Georgia Scholars Day

The University of Georgia holds the health and safety of our guests, students and staff as the highest priority. In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we will be suspending our Admissions programming through March 29.

Admitted scholarship recipients and their parents are invited to attend Georgia Scholars Day, a special campus visitation program designed to assist students in the final stages of the college selection process and to welcome students who are UGA bound.

During the day, you will attend classes, tour campus, meet with representatives from the various schools and colleges, and obtain additional information on housing, financial aid and discover student services and extracurricular activities. To help you make the most of your visit, you will be hosted by a current UGA student during the morning portion of the day. While students attend class with their UGA hosts, parents will have the opportunity to speak with admissions representatives, current UGA students, financial aid staff members and more regarding opportunities available to their students.

Attendance at our Georgia Scholars Day program is not mandatory to ensure receipt of your scholarship to UGA.

Georgia Scholars Day Session Dates for 2020


Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. in order to match students with their hosts of current UGA students. We cannot guarantee students arriving after 8:45 a.m. will be matched with a host. While the admitted students spend the morning with their host, the formal program for parents begins at 8:45 a.m. Admitted students and parents will be reunited mid-day to have lunch and to visit an Academic Area Meeting at several of our available colleges and schools. Please check our list of Georgia Scholars Day Academic Meetings below to assist you in scheduling your visit. Academic departments may contact you prior to your visit to confirm your registration.

We will provide information and an agenda upon check-in at the event. Admitted students will be provided a meal ticket upon check-in to eat free. Guests can see dining hall prices here. If you have any questions about the program while waiting to register, please contact special event coordinator and counselor, Wade LaFontaine. Email with the subject “Georgia Scholars Day Interest.” You may contact the Admissions office at (706) 542-2112 for all other inquiries.

We look forward to seeing you on campus in 2020! 


Georgia Scholars Day Academic Area Meeting Descriptions

During the afternoon of Georgia Scholars Day, Academic Departments will be available to meet with admitted students and their families. When you register for the event, you’ll be asked to choose the top departments you would like to visit.

Be sure to read the descriptions for the academic area meetings below to see if you need to set-up a separate appointment with a department.

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Conner Hall – Room 103. Presentation, Advisor and Student panels from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) offers students 21 majors leading to successful careers in agriculture, medicine, communications, teaching, plants, animals, biotechnology, business, law, food, and hospitality. Our graduates are in high-demand for careers in Georgia’s number one industry and our nation’s largest industry, agriculture. Additionally, CAES has the highest percentage of students accepted to graduate and professional programs such as medicine, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, dental, law, veterinarian, food development and safety, plant protection, agriculture education, animal health, soil chemistry, sales, and economic policy. CAES is also proud to offer 18 Double Dawg programs where students can earn their Bachelors and Master’s degree in five years.

Our session will include information about the wonderful opportunities for students in a CAES major. Also, CAES Advisors and CAES students will be present to speak with you. We are more than a classroom. We are applied science with real-world application through hands-on learning.

Contact our campus coordinator, Pam Cummins at or 706.542.1611 for more information about programs & opportunities.


Currently available by tour appointment only. Please see school description below and visit the website to schedule a tour.

Lamar Dodd School of Art is one of the largest university art programs in the nation boasting over 1,000 art majors and a dedication to providing the highest level of instruction in studio art, design, art education and art history. The faculty is made up of nationally recognized artists and scholars who promote a rigorous and lively creative atmosphere conducive to experimentation, innovation, scholarship and creative inquiry. In addition to its on-campus facilities, the Art School has a year round Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy along with other international opportunities in Costa Rica, Ghana, England, Australia and New Zealand.

Art is housed in five facilities on campus including the new $40 million Lamar Dodd building with state-of-the-art studios, lecture halls, galleries, and visual resource center, as well as separate buildings for Interior Design, Jewelry & Metals, Ceramics, and Sculpture.

To see if a tour is available on event dates or to schedule a tour at a future time, please visit

Arts & Sciences (Humanities)

Park Hall Room 265, with drop-in between 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, is the oldest, largest and most academically diverse college on the UGA campus. The numerous departments in Franklin College offer courses that create an entry into a wide variety of careers and vocations. The AB and fine arts degree group is comprised of the Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences divisions.

Connecting our campus community with a wide variety of cultural programming, the Fine and Performing Arts boasts of a legacy of opportunity for student-artists and audiences. The Division of the Humanities studies the bedrock of human culture from modern languages and literature to philosophy and religion, and includes a number of concentrations and majors with more than 2,000 students from around the world enrolled in AB, MA and PhD programs. The Division of the Social Sciences investigates society and the relationships among individuals within a society, and is comprised of branches of knowledge reaching from the Age of the Enlightenment into the 21st century of human activity and existence

Not sure if the program you are interested in is an AB or fine arts major? See for more information.

