First Year Odyssey

Events

Experience

Concerts, lectures, undergraduate research, service-learning, films and more give you opportunities to enhance your learning experience.

Students enrolled in First-Year Odyssey seminars are required to attend at least three campus events during the semester.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Explore Lab: Choosing A Major Workshop (Arch Ready)

Mon. April 19, 2021, 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM - Virtual
Explore Lab is a group workshop offered by the UGA Career Center to help first and second-year students navigate the process of choosing a major. This workshop includes group discussion, reflective questions, and an overview of campus resources to help students create an action plan and move forward in their major choice process. Students often leave Explore Lab with less anxiety about making the wrong decision and more excitement about exploring their options at UGA.
Reservation information: https://uga.joinhandshake.com/events/643299
Event type: Career Center    Host: UGA Career Center
More information: Maggie O'Brien, 706-542-3375, maggieob@uga.edu, //uga.joinhandshake.com/events/643299

Healthy Relationships

Mon. April 19, 2021, 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM - Online - Registration Required
For some students, the opportunity to foster new relationships is one of the most exciting parts of being in college. These experiences should be positive and enhancing to your self-esteem. Many things can influence our expectations in relationships, including our family histories, media messages, and religious/cultural expectations. In order to nurture healthy relationships in your life, you must be able to identify what you are looking for and what your relationship boundaries will be.
Reservation information: Link: https://uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6698715
Event type: Discussion    Host: Health Promotion Department, University Health Center
More information: Cameron Conner, 706-542-8690, cconner@uhs.uga.edu

WWYD? RSVP Student Group Workshop Series

Tue. April 20, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM - Online - Zoom
The RSVP Student group invites you to attend an interactive workshop that covers the importance of upstander intervention, ways to contribute to the positive experiences of your peers, and how to take action when necessary. Join us as we explore upstander intervention together! Information about on-campus resources and services will be provided.
Reservation information: UGA Involvement Network: https://uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6935420
Event type: Discussion    Host: Health Promotion Department, University Health Center
More information: Cameron Conner, 706-542-8690, cconner@uhs.uga.edu, //uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6935420

Alcohol & Other Drugs Trivia

Tue. April 20, 2021, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM - Online
Join the Fontaine Center and BeWell Peer Educators: PADE for Alcohol and Other Drug Trivia. Students will be able to test their alcohol and other drug knowledge while learning strategies to make informed decisions around alcohol and other drugs, upstander intervention skills, and Top 100 things to do at UGA and in Athens.
Reservation information: Register on the UGA Involvement Network
Event type: Well-being    Host: The Fontaine Center located in the University Health Center
More information: Liana Natochy, 706-542-8690, lnatochy@uhs.uga.edu, //uga.campuslabs.com/engage/events

Dawgs Dealing with It: Mindfulness

Thu. April 22, 2021, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM - Zoom: https://uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6935607
The events of 2020 have left many in distress, and 2021 is proving to be challenging as well. This workshop is designed to discuss coping skills and how students can use them in everyday life to handle stress. Whether you are struggling with school, the pandemic, politics, or another area of life, this is a space for you to discover ways to cope and make the most of your time at UGA. This workshop is led by two UGA students/interns at CAPS.
This event is limited to 30 students
Event type: Personal Enrichment    Host: University Health Center Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
More information: Jennifer Hester, 706-542-2273, jhester@uhs.uga.edu, www.uhs.uga.edu/healthtopics/be-well-uga

BeYou Pop Up: Navigating a Bad Body Image Day

Thu. April 22, 2021, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM - Zoom
Join BeYou Peer Educators for a pop up panel discussion on navigating a bad body image day. During this panel discussion, BeYou Peer Educators will share their best tips for supporting themselves through a bad body image day, and attendees will have time to ask questions and engage in casual discussion. This event is suitable for students anywhere on their body image journey and is a great complement if you have previously attended a BeYou workshop.
This event is limited to 15 students
Reservation information: Register on the Involvement Network: https://uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6935621
Event type: Discussion    Host: University Health Center
More information: Molly Dunn, 706-542-8690, mdunn@uhs.uga.edu, //uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6935621

Pop-Up Fitness: Stretch & Flow

Thu. April 22, 2021, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM - North Campus Quad
Join Rec Sports for a free outdoor, socially-distanced fitness class. Refine and master breathing techniques and a wide variety of essential yoga poses and stretches. The sequence of movements will help stretch, unwind, and de-stress participants' minds and bodies. Please being your own mat or towel.
Event type: Health/Fitness/Well-being    Host: Recreational Sports
More information: Lisa Williamson, 706-542-8023, lisawilliamson@uga.edu

