightspots. Athens is also famous for its well known music scene.
Prospective graduate students are encouraged to visit the campus
and the department. Each year we offer a Visitation Day
, normally on the last Friday in February. Please contact Dr. Brian Boe
if you need assistance in planning your visit. You can take a virtual tour
of campus. Here's a campus video
which is geared to prospective undergraduates, but contains some useful information for graduate students too, especially if it's impossible for you to visit campus in person.
Please contact the UGA Visitors' Center to make reservations for a campus tour at (706) 542-0842.