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Top 25 Things To Do at UGA / Athens

    FREE
  • 1. Take a Picture by the Arch!
  • 2. Watch a movie at the Tate Theatre
  • 3. Check out the Athens Farmers Market (great for live music, art, fruits, & veggies)
  • 4. Ring the Chapel Bell
  • 5. Attend free class week at Ramsey (beginning of each semester)
  • 6. Walk the trails and look at the flowers at the State Botanical Garden
  • 7. Looking for a cool study spot, check out the fourth floor of the Main Library
  • 8. Relax on Herty Field
  • 9. Go to a Friday Improv Athens Show (hosted by theatre students, shows at 7:30 & 9:00 pm)
  • 10. Look at the stars at the Observatory on top of the Physics Building (register for a viewing)
  • 11. Attend the Dawg Walk (2 hours before Kickoff) 
  • 12. Volunteer at the UGArden
  • 13. SNELLebrate
  • 14. Visit the Iron Horse
  • 15. Visit the Georgia Museum of Art
  • 16. Volunteer at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter

    COST
  • 17. Attend a Cultural Night Performance (hosted by international student organizations)
  • 18. Rent a hammock, tent, or kayak from the Ramsey Outdoor Recreation Center
  • 19. Try a Yoga Studio Class
  • 20. Hike a Trail, Relax by the Beach, or Canoe at Sandy Creek Park ($2 entry fee and $5 rentals)
  • 21. Make a clay piece on the pottery wheel at Good Dirt Clay Studio
  • 22. Play a Game at the Rook and Pawn
  • 23. Get Breakfast at Mama’s Boy
  • 24. Try some ethnic food at Cali N’ Titos, Agua Linda’s, Los Amigos, A Taste of India, Siri Thai Cuisine, Mediterranean Grill, Taziki’s, and/or Manaweenta (to name a few!)
  • 25. Catch Nedza’s Doughnuts or Ice Cream Truck at local events


UGA Bucket List

FREE

    UGA Spirit
  • Relax by the fountain on Herty Field
  • Take a picture by the Arch
  • Lay out on the grass of North Campus
  • Ring the Chapel Bell
  • Attend the Dawg Walk (2 hours before Kickoff)
  • Take a picture with Hairy Dawg, Spike, and/or Uga
  • Take in the sights of Sanford Stadium
  • Attend the Homecoming parade

    Campus: Activities
  • Watch a movie at the Tate Theatre
  • Attend free class week at Ramsey
  • Play a game at the Tate Game Room
  • Check out an event hosted by the Fontaine Center
  • Attend International Coffee Hour (hosted by International Student Life)
  • Attend a NPHC (National Panhellenic Council) Yard Show
  • Explore the Makerspace at the Science Library
  • Take Safe Space Training
  • Go to a Dawgs after Dark event (sponsored by University Union)
  • Have a game night with friends
  • Check out a Career Center event
  • Attend a GymDogs, Basketball, or Tennis Meet
  • Go to a Tuesday Tunes event (sponsored by Hugh Hodgson School of Music students)
  • Listen to music on Wuog 90.5 FM (a student run radio station)
  • Looking for a cool study spot, check out the fourth floor of the Main Library
  • Attend an Institute for Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series
  • Watch a movie screening at the Department of Theatre and Film Studies
  • Check out the giant globe at the Geography building
  • Learn about UGA student groups at the Involvement Fair

    Campus: Outdoors
  • Play frisbee or other sports with friends at the IM fields
  • Relax at the Founders Memorial Garden
  • Spend time at Lake Herrick behind the Intramural Fields
  • Look at the Stars at the Observatory on top of the Physics Building (register for a viewing)
  • Watch the sunset from the top of the North Campus Deck
  • Attend a UGA sporting event like swimming & diving or soccer

    Campus: Volunteer
  • Volunteer at the UGArden
  • Volunteer with the UGA Chew Crew
  • Attend the Volunteer Fair

    Campus: Dining
  • SNELLebrate
  • Eat at all 5 dining halls at least once

    Athens: Outdoors
  • Walk the trails and look at the flowers at the State Botanical Garden
  • Find the Bulldogs around town (located various local businesses and retailors)
  • Visit the Iron Horse
  • Find the ‘Tree that Owns Itself’
  • Have a photoshoot at the murals in town
  • Stroll or ride a bike through Normaltown
  • Walk or bike the North Oconee River Greenway Trail
  • Check out the Tree Room
  • Have a Picnic at Ben Burton Park
  • Find a Bear at Bear Hollow Zoo
  • Visit Memorial Park and observe the ducks and turtles
  • Explore AthFest (listen to music on 3 live stages and explore local art)
  • Cheer on the AthHalf and 5K Participants
  • See a local band perform
  • Fish on the Oconee River
  • Take a tour of the antebellum trail in Athens

