UGA Today

I am very pleased to see that participation in UGA’s surveillance testing has remained strong in the days leading up to winter break. 

Testing at the Legion Field site will continue through December 23, and I urge all asymptomatic students, faculty and staff to take advantage of these free surveillance tests, especially if you plan to be with loved ones over the holidays.

The university will resume testing on January 4, and capacity at the Legion Field site and pop-up locations will be expanded for a period of three weeks.

11 Alive News

Many University of Georgia students went home for Thanksgiving break and will not return to campus until the beginning of the next semester.

The rest of the fall semester, which includes final exams, will be held virtually, though dorms, dining halls, and some other campus amenities will remain open during this time.

Spring semester classes begin Wednesday, January 13, and, for now, UGA plans to add more in-person classes while continuing their hybrid approach.

Early last month, NASA launched a research satellite designed by UGA students and faculty from the Small Satellite Research Lab. As of Thursday, that satellite, named SPOC (Spectral Ocean Color), has reached the Earth’s orbit. Chris Shupe gives an update on UGA's first research satellite and what’s next in store.


Yesterday, the University of Georgia announced that there will be no spring break for the 2021 year.

This decision was made to "promote the health and safety of the University of Georgia and local communities" during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Instead of a spring break, the university is including three instructional breaks for the 2021 spring semester on February 17th, March 12th, and April 8th. The beginning of spring semester will also be delayed by two days.


To promote the health and safety of the University of Georgia and local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, UGA’s Spring 2021 Academic Calendar has been modified. These modifications have been developed following consultations with the University’s Medical Oversight Taskforce, Educational Affairs Committee, University Curriculum Committee, Academic Advising Coordinating Council, Student Government Association, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Deans, as well as other faculty and students.