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The best tips for brand new bulldog students By Erica Techo You’ve made it. It’s a cliché, but that’s the truth behind it all. After filling out your college applications and sifting through the pleading letters from colleges, you’ve made it to the University of Georgia. And whether you’ve bled red and black since birth, or you’re just starting to stock up on Bulldog spirit wear, there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the true Bulldog experience. 1. Go to as many sporting events as you can. Football gamedays are great, but when fall ends, don’t think the games end too. Tickets for other sports are oftentimes cheaper, and you can get awesome shirts, hats and other goodies just by attending! Support all of the Bulldog Nation, not just the boys between the hedges. 2. Buy a hammock. You don’t have to actually buy one, but when you see students doing something out of the ordinary, don’t

knock it until you try it. Join the masses in their hammocks scattered around campus (it’s the best way to study in the spring), give in to your inner nerd and join the Quiddich team (brooms not included) or learn to play ultimate Frisbee on Myers’ Quad. You won’t regret stepping out of your comfort zone. 3.Learn how to get from class to class – before your first day. In order to get to class on time, do whatever it takes in your first week on campus to learn where you need to go. Tour campus with new friends, ride a few bus routes. 4. Take advantage of on-campus living. There is nothing better than being within walking distance of four dining halls, downtown Athens and all of your classes. If you ever move off campus, you’ll miss being able to wake up 10 minutes before class, so enjoy it while it lasts. So congratulations – you’re about to embark on the best four, or five, or more years of your life.

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The sporting life


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Students can join a number of club and intramural sports.

Learn how to be the best bulldog fan now, so you’ll be in good shape for the next four years.


The map


Dorm decorating


Lost? Can’t figure out where the next class is? Here’s an easy tear-out map for navigating campus.

A few tips for what to bring, and how to make it all fit inside your tiny, often shared, space.

Study tips

Don’t let the college work load sneak up on you. Stay on top of it all with these helpful tips.


Moving help


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Game parking

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Athens might have a reputation for a late-night playground, but there are plenty of fun, local activities for all ages.

Stalled by the number and diversity of recommended local restaurants? Try out our favorites.

UGA parking can be confusing at the best of times, so here’s a guide to Gamedays.

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Orientation brings on nostalgia for senior By Amber Estes

when I answer. This is an institution of honor, tradition and excellence. Even Last week as I was doing homework at the MLC between classes, I when classes are overwhelming and exams are impossible, you’re still noticed that my peers were unusupart of a monumental legacy. al given the setting. I’m so proud to be a Georgia They were younger looking Bulldog, and in a couple of months teenagers nervously walking back these freshmen will understand and forth with whom I could only way. assume to be their parents. They will feel that sense of Then it hit me — it must camaraderie as they cheer be orientation. wildly in the student section I answered several scared of home football games. moms’ questions about They will feel that sense where buildings were and of accomplishment as they what classes to take. make good grades at one of I answered marginally the most academically presmore questions from excited tigious schools in the South. upcoming freshmen about And they will feel that what were some organizaESTES moment of absolute bliss as tions to get involved with they call the Dogs with their and what I thought of my friends and perfect strangers alike, freshman year. just because they share the same As I pondered over the latter smoldering pride for what they question, I couldn’t help but get a once called their college, but has little bit jealous. somehow transformed into their Here these 18 year olds were, home. about to embark on what would be According to last year’s Univerthe most difficult, most frustrating, sity Public Service Announcement, and best year of their entire lives. you may leave, but it never leaves All I could do was smile, and simyou. ply tell them it would be an experiI have no doubt that this stateence they’d never forget. ment is absolutely true. Freshman year you break away As I begin my last year and a half from all of the baggage, drama and of what has been the best time of stereotypes that inevitably linger my life, I can’t help but to think from high school. You no longer have to be the smart girl, the popu- Athens and the university will always have an irreplaceable place in lar guy or the athlete. my heart. In college, you can simply be you I found myself here. I grew up — whoever you want that to be. here. Freshman year provides a clean I learned more about academslate on which you can decide who ics, people and life here than I ever are and where you’re going. thought possible. The incoming freshmen don’t And it all starts with freshman know this yet, but coming to the year. University of Georgia changes you. So as I listened to the zealous You transition from belonging to ramblings of the freshmen who some high school chosen largely by couldn’t fully grasp yet what this location and your parents, to being place was going to mean to them, I a part of this amazing institution took a minute to be grateful for the that gives you the tools and prohours I’ve cried here, the feats I’ve cesses by which to succeed — acaaccomplished here and the lessons demically and otherwise. I’ve learned here. When people ask me where I go Go Dawgs. Always. to school, I can’t help but smile

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Start your first day of class with great tools By Mariana Viera High school and college are worlds apart. Here’s a list of what to bring to class on that first day and what to leave behind to make the transition a little smoother. What not to bring: A loud snack Some students have classes back to back and don’t have time to stop by a dining hall between classes. It’s good to have a snack to keep you going, but don’t be that kid that’s munching on some chips in the middle of class. It’s not discreet and it annoys everyone around you. Try a something quiet, like a banana or a granola bar. What to bring: Water The University of Georgia’s campus covers 759 acres and has lots hills. Sometimes taking a bus isn’t an option. All that walking around is going to make you dehydrated and unfocused, so always have a water bottle with you. A hydrated body makes for a focused mind. What not to bring: A portable game console Let’s face it: almost everyone is addicted to Animal Crossing. But it’s definitely a bad idea to bring your Nintendo 3DS to class, especially on the first day. It’s distracting,

and doesn’t make a very good first impression. What to bring: Planner If you’re someone who craves organization and structure, then a planner is a must-have on the first day. Most professors won’t actually teach or assign anything on the first day, but you might want to jot down important dates that they mention. What not to bring: E-reader E-readers are really convenient, but don’t bring it on the first day class. You don’t need the textbook on the first day; you don’t know your professor’s technology policy and kindles are just another distraction. What to bring: Schedule and map Always have your schedule and a campus map handy, even if they’re just on your phone. UGA is big and it’s easy to get lost. It’s always good to know where you need to go and what classroom/lecture hall you need to get to. What not to bring: The textbook Getting your textbook before you go to the first lecture is not a good idea. You’re not going to need it on the first day. Always wait to hear what the professor has to say about the textbook — it can save a lot of money.

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dining halls By Lauren Loudermilk Dining halls are great. The food is fresh, the selection is unbeatable and the service is friendly. But by your second semester, you may start to feel like you’re eating the same thing every day. Here are a few tips to maximize your dining hall experience. 1. Vary your eating locations: There are four dining halls, Bolton, Snelling, O-House and The Village Summit (ECV), located all over campus. Get the most out of your meal plan and make sure you visit all of them at least once. While it seems like they basically offer the same options, they also all have certain selections specific to them. For instance, Bolton has the best salad bar while Snelling offers 24-hour breakfast, and O-House has a coffee bar that houses its own barista who serves lattes, mochas, espresso and coffee that you can get creative with. 2. L  ook out for special events: You can check on the University’s Master Calendar or on the dining hall websites for special events going on at the dining halls. They do fun things for major holidays like Halloween and

Christmas, and even events like March Madness and the Chinese New Year. 3. Go healthy: It’s easy to take advantage of the amazing desserts — but a good way to change up your meals is to make a trip to the salad bar. There are a variety of toppings and dressings you can use in a number of combinations of healthy, fresh salads. Also, try other toppings that are not offered on the salad bar like chicken or fruit. 4. Socialize: One of the best parts about the dining halls is the friendly atmosphere. Dining halls are a great place to meet people. If you find yourself dining alone, don’t be afraid to sit down with someone (especially since seating is usually limited depending on what time you go). 5. Go international: Make your own Taste of Athens and try the dishes offered from all over the world. O-House boasts a Mongolian Grill with made-to-order stir-fry and sushi. Snelling’s taco, burrito and quesadilla station is really good. And, of course, ECV’s Giorgio’s has the best personal pan pizzas plus a great pasta bar with a variety of sauces and breadsticks.

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College years give lessons in becoming independent By Shannon Adams Coming to college is filled with new experiences and changes. We have to learn to fend for ourselves, which can consist of cooking, cleaning, studying, shopping, changing tires, interacting with others and just generally being (as crazy as it sounds) adult-like. Here’s a list of grown-ups things that you’ll start taking on in college, that you may have missed in high school. 1. H  ow many calories you actually should be eating: Let’s face it, in retrospect most of high school health class is a blur of being told to eat veggies and attend mandatory basketball games, but how much did you actually learn? Get ready to learn about BMI, body fat ratios and healthy calorie intakes. 2. H  ow to cook basic meals for yourself: The cliche of college students living off of Ramen noodles and Easy Mac exists for a reason. 3. How you should be cleaning: Learn what is really important to clean to maintain a healthy space in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. 4. How to manage money: If you

don’t know already, get ready to learn how to balance checking accounts, keep track of expenses and create a balanced budget. 5. How to write scholarship applications and resumes: It seems that scholarship application education would be a part of the high school experience, but with little to no offered guidance given to high school students hoping to further their educations, scholarship applications and resume drafts can be daunting at best, failures at worst. 6. How to change a tire: Being taught the practicalities of caring for an automobile is always helpful. 7. Interview and job skills: Learn how to interview well and speak to superiors in the workplace. 8. Self-defense and general safety: In most high school physical education classes there are mandatory tests of endurance and strength and general sports experiences, but taking self-defense lessons and awareness techniques can significantly increase safety in the real word.

