University of Georgia dining hall set to open fall 2014

The two-story Bolton Dining Commons will be able to seat over 1,000 diners.

ATHENS, Ga.—Students can expect an open and fully operational Bolton Dining Commons on the first day of Fall 2014 classes for the University of Georgia.

Construction on Bolton began in January 2013, with the final stages of construction set for completion this summer.

"I think students are absolutely gonna love this facility," said Jeanne Fry, Executive Director of Food Services. 

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