Vice President Wilson chatting with students on a bench on campus.

December, 2016

The Holiday Things We Do

Around this time of year, many of us celebrate traditions and holidays with special significance in our lives. These are often moments to come together and share in common purpose with neighbors, family, and friends. In these traditions, we offer kindness and understanding, comfort those in need. We listen, nurture, give, and give thanks.
 
The question to me is why it takes a holiday to inspire goodwill. Growing up, my mother always reminded me, “It’s not the holiday things you do at holiday time, it’s the holiday things you do all year through.” I still take that to heart. Our students, families, communities, and world need our compassion and commitment to each other every single day. I challenge us all, as we move through the winter break into a new year, to make the spirit of holidays enduring: Engage genuinely and selflessly, seek understanding, continue to give and give thanks. To me, those holiday things are what we need for the entire year! Enjoy the season.


Victor K. Wilson
Vice President for Student Affairs
The University of Georgia

The Office of the
Vice President
for Student Affairs

306 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-3564
askstudentaffairs@uga.edu

 

Directions

From the Tate Center Parking Deck, take the elevator to the 3 rd floor. Walk across the courtyard with the UGA bookstore on your left hand side. Take the stairs up to the street. Cross Sanford Drive. Memorial Hall will be directly in front of you. Stay on the left side of the building and walk around to the side entrance for disability access. From the side door you can take the elevator to the third floor. If an elevator is not needed walk up all the stairs on the side of Memorial Hall and turn right, there you will see Reed Quad. Walk up the steps with the columns to the main entrance of the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For directions please call 706-542- 3564.