Georgia Military College’s Milledgeville campus is located at 201 E. Greene Street in historic downtown Milledgeville, which was planned and laid out as the state’s capital city in 1803. GMC-Milledgeville’s location in central Georgia provides easy accessibility from I-75, I-16, and US 441. As the original campus of GMC, this site is steeped in history and tradition, clearly evidenced by the campus architecture and military parade field. Although the Milledgeville campus has a small resident Corps of Cadets, our general population of students is not required to participate in the corps.
The Milledgeville campus’ focal point is the historic Old Capitol Building (OCB), which served the state of Georgia as the center of government from 1807 until 1868. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the OCB was completely restored in 2000. The OCB houses the Executive Offices of the College, classrooms, faculty office space, a computer laboratory, a replica of the State Legislative Chambers, circa 1860, and the GMC Bookstore where students, family, and friends of GMC can purchase books, school supplies, Cadet uniforms, and other GMC apparel. The OCB is fully accessible to all students and the community. A description of additional buildings on the Milledgeville campus is located at the end of this section.
The GMC Library includes the 14,000 square-foot Sibley Cone Library in Milledgeville as well as six library facilities located at other GMC campuses. The Sibley Cone Library contains a collection of 30,000 volumes and 1,500 video recordings. The library’s electronic database collection offers access to over 200 online databases, which are available both on campus and remotely. These information resources provide unlimited access to over 25,000 academic journals and over 48,000 eBooks covering all the subject areas taught by the faculty. A 24/7 chat box is located on the library homepage and the library guides page to allow for 24 hour access to research assistance for all GMC students, faculty, and staff. For hours of operation and further information, please visit the GMC Library webpage located athttp://www.gmc.edu under “Quick Links” and “GMC Library.” For hours, please visit the Milledgeville Library webpage on this site.
Academic Support Services
Academic Support Services assists students with achieving academic and personal goals by providing: (For more information, please click the links below.)
1. Placement testing
2. Academic advisement and guidance
3. Academic Success Program
4. Career planning
5. Student Disability Services
6. Counseling referral
7. Free tutoring in a variety of subjects
Clubs and Organizations
The Milledgeville Campus of GMC has the following organizations and encourages student participation in order to enrich the student’s college experience. Current active student organizations include Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Ambassadors, Student Honor Council, and the list is growing! At GMC, we encourage students to start new clubs that meet their interests. For a full list of clubs and organizations, please click the link to visit our web page. The office of student activities is located in Boylan Hall, room 190.
Commons and Campus Bookstore
The atrium connecting Miller Hall and Boylan Hall serves as a student commons area and contains snack machines, café tables, and a comfortable seating area where GMC students are able to relax and study. A canteen is also available for students to purchase snacks and lunch items. During the academic terms, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the dining hall located below the atrium. For more information, visit the Dining Services web page.
Students have access to computer labs on campus and areas for studying. Computer labs are located in Miller Hall, room 119 and Old Capitol Building, room 120. The library also has computers for students to conduct research. Students also study in the atrium connecting Miller Hall and Boylan Hall and at tables in the walkway overlooking the atrium on level two.
The campus bookstore is an easy-access facility that contains all necessary textbooks, supplemental materials, classroom supplies, and GMC gear. It is located on the ground floor of the Old Capitol Building.
Student Health Services
A nurse-directed outpatient clinic is available in Usery Hall on the Milledgeville campus to provide care for minor illnesses and injuries and referral to local health care providers along with wellness education and resources. There is no cost for these services to full-time students.
In case of a serious illness or injury, students will be referred to a local physician or Oconee Regional Medical Center. Costs for off-campus services including transportation is the responsibility of the student and/or parent/guardian. Students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance coverage and to carry their policy identification card. Please visit the Health Services’ web page for more information.
Safety and Well Being – Campus Police
The safety of those who attend GMC-Milledgeville, as well as the safety of those who work at the complex, is our top priority. Campus Police Officers are on campus during all office hours and class time to include evening and weekend time periods. In addition, security cameras are located throughout the buildings. For contact information, please visit the Campus Police web page.
Academic Affairs Administration
This building houses the institutional-level departments of Academic Affairs, Academic Support Services, Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness, and Online Education Development.
This building is home to Academic records and the Military Benefits Coordinator.
Within Zell Miller Hall is home to the GMC Office of Admissions. It serves as a welcome center for visitors and prospective students.
The White House, located at 410 South Jefferson Street, provides space for the Office of Institutional Development and houses the Georgia Military College Foundation.
