Facilities Management Division (FMD)

The Facilities Management Division (FMD) can be contacted via the Work Request Center or for facilities emergencies during normal business hours (7:30 am to 5:00 pm) call 706-542-7456. For after-hours facilities emergencies please call the University of Georgia Police Department at 706-542-2200.

FMD’s mission-critical staffing plan and essential services are available on the continuity page of the FMD website. To notify FMD staff about special cleaning requests related to COVID-19 exposures (or suspected exposures), please submit a sanitization work request.

For more information, visit fmd.uga.edu/FAQ.

Exchange Programs Status

UGA Outbound Exchange Programs

Information regarding the program status, current immigration restrictions for students, as well as calendar changes and/or teaching format has been sought from our UGA Exchange Partner Institutions and will be taken into consideration as UGA further evaluates the feasibility of each individual program location. Should a program be canceled, OGE will work with impacted students and host universities institutions to defer participation to a later term where feasible.

Incoming International Exchange Programs

Incoming exchange students are still being welcomed to attend University of Georgia as long as their program has nIncoming exchange students are still being welcomed to attend University of Georgia as long as their program has not been cancelled by their home university. Travel to the US will be dependent on immigration services – for more information, please visit UGA Immigration Services for updated FAQ regarding immigration status and services at UGA.

Non-UGA Programs

Please note that Non-UGA programs are external to UGA, and therefore are not affected by UGA program cancellations. If your program provider is still continuing operations (in-person or virtually), you may continue your participation with your Non-UGA program. We ask that you carefully consider your decision and consult with your program provider and the advice of the State Department and CDC, especially if you have certain respiratory or immune deficiencies.

Any questions in regards to your program continuation, contingency plans for academics, or program refunds should be directed to your program provider.

Please keep your Global Education Advisor up to date with any changes in your program plans or if you decide to withdraw and update your program itinerary in the StudyAway Portal with any travel changes.

BeWellUGA at Home

The trained dietitians, mindfulness instructors, wellness coaches, health educators, and clinicians at the University Health Center, as well as other campus partners, are here to support your wellbeing no matter how far from campus you are. They will share ways to stay organized; strategies to wake up feeling rested; and live virtual sessions on mindfulness, yoga, mental wellbeing, and stress reduction, among other topics.

Communications Resources

The Division of Marketing & Communications is developing signage and other resources to help make communicating during our Return to Campus easier. Resources include graphics, templates, and directional signage.

Daily Class Schedule

The Daily Class Schedule has been adjusted to add five minutes between classes to allow you additional time to walk between classes, should you choose to do so. Campus Transit buses are operational with social distancing measures in place that will limit passenger capacity.

Disability Resource Center

The Disability Resource Center continues to support its students while instruction is online. Information about assistive technology resources, connecting with your coordinator, and accessing services from home is available on their website.

Division of Academic Enhancement

The Division of Academic Enhancement has developed resources to assist in your academic success. To get ready for success in an online class, visit the DAE at a Distance page where you can learn more about adjusting to online classes, academic coaching, tutoring and more.

Experiential Learning

We know the pandemic has significantly affected your ability to complete experiential learning requirements and you may have questions about non-traditional coursework. The Experiential Learning at a Distance page connects you with information about service-learning, experiential learning and CURO.

Face Coverings

The University System of Georgia encourages everyone—whether vaccinated or not—to wear a face covering while inside campus facilities. However, face coverings and social distancing are not required.

Any students who want face coverings can pick them up at no cost at Information Desks in the Tate Student Center and the Miller Learning Center.

Follow this link to learn more about proper masks and masking behaviors.

Mental Health Resources for Faculty and Staff

We understand the tremendous strain that the COVID-19 pandemic placed on members of our campus community. We want to remind faculty and staff that there are several support systems and tools available through various USG benefits programs.

Help for coping with stress related to the COVID-19 outbreak or other life matters is available through the KEPRO Employee Assistance Plan via phone at 844-243-4440 or  online  (company code is  USGCares). These services are available to all full- and part-time employees and their families and other members of their household.

Click here to see a full list of faculty/staff well-being resources.

