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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submit final official transcripts from any college or university where you have taken classes.
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.
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 eitshelpdesk.uga.edu or call the EITS Help Desk at 706-542-3106.
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.
Visit the UGACard website to upload your photo. https://tate.uga.edu/ugacard/incoming-students/
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 athena.uga.edu account.
Holds can be viewed on Athena. Some examples of these are:
- Verification of Lawful Presence
- Complete the University Health Center’s Mandatory Immunization History and TB Screening Form. Failure to do so will prevent you from registering for classes
- Fill out your Emergency Contact information on Athena
- Academic Advising (the academic advising hold will be removed when you meet with your academic advisor)
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.
First-year students are required to live on campus. You can submit your housing application through the Dawg House. Application opens on October 3.
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.