Location & Facilities
The University of Georgia and the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
The University of Georgia
The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. Its motto, "to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things," reflects the University's integral and unique role in the conservation and enhancement of the state's and nation's intellectual, cultural, and environmental heritage.
From its founding in 1785 as the nation’s first state-chartered institution of higher education, the University of Georgia has been at the forefront of discovery. With distinguished research faculty, advanced interdisciplinary research programs, and world-class facilities, the University of Georgia's research enterprise is one of the most active in the country, ranking among the top U.S. universities for licensing activity and industry partnerships.
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
When we opened our doors in 1957, our original concept was that of a dynamic, extraordinary program that provided adult and continuing education for the people of the State of Georgia and these United States of America.
This grand vision resulted in a state-of-the-art residential adult learning center capable of inspiring, facilitating, and supporting the lifelong learning process. It was a new concept on college campuses: to have a continuing education center that included conference rooms and a hotel all under one roof. The Georgia Center became the second of the residential adult learning centers funded by grants from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and in 1990 there were 13 such centers in the U.S., Costa Rica, Great Britain, and Honduras.
Our building became not only the premier example of educational advancement, but also a forerunner in architectural, landscape, and interior design. Today, we provide classes and professional opportunities for adult education, host conferences large and small, and host multitudes of guests in our hotel rooms! Throughout the years, we have had the privilege of hosting some of recent history’s most influential characters. From U.S. Secretaries of State, to U.S. Presidents, the Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel has always been, and always will be, a place where great minds congregate.