    Athens: Shops, Markets, Stores
  • Check out Community Athens (the shop for all things local) 
  • Flip through the old records and CD’s at Wuxtry Records
  • Explore the boutiques in downtown Athens
  • Check out the Co-Op in Normaltown
  • Explore Avid Bookshop (a local bookshop by Prince Ave. and in Five Points)
  • Check out the Athens Farmers Market (great for live music, art, fruits, and veggies)
  • Explore the West Broad Market (great for fruits, veggies, and homemade meals)
  • Check out a book from the ACC Library
  • Visit Jittery Joe’s to experience the first local coffee shop in town

    Athens: Museums/Art
  • Visit the Georgia Museum of Art
  • Explore local and national art at the Lyndon House Arts Center
  • Check out the Georgia Museum of Natural History
  • Explore the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall of Sports

    Athens: Volunteer
  • Volunteer or foster at the Athens Humane Society
  • Volunteer at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter
  • Volunteer at Project Safe
  • Volunteer for Rivers Alive
  • Volunteer or take a tour at the Green Roof Garden

COST

    Campus
  • Try Ice Cream at the UGA Creamery (Environmental Health Sciences Building)
  • Take a class at the University Health Center Cooking Kitchen ($5 w/ paid UHC fee)
  • Get new sunglasses at the Vision Clinic in the University Health Center
  • Attend the NPHC Step Shows
  • Attend a Cultural Night Performance (hosted by international student organizations)
  • Participate in an IMPACT Service Break Trip
  • Check out UGA merchandise at the UGA Bookstore
  • Go to Six Flags with University Union
  • Rent a hammock, tent, or kayak from the Ramsey Outdoor Recreation Center
  • Attend a Department of Dance Show
  • Watch a play or musical by UGA theatre students
  • Go for a swim at Legion Pool ($3 admission or passes for purchase) 

    Athens: Activities
  • Watch a movie at Cine (a local theatre for smaller release films) 
  • Jump at Rush Athens Trampoline Park
  • Go to a show at the Georgia or Morton Theatre
  • Have a friend’s night at Board and Brush
  • Catch a show or event at the Classic Center
  • Attend a Brew School Class at 1000 faces coffee (to learn the ins and outs of coffee production) 
  • Go to a Condor Chocolates Tour to learn about their production process (get your tickets in advance, they sell out quickly!)
  • Try a Yoga Studio Class
  • Learn to fly on a trapeze at Canopy Studio
  • Go Roller Skating at a roller rink
  • Go Bowling at the Bowling Alley

    Athens: Outdoors
  • Hike a Trail, Relax by the Beach, or Canoe at Sandy Creek Park ($2 entry fee and $5 rentals) 
  • Go blackberry/blueberry picking or get a pumpkin at Washington Farms
  • Go on an outdoor recreation trip led by Ramsey
  • Kayak down the Broad River at the Broad River Outpost
  • Go on a Big Dawgs on the River Kayaking Adventure
  • Run or Walk the AthHalf or 5K

    Athens: Museums/Art
  • Make a clay piece on the pottery wheel at Good Dirt Clay Studio  
  • Explore history at the Taylor Grady House ($3 self-guided tour) 
  • Check out K.A. Artist Shop for cool art supplies
  • Take a multi-week art class at the Lyndon House Art Center
  • Explore Contemporary art at ATHICA: Athens Institute of Contemporary Art (donation based)

    Athens: Shops, Markets, Stores
  • Play a game at the Rook and Pawn  
  • Buy locally designed UGA apparel at JCG apparel

    Athens: Eateries, Food Trucks, Bakeries, Coffee Shops
  • Get breakfast at Mama’s Boy  
  • Eat at the Grit
  • Try a sweet treat at Ike & Jane
  • Try locally made chocolate at Condor Chocolate’s in 5 points
  • Try King of Pops at a local festival
  • Eat with friends at the Last Resort
  • Try BBQ at White Tiger, Pulaski Heights, or Saucehouse
  • Have brunch at Big City Bread, Heirloom, and/or Donderos
  • Have Ice Cream from Hodgson’s Pharmacy
  • Try some ethnic food at Cali N’ Titos, Agua Linda’s, Los Amigos, A Taste of India, Siri Thai Cuisine, Mediterranean Grill, Taziki’s, and/or Manaweenta (to name a few!)
  • Get a fresh loaf of bread at Independent Baking Co.
  • Try Journey Juice (natural juices packed with fruits and veggies)
  • Cool down from the summer heat with a smoothie from Ardens Garden
  • Try the FarmCart (a farmer’s market staple, with a newly opened restaurant)
  • Catch Nedza’s Doughnuts or Ice Cream Truck at local events
  • Try a tasty lunch at Maepole
  • Eat a bagel at Ideal Bagel Co. or Athens Bagel Co.

 

 

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