*Updates to this information were made on 4.15.2022*
New Student Orientation is excited to deliver a hybrid orientation program this summer with informational UGA 101 modules and the opportunity to have students attend a session on campus. Make sure to continue to check your UGA email accounts for weekly checklists and any updates about orientation.
Below, we have pulled together some of the frequently asked questions regarding orientation.
Yes, the university has identified completion of New Student Orientation as an integral part of the student’s transition to the University of Georgia. To satisfy national, state, and local requirements, each student is required to complete the UGA 101 modules, virtually speak with an academic advisor, and attend an in-person orientation session.
Upon completing the required UGA 101 modules, students will be given an academic advising appointment date range. This date range will be based on when you complete the modules amongst the rest of our incoming class. The earlier a student completes the modules, the earlier their advising date range will be.
Your academic advising appointment date range will be sent in your module complete confirmation email in your UGA email account.
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.
Transfer students can sign up for orientation beginning April 25th.You will receive more information in late spring about session registration, so make sure to check your UGA email.
The online and in-person orientation programs are supported by a portion of each’s students $300 commitment deposit. This costs also supports a variety of fall welcome events hosted by NSO and other campus partners.
Students can log in at any time to change their session to another available date.
We provide an intentional program for families and guests during each orientation session and while they are not required to attend these sessions, we do encourage them to join us for the program. Throughout the orientation program, parents and families will have a separate schedule. This schedule will have some similar sessions to the student schedule, as well as sessions specific for their experience.
We encourage you to only bring your immediate supporters to orientation. Please do not bring more than 2 guests.
There is no additional costs for parents, families, or guests. However, if they would like to eat in one of the dining halls for lunch or dinner, they will have to pay a discounted rate to do so.
Academic advising and class registration will occur virtually this year and separately from the in-person orientation sessions. Your attendance of the in-person orientation sessions does not affect your advising or class registration process.
Parking passes will be provided at check-in for the parking deck at the Tate Student Center.
Individuals who seek additional assistance during their stay should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) prior to their visit. You can contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.The New Student Orientation Program works closely with the DRC to identify helpful resources for guests who require additional assistance.
Students should send verification of all credit received to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If you have already requested for these items to be sent, please allow up to two weeks for processing.