A recent expansion, opened in 2009, added 100,000 square feet and doubled the size of the Tate Center, which first opened in 1983. The $58 million project drastically increases space for student programs and activities in the heart of UGA campus.
The Tate expansion includes a 12,000 square-foot ballroom that can be subdivided into seven smaller rooms. With a capacity of more than 1,600 people, this state-of-the-art room is a suitable venue for large-scale student activities including concerts, lectures, meetings, and much more.
The fourth level features an elegant dining room, six well-appointed conference and meeting rooms, and comfortable, intimate lounge seating areas. This level features a mezzanine looking over the third-floor below.
Other features include a small amphitheater with a projection system and 17-foot screen; Print & Copy Services; and the Dawg Pen, a sports lounge.
New restaurant offerings include Barberitos Southwestern Grill; Larry's Giant Subs; Hotei's, an Asian eatery developed by UGA Food Services; and the Taste of Home Cafe, which serves breakfast and lunch and features recipes submitted by families of UGA students.
A signature feature of the expansion is a 15-foot tile UGA arch embedded in the floor just inside the main entrance off the new Alumni Plaza. The two-story open lobby features dramatic lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing natural light to flood the building.
HOURS: 8 a.m. - midnight when classes are in session. Hours may vary during breaks and holidays.