Several events at the University of North Georgia (UNG) have been rescheduled or cancelled due to this week's icy weather, which necessitated university closures on Tuesday and Wednesday.
As a result of the weather-related closures, the university has also adjusted the academic calendar to shift the official date of withdrawal with a W to Wednesday, March 4. However, the dates for graduation ceremonies have not changed, and students and their families should continue with commencement plans based on the current schedule of May 1-3.
UNG's College Goal Georgia event, originally scheduled for Feb. 19, has been changed to March 5. This is a free event to help college-bound students and their parents complete forms required to apply for federal financial aid. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on UNG's Cumming Campus.
"Constructing the Past," an exhibit of landscapes by John Cleaveland curated by Dr. Michael Kemling, opened Feb. 19 in the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on UNG's Gainesville Campus. Cleaveland and Kemling were originally scheduled to speak at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the gallery, but their presentation has been rescheduled for March 12 at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a reception.
The No. 9-ranked UNG softball team was to participate in the Catawba College Invitational softball tournament, scheduled for Feb. 20-22, but all games have been cancelled. Plans to make up the games have not been finalized, but will be announced via www.UNGAthletics.com as soon as possible. Other updates for athletic events this weekend and Monday include: Saturday, Feb. 21: mixed rifle at the Citadel, 9 a.m.; women's basketball at Columbus State University, 1:30 p.m., men's game at 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 22: baseball at Georgia Southwestern University, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; men's and women's tennis at Georgia College & State University, 2 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 23: baseball at Georgia Southwestern University, noon; men's golf at Armstrong State University Pirate Invitational; and women's golf at Columbus State University Lady Cougar Invitiational.
Fans are encouraged to check www.UNGAthletics.com and all Nighthawk social media accounts for up-to-the-minute schedule updates.
Events for UNG's celebration of Black History Month have also been rescheduled, including "Blacks in Hollywood: Exploring Black Stereotypes," which will be March 4 at noon in Young Hall on the Dahlonega Campus.
Also, the Outdoor Pursuits ski trip to Maggie Valley in North Carolina scheduled for this weekend has been rescheduled for March 7. The trip is currently booked and no additional slots are available; those who registered for the trip have been notified.