Campus News

Health Sciences Quarterly Update – May 2013

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Rhodes Hall on the UGA Health Sciences Campus

Athens, Ga. – The following information is provided as part of an effort to keep the community informed about the development of the UGA Health Sciences Campus (HSC), a significant addition to the University of Georgia. The Health Sciences Campus has been established on the site of the former Navy Supply Corps School on Prince Avenue in Athens. The property was deeded to the University by the U.S. Department of Education in April 2011, and the University began holding classes there in August 2012.

The University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus accommodates two primary occupants: the UGA College of Public Health (CPH) and the Georgia Regents University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership. In the 2012-13 academic year, more than 800 students, faculty and staff are engaged in campus life at the HSC.

The campus is currently a whirlwind of activity with Phase II renovation projects nearing completion. Two of the facilities will open in August to serve students: Scott Hall, the former officers’ club, to serve as the new student center/dining hall; and Brown Hall, a former hotel, to serve as a residence hall accommodating up to 200 students (upperclassmen, transfers, graduate and professional students). A third facility, Rhodes Hall—a historic structure being repurposed to serve as the administrative headquarters of the College of Public Health—will open in October.

Work on the next phase of renovation will begin July 1. Buildings in this phase include Wright Hall, to serve as the principal office building for the College of Public Health’s departments of Health Promotion and Behavior (HPB) and Health Policy and Management (HPAM); Hudson Clinic, to serve as the home of the Institute of Gerontology; and Pound Hall, to serve as a center for computer-based research. These facilities will open in Fall 2014. A fourth phase of renovation to address the remaining naval facilities is yet to be determined.

The University is taking a holistic approach to the development of the student learning community at the Health Sciences Campus, providing housing, food services, library resources and recreational support.

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For additional information on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, contact Kathy Pharr at 706/542-1361 or