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Veggie lovers can find meals across the city By Chelsey Abercrombie In a world seemingly obsessed with bacon, being a vegetarian or a vegan can be hard. Every invitation to a barbecue incites an awkward conversation, and every cheese-centric entrée the south has to offer is just another world of temptation.

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For those who don’t want to eat only kale chips and hummus in their dorm every night, the Athens restaurant scene has a plethora of vegetarian and vegan-friendly options to allow all take-out or sit-down diners to enjoy themselves while still keeping up their diet of choice. The Daily Groceries Co-Op: Located in the Bottleworks in Prince Avenue, this community-run co-op is managed by an elected board of directors. The management of the Daily Groceries Co-Op is dedicated to fresh, locally-sourced and organic produce. Barberito’s: They offer burritos called the “Vegan” and the “Vegetarian,” as well as Dawg Bowls that can contain your choice of fresh ingredients and meat alternatives. With one convenient location already inside Tate Student Center, Barberito’s is your vegfriendly on-campus solution to the daily hunger pangs. The Grit: You can’t be a vegetarian in Athens without ever visiting the hub of all Classic City vegetarian restaurants, the Grit. While The Grit, also located in the Bottleworks on Prince, doesn’t cater specifically to vegans, the vegetarian restaurant offers multiple menu items that are perfectly suited to the vegan diet, such as the house salad with lemon-tahini dressing and the aptly named vegan chocolate death cake.

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College cents: Easy ways to save dollars By Chelsey Abercrombie Unless your parents are celebrities or mobsters, you’re probably like most college kids — stuck on a budget. And if you’re not on a meal plan, that can make feeding yourself a serious balancing act. This is especially true if you don’t like to cook or you live in a dorm where you can’t keep large quantities of food. But with a little know-how, you can pretty much eat out every day of the week without breaking the bank. 1. Buffalo’s Cafe student discount: Tasty wings, trivia and a 10 percent discount with student ID on Sundays? Buffalo’s Cafe has it. And if you’re interested in stopping in during the week, there are daily deals,

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as well as an email newsletter with additional savings. 2. Moes $5 burrito Mondays: While this isn’t offered at every location, there are very few things in life more awesome than a $5 burrito. Think of it as the hot foreign cousin of Subway’s $5 foot-long. 3. C  hoo Choo’s coupons: While Choo Choo isn’t exactly Benihana in terms of Asian cuisine, they give out great coupons — buy one entrée and a drink, get one entrée free, and so on. And as each meal comes with an insane amount of food, that’s basically four meals for the price of one.

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4. Twitter: Some people may only follow their friends and celebrities on Twitter, but have you ever thought of following your favorite restaurant? Many places offer coupon codes and promotional offers through their tweets.

5. C  hik-fil-A double entrée days: With your student ID, you can get two entrées for the price of one at the west side Chik-fil-A on Tuesdays and the east side Chik-fil-A on Thursdays. So make those murderously creepy cows happy: Eat more chicken — but for the price of one.

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Money saving move-in deals for the semester By Tiffany Stevens Joining the Classic City is stressful. More to the point, it’s expensive. There are futons to buy and snack foods to get and schedules to finalize. Then there’s decisions. Textbooks: rent or buy? Meal plan or community kitchen? Why is a Clicker so expensive, anyway? The Red & Black has you covered with a quick list to take away the welcome-back-woes for newcomers. It won’t relieve you of all of your worries, but it’ll be one less thing on your mind. 1. A  thens Farmers Market: There’s nothing quite like organic vegetables. Open Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoon in front of City Hall, the Athens Farmers Market provides a bounty of fresh food for metaphorical peanuts. Locally grown vegetables, 1000 Faces Coffee, eggs, pasta, breads, honey — if the season is right, you’ll find it in stock. Most stands offer products for pocket change, with items like a pound of peppers for $3 or fresh baked French loaves for $5. And each market day features a local band or artist, free of charge. 2. H  abitat for Humanity’s ReStore: For the odds-and-ends of decorating your shoe-box sized habitat, you don’t have to make a trip to Ikea or arrange travelpatterns for your grandmother’s antique dresser. ReStore, a local thrift store run by Habitat for Humanity, has quirky furniture that may suit your needs. The store’s sizable collection includes a little of everything: $10 rocking chairs, $1 men’s blazers, vibrantly-colored couches, slightly-chipped tea sets. Finding what you need takes a little bit of browsing, imagination, possible repurposing. But ReStore contains easy scores for a good cause, and is well worth a visit — or a donation trip, should

you find yourself with spare furnishings. 3. Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts: There are those that craft and those that consume. And no matter which side of the fence you sit on, Jo-Ann’s probably has an item or two worth your consideration. 4. UGame: Located conveniently on Baxter, this game store contains the latest releases, 1990 classics and everything else you can possibly think of. Many of the recent titles are used or reduced as well, some as low as $5. And if you don’t see it, you can order it. With a staff that usually remembers your last purchase and will humor you with nerdy banter, it’s well worth a visit. Or two. Or three.

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Penny pinching: Cut costs where you can By Laura James While students cannot control the rising costs of tuition and fees, they can reduce the money they spend on everyday expenses such as food, school supplies and transportation by making smart choices. School supplies may seem fairly inexpensive, but they can add up quickly. Georgia’s tax-free weekend is a strategic time to cut costs on clothing, computers and school supplies after not paying extra for taxes. Another major cost for students is textbooks. Purchasing all the required reading material for classes can easily add up to hundreds of dollars in a short couple of days. “Don’t buy textbooks until after the first week to make sure you

actually need them,” Kristen Black, a third year wildlife major from Fayetteville, said. After talking to the professor, consider all of the options before heading straight to the campus bookstore and forking out the money. Many students have had success on sites such as Amazon or Chegg when looking for cheaper textbook prices. Moving into dorms, apartments or houses can also create some costs. “Wait until the end of the summer to get most of your dorm decorations and school supplies because that’s usually when the good deals come out,” Valerie Langat, a first year accounting major from Kennesaw, said. Students can find secondhand furniture and household items on Craigslist or in groups on Facebook such as the group Free & For Sale, which has more than 3,000 members.

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When it comes to food, there are plenty of ways students can cut costs. “Eating out is crazy expensive,” said Sally Randall, a third year linguistics major from Watkinsville. Matt Peterman, a third year biol-

ogy major from Perry, discussed how cooking instead of eating out can save students serious cash. “For roughly $40 a week, anyone can eat very healthy and delicious, provided they cook for themselves,” Peterman said. Using membership cards such as a Kroger Plus Card also is a smart way to save money on groceries. While cooking more and eating out less is often easier said than done, Randall shared a tip on how she makes it happen. “I cook one big meal on Sunday and eat off of it all week, making small snacks to fill in the hunger and vary up the food I eat,” Randall said. Another area where students can save money is transportation. “Use the buses,” Victoria Arnold, a third year mass media arts major from Atlanta, said. “Look up routes and arrival times beforehand and plan your trip. Athens Transit is very useful for getting around all of Athens.” Other ways to cut down on money spent on gas include carpooling and biking.

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Over the dog years: A welcoming face to all By Lauren McDonald Bernard Ramsey hoped to transform the University of Georgia through scholarship, and a statue commemorating his legacy sits on a bench outside Moore College on North Campus, with an arm outstretched, welcoming students and reminding them of the vision he had. Ramsey graduated from UGA’s Terry College of Business in 1937. He maintained close ties with UGA his

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entire life, and by the time he passed away in 1996, he had donated a total of $44,785,682. He left $34 million to UGA in his will. “When he passed away, because he was a very wealthy man, he left a very large sum of money to the University or Georgia,” said Martha Woodruff Pierce, who served as a UGA Foundation Trustee with Ramsey. Pierce said she felt there should a commemoration of Ramsey and his ideals closer to the place that his heart and interests belonged – the Honors College. “Since I knew him as an individual who was super interested in funding scholarships, I thought there wasn’t anything close to Moore College that kind of accentuated the fact that he had wanted scholarships to be first and foremost in his giving to the University of Georgia,” Pierce said. She said she went to UGA’s president at the time, Michael Adams, and proposed her idea to put a statue of Ramsey on North Campus. By 2004, her wish would be a reality, and the statue was erected. In 2000, the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship was created by the trustees of The University of Georgia Foundation, in honor of Ramsey’s generosity and vision. Ray Paleg came to UGA as a Ramsey Scholar in 2012, and she said the scholarship has given her many opportunities. Paleg and her fellow Ramsey Scholars recognize the importance of the statue each time they pass by it on campus. “We sometimes joke about how every time we walk by it, we say thank you to the statue,” Paleg said. “We love the statue.”

