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.

New Student Orientation
Sign Up for Mandatory In-Person Orientation Session

Orientation session registration for incoming first-year students will open on November 2nd. You will receive an email with instructions on how to register for a required in-person orientation session. These are available to students on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to check your inbox regularly.

Complete Required UGA 101 Modules

On November 21st, you will receive access to complete the UGA 101 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. These modules MUST BE COMPLETED by all incoming students prior to attending their in-person orientation session.

Complete Academic Advising

Academic advising appointments will be in the afternoon of a student’s in-person orientation session.  Academic advisors will send an email to the student’s UGA email address with these appointment details during your orientation session.  After the completion of that advising appointment, students should be able to complete class registration barring any other holds that may be on their student account.

Placement testing

Visit the Testing FAQ page to determine if you need testing. 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 college or university where you have taken classes.

Complete the Intake Survey

In order for your academic advisor to be made aware of your academic history. You must complete the intake survey prior to your online academic advising appointment. The link to the survey can be accessed here.

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 Athena. 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.

Sign-Up for On-Campus Housing

First-year students are required to live on campus. You can submit your housing application through the Dawg House. Application opens on October 3.

Sign up for the UGA Meal Plan

Choosing to join the voluntary meal plan at UGA gives you an unmatched dining experience at the five dining commons or one of the many retail locations around campus.

Determine which plan is best for you by checking out our Meal Plan Builder here.

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.