University of Georgia Campus Walk

Join us on April 7, 2024


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

University of Georgia Campus Walk


Event Details

Walk Date: 04/07/2024
Walk Location: Tate/ UGA campus, Athens, GA
 Onsite Registration Time: 10:00 am
Walk Program Starts: 11:00 am

For more information, please contact:

Contact Name: Abby Cushing (She/Her) 
Contact Phone: 404-202-0885 
Contact Email:


What Can I Expect on the Day of the Walk?


Parking will be available at Tate Student Center or the Washington Street Deck in downtown Athens. 

Tate Student Center

45 Baxter St, Athens, GA 30602

Washington Street Deck

125 W Washington St Suite 121, Athens, GA 30601


Please head inside to Tate Student Center to the fifth floor where The ceremony position of the event will be occurring in Tate Grand Hall. You can directly access the fifth floor from the elevators in the parking deck of Tate. When you arrive please head inside the doors of Tate Grand Hall and check-in and if you are brining anyone with you, they can go to the registration table and can register using the QR code- no need to fill out any paperwork. Donations are accepted at the walk. 

If you raised over $100 you qualify for an Out of the Darkness Campus Walk shirt. Please pick up your shirt at the registration table.

  • Event Day Timeline

    • 10:00am – attendees arrive; pick up t-shirts; register if you have not already; grab refreshments, honor beads, make a poster and take photos on the photo wall if you want! 

    • 11:00am – Opening Ceremony: Testimonies from members of the campus and community, a honor bead ceremony, and the giveaway for those who raised 100 dollars.

    • 12:00pm– Walk Begins! 

    • 1:30pm – Walk ends. Grab Items back upstairs in Tate Grand Hall (doors will close and a volunteer will make sure items are safe)

The following stations are available for you to visit:

  • Registration/Info Tent

    • Donations can be turned in

    • Registration (with QR codes)

    • Information

  • Sponsor and Community Partner Tables

    • AFSP Resource Table

    • Raffles!

  • Honor Bead Table

    • We all walk for different reasons.  Maybe we have lost someone to suicide, or perhaps we walk because we have friends or family that live with a mental health condition.  It is our goal to honor all of the reasons you choose to walk.

    • Stop by our Honor Bead Tent and pick up your honor beads to wear.  Click here to learn more about our Honor Beads.



Walk Route:



The Out of the Darkness Campus Walks are the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature student fundraising series, designed to engage youth and young adults in the fight to prevent suicide, a leading cause of death.

If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit and


Here Is How You Can Help

Become a Sponsor

Show your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Sponsor the University of Georgia Campus Walk & become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death. 

Email Abby Cushing (She/Her) to explore all the sponsorship opportunities! 

Volunteer at the Walk

Our Walk could not be successful without our Event Committee and Day-of Walk Volunteers!

Want to join this amazing crew? Email Abby Cushing (She/Her) for more details! Thank you!


Fundraising 101

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide and Get Rewarded!

$100+ - Raise $100 by 04/07/2024 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!*

*Donations can be made to a team as a whole, but the t-shirt and other incentives are based only on individual fundraising.  

See all the cool AFSP merch you could receive based on your fundraising HERE.


Promote the Walk on Campus and in Your Community! 

Follow us on social: 


Use Your Social Media

Post on your socials! Share why you walk with your community! Use the hashtags:

#HopeWalksHere and #OutoftheDarkness

Create a Facebook Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! This is super easy in the app btw (wink wink) 

If you want to fundraise on Instagram, add the link to your fundraising page to your profile bio! Then post about the Walk and direct people to "donate in bio"

** Please note that Instagram fundraisers DO NOT integrate with your Walk fundraising page. If you would like to share on Instagram, add the link to your fundraising page to your bio or add it as a link in your Instagram story! **



Team Tools

Become a Team Captain

Team Central

Be sure to follow all of the steps after registering to get that fundraising going!

Need fundraising ideas? These recommendations will make it FUNdraise!


Commonly Asked Questions:

How do I register? Click here to view a step-by-step guide.

I am already registered but I want to create / join a team, how can I change my registration? Log into your account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first). View this video tutorial for more help

Can I register at the Walk? Yes!  You can register in-person at the Walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.


Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $100 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!

If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $100. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $100


How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Parking, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.

For additional questions, please email








Day-of Experience

On-Site Activities
  • AFSP Store for merchandise
  • Pick-up beads at the Honor Bead tent
  • Take photos with our props
  • And more!
Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

What are your honor beads?

Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.


Register by clicking the button at the top of the page

There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates!

Click below to get started!



Thank you to our participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can save lives and bring hope.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 988 or text TALK to 741-741