Transfer Schedule

This spring, incoming transfer students are required to attend a one-day orientation session. These sessions start at 8am and concludes around 5:00pm each day.

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 Transfer To-Do List prior to attending.

Please keep in mind that attending a New Student Orientation session is required. 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).


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.


Make sure to arrive at 8:00am to take part in a number of orientation kickoff events

Resource Fair

  • To kick off each of our orientation sessions, we will be hosting a variety of campus partners at our UGA resource fair. At the resource fair, these offices will be able to provide information and free swag to help connect you with the resources that they offer new students.

Placement Testing

  • During orientation, University Testing Services’ office will open at 7:30am to allow placement exams to be taken before orientation begins. Please register ahead of time through the UTS website.

Campus Tour

  • Starting at 8:00am, Orientation Leaders will be available to show you some of the important buildings of central campus.
Dining Options at Orientation

Students will be providedlunch. 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.