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Over the dog years: The best-known landmark By Lauren McDonald Stand beside it, and one can see the hallowed ground of the University of Georgia’s North Campus where many scholars have followed their intellectual pursuits. Turn around, and one has a view of historic downtown, the heart of the culture of Athens, with street after street of restaurants, shops and bars. Just be sure not to walk under it. The Arch, the final step graduates take after commencement, has seen the highlights and the low lights of UGA’s history in its 150 years on campus, from protests to candlelight vigils. The Arch’s myth — walking under the Arch before graduation will result in not receiving a diploma — began in the early 1900s when Daniel Huntley Redfearn vowed as a freshman not to step under it until his graduation day. But aside from the historic myth, some students know little about the symbolic structure. Janine Duncan, a planning coordinator in the grounds department, said the Arch came to UGA sometime before 1875, but the records from that time in UGA history aren’t clear of its first day on campus. “The really early history of the Arch, as with much of the early campus’ history, isn’t as documented as everybody would like,” Duncan said. “The first good mention of it and photograph of it is in 1875. This is definitely my opinion, but I really think that the Arch did not show up

until right at 1875, because nobody had any money before then.” Duncan said the Arch, while beautiful and ornamental, is really an assembling of random parts that were easy to acquire at the time. “When I was looking at old pictures, it struck me is that what you’re looking at is just three lampposts with an applied detail, the lintel across the top is cast iron, which is something the Athens foundry would’ve had, and the actual arch is the top half of a boiler,” Duncan said. “What you’ve got is just the people at UGA trying to arrange things in a creative, pretty manner, but they used what they had. There’s nothing wrong with that. I think that’s kind of fun.” The Arch also once had two gates in between its pillars, to keep animals off campus. The gates went missing over a hundred years ago. The lights were installed in 1915, according to Georgia Magazine. Over the years, Duncan said, the Arch has become a loved object on campus, and she said an attachment has grown to it. She said this was evident a few years ago, when the Arch was painted white for a day. “A few years ago, it got a proper cleaning up. This was a few weeks before graduation. It also got a proper primer, so for 24 hours, it was white,” Duncan said. “People were very upset ... one kid was almost in tears because he thought it wouldn’t be black before he could climb on it and get his picture taken.”

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Over the dog years: The first women’s dorm By Lauren McDonald Soule Hall hasn’t always been a place for women to live while studying at the University of Georgia. Soule Hall became the first girls’ dormitory on UGA’s campus in 1918. The dorm included a gymnasium, an infirmary, a lounge and even a swimming pool. The women of UGA continued to reside there until the country began to prepare for its entry into World War II. As the Navy established one of its four main schools on campus, it took over Soule Hall, and the girls were relocated. Eleanor McGarity is a former resident of Soule Hall who remembers when the Navy students were on campus as well as when she was able to move back into Soule as soon as they left. “I lived on campus when the Navy was there my first year, and when they left, they moved the home economics majors and the pre-med students over to Ag Hill into Soule Hall,” McGarity said. A decade after McGarity graduated from UGA, Lynda Talmadge lived in Soule her sophomore, junior and senior years. She said the dorm was a popular place on campus for students and even faculty to congregate. “We had a marvelous piano in Soule Hall,” said Talmadge, the wife of the late Georgia Senator and Gov. Herman Talmadge. “I do remember we had guests, including football players, students or even faculty that would come and play. Those of us living there would thoroughly enjoy having them there.”

Despite all of the changes, sophomore Anna Poole said Soule Hall’s women continue to love living there. “The location is really awesome,” said the business management major from Stockbridge. “It’s right on [Myer’s quad] and right beside the bus stop. It’s in the middle of everything and has a nice college dorm feel.”


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Athens gives students volunteer opportunities By Lauren McDonald Volunteerism from University of Georgia students tends to peak during holidays, and service organizations use this influx of volunteers to focus on projects that need closer attention to help better the Athens-Clarke County community. The Campus Kitchens Project, a student-powered hunger relief organization that works to fight food waste while combatting hunger, has not only an increase in volunteers during the holidays, but also an increase in opportunities to volunteer. “The week before Thanksgiving, we do a special week called Turkeypalooza,” said Carol Conroy, the chief officer of Campus Kitchen and a senior public health promotions major from Atlanta. “That entire week, we actually do additional shifts. We get meals out to our normal clients as well as additional clients, so they can have meals for Thanksgiving. That entire week, because we’ve advertised it, we definitely have an uptake in volunteers, which is really great.” But when students leave for breaks, volunteer organizations in Athens see a considerable drop in student volunteers. Spencer Frye, the executive director of the Athens Area Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for those in need, said a large portion of the 4,000 to 6,000 volunteers it receives each year are UGA students. Frye also said he sees a large drop in student volunteers during school breaks. “You have family commitments, and you have other social events that you attend. We usually do not do a whole lot of volunteer work around Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter,” he said. But Frye said the drop is not as much of a pressing issue since it is short term. Sarah McKinney, the Athens Community Council on Aging director of development and volunteer services, said the organization uses times of influx to recruit more volunteers. McKinney said during her time

working with ACG, the number of UGA volunteers has increased. “I’ve been doing this job for 14 years, and now that UGA is making more of a highlight on service learning, we see more and more students engaging or volunteering, and that’s very important for the services that we provide,” she said. Students also have the chance to volunteer during the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in January at more than 30 different project sites across Athens-Clarke County, along with more than 1,000 other community members. “I love seeing people come out at every time of year, even if it’s just for that one week,” Conroy said. “Just the fact that they’ve decided to spend their time with us in the one period. If they really love it, and they want to come back. I’m thrilled by that.”

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Get to campus on time, avoid parking tickets By Katy Roberts Every day students receive tickets for illegally parking in University of Georgia lots. Complaints roam through campus about the price of parking permits or the unfairness in citations and tickets. The truth of the matter is Parking Services has a student-lead appeal process, as well as programs that offer free parking to students in a last-minute sprint to class. The main issue is students do not know about them. “We’re not blood suckers and we’re not out to get everyone’s money,” said Mike Volk, the Parking Services enforcement supervisor. “We make most of our money from permits, not from tickets.” Volk said that due to his title, he is probably one of the most hated people on campus. In reality, Volk is among a staff who is willing to talk to any student who has an issue with a citation or violation in parking. Volk said his job is not easy. He said there are 185 surface lots, 10 parking decks and a total of 21,978 parking spaces to house the vehicles of UGA students, which number more than 30,000, as well as faculty and staff members. He said it is impossible to make everyone happy simply because there are not enough parking spaces to go around. “Say you have a permit for Legion Pool and you pull in and you are already late for your class in the MLC,” Volk explained. “You drive all the way around and all the spots are full. What are you going to want us to do? You’ll want us to get those people out of there who haven’t paid for a permit like you did. That’s when we have to

start ticketing and in some cases, start towing.” Every UGA parking lot is labeled with a sign that says the hours of enforcement. Most lots are monitored from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are exceptions, including residence hall parking, which is regulated until 10 p.m. and certain perimeter lots available after 4 p.m. The Alternative Transportation Program is a parking system many students are unaware of. The ATP gives students the option to drive to campus one to two days a month and park in one of four locations for free. To do this, students must register with Parking Services and designate how they normally transport to campus. Those who walk, bike or ride the bus can receive two free passes per month. Students who carpool, or choose to ride a motorcycle or moped, can receive one free pass per month. The four lots available for this program include the North Campus Parking Deck, Carlton Street Parking Deck, Hull Street Parking Deck and East Village Parking Deck. The permits are designed for students to use on rainy and cold days, or mornings that they are running late for an important class. The program was designed specifically for students to avoid unnecessary violations, Volk said. If a student returns to his or her car to find a parking citation stuck under the windshield wipers, the student has the option to file an appeal to Parking Services if he or she thinks the citation was given on an unfair basis.

