UGA's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute caters to adult students and offers a number of noncredit courses.
The tree-lined streets of downtown Athens are home to numerous venues, including the famous 40 Watt Club and Georgia Theatre, along with a full slate of restaurants, shops, services and more. The city has a Really Really Free market, a giant free swap meet in a city park.
Winters are mild and summers hot, with 49 inches of rain spread fairly evenly throughout the year.
For spectators, college sports are serious business here: The university's Bulldogs, with NCAA Division I teams in most sports, inspire epic tailgating and frenzied rivalries with Georgia Tech and Auburn University.
Classical and jazz musicians perform on the UVM campus, and professional and student actors take the stage at the university's Royall Tyler Theatre.