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UGA-Griffin campus to host spring open house for prospective students

Griffin, Ga. – The University of Georgia Griffin campus will host its annual spring open house March 29 from 4 – 7 p.m., offering prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the available degree programs. During the open house, breakout sessions in each program area will be held in the new state-of-the-art student learning center, which includes classrooms equipped with the latest technology, a student lounge and computer labs. In addition, visitors will be able to tour the food and agricultural science labs, fitness center and library. Refreshments and prizes also will be available as part of the open house event.

UGA-Griffin offers undergraduate degree completion programs in general business, consumer economics, microbiology, special education and agriculture to students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate coursework. In addition, the campus offers graduate degree programs in math education, agricultural leadership and workforce education.

“The academic programs in Griffin provide our students with low student-to-faculty ratios, which allows personable instruction from world renowned faculty,” said Doris Christopher, assistant vice president for academic affairs. “Many of our students work on campus and perform cutting-edge research in our labs, giving them an advantage of real-world experience and marketability well before graduation. UGA-Griffin boasts a small college atmosphere with the benefits of obtaining a large university degree.”

“Students will be able to speak directly with faculty and program coordinators, as well as obtain information on specific programs and admissions requirements during our open house,” said J.L. Wyatt, admissions counselor.

About UGA-Griffin
For more information about the open house or the UGA-Griffin campus, or to request a tour, contact Wyatt at 770/421-4400 or The public also is encouraged to stop by for a tour during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Located approximately 40 miles south of Atlanta, the University of Georgia Griffin campus offers undergraduate majors from five of UGA’s schools and colleges, including the Terry College of Business (ranked 28th among all schools and 16th among public institutions for undergraduate “Best Business Programs”), the College of Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. UGA is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in the country, including 18th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 list of the top public universities in America and eighth in Kiplinger’s magazine 2011 list of best values among 100 public colleges and universities in America. For more information about the UGA-Griffin campus, see