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Ward off the freshman 15 with intramurals By Sammy O’Brien The words “freshmen 15” terrify incoming college students. However, don’t let them scare you too much. There are a myriad of ways to get involved and avoid those dreaded words, one of which is intramural sports. Intramural sports offer a fun, easy route to a healthier lifestyle, as well as making friends. Kelsey Resetar, a senior at the University of Georgia, is no stranger to the intramural program. Having played multiple different sports over her four years here, Resetar is fully aware of the positive influence intramural sports have made on her life. “I started freshmen year, and over the course of four years I played basketball, soccer, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee,” Resetar said. “Volleyball was my favorite because I didn’t know how to play at first, but I gained talent. I mostly did it just for fun” Maintaining a consistent workout schedule can be difficult, but intramural sports can be a nice break from the everyday grind of treadmills and weights. “I normally did more than one sport a semester,” Resetar said. “I would have them multiple days.” These sports were not only a break from a typical workout, but were also an opportunity to make new friends, and keep in touch with some old ones, too. “I’ve kept old friends and I’ve met new friends, one of who is my best friend now, so that turned out well,” Resetar said. Intramural sports can provide incoming college students with enjoyable exercise and new friendships. Just as simple as the decision to sign up is how easy it is to participate. According to the UGA intramural sports participant guide, all you need in order to start is a completed registration form, the entry fee (differs from sport to sport), and the day and time your team wishes

to play. All levels of athletes are welcome for any sport that is offered. A brochure from the recreation department website shows almost 20 sports being offered every semester. The sports range from soccer to table tennis, basketball to dodgeball and softball to cornhole. If you don’t have a team, don’t worry. Free agents are normal. All you need to do is sign up on the recreational sports website and attend the meeting to be assigned a team. Intramural sports offer a solution to the “freshmen 15”, as well as a gateway to new friendships. So don’t worry about the extra pounds. Get involved in intramural sports and at the end of the semester when your team wins the championship game along with the ever-coveted T-shirt, you’ll feel good and be fit.

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Nontraditional sports available for students By Kelly Whitmire When thinking about the University of Georgia, football often comes to mind. But some students are interested in sports that aren’t as well known. Though UGA offers club and intramural level traditional sports, such as basketball, softball and soccer, non-traditional sports are also offered. These sports provide students with an opportunity to play a sport they might have never heard of before. Of the 45 club sports on campus, Matt Levy, specialist for intramural sports, said a lot of them are “nontraditional.” “As far as intramural sports, if you want to talk about nontraditional, definitely kickball, inner tube water polo,” Levy said. “We offer a racquetball tournament, team golf, badminton, ultimate Frisbee.” Inner tube water polo is an intramural sport offered by UGA that gives students the opportunity to try out water polo without swimming. The game is similar to regular water polo, but features players sitting back in inner tubes like lounge chairs. “I’ve always been like a big swimmer, so just to be in a pool was kind of cool. I always thought, like, water polo was a cool sport, but I can’t tread water that well,” said Kortney Kurtz, a sophomore early childhood education major. “So when they said inner tube water polo, I just kind of figured why not try it out.” Kurtz said the sport appealed to

her because it was something she had never heard of before. “It’s not a sport that is out there anywhere else,” she said. “You really didn’t grow up playing it, so it was just, like, something new to learn and enjoy with your friends because...So, it’s not like a traditional sport . It was kind of more, like, I feel like someone made it up along the way.” Though inner tube water polo is a fairly new sport, created in 1969, UGA offers a club sport that is centuries old. Toli, or Choctaw stick ball, is a game that has been played in America since before Europeans discovered the New World. “It’s actually the most traditional field sport in North America, oddly enough. It’s the longest straight running sport in North America,” said Russell Cutts, Toli player and Ph. D candidate in anthropology. “The second thing is there are few sports that actually have such a high level of manifestation of both individual effort and team effort. You cannot win this game without a strong team, but you cannot win this game without very strong individual players. You have a chance to excel as both an individual and a team player.” Toli, also called ‘little brother of war,’ is unique among club sports because instead of playing other universities, the UGA Flying Rats play against teams from Indian reservations. The team plays against Choctaw Indians from the Conehatta community in Mississippi, but also occasionally plays against Cherokees.



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Exercise options plenty on campus, in town By Chelsey Abercrombie Even if you’ve lived your whole life as an out-and-proud couch potato, college is the perfect time to jump start your path to health and fitness. In addition to all the walking you’ll be doing on campus, an exercise routine is all you need to turn the dreaded Freshman (or sophomore, junior or senior) 15 into a negative number. UGA Club Sports Program: There’s something for everybody in the 45 combined clubs of the Club Sports Program. Every club is voluntary, student organized and student run. Meeting days and times are determined by each individual club. The sports covered include ballroom dancing, rowing, rugby for men and women, cycling

and equestrian. To give yourself an extra bit of motivation, many of the clubs compete against clubs from other universities for titles and championships. Ramsey Center: Your student fees already paid for you to use this leviathan of a fitness facility, so you might as well put them to good use. A student ID is all you need to gain access to the free weights, machines, pool, basketball court, racquet ball court, volleyball court and running track, but instructional classes such as women’s kickboxing, Muay Thai, and karate and group fitness classes such as cycle, yoga and body pump are all an extra charge. Athens Road Runners: Nothing divides people quite like the sport

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Dance FX: If you like to move it (move it), Dance FX on Milledge Avenue in Five Points offers dance classes for adults, beginners and advanced members alike, to shed the pounds while moving to the beat. In addition to traditional classes like tap and jazz, Dance FX also offers classes in Ballet Barre, Latin social dance and the not-forminors burlesque aerobics.

Boot Camp: Nothing slims and shapes your booty quite like a military-style boot camp. Several companies and organizations in Athens offer boot camp-style training around the Athens-Oconee area. FIT U Women Only Bootcamp at Athens Fitness and MMA and the WoW! Boot Camp are just two organizations around town that offer programs based on endurance and strength training sure to start you on your path to health.

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Get on the right track with the derby girls By Grace Donnelly On a rainy Wednesday evening, about 25 women gathered on the well-worn track inside Skate Around USA on Cherokee Road, some clad in brightly colored leggings and all

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Have fun, but be smart in downtown Athens By Jazmyn Matthews Athens at night is something most upcoming freshmen have heard of. So, what do people do to take advantage of this? They go downtown. If students can’t resist the call of downtown Athens in the four, or more, years they attend the University of Georgia, there are a few things to note in order to explore — safely. It’s understandable that during the first few weeks at UGA, students want to get out and see what Athens has to offer. While it is a welcome activity, there are a few precautions to take.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said alcohol is a factor which increases the general risk of activities in Athens. Williamson said it is important to remember that some people downtown target those who have consumed too much alcohol, and students should be aware of this. If they are planning to drink, they should do so responsibly. “It’s never the victim’s fault,” Williamson said. By being careful, students can protect themselves from unwanted harm, he said. Williamson and the rest of the UGA police are often called for situations involving students which have gotten out of hand.

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“We don’t live in a perfect world, and things happen,” he said. Brittany Graham, a first-year psychology major from Chatsworth, said she has advice for students who want to go downtown. “Always stay with a group, and make sure there is at least one responsible person there,” she said. But, Graham said the best way to stay out of harm’s way is to avoid a potentially harmful situation. “The biggest way to being safe downtown ... is to not go downtown,” Graham said. “There are alternatives such as hanging out with friends in your dorm, watching movies or playing board games.” Josh Manion, a first-year inter-

Remember these safety tips 1. B  e aware of your surroundings: Don’t become so involved in flirting with a cute guy that you leave your purse or cell phone on a restaurant’s table. It might not be there when you get back. 2. D  on’t take your shoes off: After a night of dancing — or a dare from a friend — it might be tempting to go barefoot, but don’t do it. There’s plenty that could give you a nasty cut. 3. P  ut classwork first: College is about exploring yourself and your surroundings, as well as getting that degree after a few years. Be sure to visit downtown Athens after you’ve got all your homework done.

national affairs major from Macon, and Taylor Ring, a first-year business major from Macon — and best friends — said they only had a few tips for students going downtown. “Don’t get belligerent, and don’t text people in a sexual manner,” Manion said. “Don’t start fights, and never take your shoes off.” Ring said there are a few alternatives for students who are not looking to go downtown. “Play sports. There’s always a sporting event going on in this town,” Ring said. “Take frequent naps, and make Netflix your best friend ... never go downtown if you have work to do.” 4. Listen to your gut: If a new friend is a little too friendly and makes you feel uncomfortable, excuse yourself from the situation. If something doesn’t feel right, just tell people you’re ready to leave and walk home, or take a cab. 5. Look both ways: Pedestrians have the right of way, but make sure vehicles see you before you step into the street. Use crosswalks and take the time to make sure you can cross safely. 6. Gear up: Want to cycle the Greenway? Wear a helmet. Want to ride downtown to boogie after dark? Have some reflectors on your bike and clothes so vehicles can better see and avoid your bike.


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Students’ carelessness could lead to ID theft By Mariana Viera College students are a frequently targeted population for identity theft. “Part of it is because some of them are just away from home for the first time, some of them may have been told how to handle things from their parents, but you get out of the house and I remember that same thinking and attitude which is, ‘I’m out of the house. I’m on my own. I don’t really need to listen to my parents,’” said Laura Heilman, the security awareness training and education manager for Enterprise Information Technology Services. “So sometimes that leads to students becoming a little careless.” According to a Federal Trade Commission study, people between the ages of 18 to 29 account for 24 percent of identity theft complaints. Heilman said people don’t think about carrying their Social Security card or giving their Social Security number at doctors’ offices or other official locations, but should. She said the University of Georgia has taken measures to use student identification numbers, instead of Social Security numbers. Heilman said students should question someone when they ask for a Social Security number. “Anytime anybody asks you for your Social Security number, you really should stop and wonder, ‘Why do they need it?’” she said. Heilman said students should also make sure their phones, laptops and tablets are password protected to make it harder for someone to get any information from there. “I highly recommend not storing anything on your computer that has any kind of birthdate information or Social Security information in it,” Heilman said. “If you do have to store something like that, I encourage students to look into an encryption program.” Encryption programs convert data into a form that cannot be read without authorization. The data is stored in a separate drive that cannot be accessed without a password.

