Chemistry Alumni Activities

A variety of activities throughout the year bring Chemistry faculty, students and staff together with alumni.  The calendar of events and their schedule is given below.  Alumni are invited to join in these activities whenever possible.  If you are visiting the Athens area and have the time, please stop by to see us.  We can arrange informal visits to the department on short notice whenever necessary.  To arrange a visit, please contact Ms. Laura Veatch (706-542-1919;

Chemistry Newsletter.  Published once a year and distributed to all present and former students, postdocs, faculty and staff.  If you are not receiving this, please write us ( to update your mailing address. 

Alumni Lecture and Banquet.  The Alumni Lecture is usually held in April on campus in the Chemistry Department, followed by an awards dinner in the evening.  At dinner, the Distinguished Alumnus Award is presented, as well as several other awards recognizing faculty, undergraduate and graduate student accomplishments for the year.  To make a reservation, please contact Ms. Laura Veatch (706-542-1919;

Chemistry Department Golf Scramble.  Held annually at the UGA Golf Course, this event includes alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the Chemistry Department.  It uses a four-person team format.  Prizes are awarded for the top two lowest scoring teams, the putting contest winner, and for the longest drive and closest-to -the-pin on one of the par three holes.  The golf is followed by a barbecue at the UGA Golf Course Club House.  The golf scramble is usually held on the Saturday following the spring alumni/awards banquet.  To enter, please contact Ms. Laura Veatch (706-542-1919; or Prof. Michael Duncan (706-542-1998;

Homecoming Tailgate and Open House.  Held every year in the fall on the Saturday morning of the homecoming football game, 10:00 until 1:00.  Stop by to visit with faculty and students or to get a tour of the department.  Kids are welcome!