Campus News

Media Advisory: UGA anniversary-location moved to Georgia Center

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia 50th anniversary of desegregation opening reception on Sunday, Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m., has been relocated to the Magnolia Ballroom in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel, located at 1197 South Lumpkin Street in Athens.

Fifty years to the day, the University of Georgia will mark the 50th anniversary of its desegregation with a series of campus-wide events. The nearly two-month observance will begin with a reception which is free and open to the public.

Guests for the reception include Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the family of the late Hamilton Holmes and Mary Frances Early, who in 1962 became the first African American to earn a degree from UGA. The first black students to register for classes at UGA, Holmes and Hunter-Gault graduated in 1963 with degrees in science and journalism, respectively.

For more information on the desegregation of UGA and 50th anniversary events, see