Campus Carry Information

 

The Georgia law commonly known as the "Campus Carry" legislation went into effect on July 1, 2017.  This law was modified on April 13, 2022, by Senate Bill 319, which removed the license requirement.

Under the law, and with a few exceptions, lawful weapons carriers may carry concealed handguns in public university classes if they are conducted in buildings and facilities not otherwise exempt from the law.  Lawful weapons carriers may not carry handguns to classes in which high school students are enrolled. It is a misdemeanor for a weapons carrier to possess a weapon in an area that is exempt under the law, and it will be the responsibility of those weapons carriers who choose to carry handguns on campus to know the law and understand where they can go on campus while carrying.  Failure to abide by the law by a student may also be a violation of the University's Student Code of Conduct.

Students or faculty who wish to know which of their courses have high school students enrolled may contact the Office of the Registrar at 706-542-4040 or reghelp@uga.edu.

For more information, please visit: https://www.police.uga.edu/crime-stats/weapons-on-campus-info-2/campus-carry

If you have additional legal questions regarding the “Campus Carry” legislation not addressed at the link above, you may email them to: legal@uga.edu.