Besides the cool dog mascot of UGA, this school offers its student body a great hometown appeal. The town itself is focused around it residents and its attending student body. There are many great thing that make Athens, GA, the home of UGA ,a great college town.
Football: So, are you ready for some football? How many towns do you know advertise the football games on websites? How about the tailgate parties? Yes, this college town is football driven. When the season arrives, the whole town gets into gear and cheers the team on. Talk about school spirit invading the local residents. Lots of UGA fans give this town its college support feel.
Employment: When they say we take care of our own, Athens,GA doesn’t let its college down. Many of the students are employed throughout the city. Within UGA, lies the SEO (student employment office) that boasts a hireUGA.Com website. Many employers in the area seek UGA students for internships, part time, temporary and permanent placement.
Restaurants: One thing college kids can do well is, EAT! In order to be a good college town you must have a variety of inexpensive restaurants and delivery at all hours. Athens, GA doesn’t disappoint. Chinese, Italian, Seafood, Pizza in all price ranges are available near the school. This makes for easy late night snacking. If you don’t want to leave campus, the dining hall offers a huge variety as well.
Transit System: The University has a amazing transit system that crisscrosses the campus. This allows students to move safely throughout the campus. You can check out the hours which are extended on the weekends.
Campus Life: Although the campus is quite large, a amazing student center ties it all together. This center was just expanded. It contains a movie center, lounge area, gaming area and much more. Most of the activities on campus, and there is so much, is free with your UGA card. The campus is set up to have wireless Internet throughout, so UGA students can access the Internet.
Alumni: The Alumni at UGA is easily accessible through the school, social networking and the Internet. This is a great resource for graduates of UGA.
Night Life: Whether its arts, music or entertainment there is much to do for UGA students in Athens. The town constantly has events going on in the weekends. The campus offers a calender of school and city events.
Athens, GA is a great college town in itself and is only enhanced by having a UGA as part of its city. Many UGA graduates remain in the area to enjoy all that the city offers. It is not surprising that this town has been recognized nationally as one of the best college towns in America in such