A consumer alert by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners said people shouldn’t pay bills or shop online in a public computer or network. Heilman agreed and emphasized how easy it is for someone to access another person’s information in these open networks and to log off when using public computers. Heilman said using the same password on every site is dangerous and should be avoided. Heilman said students could use programs such as LastPass or Dashlane to easily keep track of passwords. She said it’s important for students to be proactive about their security. “Stay on top of it,” Heilman said. “Pay attention. Log out of your computer when you’re not using it.”

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Being a dog fan By Jaron Matthews Incoming freshmen have many role models of good Bulldog fans to look up to like the Foley Fanatics and the Spikes — the football team’s most loyal fans. In the words of John Bateman, assistant athletic director of marketing at UGA, true Georgia faithful “Fan Up” and “Commit to the G!” Georgia baseball head coach David Perno knows that following your beloved sports team sometimes takes patience. “A fan has to realize that being a good Bulldog fan is like

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a marathon, you can’t sprint and expect it to be easy,” Perno said. “You have to take it slowly and stay with the team through adversity because in the end it will all work out.” Sports have their ups and downs, so being a good fan means continuing to support the team in its time of need. “It is a process and we have to try getting it back to the ’04, ’06, and ’08 season, but I thank the Foley Fanatics for being so loud and supportive through our struggle,” Perno said. “I couldn’t ask for better fans.” Next, fans can play a major part in supporting a coach with a win. Early in the season gymnastics head coach Danna Durante received her first home win and the fans helped her cherish that moment. “You know the student section sticks out in my mind,” Durante said. “I remember the fans that paint up in the front row; you know I just love their energy, it’s important to be a great sport and a respectful fan to the other team. The noise and the excitement of the fans is one thing that I will probably never forget.”

Finally, coaches are not the only people who realize the importance of being a good fan. There are countless individuals who understand how important it is to be a good Bulldog fan and supporting your team. Bateman also added that being a true Bulldog sports fan involves more than just being a fan in Athens. Sometimes you have to take your spirit on the road when the team travels. “Fans have shown tremendous support by the Lady Bulldogs getting their bid for the basketball title; many fans bought tickets to support them,” Bateman said. “Although they did not win, it shows the dedication some people have to be a good Bulldog fan. With the advancement of technology, it is easier for fans to support our teams.” Many sports teams, even through struggles, garner the support of some of Georgia’s most loyal fans. “The atmosphere at the basketball game is electric,” Ryan Price, a freshman finance major from North Carolina, said. “Being a good Bulldog fan means sticking with your team through a great season as well as a horrible season.”

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Study abroad can offer lifelong memories By Mary Demere There is no better time to travel than when you are in college. You have no career tying you down, and so many programs at your finger tips to make your experience abroad easier. Here are some things to think about if taking the leap outside of the U.S. border: 1.Make it happen. Too many students pass up the opportunity. Some may be afraid to miss out on a football season or time with boyfriend or girlfriend, while others may be concerned about completing the required courses. None of these things should stop you. As for classes, talk to your adviser about scheduling your study abroad courses. 2.Decide what you want. There are so many different countries and programs available at the University. If you are studying abroad to learn a language, your search will narrow significantly. Whether you are trying to learn a language or not, choose a program which allows you to experience another culture.

3.Soak up the culture. Choose an abroad program which allows you to interact with local students. Don’t study abroad with too many of your close friends. Take this time to branch out and explore new things and make friends. 4.Become involved. This is the step most Americans fail to do when abroad. Look for activities outside the classroom. Many cities offer extracurricular activities to their inhabitants, not just students. 5.Have fun. The most important part of studying abroad is having fun. Skype with your friends from home so you never become homesick (make them wish they were studying abroad too). Go to the big clubs where most tourists will go, but also find a bar or cafe where you can hang out on a regular basis. Studying abroad gives you a learning experience that can not be found in the classroom. Experience and a broader perspective of the world can be invaluable during the job search as well.

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Home away from home By Sapna Mistry According to USA Today, in November 2012, there were a total of 764, 495 exchange students enrolled in U.S. universities. However, many of these students at the University of Georgia have found their own ways of building communities in order to balance separate cultures. One of these exchange students is Daisuke Otani, a third-year business student from Yokohama, Japan. When he began his first semester, the biggest challenges for Otani were the language barrier and huge cultural divide. Noting that there were less challenges than he expected, Otani says, “One of the best things I have learned is communication.” Otani is the new vocal percussionist for the UGA Accidentals, an

all-male a cappella group. His fellow a cappella brothers have worked to breech the cultural barrier by choosing songs he can understand and by teaching him the English way of discussing music. For freshman Isabella Jaramillo, leaving Barranquilla, Colombia was hard at first, but she found that overcoming the language barrier was the key to adjusting in her first year at UGA. “Since English is not my first language,” Jaramillo says, “it’s tricky sometimes to understand the South-

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ern accent. I hope that overtime, I’ll learn to understand it better.” Isha Dabke, a linguistics, biology and Spanish triple major from Columbus, Ga., also noted that one hardship when communicating with Americans is that certain cultural terms are untranslatable. Dabke moved to the United States from Khopoli, Maharashtra in India when she was only four years old. To connect with other native speakers, though, Dabke says, “Knowing your mother tongue is important, especially in a different country.” Weekly, she finds the time to celebrate her roots with a group of fellow Indian friends for a Bollywood night. She recalled one time in particular when a friend brought pav bhaji, a traditional Indian dish made with cauliflower and the group watched Housefull, a 2010 Bollywood movie. Getting involved on campus can also help with keeping your roots close to your heart. The Indian Cultural Exchange, where Dabke acts as a freshman representative, allows the Indian-American student body of UGA to celebrate various holidays

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together and to bond with people of their own culture. “College has introduced me to a whole new world of people that are so open to learning about other cultures,” Dabke says. “It’s refreshing for someone coming out of a smallish town like Columbus.” Just as Indians can attend ICE to immerse themselves in their culture, there are similar outlets for different nationalities. One of these is the Hispanic Student Association. “I like to attend Latino events because I get to speak Spanish,” Jaramillo says. One of the biggest events that is put on by HSA is Noche Latina, an event where students dress up in traditional Hispanic clothing and spend the evening celebrating with their fellow classmates. “I can stick to my culture that way,” she says, “but I also get to live the American college experience, which has been great.” There’s no right way to go about achieving a sense of community, but at the end of the day, it is easier once you have connected with a family wherever you find yourself. After all, Athens is a second home.

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More downtown options for Georgia students By Jana French The Standard at Athens, Eclipse on Broad, The Flats at Carr’s Hill — these are all new apartment complexes that consider themselves to be the cream of the crop when it comes to student housing. Apart from top-end amenities, such as granite countertops and state-of-the-art gyms, one of the main factors for why these luxury student housing complexes are showing up is location. Commissioner Kelly Girtz said the downtown area is becoming a popular place to live after 20 years of it being successful for other places such as restaurants. “It is clear from what is on the ground and what is being built that downtown is becoming really attractive as a residential hub,” he said. But Girtz is keeping an eye on the development and said he wants to make sure the buildings have a way to be reused in the future after students leave them. Bruce Lonee, senior planner with the Athens-Clarke County City planning department, said it is important to remember this is just a “trend in a wave.” “It is not atypical to be seeing the volume of units that are coming onto the market that we are seeing,” he said. “It’s the location [that] is slightly different.” He said the rise might be from zoning changes that took place about 13 years ago which aimed to attract people to live near the downtown area to balance the

mix of building use there. Emily Selby, a sophomore magazine journalism major from Woodstock, lives in East Campus Village but is looking at places such as the Woodlands of Athens for next year because the homey feeling is what she likes. “My problem with apartment complexes is that you are surrounded by people . . . so you can’t control the noise and stuff like that,” she said. “But with a house in a community, you have your own space so you don’t live with people right next to you, but at the same time you are in a community so you are not completely on your own.” Selby said she would be attracted to housing downtown, but she said she thinks there is a trade-off between location and price. When making a decision where to live, students have to decide if the location and amenities make the extra amount on the rent check worth it. Girtz said he thinks the luxury options are being chosen now because of the possible rise in income levels of families who have students at UGA in the 20 years that the HOPE Scholarship has been around. “So what that means is that you have families with money and what some of them do is invest in condominiums or fund luxury apartments,” he said. “Whereas 30 years ago, somebody was happy to have a roof over their head, today a lot of students are interested in the same sort of amenities they might have had in Roswell or Alpharetta.”


