5 Amazing Students share their favorite things to do on the UGA campus
Ringing the bell, North Campus, and yes, even attending lectures.
The University of Georgia publishes every week a profile of an Amazing Student. One of the questions asks about their favorite things to do on campus. Here are 5 responses.
Corrie Jackson: My favorite thing to do on campus is to lay out in the grassy areas between the buildings on campus. In the middle of campus there are some amazing areas to relax, study and truly get away from the hustle and bustle of a campus with 35,000 students. Laying out in the middle of Myers quadrangle, you feel like you and the fellow loungers are the only ones here.
Abigail Harrison: I have so many favorites so I will just narrow it down to my top five!
1. Enjoying a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cone with friends on the historic North Campus.
2. Reading in the Founders Memorial Garden when the flowers are in bloom. This area of campus is so therapeutic.
3. Ringing the Chapel Bell. It just puts me in a great mood!
4. Hanging out in Dawson Hall with my fellow College of Family and Consumer Sciences ambassadors. We call it the “Dawoffice.”
5. Cheering on the Dawgs in Sanford Stadium. Nothing beats a Saturday in Athens.
Derek Hammock: Walk around North Campus, catch up with friends and colleagues, and stop by the Institute for Leadership Advancement office. These three things allow me to think, laugh, learn and contribute to a cause greater than myself.
Sarah Ouderkirk: Ring the Chapel bell, play tennis at the IMcourts, go on runs through campus, attend football games and Gymdog meets, give
campus tours to potential students, and spend time with professor mentors.
Jacob Kennedy: Going to lectures and events put on by clubs and departments. A lot of effort and resources go into putting on fun events like the Homecoming carnival, which is always a blast—free funnel cake? Yes, please.
In the past week I went to a lecture on poetry during the Irish Troubles, attended an embroidery workshop, listened to a talk on how design thinking can improve the museum experience, and went to Escape the Space, where I was locked in a room with mostly strangers and had to solve puzzles to escape the detention-themed room.
I intern at UGArden, which is a student-run farm not far from campus. It’s a blast to work outside, rotating through different tasks throughout your shift. Even weeding isn’t so bad when you have a great work group. We just finished inoculating logs with shiitake mushrooms and transplanting onions which involved quite a bit of manual labor, but it’s so rewarding to eat food you’ve grown! Plus, who doesn’t love driving tractors?!
I also enjoy going to music shows downtown. Athens is one of the few small towns in America that has a vibrant music and art scene. It’s crazy how talent dense we are. There are hundreds of local acts that you can see nightly for $5, but we also get big acts too. A night at the 40 Watt music club is always well spent.
Snapchat. There’s always something snap-worthy happening on campus.