Two people shaking hands at an International Coffee House in the 70's.

International Coffee Hour celebrates 50th anniversary

For 50 years, students have gathered at the same time, in the same location, nearly every Friday, to renew a grand University of Georgia tradition: drinking coffee.

On Friday, Aug. 19, UGA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Coffee Hour. The anniversary celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Reed Quad, and the event will continue at its traditional location in the Memorial Hall Ballroom each Friday after that.

Started in 1972 and continuing each Friday of the fall and spring semesters, UGA’s International Coffee Hour is one of the longest running programs of its kind in the U.S. Free to attend, the program offers a unique experience to engage in conversation with people of different cultures and backgrounds. Typically, several hundred students attend International Coffee Hour each week.

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