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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Clear all holds
Holds can be viewed on the My Status Check. 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 after your Virtual Small Group session)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submit final official transcripts from any high school, college or university where you have taken classes.
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.
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.