Students: You are here.

On behalf of the Office of Instruction and all the units and programs on campus that support student success, welcome back! And a special welcome to our new first-year and transfer students. We know you received a lot of new information during orientation, so don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t remember where to go for assistance or resources. Ask your fellow students. Talk to your instructor or advisor. Ask staff members within our schools and colleges. We’re here to help you be successful. 

Our new students are in good company with our returning students. Our students continue to raise the bar. You’re the best of the best. With that in mind, we are working to provide you with improved resources and programs to support rigorous study and research at UGA.

We’re excited about the new learning spaces available for students this fall, including the newest addition to the Terry College Business Learning Community. Three buildings coming online this fall— Amos, Benson and Moore-Rooker Halls—that will provide a collective 140,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, studios, commons, conference rooms, and a trading lab in which students will be collaborating and using cutting-edge technology.

Also, the Division of Academic Enhancement is opening a newly renovated Academic Resource Center in Milledge Hall that will better serve students through collaborative spaces, mobile glass boards for tutoring, study groups and test reviews, accommodations for technology, and a new dedicated space for TRiO Student Support Services. Drop by the new space and take a look around. See how we can help you this semester.

This fall marks the one-year anniversary of the Science Learning Center that opened on South Campus. The building was designed to foster collaboration and problem-solving skills to prepare students for thriving careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, and well beyond the classroom. During the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters, students filled an average of nearly 13,000 seats in the SLC for instruction per semester. If you haven’t visited the building yet, put this on your list of must-see’s on campus. Grab a bagel and coffee while you’re there and settle into a quiet study space. 

We’re looking forward to helping you have a new year full of promise and successes. Gear up for an exciting year ahead—and let's GO!

If you have any suggestions or ideas about how we can improve instruction, feel free to send me a note at


Rahul Shrivastav
Vice President for Instruction