New Student Orientation is excited to deliver a hybrid orientation program this spring via UGA 101 online modules and an in-person orientation session with an in-person academic advising appointment.
Below, we have compiled some of the frequently asked questions regarding orientation.
Yes, the university has identified completion of New Student Orientation as an integral part of the student’s transition to the University of Georgia. Each student is required to complete the UGA 101 modules, attend an in-person orientation session, and attend an in-person academic advising appointment.
No. Students must complete their UGA 101 modules prior to attending their in-person orientation session.
Your academic advisor will send an email to your UGA with the time and location of your academic advising appointment during orientation. These appointments will take place in the afternoon of orientation.
Attending a New Student Orientation session is required. These sessions will offer the opportunity to connect with other incoming students, campus staff, faculty and Orientation Leaders. It will also allow you to be even more prepared to be successful at UGA with campus tours, an introduction to dining halls, and resource and organizational fairs.
Students will be able to begin registering for an in-person orientation session starting on November 2nd. Students will be sent all information needed to their UGA email address.
All of the orientation programs are supported by a portion of each student’s $300 commitment deposit. This cost also supports a variety of fall welcome events hosted by NSO and other campus partners.
Students can log in at any time to change their session to another available date.
We provide an intentional program for families and guests during each orientation session and while they are not required to attend these sessions, we do encourage them to join us for the program. Throughout the orientation program, parents and families will have a separate schedule. This schedule will have some similar sessions to the student schedule, as well as sessions specific for their experience.
We encourage you to only bring your immediate supporters to orientation. Please do not bring more than 2 guests.
There is no additional costs for parents, families, or guests. However, if they would like to eat in one of the dining halls for lunch or dinner, they will be able to pay a discounted rate to do so.
Academic advising and class registration will occur during the in-person orientation session for first-year students. There will be assistance with registration on the East Wing of the 4th Floor of the Miller Learning Center (MLC).
Parking passes will be provided at check-in for the parking deck at the Tate Student Center.
Individuals who seek additional assistance during their stay should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) prior to their visit. You can contact them via email at email@example.com. The New Student Orientation Program works closely with the DRC to identify helpful resources for guests who require additional assistance.
Students should send verification of all credit received to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you have already requested for these items to be sent, please allow up to two weeks for processing.