First Year Odyssey



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

Group Fitness Launch

Wed. August 17, 2022, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM - Ramsey Student Center Volleyball Arena
Join Rec Sports for the official launch of Group Fitness! We'll have three, free 15-20 minute classes for you to try! This event will be held in the Volleyball Arena. Come join the fun!
Event type: Recreation/Fitness    Host: Recreational Sports
More information: Lisa Williamson, 706-542-5060,,

Fitness and Wellness Free Week

Mon. August 22, 2022, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM - Ramsey Student Center
Join Rec Sports for more than 60 free, in-person fitness classes on the Unlimited Fitness and Small Group Training schedules this week only (August 22-28, 2022).
Event type: Recreation/Fitness    Host: Recreational Sports
More information: Lisa Williamson, 706-542-5060,, //

Athens Water Festival

Sat. September 10, 2022, 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM - Sandy Creek Park - 400 Bob Holman Rd, Athens, GA 30607
The Athens Water Festival is an annual family event celebrating all things water. Attendees splash, play, and learn about water through hands-on, engaging water activities arranged in a Festival format. Water-themed organizations join together to provide games, interactive displays, and more for attendees. A sampling of last year’s activities includes: live sea critters, casting a fishing pole, a stormwater maze, plunger art, frog toss, and more. Held the Saturday after Labor Day.
Ticket charge: $2
To obtain tickets: The ticket for the event is the entry fee to the Park. In 2021, the park fee was $2.
Event type: Festival    Host: Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Program
More information: Gary L Hawkins, 706-542-7167,, //

Midterm De-Stress Yoga

Wed. October 12, 2022, 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM - Lake Herrick Pavilion
Join Rec Sports for a little midterm relaxation at Lake Herrick. Instructors will lead participants through a free outdoor yoga class to help de-stress and focus for midterms. Please bring a mat or towel.
Event type: Wellbeing    Host: Recreational Sports
More information: Tevin Duncan, 706-542-5060,

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 with the relevant details.