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FACS Day at the Capitol

Students, faculty, and supporters are invited to participate in a day trip to the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to show support of Family and Consumer Sciences.

When

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023

What You'll Do

  • Watch the Georgia General Assembly in action as legislators consider bills
  • Learn about the history of the Georgia State Capitol and past political leaders
  • Gain a better understanding of how to apply a FACS degree in your career path
  • Learn about the legislative process and local issues of importance
  • Meet your FACS Legislative Aides and learn more about the program
  • Connect with Representatives and Senators from the Athens area
  • Network with FACS students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and Extension Agents
  • Show your UGA spirit and FACS pride

Schedule Highlights

  • Photo and proclamation with the Governor, North Wing Staircase, Capitol Building
  • Observations and reading of the resolution in the House and Senate
  • Lunch with local Representatives and Guest Speaker
  • Capitol Tours

Tentative schedule of events*

10:00am - Picture with the Governor, Legislators, and other invited guests
10:30am - House and Senate chamber session observations
12:00pm - Luncheon
1:45pm - Capitol Tours
2:30pm - Return to Athens

*subject to change based at any time due to 

An agenda will be sent to all registered participants a few days prior to the trip. 

Registration

Registration for 2021 will open in January. 

Need a Ride?

Buses have been reserved to travel to Atlanta. Priority is given to current FACS students, staff, administrators, and faculty. 

Don't Need a Ride?

You are welcome to provide your own transportation to the Georgia State Capitol. However, you must still register to participate. 

Directions to Georgia State Capitol

From the South

Take I-75/85 North to Exit 245 (Capitol Avenue). 
At the bottom of the exit ramp, 
continue straight through the stop sign. 
At the first traffic light, 
turn left onto Hank Aaron Drive. 
The Capitol will be approximately 
one mile down on the left.

From the North

Take I-75/85 South to Exit 248A 
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive). 
Bear right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. 
The Capitol will be on the left.

From the East

Take I-20 West to Exit 58A (Capitol Avenue). 
Turn right on Capitol Avenue. 
The Capitol will be approximately 
one mile down on the left.

From the West

Take I-20 East to Exit 56B 
(Windsor St./Spring St./Stadium). 
At the third light, turn left onto Central Avenue. 
Go to Mitchell Street and turn right. 
The Capitol will be two blocks down on the left.

Parking Lots

Click here or here to locate parking. 

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