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 Optional In-Person Orientation Session

Orientation session registration for incoming first-year students will open in mid-May and you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for an optional session. These are available to students on a first come, first serv basis, so be sure to check your inbox regularly.

Complete Required UGA 101 Modules

At the beginning of June, 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 and the earlier you complete them, the earlier your academic advising date range will be.

Schedule and Complete Academic Advising

After completing the required UGA 101 modules, each student will be given an academic advising appointment date range based on when you complete all of the modules and that date range will be sent in your module complete confirmation email. Academic advisors will email you via your UGA EMAIL with more information leading up to that date range. After the completion of that appointment, students should be able to complete class registration barring any other holds that may be on their student account.

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

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 FAQ 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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