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Housing & Dining

Athens offers convenient and affordable living without sacrifice.  A diverse array of local restaurants is available to suit every taste and budget.  Explore housing options and learn more about Athens' classic dining spots.

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Home to thousands of students, Athens offers a variety of housing options. From large apartment complexes to neighborhood rental houses, you're guaranteed to find a place to fit your needs and call home during your 3 years of law school. While on-campus housing is available, most law students choose to live off-campus. The Law Admissions Office is happy to provide assistance to admitted law students interested in finding roommates. Find housing:



Athens has a place to eat for every appetite, from the upscale dishes at Five & Ten and the soul food at Weaver D's to vegetarian choices at The Grit and the famous chili dogs at The Varsity. Learn more about local restaurants:


Pet-Friendly Community

It could be our mascot, the open-minded atmosphere or maybe it's just the great weather. Whatever the reason, Athens is a dog town. Students and residents bring their well-behaved pets to local restaurants and enjoy the area's dog parks, both on- (UGA Intramural Fields) and off-campus (Memorial Park). The city also has plenty of groomers, pet supply stores and canine bakeries.