Contact Kathleen Anderson at or 706.542.1412

Arts & Sciences (Sciences)

Brooks Hall Room 327, from 1-1:30 p.m. or 2-2:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 1pm and 2pm.

The Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, is the oldest, largest and most academically diverse college on the UGA campus. The numerous departments in Franklin College offer courses that create an entry into a wide variety of careers and vocations. The BS degree group is comprised of the Biological, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences divisions.

The Division of Biological Sciences spans the broad field of natural sciences concerned with the study of life and living organisms, and offers students the opportunity to take classes in a wide array of disciplines including biochemistry, genetics, marine sciences, and microbiology. The Division of the Physical & Mathematical Sciences provides a framework for the comprehensive study of the physical world and the chemistry of nature, and also includes academic disciplines primarily concerned with numerical methods such as Data Science and Computer Science.

Not sure if the program you are interested in is an BS major? See for more information.

Contact Ashley King at or 706.542.1412


Business Learning Center – Orkin Hall – Room D107. Presentation from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

The Terry College of Business is the oldest business school in the state of Georgia. In 1912, UGA was the first university in the nation to establish a School of Commerce. Over a century later, the Terry College of Business is dedicated to delivering high-quality instruction, consistently ranking among the top in the country.

Majors within the Terry College include Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate and Risk Management & Insurance; The college also offers seven areas of emphasis, five academic certificate programs, an International Business co-major, and several study abroad and exchange programs designed for undergraduate business majors.

Additional opportunities include the Entrepreneurship competitions, the Terry Woman’s Initiative, a Student Managed Investment Fund valued at over one million dollars, and several Double Dawgs programs. Terry also provides numerous career connections for students and employers, resulting in 98% of Terry undergraduates accepting full-time employment within three months of graduation this past academic year.

Contact Rachael Allen at or 706.542.5725


Available by appointment only. Please see contact info below to set-up a time to meet during your visit.

In the Eugene Odum School of Ecology, students share a passion for the environment. Some students want to explore the mechanisms of ecological processes and will pursue research through a BS degree in Ecology. Other students are interested in the application of ecological principles to environmental issues and find the AB degree suits their interests best.

As a small school, students find many options to tailor their degree to meet their career interests. A degree in Ecology can prepare you for a career in conservation, freshwater ecology, environmental policy or law, marine ecology, environmental consulting, and many other career tracks.

All students in the Odum School find a welcoming atmosphere in which undergraduates, graduate students and faculty work together on national and international problems. Experiential learning is an integral part of the study of ecology and we encourage students to pursue research, internships and study abroad.

Contact Misha Boyd at or 706.542.0800


Aderhold Hall – Room 612 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The College of Education will offer an opportunity for future students to meet with a COE Academic Advisor and learn about any of our undergraduate majors listed below. As one of the largest public colleges of education in the country, we feel it is our mission to empower the next generation of leaders in education, counseling, health and well-being, and movement sciences. We do this through immersive experiences where our students learn by doing, and our faculty encourage exploration, community engagement, and pushing boundaries.

College of Education Undergraduate Majors

Contact Office of Student Services at or 706.542.9057


Driftmier Engineering Center – Room 1108 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at start of session. Tour of on-campus facilities to follow.   

The College of Engineering understands that 21st century engineers require more than technical knowledge. We equip students with an understanding of the social and economic impact of their work, the ability to communicate their ideas to a wide variety of people, the ability to work effectively in teams, and the sills to provide leadership in solving society’s grand challenges. Our students are immersed in hands-on learning through design-based classroom and field experiences, undergraduate and graduate research, study abroad, co-ops and internships. The UGA College of Engineering offers eight undergraduate and seven graduate degree programs. We also offer a variety of dual degrees and combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

This is where rigorous academics connect with real-world practice, where the energy of a start-up connects with the birthplace of American public higher education; where leadership connects with collaboration; and where soaring aspirations connect to concrete achievements. We’re driven by a spirit of learning, discovery, and innovation that distinguishes Bulldog Engineers from all others.

Contact Amber Junker at or 706.542.2744

Environment & Design

Jackson Street Building – Room 118 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The College of Environment & Design. As a BLA student, you will learn to creatively design the built environment using problem-solving, engineering, construction, plant materials, and sustainable practices. Landscape architects design residential areas, gardens, golf courses, urban areas/cities, parks, zoos, school and college campuses, and recreation areas (to name only a few). They also actively seek solutions to promote harmony between humans and the environment. We have over 30 faculty members with different backgrounds and skill sets with whom you can learn. Our design studios are located in the Jackson Street Building in the heart of North Campus. We are a small major with great community and know each of our students by name and face. Please contact us if you have interests in art, design, math, science, and sustainability. Landscape Architecture is your chance to make a difference in your world!

