Thanks for checking out the Gainesville campus, here at the University of North Georgia. I’m Jessica, and I’ll be your guide on this video tour. The University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus resides in the heart of Hall county. Considered to be the epicenter for trade, healthcare, education, culture and recreation in Northeast Georgia, Gainesville offers incredible career opportunities for graduates of UNG. This area has historically been known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere that is still experienced today. Gainesville is home to the first hospital, college and military academy in the region. Rich in heritage and culture, the Gainesville area offers museums, historic sites, galleries, theaters, and the region’s premiere symphony orchestra. Hugging the shores of beautiful Lake Lanier, Gainesville is only a short drive away from the Appalachian Trail of the Blue Ridge Mountains, yet is still only an hour’s drive from downtown Atlanta. Students at UNG can build their resumes by participating in numerous co-curricular activities… Including honor societies, clubs, internships, performance and publication groups, intramural sports, and more. Your tour begins at the Student Center. The Student Center is the hub of student life where you can find many of the offices you might need to visit. Inside is the Financial Aid, Admissions Offices, Academic Advising, Student Life and the office of Multicultural Student Affairs. Card Services can also be found here where you can get your Nighthawks card and parking permit. You can stop by the bookstore to buy or rent your textbooks. You’ll also find the UNG apparel you want like t-shirts, hoodies, and more. The Student Center is a great place to meet up with friends for lunch, a game of table tennis, or pool. There’s plenty of space for you to hang out or work on schoolwork in between classes. And over 60 of our campus organizations meet in this building. Here we are at the Science, Engineering and Technology Building, which hosts all the science classes and labs. This building also features a computer lab. “The Nest” is a favorite student hangout spot. Here you’ll often find pick-up games of frisbee, Quidditch, football, volleyball and so much more. There’s a pavilion with picnic tables to enjoy lunch in our beautiful Georgia weather. There is also plenty of shady spots, too, where students can enjoy the great outdoors, while, at the same time, staying on top of their studies. Since our entire campus has WiFi service, you’ll be able to take your laptop anywhere and connect to the internet. Here at “The Nest,” you can always find a piece of grass and some friends to join you in whatever activities you choose. The J. Foster Watkins Building is home to the math and computer science departments, along with the ACTT, or Academic Computing, Testing and Tutoring Center. The ACTT Center is free for all UNG students, and it is a tremendous resource. There are tutors in labs for math, physics and chemistry. The ACTT Center is also home to the largest computer lab on campus. Many students come to the ACTT Center to work on homework, knowing that someone is always available to answer any questions that might arise. There are many tables for those who bring their own laptop or need to work in groups. Here at the Administration Building, you’ll find the Business Affairs office where you can pay your tuition and fees or pick up a refund check. The offices of Public Relations, Human Resources, University Affairs and Alumni Relations are located here. In the Continuing Educationand Performing Arts Building, students can attend a play or concert in the Ed Cabell Theatre or take a non-credit continuing education course. Students can visit the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, which hosts six different art exhibits each year. This building is also home to the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, a collaboration between the University of North Georgia, Brenau University, and the northeast Georgia community. The Hosch Library is a great resource and study area for students at UNG. It has one of the three main computer labs on campus and many study rooms that can be reserved ahead of time. Librarians are available to assist anyone with projects. If you need a quiet spot to work on assignments, then the Hosch Library is a great place to go. We’re now at the Hugh Mills Physical Education Center, home to the physical education department. Inside, you’ll find a fitness center, pool and gym. All of the physical education and fitness classes are taken in this building. The office of Intramural Sports is also here. Students have free access during operating hours with their student I.D. card. They often find intramural sports a great way to connect with others outside of class and stay in shape. One of the newest additions to campus is the Martha T. Nesbitt Building. This enormous, modern facility is a hub for academic activity, almost doubling our available classroom space on campus. It’s also home to our coffee bar where students can grab Starbucks on the go. Located in this building are the departments of business, education, and arts and letters. A fully-functional video production and audio studio can be found here, as well as the ACTT 2 Center, which is home to our writing and foreign language labs. This campus offers a variety of intramural sports, aquatics and fitness programs to help you get your move on. On the edge of our 160 acre campus sits a great set of running and mountain bike trails where students and staff can often be seen walking, jogging and riding for exercise and fun. And, if your passionate about mountain biking, UNG is a part of SORBA, which is the Southern Off-Roading Bicycle Association, which promotes mountain biking and environmental awareness, and community service. Here at the Music Building, students take most of their music classes, including Music Appreciation and Performance. We have a jazz ensemble, symphonic band, and choral. Some groups offer scholarships based on audition. UNG is committed to the performing arts, and we dedicate an entire building to the music department. So, if you love music, we have a place for you here. Here on the Quad, you will find the buzz of student life on any sunny day. Each year in August, the Weeks of Welcome event kicks off the Fall semester with fun outdoor activites. Other fun events such as the Club and Organization Fair, the Spring Fling and Fall Fest are all hosted right here on the Quad. The beautiful fountains always provide a great backdrop to any event, performance or speaker. Well, you have now seen many of the primary locations on the Gainesville campus. Thanks for taking this tour with me. As you continue your educate, the University of North Georgia is the choice for you. Whether building your resume to obtain a fulfilling career or for graduate school, UNG offers opportunities for you. We invite you to visit our Gainesville campus or come to one of our Open House opportunities. Visit our website for more details.