This spring, incoming first-year students will be required to attend a one-day orientation session. These sessions start officially at 9:00am end at 5:00pm for students and families.
Prior to arriving at orientation, you will receive a pre-orientation email to help prepare you to be successful at orientation. We also suggest you check out the First-Year To Do List prior to attending.
Please keep in mind that attending a New Student Orientation session is mandatory. These sessions will offer the opportunity to connect with other incoming students, campus staff, faculty and Orientation Leaders. It will also allow you to be even more prepared to be successful at UGA with campus tours, an introduction to dining halls, and resource and organizational fairs.
Students and families can begin checking in at the Tate Student Center starting at 8:00am with the official welcome starting at 9:00am. From 8:00am to 9:00am, students can participate in placement tests, campus tours, and the resource fair.
Parking for check-in and the duration of the orientation program will be in the Tate Student Center Parking Deck; students and families will receive a parking pass at check-in.
Students will be provided lunch. Families will have the opportunity to eat at the dining halls at a discounted rate during these meal times. There are also retail locations in the Tate Student Center including Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A. Bolton Dining Commons is directly across Lumpkin Street from the Tate Center and is available for lunch and dinner on December dates. January attendees will be able to dine at Oglethorpe House, which is a short walk from the Tate Center.