Apartments near Tate Student Center in Athens, GA
Searching for apartments near Tate Student Center? Tate Student Center is a place almost all students who attend UGA have visited. When you first get into the University of Georgia you get your UGA ID card in Tate. It is an impressive building and a perfect introduction to what UGA has to offer its student body. Every day it is bustling with life. Located at the heart of the University of Georgia Campus, student programs and activities live in Tate Student Center. Having an apartment near the Tate Student Center is a great way to stay involved on campus. Expanded in 2009 with 100,000 square feet added to the building, Tate doubled in size. Originally opening in 1983 the expansion project in 2009 aimed to increase space for student activities. The expansion included a 12,000 square foot ballroom which was divided into seven rooms. Tate can now hold more than 1,600 people making it a prime location for lectures, concerts, and much more. Being close by in an apartment near Tate Student Center can make your commute to campus shorter and is ideal for students who are members of several student organizations.
History of Tate Student Center
Tate Student Center is named after William Tate, the dean of the men at UGA in 1946. Tate graduated from Georgia's Military Academy. He then went to UGA to matriculate in 1920. At the time he went to the University of Georgia there were only 1,024 students being taught by 48 professors. Tuition was $40 a year, as a student, we all wish it was still that cheap! Tate double majored in History and English and received his bachelor's degree in 1924 and masters in 1927. He was the Dean of Men at UGA for twenty-five years and had a reputation for being kind and compassionate, being known to use his own resources to help male and female students struggling with finances or studies. He was a vocal advocate for a new student center, as student activities had been outgrowing the only facility, Memorial Hall. 23 years of planning then commenced, along with 12 more years of development before the first pieces of dirt were moved next to the iconic Sanford Stadium. The new student center was named in William Tate's honor, as he passed away a year before construction began. The Dean William Tate Student officially opened on October 20, 1983.
About Tate Student Center
The center is used for social, academic, cultural and recreational needs of UGA's student body. The expansion has added new meeting rooms, dining options, lounges and study rooms. The center is a LEED Gold certified building, meaning it is a leader in energy and environmental design. Tate Student Center has a 2 story Atrium featuring dramatic lighting with towering windows that bring light into the entire building. It creates a building full of natural light during the day making it a perfect study spot close by to your apartment near Tate Student Center. Other features included in Tate are a small amphitheater with projection system and a 18 foot screen, a game room, print and copy services, and a meeting place to celebrate culture and identity. The restaurants included in Tate Student Center are Barberitos Southwestern Cafe, Chick-fil-a, Panda Express, Athena Mediterranean Kitchen and The Niche Pizzeria. If you want to take avantage of this lively heart of campus, live close by the Tate Student Center in an apartment.