Posted September 20, 2010 Atlanta, GA
A recent agreement between Georgia Tech and the Woodruff Arts Center will offer all students unlimited access to some of the city’s finest cultural institutions. The best part: it’s only 20 bucks.
The Georgia Tech Student Season Pass will provide access to each of Woodruff’s three divisions: the High Museum of Art, Alliance Theater and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Cardholders will also have the option to purchase a single companion ticket at a special discount rate.
The Division of Student Affairs and Student Government Association negotiated the agreement over the summer in an effort to encourage more participation in Atlanta’s arts community. Students may purchase their annual pass at the Georgia Tech Box Office, located on the second floor of the Student Center.
“As educators we’re always looking for ways to enrich the student experience,” said Bill Schafer, vice president for Student Affairs. “We see this partnership with the Woodruff Center as an investment in student life beyond the classroom.”
“There is something very powerful that can occur at the intersection of the arts and sciences,” said Corey Boone, undergraduate student body president. “This affords our students an opportunity to explore the great city of Atlanta, witness historic performances by Tony and Grammy award-winning artists and experience artistic expression from around the world. I couldn't be happier about this program.”
Participating students will be able to reserve tickets for performances or museum visits via a website. The Woodruff Arts Center will also host three Georgia Tech events during the course of the academic year, including one planned for the evening of Thursday, September 30.
“Atlanta has some world-class arts programs, several of which are within walking distance of our campus,” Schafer said. “Oftentimes, however, they are beyond what the average college-age student can afford. We are very pleased that we could find a way to lower a barrier to these cultural treasures.”
Graduate Student President Anthony Baldridge said, “This collaboration provides a great opportunity for students at Tech to experience Atlanta as well as enjoy numerous cultural events. It is my hope that all students will take advantage of this new opportunity to enrich their lives and experience new things outside of the academic environment.”