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Nighthawk Engagement and Student Transitions (NEST) Orientation for All Students

Welcome to the University of North Georgia! We are Nighthawk Engagement and Student Transitions (NEST) and we are dedicated to making your transition to UNG a success. 

Orientation is your opportunity to learn what it's like to be a UNG student. During orientation you will interact with current Nighthawks, learn about UNG resources, hear from academic advisors, and find ways to get involved on campus.

Unsure of Your Student Type?

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing all incoming students with the resources needed to be successful in the university setting. We strive to provide excellent student experiences and knowledge for all students, and our orientations are designed specifically just for you.

If you are unsure of your student type, please refer to the Check Application Status page.

New Freshmen (NSO) & Transfer Student Orientation (TSO)

UNG will be hosting orientation in a virtual learning environment for freshman and transfer students enrolling spring term. Sessions will be hosted in Zoom from approximately 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students should plan to be present the entire time. After attending the virtual orientation, students and families will be able to schedule a personalized campus visit with the orientation team.

NSO & TSO Information

Students admitted to UNG for the Spring 2021 semester as a freshmen and transfer students are required to register for and complete a live virtual orientation. 

These New Student Orientation (NSO) sessions and the Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) sessions) will occur at a pre-determined date and time using the Zoom video communications application. These day-long sessions will run from approximately 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The reservation process includes logging into Banner, and (1) completing an Academic Interest Form (2) selecting your virtual orientation date and time and (3) attending a virtual orientation session via Zoom.

Once you make your reservation, you will be charged a $40 orientation fee and you will gain access to pre-orientation modules with helpful information about UNG. 

After attending the virtual orientation session via Zoom, you will be able to schedule a personalized campus visit with the orientation team.

Cadet Information

All incoming FROGs are encouraged to attend the earliest orientation session possible.

  • Please refer to the Cadet Admissions Manual for additional information on FROG week and Corps of Cadet specific checklist items.
  • As part of the orientation program, you can schedule a personalized campus visit to occur after you attend the virtual orientation session via Zoom. Orientation can assist with making a uniform fitting appointment for your personalized visit.

Freshmen (NSO) & Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) Dates

Date  Campus Time Session Type
Saturday, April 24, 2021 All Campuses 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Summer
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall
Thursday, May 20, 2021 All Campuses 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Summer
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall
Friday, May 21, 2021 All Campuses 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Summer
Thursday, June 3, 2021 All Campuses 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Summer
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall
Friday, June 4, 2021 All Campuses 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Summer
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Select Populations
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Dahlonega Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Special Populations Dahlonega Only
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Dahlonega Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
Thursday, June 17, 2021 Oconee Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Oconee Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Oconee Only
Monday, June 21, 2021 Dahlonega Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Dahlonega Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Gainesville Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Gainesville Only
Thursday, June 24, 2021 Blue Ridge Campus, Cumming Campus, Gainesville Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Blue Ridge Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Blue Ridge Only
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Cumming Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Cumming Only
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Gainesville Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Gainesville Only
Thursday, July 1, 2021 All Campuses 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Summer
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall
New Student Orientation (NSO) Summer
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Cumming Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Cumming Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Cumming Only
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Dahlonega Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
Thursday, July 15, 2021 Dahlonega Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Oconee Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Oconee Only
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Oconee Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Oconee Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Oconee Only
Thursday, July 22, 2021 Blue Ridge Campus, Cumming Campus, Gainesville Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Blue Ridge Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Blue Ridge Only
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Cumming Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Cumming Only
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Gainesville Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Gainesville Only
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Dahlonega Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Dahlonega Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
Thursday, July 29, 2021 Gainesville Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Gainesville Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Gainesville Only
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 Cumming Campus, Gainesville Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Cumming Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Cumming Only
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Gainesville Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Gainesville Only
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Gainesville Campus, Oconee Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Gainesville Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Gainesville Only
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Oconee Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Oconee Only
Thursday, August 12, 2021 Oconee Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Oconee Only
Friday, August 13, 2021 Dahlonega Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Dahlonega Only
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Gainesville Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Gainesville Only
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Gainesville Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Gainesville Only
Thursday, August 19, 2021 Blue Ridge Campus 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall Blue Ridge Only
New Student Orientation (NSO) Fall Blue Ridge Only
Friday, August 20, 2021 All Campuses 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall
Transfer Orientation (TSO) Fall

How to Register for NSO & TSO

  1. Login to Banner
  2. Go to the Student tab
  3. Click on the Orientation Reservation link
  4. Click on the Academic Interest form link and complete the form
  5. You will be prompted to choose your orientation date
  6. Confirm your reservation
  7. You will receive an automated email with your reservation details
  8. The "OR" hold will be removed from the student account after the student completes the orientation program.
  9. You should monitor your UNG email for communications from an academic advisor. Advisors will be building advance schedules based on major, first-come first-served starting in late April. You will be able to view your advance schedule on your Tranguid in Banner once created.

