Bulldog Basics, formerly known as the Hygiene Closet, is a student-led initiative supported by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and Embark@UGA. Embark@UGA, a UGA resource for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness, indicated the need for a hygiene closet during a meeting in Fall 2015. The Hygiene Closet officially opened in March 2016 led by the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (SAFCS). A variety of personal hygiene items are stocked in four locations for students to access as needed. Bulldog Basics is funded by a UGA Sustainability Grant, awarded Fall 2016, and a UGA Parents Leadership Council Grant, awarded Spring 2017. Thank you to the Office of Sustainability for the purchase of bags to carry items.


Dawson Hall (opened Spring 2016)

1st floor unisex restroom

Special Items: Ethnic and specialty hair care products 

Aspire Clinic (opened Fall 2017)

Hallway to Graduate Student Offices

Special items: Infant care 

Tate Student Center (opened Spring 2018)

Center for Leadership and Service Unisex Bathroom

Special Items: Infant Care Items

Milledge Hall (opened Spring 2018)

1st Floor North Unisex Bathroom


Dawson Hall: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Aspire Clinic, Milledge Hall, & CLS: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hours may vary when classes are not in session. 


Thank you to our donors!

If you would like to make a monetary donation, go to Make a Gift.

If you would like to donate items, please drop them off in 112 Dawson Hall. Be sure to include your name and email address, so we can thank you!

Most Needed Items

  • Menstrual Pads & Tampons
  • Deodorant
  • Body Wash
  • Ethnic Hair Care items
  • Face Wash
  • Sunscreen - spring/summer
  • Lotion - fall/winter
  • Lip Balm - fall/winter


Volunteer with Bulldog Basics!

Additional Student Resources

Student Care and Outreach

Financial Hardship Resources

School Supply Closet