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Tate Student Center Expansion & Renovation to Be Completed This Summer


A two-year expansion and renovation of the Tate Student Center will be completed this summer with a dedication ceremony to coincide with the beginning of fall classes in August. The project will drastically increase space for student programs and activities in the heart of the UGA campus. Tate Student Center is a hub of activity on campus, and once the expansion and renovation is completed, UGA students will have access to one of the finest student centers in the country.

The first phase of the project, a two-story, 500 space parking deck, is now open. Built atop that, the new Tate Student Center building will house an 11,793-square foot multi-purpose space on the fifth level. With a capacity of more than 1,600 people, this state-of-the-art room will be a suitable venue for large-scale student activities including concerts, lectures, meetings, and much more.

The fourth level will feature an elegant dining room, well-appointed conference and meeting rooms for student organizations, and comfortable, intimate lounge seating areas. This level features a mezzanine looking over the third-floor below.

The third level will connect to the main floor of the existing Tate Student Center. This spacious, open area will include a food court, retail space, Print & Copy Services, a large lounge area, gaming area, and a small performance amphitheater. The main floor will open out onto a tree-lined Alumni Plaza facing Lumpkin Street.

Renovations to the existing building include studios for WUOG 90.5 FM (the student-run radio station), dance rehearsal rooms for student organizations, and an expanded UGACard office. Georgia Hall is now a two-story office suite for student support services and programs. The suite contains the Center for Leadership & Service, the Student Activities and Organizations office, and the Center for Student Organizations.

Throughout the existing building, decorative enhancements like new furnishings, lighting, and carpet, as well as a new facade on the Tate Theater, will refresh and renew the building that generations of students have loved for the past quarter century.