To-Do List for New Students

Before you come for Orientation: As you complete the Pre-Orientation to-do list, please remember that failure to complete any of these tasks will prevent you from being able to register for classes at your chosen orientation session.

  • Check the Admissions Office’s Application Status Check for confirmation of your scheduled Orientation session, immunization flags, and to learn your UGA Student ID number.
  • Make sure to submit documents for your verification of lawful presence
  • Complete the University Health Center’s Mandatory Immunization History and TB Screening Form and mail, fax, or e-mail ( it at least 30 days before your Orientation session. Failure to do so will prevent you from registering for classes.
  • Have your official transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from any college or university where you have taken classes at least 2 weeks before your orientation session.
  • Memorize your UGA Student ID Number: Your nine-digit, student-specific number that will be important at Orientation and while you are a student at UGA.
  • Pre-Orientation Placement Testing: Visit the University Testing Services page to determine whether you need testing. Testing will be on select dates in May and June. Testing will depend on what Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams you have taken; how you scored on your SAT or ACT exams; and what exams you need to move forward. Registration for testing will be available in late-April.
  • Prepare for Advising & Course Registration:  Review and complete the UGA Bulletin Instructions and Worksheet.
  • Review the Orientation Advising page for questions about advising, majors, academic resources or major changes.
  • Bring a copy of your most recent unofficial grade report if you are a transfer student or a first-year dual enrollment student.
  • AlcoholEdu and HAVEN - You MUST complete part 1 of AlcoholEdu and Haven by the following deadlines:
  • Semester Starting at UGA

    Deadline to Complete Part 1

    Spring 2015

    January 5, 2015

    Summer 2015

    April 30, 2015

    Fall 2015

    Course not available until July 2015

    If you miss your deadline, you will see a hold on your registration preventing you from registering for the next semester's classes. To begin, visit:

Orientation Details

Bring $20 to pay for your UGACard student ID and sign up for your Bulldog Bucks Account once you have your card. No other payments - such as tuition, room, and board - are due at Orientation.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in Orientation, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before your assigned Orientation session. Contact the UGA Disability Resource Center for information on registering for accommodations throughout the academic year. The University of Georgia is committed to providing access for people with disabilities.

Before you start classes at UGA: As you prepare to be a UGA student, we highly encourage you to complete the following, as they will make your transition to UGA easier.

Incoming studentes should also be aware of these important steps that should be completed prior to enrollment.


If you have a disability and need assistance in order to obtain this information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Questions concerning UGA Orientation can be directed to