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Utilizing space in tight quarters with pro help By Caroline Wingate The art of decorating dorms and apartments relies on space allocation and creativity. Apartments range in style and shape and can be hard to organize and decorate. Dorms are no easier in the space department. Each of these home-away-from-home examples pose a challenge for even the savviest of designers. Sarah Zenti, associate professor of furnishings and interiors in the College of Consumer and Family Sciences, provides a professional perspective for decorating in small spaces by giving a jolt of personality to functionality. “I knew I wanted to teach during my undergraduate work in interior design,” Zenti said. “I love the problem solving and creative work associated with interior design. I also believe that a home environment can be a place that can sustain its inhabitants by providing them comfort, support and rest. I really want to demonstrate and impart that to my students so they can communicate that to their future clients or students.” Zenti has worked in both commercial and residential interior design with experience in multi-unit apart-

ment and house design, family residential design. Design techniques are vital to maintaining a non-cluttered area. “Some of the basic design techniques that students can use in their own spaces is logical layout and space planning, understanding the principle of proportions, and personalization,” Zenti said. In Zenti’s classes, students are taught how to recognize space that can be categorized and organized. Items in a room need to be proportional to the space they take up. There are opposite extremes here: either too many things cause a cluttered mess or not enough items will leave a room cold and uninviting. Finally, your own personal touch. Your taste is always in style as long as it is true to who you are. You will need some of these homey items to mesh your new space with your old space. Decorating your space does not have to break the bank or burn up your brain cells. Think it through. How do you plan to use your space? Who will make memories in this space with you? Utilize the space you have, recognize that it is only temporary and only use things that you love.

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Final Tips from Professor Sarah Zenti: 1. R  emember that when dealing with small spaces you never want to overcrowd a space. 2.Look for items that serve multiple purposes. For example, use seating that has built-in storage and could also be utilized as a surface for writing, placing laptops, etc.

Between the excitement of starting a new part of your life and the uncertainty of what happens next, you might need a little help on knowing what to bring. Tear out this list and bring it with you for shopping: Small appliances: Alarm clock Fan Desk lamp Floor lamp Cell phone, cell phone charger Stereo, radio Refrigerator; can purchase or rent Hand vacuum Coffee pot, if allowed Microwave, if allowed Personal care items: Soap Shampoo Conditioner Tampons Shower shoes Lotion Toothpaste Toothbrush Toothbrush holder Deodorant Contact lens solution Hairspray/gel etc. Razors Shaving Cream Cosmetics Linens: Extra long twin sheets; 2 sets Extra long twin mattress pad

3. Keep study materials organized with folders, magazine files, catch-all trays, bookshelves, etc. 4. Make sure that you have a specific place for everything so it can be reorganized quickly and easily. 5. Be creative with the space you have. Get the most out of walls and closets by coming up with unique ways to organize and store items.

Bath towels; 2 Wash cloths; 2 Pillow Pillow cases; 2 Blankets; 2 For the laundry: Laundry basket Laundry detergent Laundry dryer sheets Change Other needs: Hangers; multi pants and skirt hangers work well in dorm closets Extension cords Removable poster adhesive Under the bed storage container Trash can and bags; small Milk crates, other storage type containers Throw rugs Dishes; bowl, plate, utensils, mug Can opener Cutting knife and board Dish soap and sponge Glass cleaner All purpose cleaner Paper towels Deodorizing spray Medications and personal needs: Glasses Contacts and solution Headache pills Cold and flu medicine First aid kit; band aids, alcohol swabs, q-tips, ace bandage, etc.

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Double majors can help fill out a new resume By Stephen Mays The choice to double major in college is a popular one for a variety of reasons. “It feels like almost 25 percent of [freshmen] have the goal to double major,” Clayton Foggin, academic adviser in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Shakira Smiler, a graduate assistant with the Career Center, said that a second major is only relevant if it’s paired with activity outside of the classroom. “The double major means nothing if you have no experience,” Smiler said. Smiler said that students with internships usually find themselves having more opportunities than those with only academic experience. Employers use internships and work experiences as a way to see how the student utilized the knowledge acquired during their studies. “It all boils down to: can you articulate the skills you have learned in your majors and show how they apply to an industry setting?” Smiler asked. A good way to utilize double majors, Foggin said, is to find two which complement a student’s future goals. Of the majors that get paired together, Foggin said she often sees journalism with English or communication studies, as well as political science with international affairs. “I think it’s a good investment — for instance a digital and broadcast major who is also majoring in international affairs who plans to report on international news,” Foggin said. Since many students competing for a job have the same major or similar majors, differentiation in experience outside of the classroom is key. “With today’s economy, it would be stupid to pass up the opportunity to get two degrees and make yourself more competitive in the job market,” said Kyle Hollomon, a third-year political science and

international affairs major from Hawkinsville. Hollomon said he hopes to attend law school at UGA following his undergraduate career, and in preparation, he will be spending the upcoming summer interning for a law office in Warner Robins. Jessica Wright, a fourth-year psychology and cell biology major from Cumming, said she chose to double major because there was no neuroscience program at UGA. Wright said she wants to attend graduate school for developmental neurobiology, and she fused together her majors to prepare for that. “Psychology gives you a good view of the mind, but taking only psych classes doesn’t give you a feel for what neuroscience really is,” she said. “You need the other sciences.”

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Cram these study tips, not your class notes Everyone knows the study drill: pull out all your notes from the semester and spend the night before each exam cramming, preferably with lots of coffee and a sleeping bag tucked away in a corner of your SLC study room. That’s the correct way to study, right? That’s the way to get As?

Not even close. Besides running on little or no sleep, it is nearly impossible for students to review and retain an entire semester’s worth of material in a single night. Instead, students should start their study plans now so they can have weeks of study under their belt by the time midterms and finals arrive. Virginia Phares, an instructor for UGA’s

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Division of Academic Enhancement, counsels students in study and test strategies. In her counseling sessions (which can be scheduled through the Division of Academic Enhancement’s website), she advises students to follow these key strategies. Treat it like a job: Touch on every subject every day, even if it’s only for twenty minutes each. Like a job, you get used to devoting your time to a specific task, and although studying daily does not result in a paycheck right now, it will pay off in the end with great grades, a great career and, hopefully, a great paycheck. Read through the material before, during and after class: This is not only a good technique for the month before finals — it works for entire semesters. Simply put, the more times you review material, the longer you will retain it. Put away technology in class: “I don’t think you paid as much for that phone as for this course,” Phares said. Unless it is an emer-

gency, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, moms and dads can wait one hour to get a reply back. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and basketball results can also wait. Get a school partner: A school partner is ideally an A student in the same class with whom you can study, and who can hold you accountable to your study schedule. By comparing past class, you are better able to locate areas of weakness in your own studying and test preparation. Anticipate test questions: Go through the material and brainstorm test questions you would ask if you were making the test. Make a list and add to it whenever you think of a new question. Eventually you will have covered all the material this way, and will know how to answer each question. Totally learn it: That might sound confusing, but it means you shouldn’t just memorize your notes. Pick out your own examples for each concept. 706-354-0584 1575 Lexington Rd Athens, GA 30605

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A timely message for new bulldog parents We know it’s hard to believe, but your sons and daughters are finally here. Whether you’ve never set foot in Athens before or you’re a footballticket toting alumnus, we want to assure you that your child is in very good hands. We hope you enjoy our 2014 issue of UGA 101 – a guide to everything you and your freshman should know about our respected University and our funky little music town. We know saying goodbye can be hard, but we’ve got advice on how to bid adieu and keep in touch. And during the semester, school and socializing can become the ultimate priorities for students – so we’ve got a list of care package ideas that will help keep them balanced. While Athens is a college town, it also has many opportunities for a weekend visit. On the following pages, we’ve got some great ideas for things to do on your visits back: Why

not treat your student to a meal at a restaurant they’ve been dying to try, but can’t afford on a college budget? Or how about taking a walk through some of the sights of Athens to catch up on everything they haven’t been sharing via e-mail? You could check out one of Athens’ several volunteer opportunities together – and help your student pick one that they’ll stick with for the rest of the semester. As the seasons change and the phone calls home begin to decrease – we’re still here to keep you informed. Go to to get the latest on University news, students’ opinions, Athens happenings and sporting events. They’ll be picking us up on their way to class, and now that you too are a part of the University community, we hope you’ll make us part of your daily routine, too.

