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 Mandatory In-Person Orientation Session

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-served basis through your application status page, so be sure to check your inbox regularly.

Fall and summer-start students will be able to register for a session in early May. Spring-start students will be able to register for a session in early November.

Complete Required 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. They can be accessed through your application status page. You will be notified via your UGA email when they have opened. Fall and summer-start students will be able to register for a session in early May. Spring-start students will be able to register for a session in early November.

Complete Academic Advising

Academic advising appointments will be during 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.

Placement testing

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.

Send Final Transcripts

If you are a first-year student, you will need to submit a final official high school transcript.

If you are a transfer student, you will need to submit final official transcripts from any college or university where you have taken classes.

Complete the Academic Advising: Step One information form.

In order for your academic advisor to be made aware of your academic history, you must complete the Academic Advising: Step One information form before your  academic advising appointment. The link to the form can be accessed here.

First-year student form

Transfer student form

Getting Started
Health & Immunization Forms

Complete the University Health Center’s University Health Center’s Mandatory Immunization History and TB Screening Form.

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 Athena. Some examples of these are:

Campus Life
Apply for a Parking Permit

First-year and transfer students are permitted to bring their vehicles to campus if space allows. If you plan to do so, you must apply online for  a UGA parking permit. Parking is not guaranteed. Not all reservation requests can be fulfilled due to limited availability of parking spaces. Students are strongly encouraged to use our comprehensive Campus Transit system rather than cars.

Sign Up for On-Campus Housing

First-year students are required to live on campus. You can submit your housing application through the Dawg House.

Sign up for the UGA Meal Plan

Choosing to join the voluntary meal plan at UGA gives you an unmatched dining experience at the five dining commons or one of the many retail locations around campus.

Determine which plan is best for you by checking out our Meal Plan Builder here.

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.