The main campus of the University of Georgia, located in downtown Athens, covers 605 acres and includes more than 313 buildings. The campus adjoins the historic commercial section of Athens on its northern boundary. The Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences, which houses the main office of CTEGD as well as the majority of the faculty’s laboratories, is located on south campus at 500 D. W. Brooks Drive.
Athens is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Atlanta. Travel by road from Atlanta takes approximately 1.5 hours. There is also a shuttle service offered from the airport directly to the UGA campus as well as several nearby hotels.
Visitors are welcome any time, but to meet with particular faculty members or to tour the facilities prior arrangements should be made.
Driving directions from Atlanta:
Take I-85 North towards Greenville. Exit onto GA-316 E. Pass through the light at the Oconee Connector and then merge onto Loop 10 (US-29N/US-78E). Take Exit 7 to College Station Road. Turn LEFT on College Station Rd. Continue across E. Campus Road to light at Agriculture Drive. Turn RIGHT onto Agriculture Drive. Turn LEFT before the building to access the parking deck or loading dock. The road is marked with an S16 parking sign.
Shuttle service from the airport:
A shuttle service provides transportation from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to UGA. Groome Transportation provides 19 round trips daily between Athens and the Atlanta airport.
Groome stops on the UGA campus at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center on Lumpkin Street. The Georgia Center is an easy 5 – 10 minute walk to Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences where most of CTEGD laboratories are located.
During normal business hours, all surface lots surrounding the Coverdell Center are by permit only. Visitors may use the Carlton Street Parking Deck directly behind the building.
The Coverdell Center is on both the UGA bus service and the Athens Transit bus line.
For UGA Bus, the North-South Connector runs in front of the Coverdell Center on D.W. Brooks Drive and stops at Tate Center (center of campus) and Human Resources Building (about a block from downtown). Central Loop runs from the Science Learning Center (which is across Carlton Street from Coverdell) to Tate Center and Human Resources Building. See more information about UGA Bus routes at https://tps.uga.edu/ All visitors may use the UGA Bus service for free.
For Athens Transit, Route 26 stops in front of the UGA Coliseum on Carlton Street. Walk east towards the traffic light at the intersection of Carlton and D.W. Brooks. The Coverdell Center is on the right.
For those wishing to stay overnight, Athens offers a number of hotel accommodations to fit most budgets.
The Georgia Center Hotel and Conference Center offers a limited number of rooms and is about a 10 minute walk to the Coverdell Center. From the Georgia Center, walk east on Carlton St. past the Coliseum towards the traffic light at the intersection of Carlton and D.W. Brooks. The Coverdell Center is on the right.
Downtown Athens offers a number of great hotels that are within easy walking distance to north campus and the Arch where most UGA bus routes can be accessed. All visitors may use the UGA Transit service for free.