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.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

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
10:30am - House and Senate chamber observations
12:00pm - Luncheon
1:45pm - Capitol Tours
2:30pm - Return to Athens

*subject to change

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


Registration will open January 2020. 

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

* Most of these lots have a daily charge – around $10 per day, some are cash only

Parking Lot


 Surface Lot

Located on Memorial Drive, one block from the Capitol

Underground Parking

A parking garage is located on the north side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, two blocks from the Capitol

Steve Polk Plaza

Located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, beside the World of Coca-Cola, one block from the Capitol