i used the bus system to get to class while I was a student at UGA, which was pretty convenient for the trip to class. However, the problem lies in buying groceries, shopping, getting home from bars, etc. Most of the grocery stores are pretty far from campus and downtown Athens (think Eastside or a few miles West- this will make more sense if you more there) and the buses are pretty unreliable for any of the non-college routes. That said, I had a roomate who got by with a bike to get to campus and carpools with us to the grocery store. PM me if you need where to live suggestions, I did lease consulting in Athens for 2 years as a part time job and know most of the apt's in town.