PREVENTION, EARLY INTERVENTION, AND ADVOCACY FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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WELCOME TO HEALTH PROMOTION

The UHC Health Promotion Department is home to many student support services designed to advance the well-being of our students and the UGA Community.

THE FONTAINE CENTER

We provide a comprehensive menu of prevention, early intervention, counseling, and recovery support services for alcohol and other substance misuse and any student impacted by interpersonal violence.

WELL-BEING & PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Including healthy relationships, mental well-being, stress, sleep, wellness coaching, substance misuse prevention, and interpersonal violence prevention.

Spring 2024 Cooking Classes

January 18

4:30 - 6:00PM

January 24

4:30 - 6:00PM

January 30

4:30 - 6:00PM

February 6

12:45 - 2:00PM

February 21

4:30 - 6:30PM

February 27

9:35 - 10:50AM

March 14

12:45 - 2:00PM

March 26

4:30 - 6:30PM

  • UMatter

    Wednesday, April 17th 2024
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Event Location: MLC Rm. 253

    Step into our 60-90 minute interactive upstander intervention program, where college students will be given the knowledge and skills to take action when they see someone in need. Change the narrative and become an upstander. All participants will receive a free Fontaine T-Shirt!

    For more information on UMatter and upstander intervention go to: https://healthpromotion.uga.edu/umatter/ 

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  • Botanical Gardens Trail Run

    Wednesday, April 17th 2024
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Get a proper introduction to the wonderful sport/hobby of trail running! Learn more about trail running basics including where to go trail running in Athens and how to tap into the local Athens running community. Bring your water bottle and running shoes, as this clinic will include an actual trail run/walk as we explore some of the trails at UGA's Botanical Gardens. We will provide transportation to and from the Gardens.

     

    REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR THIS EVENT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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  • Campsite Selection Clinic

    Wednesday, April 17th 2024
    6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Event Location: Lake Herrick Conference Room

    Campsite selection can make the difference between an outdoor experience being incredible or miserable. Many factors go into setting up an optimal campsite including tent setting, firebuilding, cooking, bear-bag hanging, etc. Clinic participants will learn about the camping triangle, the W's of campsite selection, and how to properly set up tents and hammocks. After learning the theory, participants will have the opportunity to put their skills into practice by creating a mock campsite.

     

    REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR THIS EVENT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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  • Roan Highlands Backpacking

    Friday, April 19th 2024 8:00 AM - Sunday, April 21st 2024 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Hike through abundant high-elevation beauty at Roan Mountain, a series of five mountain summits on the Appalachian Trail near the NC / TN state line. With gorgeous views, lush forest and abundant wildflowers, the remarkable beauty of Roan's highlands, knobs and bluffs make for an exceptional backpacking adventure. We will hike by day and enjoy the night either in a wonderful barn which is a vestige of past times, or under the stars right outside. The stars here are some of the most beautiful we have seen. So, get ready to engage with the stars, flora, fauna, and geology of the region. We will talk a bit about camp craft and navigation on our adventure. We can’t wait to have you out for the trip!

     

    REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR THIS TRIP. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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  • Barbells & Brunch

    Friday, April 19th 2024
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Event Location: Ramsey Student Center Studio C
    330 River Rd, Athens, GA

    This is a free event to help you feel more confident and comfortable in the weight room and learn how to make healthy morning meal options to keep you fueled for training! Join Rec Sports and the the University Health Center for a beginner strength training workshop and cooking demonstration.

    Register HERE

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  • Mt. Mitchell Backpacking

    Friday, April 19th 2024 4:00 PM - Sunday, April 21st 2024 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Come on a journey with us through the great Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina! We will be hiking the Mount Mitchell trail, an 11 mile out and back trail. Mount Mitchell is the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River at 6,684’ above sea level. It’ll be an adventure you don’t want to miss!

     

    REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR THIS TRIP. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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  • Spring Fling

    Saturday, April 20th 2024
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Ramsey Student Center

    From the people that brought you Bears-to-Build!

    Join The Fontaine Center for a pickleball tournament, mini golf, games, and more! *Highly encourages to bring your own pickleball paddles. 

    The first 100 people without a meal plan will get a dining pass! 

     

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  • Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

    Sunday, April 21st 2024
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Event Location: Departs from Ramsey Student Center

    Spend a day paddling on the beautiful Chattahoochee river and experience the thrill of whitewater kayaking! The Upper Hooch is a classic beginner kayaking stream with fun and safe whitewater that anyone can enjoy. The section we will be paddling is a 4 mile stretch filled with splashy rapids, gorgeous scenery, and lively river-faring wildlife. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice many paddling and river-reading techniques that will develop your kayaking skills and put you on track to become an awesome paddler! Whether you are new to the sport and eager to learn more, or just want to get away from hectic university life, come paddle with us! When you’re on the river and all you see around you are trees, sky, and whitewater, the rest of the world (including finals) feels very far away.

     

    REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR THIS EVENT. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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  • Nutrition Basics Office Hours

    Monday, April 22nd 2024
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Event Location: Online

    Have a burning nutrition question?
    Virtually drop-in to get your questions answered by a registered dietitian!

    These 15 minute sessions are first-come, first serve and are to provide answers to general nutrition and well-being concerns. If you're interested in receiving counseling from a UHC registered dietitian, please call 706-542-8816.

    Check out our Nutrition Basic Office Hours calendar for available dates and times.

     https://healthpromotion.uga.edu/nutrition/nutrition-basics-office-hours/

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  • Healing After Loss Workshop

    Tuesday, April 23rd 2024
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Event Location: The Intersection at Tate

    This in-person workshop, facilitated by Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS), is intended to provide students with education, support, and ways to cope after losing a loved one.

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CONNECT WITH US!

Please reach out to us with any questions:

55 Carlton St · Athens, GA 30602

contact@uhs.uga.edu · 706-542-8690

UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER, FIRST FLOOR · 55 Carlton ST · ATHENS, GA 30602