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ATHENS & The University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia, is located at the foot of the North Georgia Mountains, 50 miles northeast of Atlanta and is home to the University of Georgia. Money Magazine, in its annual “Places Rated” study, has frequently rated Athens as the best metropolitan area in Georgia.

Athens was once touted by The New Yorker Magazine as the number one town in the United States for original and new music. Home to REM, the B-52's and Widespread Panic as well as numerous other bands, Athens' music venues are a part of its charm. Athens also has a strong manufacturing base and growing high tech and biotech industries.

While you are in Athens … enjoy cultural and trendy events, sporting activities, family functions, business conference areas and historic sites. Athens is the home of diversity which makes it easy to please just about everyone!

Opened in January 2005 for rentals, Georgia Gameday Center is proud to be part of “The Classic City,” the Athens Chamber of Commerce and the Athens Convention, Visitors Bureau and the University of Georgia Alumni Association among other various organizations. We welcome you to visit our luxurious accommodations and all our great city has to offer.

Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau


Quick facts about UGA

Uga University of Georgia MascotFounded
January 27, 1785, by the Georgia General Assembly; UGA is the first state-chartered university in America.

Location
Athens, Georgia (Clarke County), about 50 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

Size
Main campus: 380 buildings on 615 acres. Total acreage in 32 Georgia counties: 42,247 acres

Accreditation
The University of Georgia is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia. In addition, a number of the individual university departments, degree programs, and service functions are accredited by appropriate professional organizations.

University of Georgia

Places to See in Athens Georgia

University of Georgia

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