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Thoughtful gifts from home to the dorms Although your student likely is a technology guru, no text message could ever replace the excitement of getting snail mail — especially care packages from home. But rather than cookies, candy and silly toys, it is often more helpful to send a few essentials. Here’s a list of package ideas to get you started, but of course, the best gifts come from the heart. Feel free to tear this out and check off what you’ve collected. Healthy on-the-go snacks like granola bars, raisins or instant oatmeal Speciality coffee or tea Decorative coffee mugs Mini note pads Replacement toothbrushes, toothpaste mouthwash and dental floss Pencils and pens — especially fun colored ones! Post-It notes Ibuprofen or other minor pain relievers Rolls of quarters for laundry Baby photos, or photos of their family and pets from home A recent hometown newspaper Favorite snacks Easy-to-make recipes

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UGA program can aid move-in day for free By Mariana Viera The University of Georgia’s Hunker Down with Housing program will employ hundreds of volunteers to help tame move-in madness this year. The program uses mostly student volunteers to help dorm move-in days run smoothly. The program is organized by Deputy Director of University Housing Keith Wenrich. “[The volunteers] help direct traffic, direct people to the right building, help out with breaking down boxes, help out with any cart rentals and help with any directional signs for people to go park after they’re done unloading,” Wenrich said. Student volunteers Lise Pierre, a sophomore biology major, and Paige Sullivan, a junior political science and criminal justice major, said things ran smoothly in their stations last year. Sullivan, who has volunteered for Hunker Down with Housing before, said she only encountered one hiccup. “The most difficult thing we had to deal with was really bad rain,” Sullivan said. “We ended up having to shut down because it was pouring rain, but other than that it was great.” Pierre said the only problem she saw was residents had only one hour to unload their cars before being told to move to a larger and farther away parking lot.

“After an hour, [residents] had to move their car; some people where coming from so far away and they had a lot of things,” Pierre said. For more information about UGA’s Hunker Down with Housing program visit:

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Stay around for a while: great overnight deals Parents visiting Athens may want a relaxing place to spend the weekend while they’re not visiting their students. Athens provides a number of hotels and inns that include various facilities and accommodations for any lifestyle. Here are some of the best places to stay while experiencing the Classic City. Hotel Indigo: Hotel Indigo boasts one of the best locations for those visiting in Athens. It is conveniently located near both downtown and the University. The hotel includes a restaurant, conference and meeting rooms, handicap facilities, a coffee shop and a fitness center. The hotel also allows pets. Georgia Center: Located on the UGA campus, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center includes a 200-room hotel, four onsite dining options, banquet areas, conference rooms, auditoriums, a fitness center, and a computer lab — all under one roof. You can’t get any closer to campus than this. Foundry Park Inn and Spa: Foundry Park Inn is a quiet, quaint inn where parents can relax after spending the weekend exploring the town. In addition to offering services at their spa, Foundry Park Inn includes a fitness center, swimming pool, business center, meeting rooms, dry cleaning service and shuttle service to the Athens Airport. Foundry Park allows pets.

The Marriott Courtyard: The Marriott Courtyard is located close to downtown and the University, allowing parents the convenience of being able to experience Athens without being far from comfort. The Courtyard includes a fitness center, swimming pool, restaurant, meeting rooms, and dry cleaning service. All Marriott Inns are smoke free, beyond designated smoke areas. Marriott Courtyard is not pet friendly.


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Top family-friendly sites can appeal to all ages By Caroline Wingate Looking for a few family-friendly places to check out while you’re in town? Here’s some of our favorite spots. 1. A  thens Farmers Market: It is held on Saturday mornings at Bishop Park off of Prince Avenue from 8 a.m. to noon. There is also a farmers market on Wednesday afternoons outside of City Hall 4 to 7 p.m. 2. C  iné BarCafe: This Athens speciality is an art and cinema house for independent and international films, documentaries and much more. 3. S  tate Botanical Gardens: It can be easy to forget all of the

natural beauty around Athens when you are always stuck in the library studying. The State Botanical Gardens are a perfect spot to go study, hike and just get away. 4. Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Sports Museum: This gem is nestled on the corner of Lumpkin Street and Pinecrest Drive. It may look like it’s just another building part of the Athletic complexes, but this museum is the home to Herschel Walker’s Heisman Trophy and other memorabilia. 5. Georgia Museum of Art: This is the state’s art museum housed on the UGA campus and contains more than 9,000 pieces of art. Ike & Jane’s Bakery is offered at the museum each day but Monday. There are always plenty of opportunities for inspiration here. 6. The Tree that Owns Itself: At the corner of Finley and Dearing, there is a historical preservation effort that ensures the life and liberty of a giant oak which owns itself. In the early 1800s, Professor William Jackson gave the tree and the surrounding 8 feet its own property rights. The tree came down in 1942, but the current one is from an acorn of the original. 7. Shopping in Five Points and Downtown: You can’t go wrong with a little retail therapy every now and then. Make sure to check out the array of shopping for every kind of shopper. 8. Fabulous food finds: There are hundreds of places to eat in Athens that are one of a kind and will give the New York food scene a run for its money. One dining experience that is top notch can be enjoyed day or night — the rooftop of the Georgia Theatre.

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Feed culinary cravings at area restaurants By Tiffany Stevens The Classic City is one of the best places to find a diversity of foods and restaurants to suit any taste. Parents visiting the University may want to treat their hard working students to an excellent meal while still staying within a reasonable budget. Here are some of the highest rated restaurants in Athens, with cuisines ranging from the comforting to the exotic. Five and Ten: Receiver of several awards, including a ZAGAT rating of 28 for food and Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Restaurant of the Year for 2007, Five and Ten offers succulent dishes such as braised pork cheeks and cornmeal crusted veal sweetbreads. Prices range from $17 – $32 for entrees.


Taste of India: Taste of India specializes in fine Indian cuisine. All of the food is freshly prepared with no additives or preservatives, and customers can adjust the level of spice they prefer on their food, accommodating all levels of taste. Popular dishes include butter chicken, goat vindallo, eggplant bhartha, and bhindi masala. Prices range from $11 – $19 for entrees. The National: The National styles itself as a place for people to gather casually. Food is inspired in the Mediterranean style, and wines are served throughout lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy entrees such as grilled baby lamb chops, pan roasted Scottish halibut, or vegetable plate chickpea fritters. Prices range from $18 – $25 for entrees. Some selection for vegans and vegetarians.

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Tacos: Shredded Pork ($1.99), Shredded Chicken ($1.99), Veggie ($1.99) Amenities: Full bar, lots of TVs, well-lit, colorful Fuzzy’s tacos are slightly more expensive than your everyday tacos, but they are also of a finer grade. The difference between shredded beef or pork and ground beef is undeniable. And in both the chicken taco and the beef, the sauces matched the taco well. The Taco Stand Vitals: 247 E Broad St, Athens, GA 30601, (706) 549-1446 Tacos: Ground Beef ($1.29), Tofu ($1.95) Amenities: Bar, TVs, outdoor seating facing north campus You’ve got to be looking for a truly Athens scene if you’re going to enjoy The Taco Stand. It’s a local haunt at the edge of Broad, and the door is left wide open, accentuating its proximity to downtown’s busiest street. Barberitos Vitals: 259 E Clayton St, Athens, Ga. 30601 (706) 549-9008 Tacos: Ground beef with rice/chips ($3.73) Amenities: Plenty of seating, larger selection, quiet atmosphere Nothing compares to Barberitos chips, which perfect the combination of thinness and saltiness. The chips were wonderful, and the fact that they came free with the meal was certainly a bonus.

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Sound advice By Joe Reisigl The Classic City is known for great musicians and live shows — but if you’re hankering for some recorded tunes, try these local spots. Southern Vision contains a rather small collection due to the store’s minute size. Those scurrying for CD’s may want to turn away from this store since it only contains vinyl. But those sniffing out a cherished classic rock vinyl album should turn their nose up at the smell of Jittery Joe’s Coffee and walk down the stairs in front of it. And every album is sold at a price $10 or cheaper. Agora isn’t noted for being a major music store, but it contains a decent collection worth noting. Located in the back-left corner, Agora’s music compilation is filled with a large collection of vinyl and CD’s and a few cassettes and 8-tracks. The majority of Agora’s music is vinyl: filled with genres such as blues, heavy metal, world, hip-hop, or a large collection of rock. The bands you will find in vinyl are mainly more popular. Chock-full of popular artists from every genre, Low Yo Yo is certainly a reliable music store. It contains mainly vinyl and CD’s, but if you hail from the prehistoric ages, Low Yo Yo also offers few 8-tracks of the more popular albums. Most every selection is offered at a cheap price ($10 and below), but any album that is well known or high grossing is normally sold at higher prices ($20 and above). Wuxtry Records is stacked with

every genre, popular artist or album that comes to mind. If you don’t find it on first look, you probably didn’t look hard enough. As the oldest music store in Athens, Wuxtry Records is filled with all types of music dating from the ’60s rock-and-roll era to modern hiphop. With staff experienced in every lick of the music world willing to assist you in finding music of your interest, Wuxtry is your best bet to find whatever you could possibly fathom in listening to.