Online-Only (OO) & Readmit Student Orientation (RSO)

Readmit and online only students do not attend a live virtual orientation. They complete an orientation course. Please see additional information for orientation information for all other students.

Readmit (RSO) & Online-Only (OO) Student Info

Degree-seeking readmit students and online-only freshmen and transfer students admitted to UNG for Summer and Fall 2021 are required to register for and complete a self-paced online orientation course.

Once this self-paced course is complete, your orientation hold will be lifted.

When you make your reservation, you will be charged a $40 orientation fee and gain access to the online orientation course.

How to Register for RSO or OO Orientation

  1. Login to Banner
  2. Go to the Student tab
  3. Click on the Orientation Reservation link
  4. Confirm your reservation
  5. Click on the Online Orientation Course button to begin your orientation course
  6. Once you have completed the course, your orientation hold will be removed
  7. Readmit students will be able to self-register after completing orientation once their time ticket becomes active. Online Only students will be contacted by an Online Student Success Advisor who will assist with building the class schedule.

Readmit Student & Online-Only Student Checklists

Other Student Information

Dual Enrolled

Students admitted to UNG as part of the Dual Enrollment program should follow the orientation instructions provided by the Dual Enrollment Coordinator.

Non-Degree Seeking, Post-Bac/Second Degree-Seeking, & International Students

Non-degree seeking, post-bac/second degree seeking, and international students admitted to UNG for Summer and Fall 2021 are required to complete a self-paced online orientation course. Once this self-paced course is complete, your orientation hold will be lifted.

Click on the orientation button on the right-hand sidebar of the Check Application Status page to get started.

Parent & Family Orientation (PFO)

Parents & Family Orientation

Your student has decided to attend the University of North Georgia and join the Nighthawk family, which means that you are a member of our family too.

Family members and guests of incoming students play an important role in their student's transition to UNG. We recognize the support you need as well, so we have designed a program to meet your specific needs and concerns.

You have access to a self-paced online Parent and Family Orientation that gives you the opportunity to learn about resources available on campus and discover ways to help your student succeed in and out of the classroom.

In addition, parents and guests of Freshmen and Transfer students will be invited to join certain parts of the live Zoom orientation. You will not receive a separate Zoom link, so please plan to be with your student when they log in for their virtual session.

We also invite you and your student to schedule a personalized visit for after the virtual orientation. During this visit, our orientation team will show you around campus, take you to any needed amounts, and help answer any remaining questions. In early April, students will receive more information through UNG email about how to schedule a personalized visit for after they complete virtual orientation requirement.

How to Register & Pay for Parent & Family Orientation

How to Register

Click the link to create an account using a personal email address and get started on the self-paced Parent and Family Orientation.

How to Pay

There is currently no charge for parents and families.

Orientation Payment Information

Orientation Pricing

Payment is expected at the time of reservation, but extensions can be granted. Requests for alternate payment arrangements should be submitted to the orientation office at the time of making your reservation by completing the Request for Alternate Payment Option form.

Pricing

Orientation Type Pricing
New Freshmen Orientation (NSO) $40
Transfer Student Orientation (TSO) $40
Online-Only Student Orientation (OO) $40
Readmit Student Orientation (RSO) $40

All prices subject to change without prior notice.

How to Pay

By Credit Card or Web Check

Payments may be made via the student's Banner account using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or a web check.

By Cash or Check

Payments can also be made via cash or check to any UNG Business Office. (There is not currently a Business Office in Blue Ridge.) 

By Mail

You may mail a personal check to the UNG Business Office at 82 College Circle, Dahlonega, GA, 30597. (Please be sure to note your student id number, 900xxxxxx, in the memo field.)

Payment Extension?

Payment is expected at the time of reservation, but extensions can be granted.

Requests for alternate payment arrangements should be submitted to the NEST office at the time of making your reservation by completing the Request for Payment Extension Form.

Cancellations & Refunds

NSO & TSO Sessions

Reservations for New Freshmen Orientations (NSO) and Transfer Student Orientations (TSO) are not transferable to in-person or live virtual orientation sessions for future terms.

The dates for orientation sessions are published well in advance, so please reserve a spot in the first available session that works for your schedule and make the necessary accommodations to attend.

Changing Your Admission Term

No Longer Enrolling at UNG?

If an Emergency Arises

If you are unable to attend the live virtual orientation for NSO or TSO, or complete the online orientation course for OO or RSO because of an emergency, you must fill out the Modification/Cancellation/Exemption Request for Summer and Fall 2021.

You will receive additional instructions for meeting your orientation requirements based on your emergency situation.

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