The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Director: William R. Crowe, (706) 542-3451

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education provides educational conferences, courses, and programs for lifelong learners. The Georgia Center offers noncredit continuing education programs on campus, throughout the state, and internationally, drawing on the rich resources of the University and working closely with its faculty as well as professionals from around the world.

The Georgia Center is also home to the UGA Hotel and Conference Center which features a 200-room hotel, four onsite dining options as well as private banquet facilities. The conference center provides space dedicated to meeting and exhibits, including an auditorium and 25 meeting rooms in a variety of sizes. The largest meeting room can accommodate up to 600 people.  The facility is open to UGA and non-UGA affiliated individuals and groups.

The Georgia Center provides a variety of support services for continuing education and the public service function of the University of Georgia. For more information, we invite you to visit our website at www.georgiacenter.uga.edu .

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The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education provides noncredit learning opportunities for adults and youth seeking to expand their professional and personal horizons. Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects and in numerous delivery formats, including online, classroom, and print. Courses are offered at times convenient for nontraditional learners and are held at The Georgia Center in Athens, the UGA Gwinnett Campus as well as at off-campus locations and corporate sites.

Professional and Personal Development

The Department of Professional and Personal Development provides a variety of continuing education programs, including Advanced Placement Summer Institute for Teachers. Programs offered by the department are targeted toward enhancing professional workplace skills, enriching personal interests, and engaging youth in academic activities. CEU-awarding certificate programs include: Using Social Media to Build Business, Instructional Design, Human Resources Management, Project Management, Business Process Management, Global TESOL, Developmental Teaching-Therapy, Professional Interpreter in Education, American Sign Language, Grant Writing, Principles of Turfgrass Management, Paralegal, Spanish/English Medical and Legal Interpreter, Korean/English Medical Interpreter, Gerontology, Healthcare Management, Principles of Marketing Research, Governmental Finance, Executive Coaching, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Personal development programs include: Digital Photography, Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennials, Speed Reading, and Test Preparation (LSAT, GRE, and GMAT). Youth programs include: residential summer camps, reading workshops, and SAT test prep. For more information, contact Professional and Personal Development at (706) 542-3537 or 1-800-811-6640 (toll-free in United States) or questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu. Visit the Web site at www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/courses .

Office of Academic Special Programs

The Office of Academic Special Programs provides activities and competitions that showcase the academic talents and college readiness of Georgia's middle school and high school students. Through these programs, students expand their critical thinking and academic skills by performing original research in a variety of fields and presenting their results in conferences, expos, and competitions. Programs include the Northeast Georgia National History Day, Georgia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Special Programs at (706) 542-6473 or visit http://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/youth/pre-collegiate-competitions.

Conference and Event Planning

The Department of Conference and Event Planning provides a full range of conference services for both the University of Georgia and external customers, including businesses, associations, government agencies, and educational institutions. The department assists customers in planning and conducting conferences and other events held at The Georgia Center or at other conference/hotel locations.  For more information, contact the Sales Office at (706) 542-2654 or visit www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/uga-hotel .

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As the only hotel on campus, The Georgia Center’s UGA Hotel and Conference Center is within walking distance of Sanford Stadium, Stegeman Coliseum, the Tate Student Center, and historic North Campus. With 200 rooms and suites, we are in the perfect location to experience all Athens has to offer. We offer our guests complimentary wireless internet connectivity in their rooms and throughout the facility.  Additionally, our guests enjoy complimentary transportation around the local area, including trips through campus and to the Arch, gateway to the vibrant downtown Athens. The UGA Hotel provides comfort and convenience with all of the services you expect from a quality hotel.

Be sure to tell your family about our UGA Parents Club, offering free stays and discounts to our frequent guests! To reserve a hotel room or suite, call (706) 542-1181, or reserve online at www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/uga-hotel.

For dining, visit one of our four on-site restaurants. The Courtyard Café serves breakfast and lunch daily in a relaxed and convenient cafeteria-style dining room, or you may choose to take your meal outdoors and dine in the Pecan Tree Courtyard which now provides comfortable seating around fire pits. The Savannah Room Restaurant offers lunch and dinner specials made with "sustainable" ingredients, including local, certified organic produce grown either at UGA's horticulture farm or area farms. During your break from class, stop by Georgia Java, proudly serving Starbucks® coffee, cappuccino, espresso, specialty drinks, and delicious baked goods. At the end of the day, the Dawg House Bar and Grill offers a full service bar with a tavern menu and is the ideal spot for watching a game, meeting with business associates, or just catching up with friends.

Go to www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/uga-hotel/dining for additional information and hours of operations.

The UGA Hotel and Conference Center's facilities are available to both UGA and non-UGA affiliated individuals and groups. From conferences to graduation celebrations, special events to educational programs, the staff at the Georgia Center is ready to serve as your planning partner.   For details, please contact Sales at (706) 542-2654 or visit www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/uga-hotel/conferences-events.

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