Building Hours Weekdays: 6:30 am – 10 pm Weekends: 8 am – 8 pm Semester Breaks: closes at 6 pm Holidays & Football Saturdays: closed (re-opens 12pm Football Sundays) Dodd Galleries Hours: M-F, 9AM-4PM / OPEN UNTIL 9PM EVERY 3RD THURSDAY Tours of the Dodd In lieu of in person tours, the School of Art has created a virtual tour video. New tour video coming Jan 2021. Undergraduate Tours In lieu of in person tours, the School of Art is creating a Virtual Tour Experience for prospective students and their families for the Spring 2021 Semester. Prospective students will be able to view an extensive virtual tour video and have a private Zoom question and answer session with a Dodd Ambassador. If you would like to be contacted when this new virtual tour opportunity is available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Tours of the Dodd are led by our Dodd Ambassadors, a select group of undergraduate student representatives, and depend on their availability. Faculty and advisors cannot normally meet with potential students. We require two weeks advanced request for tours. Prospective undergraduate students are encouraged to review the Dodd's areas of study and facilities before their visit. A map of our facilities can be found here. If our Dodd Ambassadors are not able to host any more tours at this time, please feel free to visit the school independently. Prospective students and their guests are invited to walk our halls and visit our gallery spaces any time our building is open. The best time to experience the Dodd independently is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 5 PM, which are the busiest days for classes. Graduate Tours Throughout the fall, winter, and summer, the Graduate Office welcomes prospective students to campus by appointment. Visitors will meet with a representative from the Dodd and tour the facilities. Appointments are available most weekdays. Please contact the Dodd Graduate Studies Office to arrange a visit. Prospective graduate students are also encouraged to contact the chair of the areas most relevant to their work. View the faculty directory by area for information about current area chairs. Directions to the Lamar Dodd School of Art Traveling by Air UGA is accessible from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, GA. Average travel time between the airport and UGA is one-and-one-half hours, though travel time may be affected by Atlanta traffic. There is scheduled ground shuttle service between Hartsfield-Jackson and various points in Athens. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Groome Transportation (706-612-1155). Rental car service is also available. Traveling by Car Follow I-85 to Georgia Highway 316 (Exit 106). Proceed east on GA 316 for approximately 40 miles until you see signs for Athens Perimeter (GA Loop 10). Important: Make sure not to exit at the exit for Bogart/Monroe at US Highway 78. Following the “University of Georgia/Lexington/Hartwell” sign at the junction of GA 316 and the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10), bear right onto the Athens Perimeter (Loop 10). Continuing on Athens Perimeter (Loop 10), proceed to and exit at College Station Road (Exit 7). Turn left onto College Station Road. Turn right onto River Road- you will pass a large parking deck on the left- bear to the right to continue on River Road You will see a brown sign for the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Parking deck on the left. Turn left. Go up the hill & the parking deck is straight ahead (pay by the hour). Parking Visitors may park in any pay lot or pay deck. All parking deck pay facilities accept credit cards. There are two parking decks close to the Dodd: the South Campus Parking Deck and the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Parking Deck (see map). After 4 pm, E11 and E07 surface lots adjacent to the Dodd are available for visitor parking at no charge. Visit the UGA Parking website for more detailed information. UGA Campus Visits Located on east campus near the School of Art, the University of Georgia Visitors Center provides student-led campus tours and staffs an information desk to assist campus guests.