Contact Martha DeHart at

Family & Consumer Sciences

Dawson Hall – Room 306. Presentation from 2-3 p.m.

The College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) is committed to student success. We prepare leaders in the areas of education and youth development, business, counseling, journalism, fashion, medicine, nursing, and other health care paths, law and policy, financial planning, consumer economics, residential property management, entrepreneurship, non-profits, residential interior design, and more.

During this event, you’ll have 1-on-1 time with current students, faculty, and staff. Learn how we impact individuals, communities, and families across the lifespan through our 11 majors, 6 minors, and 1 certificate program. You’ll also have an opportunity to tour our facilities.

Our student first approach supports personalized learning opportunities. After graduation, our students have a competitive edge through their on-campus engagement in experiential learning and leadership opportunities such as internships, research, service learning, study always, and student organizations. FACS annually awards over $150,000 in academic, research, and study away scholarships.

Contact Debra Peavler in The Student Success and Advising Center at or at 706.542.4848

Forestry and Natural Resources

Forestry Resources Building – Room 1-214A (Carol Catoe’s Office), from 1-2 p.m.

As a nationally recognized environmental program, the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources prepares leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of our water, land, forest and animal resources. Students benefit from over $2000,000 in scholarships awarded annually, in-house career/internship placement preparation, small class sizes, and outdoor field experiences across the southeast.

Warnell offers a small college, family atmosphere within the realm of a large university which provides students easy access to administrators, faculty and staff. With four majors (Fisheries & Wildlife; Forestry; Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; and Natural Resource Management) students can pursue careers like wildlife and fisheries biology, wildlife veterinary medicine, forest business, forest health, environmental consulting, environmental education, urban and community forestry, land use mapping and analysis, national and state park management, wetland management, and water quality management.

Georgia Scholars Day attendees will meet with staff to receive information on Warnell scholarships and majors, learn about various opportunities available to Warnell students, participate in a Q&A session, and tour our teaching and research facilities.

Contact Carol Catoe at or 706.542.0879

Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism Building – Rm. 412, Presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. Session from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the oldest and most distinguished communications programs in the country. It’s three departments – Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, and Entertainment & Media Studies – rank among the most respected in the nation. Grady students choose from a rich array of rigorous courses, as well as inspiring study abroad and domestic field study programs and a number of other experiential learning opportunities that prepare them for leadership.

Contact Helen Mahany at

Public and International Affairs

Candler Hall – Main Lobby Area, Individual meetings begin at 12:30 p.m. Advisor available from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) was created in 2001 from the department of political science and prepares students for good citizenship and careers in public life, and trains future generations of scholars in the fields of international affairs, political science, and public administration and policy with the Master’s in Public Administration degree ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News & World report.

SPIA includes the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS), an internationally renowned research center which analyzes international export controls for weapons of mass destruction as well as provides research and training to U.S. and foreign officials to prevent the spread of these weapons and the Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis) which organizes study abroad experiences to Verona, Italy, Kyoto, Japan and Stellenbosch, South Africa. In 2008, two SPIA students were awarded the coveted Rhodes Scholarship. A feat no other public school in the U.S. accomplished that year.

Contact Paul Welch at or 706.542.0096

Public Health

Tate Student Center Rm. 141. Presentation and student ambassadors from 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

The College of Public Health will be offering a presentation on the degree programs within the field. We offer bachelor degrees in environmental health science or health promotion and minors in public health, disaster management, environmental health, global health, or health policy and management. With Environmental Health Science you can help to create a world where people are active and properly educated on how environmental issues affect humans. By examining these factors, we are able to further study cancer prevention, create safe drinking water, to promote growth and sustainability through smart land use, address climate change, and much more. EHS is a field that gets you directly involved in the health and sustainability of our world through research, education, and outreach. Health promotion is a prominent field for anyone interested in a health profession. This program focuses mainly on working with individuals and/or populations through prevention and education on healthy living. It covers many topics such as chronic disease prevention, behavioral medicine, women’s health, community health needs, drug and alcohol abuse, sexuality education, and program development and evaluation, just to name a few. Our majors and minors will provide students with the tools necessary to continue on into programs such as medicine, nursing, physician’s assistant, occupational therapy, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy. Come and see how you can be a part of the solution!

Contact Heather McEachern at or 706.542.3187