UMatter: Signature Program

Thu. April 22, 2021, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM - Online - Zoom Registration Required
UMatter is an upstander intervention program that engages participants in discussion to support a culture that values UGA Community members who care about and help each other. In this signature program, participants will be introduced to strategies to safely identify and help a peer in need, and discuss realistic and interactive skill building scenarios that cover a wide variety of well-being topics including mental well-being, interpersonal violence prevention, and substance misuse prevention.
Reservation information: https://uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6640645
Event type: Discussion    Host: University Health Center, Health Promotion Department
More information: UHC Health Promotion Dept., 706-542-8690, cconner@uhs.uga.edu, //www.uhs.uga.edu/umatter/bystander-interven

International Coffee Hour- Arab Cultural Association

Fri. April 23, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Zoom
Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and conversation. Excluding scheduled University breaks, this event occurs every Friday during the fall and spring semesters from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm on Zoom. Hosted each week by our International Student Organizations and campus departments, the UGA Coffee Hour is one of the longest running programs of its kind in the United States.
Reservation information: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpf-2ppjIpHtLF4vUr5ikxulkpdeuzc-0w
Event type: Culture    Host: International Student Life
More information: Gabriel Mendez, isl@uga.edu, //isl.uga.edu/international-coffee-hour/

UMatter: Signature Program

Thu. April 29, 2021, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM - Online - Zoom Registration Required
UMatter is an upstander intervention program that engages participants in discussion to support a culture that values UGA Community members who care about and help each other. In this signature program, participants will be introduced to strategies to safely identify and help a peer in need, and discuss realistic and interactive skill building scenarios that cover a wide variety of well-being topics including mental well-being, interpersonal violence prevention, and substance misuse prevention.
Reservation information: https://uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6640646
Event type: Discussion    Host: University Health Center, Health Promotion Department
More information: UHC Health Promotion Dept., 706-542-8690, cconner@uhs.uga.edu, //www.uhs.uga.edu/umatter/bystander-interven

Dawgs Dealing with It: Distress Tolerance

Thu. April 29, 2021, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM - Zoom: https://uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6935608
The events of 2020 have left many in distress, and 2021 is proving to be challenging as well. This workshop is designed to discuss coping skills and how students can use them in everyday life to handle stress. Whether you are struggling with school, the pandemic, politics, or another area of life, this is a space for you to discover ways to cope and make the most of your time at UGA. This workshop is led by two UGA students/interns at CAPS.
This event is limited to 30 students
Event type: Personal Enrichment    Host: University Health Center Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
More information: Jennifer Hester, 706-542-2273, jhester@uhs.uga.edu, www.uhs.uga.edu/healthtopics/be-well-uga

International Coffee Hour - Indian Student Association

Fri. April 30, 2021, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Zoom
Coffee Hour at the University of Georgia is a weekly program that brings UGA students, faculty, staff, and community members together over coffee and conversation. Excluding scheduled University breaks, this event occurs every Friday during the fall and spring semesters from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm on Zoom. Hosted each week by our International Student Organizations and campus departments, the UGA Coffee Hour is one of the longest running programs of its kind in the United States.
Reservation information: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpf-2ppjIpHtLF4vUr5ikxulkpdeuzc-0w
Event type: Culture    Host: International Student Life
More information: Gabriel Mendez, isl@uga.edu, //isl.uga.edu/international-coffee-hour/

Alcohol and Other Drugs 101

Tue. May 4, 2021, 04:00 PM - 04:45 PM - Online: Zoom
Do carbs soak up alcohol? Is White Claw a standard drink? I don’t drink - what fun activities are there to do in Athens? Does drinking mask stress? Can you experience paranoia with cannabis? What do I do if someone experiences a substance related medical emergency? Join the Fontaine Center to learn about alcohol and other drugs and strategies to make informed decisions in an environment where alcohol and other drugs may be present. Register for this event on the Involvement Network.
Reservation information: Register for this event on the Involvement Network at: https://uga.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6673212
Event type: Well-Being    Host: The Fontaine Center, located in the University Health Center
More information: Liana Natochy, 706-542-8690, lnatochy@uhs.uga.edu

Take a Break by the Lake

Tue. May 4, 2021, 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM - Lake Herrick Pavilion
Join Rec Sports for a little Reading Day relaxation at Lake Herrick. Instructors will lead participants through a free outdoor, socially-distanced yoga class to help de-stress and focus for finals. Please bring a mat or towel.
Event type: Health/Fitness/Well-being    Host: Recreational Sports
More information: Lisa Williamson, 706-542-8023, lisawilliamson@uga.edu

NOTE : The information included in this list of Events was obtained from the sponsors. Although we will strive for perfection, we cannot be responsible for any misinformation provided to us regarding dates, times and prices. If you would like to inquire about having an Event included in the Odyssey event calendar, please email fyo@uga.edu with the relevant details.