Student Well-being Resources

CAPS is your go-to, on-campus resource for emotional, social and behavioral-health support. We support students in achieving both academic and personal life goals. CAPS is committed to providing high quality, affordable and confidential services to UGA students and their eligible partners. The benefits of CAPS includes:

  • No out of pockets costs for most services.*
  • In-person appointments with options for telehealth.
  • No session limits; services focus on brief, short-term and goal-focused needs.
  • Expansion of group offerings available both in-person and virtually.
  • Psychiatry services that do not require counseling services.
  • Continued access to urgent services (all you have to do is ask).
  • An amazing case management team to assist with finding off-campus resources when CAPS is not the best match.
  • 24/7 support available by calling CAPS directly at 706-542-2273.
  • TAO Online Support is available for all students at UGA.

*For students who pay the health fee and bill insurance.

When it comes to your health and well-being, know that you have the support you need, any time, any place. Whether you are on campus, studying from home, or studying abroad, UGA is here for you. 

Preparing to Pivot

The CTL offers an asynchronous short-course for instructors with the goal of providing you with the foundations and guidance you need to create plans that will effectively support student learning no matter the mode of your engagement. This experience will help you establish a blueprint for your courses. It will also equip you with the skills and insight needed for efficient deployment should you need to shift again to remote instruction. Register here.

Preventative Measures Advisory Board (PMAB)

The Preventative Measures Advisory Board (PMAB) remains actively engaged this fall, even though it is not meeting twice per week, as it did in the 2020-21 academic year. The group, comprised of campus health and environmental safety experts, continues to monitor the help desk and is providing assistance on an as-needed basis to colleges, schools and units.

PMAB is led by co-chairs Lisa Nolan, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and John McCollum, Associate Vice President for Environmental Safety. Many of its recommendations from the previous academic year are now standard operating procedures at UGA.

Recreational Sports

Have COVID-19, quarantine and working from home caused you to be less active and more stressed? Now it is more important than ever to take care of your mental and physical wellbeing. We all know that exercise benefits our strength and cardiovascular function, but did you also know that regular exercise can boost your immune system, fight depression and anxiety, give you more energy and help you sleep better?   

If you are ready for better health and wellness, the department of recreational sports is committed to helping you. To better serve the UGA community, new outdoor and virtual fitness options are now available in addition to our in-house options. 

Read more about Rec Sports Fitness options.

Follow UGA Recreational Sports on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for at-home workouts, mindful activities, fitness challenges, UGA-themed exercises, and live and pre-recorded group fitness sessions. All members of the University community are invited participate.

Research Operations Q&As

The University of Georgia Office of Research has coordinated with other campus units to develop guidance for faculty, staff and students to manage their ongoing research and scholarship activities. The Q&As are available on the Office of Research site.

Small Business Development Center

UGA Small Business Development Center offices across the state are open and available to assist small businesses impacted by current circumstances. Virtual consulting and online resources are available, please contact your local office to learn more.

Student Affairs

Student Affairs continues to provide countless learning, development, and support opportunities that inspire students to lead, discover, and serve. Student Affairs spans the student experience, including housing and residential life, health and well-being, student and cultural centers, campus activities, student organizations, accessibility, student conduct, and more.

Student Care & Outreach

Student Care and Outreach is the hub of care and support at UGA, coordinating care and assistance for all students, undergraduate and graduate, by providing individualized assistance and tailored interventions. SCO helps students get connected to the resources that best address their needs, whether they are related to academics, social life, or health and wellness.

Teaching and Learning Continuity

The Office of Instruction units have developed resources to help you continue to teach your classes, hold advising sessions or conduct business remotely using technology available to everyone at UGA. The Teaching and Learning Continuity website includes links to resources for preparing for remote teaching, accessibility and accommodations, video conferencing proctored exam alternatives, and more.

UGA Extension

UGA Extension has provided online educational programming, consultations and essential lab services during the COVID-19 pandemic while observing safe health practices for employees and the public. We offer resources for adults and 4-H youth on health, food, finances, parenting, agriculture and more. For the latest status on programs, contact your local Extension office or visit the events calendar.

University Housing

The health and wellbeing of residents is University Housing’s highest priority. We have revised to our rigorous cleaning protocols, increased the frequency of touchpoint disinfection and added soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, hand sanitation stations and sanitizing wipe dispensers in all buildings. Moreover, we will remind residents that a healthy environment is their responsibility, too. Every small act is a reminder that we’re in this together. For updates and FAQ, please visit https://housing.uga.edu/site/notices.