UGA returns to classes today

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia students will see larger classes, fewer course sections and more courses taught by temporary instructors this fall.

But UGA officials say most students will not be affected much by those and other changes forced by budget cuts.

Today is the first day of classes for about 34,000 UGA students, bringing heavy traffic, a steady parade of campus buses and a little bit of confusion. About 6,300 of those students are new, UGA officials estimate - more than 4,700 freshmen and 1,600 transfer students.

At UGA, officials hope students won't see the changes wrought by big budget cuts, but will notice instead some of the big building projects recently begun or completed, like a 550-bed residence hall now under construction on the university's East Campus and a huge addition to the Tate Student Center that opened earlier this year.

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