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Minimal. Most courses will be conducted in the same building as the hotel and most meals. A few classes for some courses will be in libraries on campus in order to utilize the materials in those collections. Most on campus transportation will be by UGA Campus Transit.

For example, on Wednesday morning, Course One – Methods and Sources will have sessions at the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse and after lunch at the UGA Main Library. Buses will provide transportation.

For some of the computer lab sessions, people will walk across the street and down (about 3 flat blocks) from the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel (aka Georgia Center) to the UGA Science Library to the computer lab.

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel is located on the campus of the University of Georgia. The street address is 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602-3603. Phone number is 706-548-1311

IGHR Registration check-in will begin at 11:00 am in the Hill Atrium in the Georgia Center Participants will check in, and IGHR will have carts and help to get them to the Hotel desk so that they can check in and get to their rooms.

Hotel check-in time is different than IGHR registration.

Orientation will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday 23 July 2017 in Mahler Auditorium off Hill Atrium. The FamilySearch Family History and Genealogy Expo at IGHR will have been going on all afternoon. All this is in the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education

It is important that you be at orientation since this is the first time at this location and we want to be sure that you all have a great experience.

Based on previous feedback, IGHR is providing a casual atmosphere. The end of July is generally hot and humid, with the occasional rain storm. While most everything is under one roof, some will be traveling outside the facility. Also, class rooms may be cold so a light sweater or jacket is recommended. This is a professional educational experience, however, so attendees are expected to keep it neat and not too over the top in their wardrobe selections.

IGHR is not offering any formal meals and the vast majority, if not all, the restaurants promote a casual atmosphere—typical of a college town.

IGHR does not mail out fliers or brochures. We are working on setting up a listserv for IGHR.

IGHR is also using:

You can come three days PRIOR and get the same special rates. Another group is coming in to the Georgia Center the day we are leaving, so there is no availability after IGHR.

Yes, IGHR volunteers will help get you and your luggage to the hotel desk. At that point UGA Hotel staff will assist you.

IGHR does not recommend or endorse any business, but you can try Pine Lake Campground, near Athens.

There will be scheduled meals in a banquet area of which IGHR will have sole use. Pre-paid meal plan options are currently being finalized and that information will be posted soon. Two evening meals – Sunday and Thursday - are included in IGHR tuition.

There are two onsite restaurants and Georgia Java coffee shop that features coffee by one of Athens’ local coffee roasters Jittery Joe's. However, IGHR cannot guarantee that these two restaurants will be able to handle a large group within the scheduled lunch period. IGHR is advocating that attendees consider the meal plan option.

There will be two 30 minute food and beverage breaks each day Monday through Thursday in the area outside the classrooms. Morning break will be 9:45-10:15 am and afternoon break 2:15–2:45 pm. Friday morning there will be two short breaks. The idea is to allow good visiting and networking among attendees

Each hotel room in the Georgia Center & UGA Hotel has a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker.

There are several restaurants nearby and some in the Five Points area, are a relatively flat walk to and from the Georgia Center. For more information Dining in Athens

You can also look at the information in Flagpole Guide to Athens.

More detailed information about area restaurants will be provided at Orientation.

There are several restaurants in the Downtown Athens, Five Points, and Baxter Street areas at most price points. Downtown listings include Prince Avenue locations. Click here to view a list of restaurants and their distance from the Georgia Center.

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