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Athens is home to dozens of bands — some famous locally and others internationally. Here are a few of our favorites. Create a playlist and explore downtown or walk the Greenway with these tunes in your ears. • R.E.M. “Diver 8” • Widespread Panic “Ain’t Life Grand” • The B-52s “Rock Lobster” • Drive-By Truckers “Never Gonna Change” • of Montreal “Wraith Pinned to the Mist” • The Whigs “Right Hand on My Heart” • Packway Handle Band “The Story” • Neutral Milk Hotel “In The Aeroplane Over the Sea” • Elephant 6 “Two-Headed Boy” • Pylon “Feast on My Heart” • Circulatory System “The Lovely Universe” • Dead Confederates “The Rat” • Perpetual Groove “Teakwood Betz” • Reptar “Blast Off” • Venice is Sinking “Ryan’s Song” • Vic Chesnutt “Flirted With You All My Life”

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UGA students face debt but less than average The average University of Georgia graduate with debt faces a $18,589 bill — and that’s really not so bad, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. In fact, UGA graduates tend to pay about $2,000 less than the statewide averages for public fouryear universities, according to the Institute, which obtained the data from the United States Department of Education Common Data Set and Peterson’s Undergraduate Financial Aid and Undergraduate Databases. Nationally, student debt surpassed $1.2 trillion as of May 2013, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Georgia falls at about the midpoint of a list of statewide student debt averages. The Institute’s list shows students in Georgia accrue less debt on average — $20,479 — than the national average of $23,065 for public universities. Even among the cadre of colleges in the southeast with lottery-funded scholarships similar to the HOPE Scholarship — Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida — Georgia performs well at bridling student debt. Georgia scores a couple hundred dollars above Tennessee and Florida. Students in debt from Tennessee and Florida schools owe an average of $20,258 and $20,211, respectively, according to the list. And Georgia ranks far below South Carolina’s $25,376 average. Debt has increased at a rapid pace. From 2006 to 2007, average debt decreased by $77 at UGA. The next year, from 2007 to 2008, average debt increased by $423. From 2008 to 2009, however, debt spiked to $1,172. By 2011, average debt exploded by a rate of $2,631. “Generally factors that contribute to rising student debt are the decline of state funding for public colleges and universities, which has pushed up tuition and fees, and the rise of state merit-based aid programs, which don’t take need into account,” wrote Claire Suggs, senior

education policy analyst at the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute in an email to The Red & Black. The prevalence of debt is another measure of college affordability. The fraction of students who graduate from Georgia public institutions with debt is 56 percent, a sliver under the national average of 57 percent. But attending UGA lowers a student’s chance of accumulating debt by 10 percent, according to the Institute. Georgia’s middling numbers reflect low private borrowing. Only 1 percent of freshmen at UGA take out bank loans, the data shows. That reduces debt, said Matthew Riggins, president of the Student Financial Planning Association. “The biggest piece of advice I could give is to stay away from private loans if possible,” said Riggins, a senior financial planning major from Lavonia.







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Football parking won’t confuse with this info By Jana French The influx of people rushing to Sanford Stadium each home game weekend means more cars, more traffic and more strain on parking resources. That is why University of Georgia Parking Services and Athletic Association accommodate for Saturdays in Athens by designating lots that permit holders already purchased spots in, for all of the football fans. “Between us and the Athletic Association, it’s probably 21,000 vehicles that are provided parking on any given Gameday,” said Don Walters, manager of parking services. There are about 102 lots on campus that are marked for Gameday parking. Of those, about 42 lots will need to be vacated by parking services permit holders between Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 5 a.m. Blaine Van Note, operations manager for parking services, said the majority of these lots belong to faculty and staff. Residents who need to move their cars before a Gameday can use W08, E04, W09, E05, W10 and E06. Van Note said in order to gain entry to those lots, students would need to show their parking permit and their student I.D. with their residence hall sticker.

This way, they can make sure that those living on campus receive a spot. For those needing to park on campus either for the game or in general, there are about 43 lots on campus that are free to park in. The Gameday Gameplan website published by UGA says that “the highest concentration of free public parking on Gameday is available on East Campus, surrounding the Ramsey Center off College Station Road. East Campus offers multiple decks and surface parking.” Walters and Van Note said there are perks to parking there. “East Campus has a very convenient bus that leaves from the East Campus Deck and the intramural fields,” Walters said. Those coming from out of town and wanting to park on campus enter a lottery between mid-May and mid-June for the four decks controlled by Parking Services. Prices for those lots are $20 a game, and having a pass there, Walters said, basically guarantees that a customer can pull up right before the game and a spot will be available. These decks include the North Campus Deck, Performing Arts Center Deck and the Carlton Street Deck.


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Parking basics From UGA Parking Services How do I register for a permit? Log in to your online account. Follow each step and save the information. An assignment will be sent to your UGAMail when a permit is available to buy. Please review the Priority System before choosing lots to ensure you receive an assignment. Students, please select lots where you have high priority as a resident or commuter. Can freshmen bring cars to campus? Yes. However, you must register and be assigned a permit to park. Parking is allocated based on the priority system. Student residents are not guaranteed a space near their dorms. What is the cost of a permit? The cost of a permit is $20, $30, or $40 per month depending on the lot. Permits are sold for nine or 12 month periods and expire at the end of the spring semester or on July 31st. How can I obtain a disability permit or a temporary disability permit? Present your state-issued placard from the Georgia Motor Vehicle Division or license tag registration to a representative at our main office at Joe Frank Harris Commons – 80 East Carlton Street. How can I obtain permission to park for a few minutes for a delivery or pick-up? Permit holders who are transport-

ing large materials to campus can contact us at 706-542-PARK (7275) to receive loading and unloading instructions. Is there any free campus parking? There is no free parking on the main campus or the Health Sciences Campus during weekday operating hours. See BASICS, Page 92

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BASICS: Know where to stow your car ➤ From Page 91

Is there any overnight parking for visitors on campus? Overnight parking in surface lots is possible outside of normal enforcement hours, but generally vehicles must be moved into a paid visitor deck by 7 a.m. on week days. How do I park if I am visiting UGA or if I am not a permit holder? Paid visitor parking is available on the main campus at the North, Tate, South Carlton Street, Performing Arts and East decks. Please click here to see information on our visitor pay facilities. Paid visitor parking is available on the Health Sciences campus just off the Oglethorpe Avenue entrance. See this Health Sciences Map for details. Are parking tickets written during inter-session, holidays, weekends and nights? Yes. Parking rules are enforced when the campus is open for business, even if classes are not held those days. Changes to enforcement hours are posted in the Current Announcements section on the home page of this web site. A valid permit must be displayed during hours of regulation. I got a parking ticket, how do I pay the fine? Student citations are automatically paid from your student account by the Bursar’s Office. Other permit holders may pay by logging into their online parking account. General information can be found by clicking here. I should not have received a parking ticket. You may appeal a parking citation by logging in to your online parking account or by visiting our main office. Appeals are decided by impartial boards using the written appeal and any evidence submitted. What is the Motorist Assistance Program (MAP)? Free motorist assistance is available for parking permit holders and

guests from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays. Services include jump-starts, search (if you forget where you parked), lights-on notices, and assistance or directions for campus events. Call 706-542-7275 for help. What is the Alternative Transportation Program (ATP)? UGA Parking Services offers free parking for those who choose bus, car pool, bike, walk or motorcycle, scooter or moped as their primary means of transportation (not available to UGA residents). Customers may qualify for an ATP permit allowing deck parking on one or two days per month (except August) to use on rainy days or as otherwise needed. Visit our main office to sign up for the program. When will football permits be available for sale? Parking Services begins issuing football passes in mid-July.

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Campus contacts

Admissions 706-542-8776 www.admissions.uga. edu Alumni relations 706-542-2251 Athletics Tickets 706-542-1231 706-542-9036 Botanical Garden 706-542-1244 Campus Life 706-542-7774 Campus Transit 706-542-6220 Disability Resources 706-542-8719

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Registrar’s Office 706-542-4040

Housing 706-542-1421

Student Affairs 706-542-3564

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Where to find

Welcome to Athens! The Classic City has lots to offer its residents, including everything for daily life. But new students may not know where to find everything. Here’s a list of the essentials. Post Office: Need to mail a package? Or get some stamps to send a letter back home? Check in here. • 575 Olympic Dr. (706) 369-3200 • 196 Alps Rd. No. 48 (706) 548-9278 Police Stations: Did your car get broken in to? Did your friend have a little too much fun last night? You may need to make a trip here. • Athens-Clarke County Police 3035 Lexington Rd. (706) 613-3300 • University Police 286 Oconee St. (706) 542-5813 Hospitals: In case of an emergency, visit here. • Athens Regional Medical Center 199 Prince Ave. (706) 475-7000 • St. Mary’s Hospital 1230 Baxter St. (706) 389-3000 Movie Theaters: • Carmike 12 1570 Lexington Rd. (706) 354-0016 • Georgia Theatre Company Beechwood 11 Cinemas 196 Alps Rd. (706) 546-1011 • Georgia Theatre Company Georgia Square 5 3710 Atlanta Hwy. (706) 548-3426 • Georgia Theatre Company University 16 Cinemas

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