First-Year To-Do List

Below you will find a number of items that should be completed through your Orientation experience. As you complete the to-do list, please know that failure to complete any of these tasks may prevent you from being able to register for classes.

Online New Student Orientation Experience
Register for a Virtual Small Group session

You will receive an email to both your UGA and personal email accounts with the instructions on how to register for your virtual small group session as a part of your Online New Student Orientation Experience. These are available to student on a first come first serve basis, so be sure to check your inbox regularly.

Complete UGA 101 Learning Modules

Two weeks prior to your Virtual small group session, you will receive a link to complete the UGA 101 learning modules. These modules are a series of videos, information pages, and links to resources that will help incoming students connect with and learn about various campus resources, programs, and organizations.

Check Out the NSO Webinar Schedule

As part of the new student experience, we will be providing a series of webinars to help you learn about resources, involvement opportunities and other experiences at UGA.

Getting Started
Set up UGA email

Shortly after being accepted to UGA, you received an email about creating your MyID. When a student creates a MyID, a UGA Email account is automatically created. Emails in reference to academic advising will be directed to this address. Need help? Visit or call the EITS Help Desk at 706-542-3106.

Archpass/Duo login

Some UGA systems require more than your MyID and password for access. For these systems and applications, you’ll need to use ArchPass, UGA’s two-step login solution.

You can enroll a phone or tablet through the Self-Service Portal. You can find instructions for enrolling devices on the Help Desk site.

Upload picture for UGA ID

Visit the UGACard website to upload your photo.

Check financial aid status

In order to ensure that aid is awarded in time for enrollment, students should be aware of the Financial Aid deadlines. You can check your financial aid status through your account.

Clear all holds

Holds can be viewed on the My Status Check. Some examples of these are:

Campus Life
Register for a parking pass

First Year students are permitted to bring their vehicles to campus. If you plan to do so, please register online for a UGA parking permit by June 30.

Purchase a meal plan

You have the option of purchasing a 7-day or 5-day meal plan for the year. Visit UGA Dining Services to view your options.

Submit housing application

First-Year students should submit their housing application through the Dawg House. The earlier you submit your housing application and the $35 fee, the sooner you’ll have access to select your housing.

Review student code of conduct

The University of Georgia Student Code of Conduct applies to all students at UGA. Once you submit your commitment deposit, you are officially a part of the Bulldog Family.

Placement Testing

Visit the University Testing Services page to determine if you need testing. All testing will take place online. You will receive information regarding placement testing via your UGA email. Be sure to complete any placement testing prior to meeting with your advisor.

Send final transcripts

Submit final official transcripts from any high school, college or university where you have taken classes.

Explore FYOS options

As a First-Year student, you are required to take a one-hour First-Year Odyssey Seminar. There are more than 350 seminar topics to choose from, but we encourage you to find at least 10 seminars that you are interested in.

Complete the Intake Survey

In order for your academic advisor to be aware of your academic history, you must complete the intake survey prior to your online advising session.

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