Baugh Barracks is named in honor of Dr. James Baugh, GMC alumnus HS ’37 and JC’39, World War II veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, and former Mayor of Milledgeville. Georgia Military College provides housing for all male and female boarding cadets in Baugh Barracks. Rooms are arranged in a series of suites with two cadets per room with an interconnecting private bathroom. Each room has two closets, two beds, two desks, two chairs and two 3- drawer chests. All rooms have internet connectivity. The dormitory also has a computer lab, six common areas and free laundry facilities. GMC has no facilities on-campus for housing students other than cadets nor does GMC sponsor any off-campus housing. Housing is provided on the Milledgeville campus only. For information on campus housing and photos of the barracks, visit: http://www.gmc.edu/current-students/housing.cms
Cordell Events Center
GMC’s physical education building has approximately 32,000 square feet of floor space with basketball courts, a multi-use mat room, college student lounge, and general game areas for additional sports and recreation. This facility serves as a site for intramural, interscholastic, and intercollegiate activities.
Couch Field, named in honor of Mr. T.W. Couch and in memory of Mrs. Ouida A. Couch, serves as the home of both the junior college and prep school softball teams.
Craig Field and Horace Ray Field House
Craig Field, named in honor of former GMC Foundation, Inc. Chairman William Craig, HS ‘71, and HoraceRay Field House, named in honor of Mr. Horace Ray, serve as the home of the prep school baseball teams.
Surrounded by a concrete and tile wall, this is the home field of the GMC football teams and serves as an athletic field for college and prep school physical education activities.
The parade is the grassy area between the Old Capitol Building and Peter Boylan Hall. This area is used especially for parades.
This building is currently undergoing renovations.
Kidd Health and Wellness Center (KHWC)
The Kidd Health and Wellness Center opened in June 2014. The facility is named for Representative Rusty Kidd and his family. It is a 56,000 square foot facility with classrooms, court space, locker rooms, weight room, cardio fitness areas, band room, and indoor track. The facility also houses a full service athletic healthcare and treatment facility as well as staff offices.
Lake Recreational Center
A beautiful wooded setting on Lake Sinclair, a few miles north of downtown Milledgeville , is equipped with boat landings, canoes, swimming area, bath house, and a large picnic pavilion.
Parham Hall, named for Georgia State Representative Bobby Parham, was completed in 1998. This facility houses the GMC Resource Management Office.
Parnell Ruark Athletic Complex
Named after Parnell Ruark, a former All-American athlete, coach, and athletic director at GMC, this building opened in July of 2003. The nearly 24,000 square foot facility houses the offices of junior college athletic personnel, the prep school athletic director, athletic laundry facilities, and five locker rooms for GMC’s athletic teams. In addition, the facility houses a state of the art rifle range, weight room, training room, and team meeting rooms, which double as classrooms.
Built by cadets in 1948, a variety of occupants have called this building home. The mailroom currently resides here.
Boylan Hall & Miller Hall
Together these two halls make up the GMC-Milledgeville Campus main academic center, with the first floor of the Old Capitol Building also providing classroom and faculty office spaces. Boylan Hall is named in honor of GMC’s 20th President, who is known for his dedication to intellect, character education, and building and maintaining the infrastructure of the college. Boylan Hall is connected to Miller Hall. On the ground level, this facility offers a dining hall and the Goldstein Performing Arts Center, a 407-seat facility. The main level houses a student union area as well as a snack shop, study space, computer laboratory, classrooms, and office space for Student Activities and the GMC-Milledgeville Campus Financial Aid, Admissions, and Campus Registrar Services Offices. On the second floor, there is a chemistry and physics lab, music room, art room, classrooms and college faculty offices. Each classroom and laboratory offers a state of the art learning environment, fully enhanced by the latest computer technology. Miller Hall, the first phase of GMC’s master plan of construction and renovation, was completed in 1997. A parking area lies on the north side of the building. While maintaining the integrity of the Gothic architecture of the campus, the 32,000 square foot building houses modern classrooms and laboratories for biology and microbiology. Miller Hall also houses the offices of the GMC-Milledgeville Campus Executive Director, Deputy Director/Dean of Students, and the Academic Dean; Recruiting/Admissions Office; Academic Support Services including academic advising, testing, disability services and tutoring; and faculty offices.
Named for Colonel William M. Wilder, a GMC alumnus, this building is a brick and stucco structure, which houses the Information Technology and Online Campus offices.
This building, which opened in 2017, is the new home of the Military Science Department.