special events

Special Events

The ELS is proud to host special events throughout the year ranging from championship watch parties, outdoor film screenings including in Sanford Stadium, late-night and alternative programs, and other various experiences. For updated information, follow ELS on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (@UGAengagement).

Take a Break

The ELS department and UHC Health Promotion are thrilled to present Take a Break Days! These days are full of events to offer you relaxation and fun over instructional break days. Reservations are required for some events. Make sure to check out each individual event below for full details.

Film on the Fifty

Film on the Fifty is a tradition in which students have an opportunity to go “between the hedges” of Sanford Stadium and sit on either the field or in the stands and watch a movie on the Jumbotron. Though enjoyed by all students, Film on the Fifty is a tradition especially memorable for graduating seniors as they cherish their final days on campus and think back to the moment they were first united between the hedges at Freshman Welcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sanford Stadium

The event is Wednesday, October 20, 2021The movie will begin playing at 8:00PM.

Attendees will be allowed to start entering the stadium from Reed Plaza starting at 7:30PM. 

Face coverings (over the nose and mouth) are a recommendation as a condition of all attendee ingress, egress, and movement throughout the stadium, as well as any time attendees are unable to maintain the recommended physical distance from others who are not in their same household. All students in attendance will be recommended to wear a face mask when entering and walking around the stadium.

Attendees will be allowed to sit in sections 117-121. 

No one will be allowed to use a UGACard that is not issued to them. Please have your UGACard (students/faculty/staff) with you to be scanned at the entry. 

A sealed bottle of water, bag of chips, and box of candy will be provided upon entry into the stadium for all students. 

The Clear Bag Policy is still in effect. 

Not allowedoutside food, personal pets, chairs, umbrellas, or backpacks 

The event is hosted by Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) in collaboration with the Athletic AssociationMore information about the ELS can be found on its website. 

Connect with ELS via social media @UGAengagement – FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. 

The University of Georgia is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request. Please contact Nicole McConnell in the ELS via phone at 706-542-6396 or via email at nicole.mcconnell@uga.edu with specific requests. 

Hand sanitizers will be deployed throughout the stadium. 

All public water fountains will be disabled.

National Championship Watch Party - January 10, 2022

Join us in cheering on the Bulldogs at the National Championship Watch Party in Stegeman Coliseum!

Capacity for this event is 5000. Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask inside campus facilities including Stegeman Coliseum. UGA also strongly encourages members of the University community to be vaccinated and receive a booster.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The National Championship Watch Party will be in Stegeman Coliseum located at 100 Smith St., Athens, GA 30602.

The event is Monday, January 10, 2022. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Attendance is limited to UGA students, faculty, and staff only. A valid UGACard will be required for entry.

The event is hosted by Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) with support from the Office of the President. More information about the ELS can be found on its website. 

Connect with ELS via social media @UGAengagement – FacebookInstagram, and Twitter. 

The University of Georgia is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request. Please contact Nicole McConnell in the ELS via phone at 706-542-6396 or via email at nicole.mcconnell@uga.edu with specific requests. 

Parking will be available in the Carlton Street and South Decks. Attendees planning to drive are encouraged to carpool. A UGA Parking map can be found here. Students that live on-campus are encouraged to safely walk to the event, if possible. UGA transit service will be running their normal schedule before, during, and after the event. More information on routes can be found here.

Yes, concession stands will be open for attendees to purchase food and drinks. Food options will include hotdogs, popcorn, pretzels, and candy. Fountain and bottled drinks will also be available for purchase. No alcohol will be served at concessions. Additionally, no outside food or drinks will be allowed.

No reentry will be allowed. Once you leave the event, you will not be allowed back inside.

Capacity for this event is 5000. Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask inside campus facilities including Stegeman Coliseum. UGA also strongly encourages members of the University community to be vaccinated and receive a booster. For additional information regarding UGA protocols for COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.uga.edu.