Summer Transfer Orientation Sessions

Incoming transfer 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.

Academic advising will be in the afternoon of orientation. Students will receive an email with their academic advising logistics to their UGA email by 10:00am of their orientation session.

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 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.

Five days prior to your session, you will be able to access your session schedule on the Welcome to UGA mobile app (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play for smartphones and tablets).

Scheduling Your Orientation Session
Students attending courses in any summer semester must attend an orientation session that is before their first day of class. This information is listed below:
Maymester Term: Attend orientation prior to May 14th
Extended Summer Term: Attend orientation prior to May 14th
Thru Term: Attend orientation prior to June 6th
Short Session I Term: Attend orientation prior to June 6th
Short Session II Term: Attend orientation prior to July 8th

Orientation Session Options:
May 13th – Early Summer Session
May 23rd
May 29th
June 5th
June 14th
July 19th


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.