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Parents & Families

Nighthawk Engagement and Student Transitions (NEST) recognizes and appreciates the vital role parents, families, and other supporters play in their student’s success at the University of North Georgia.

How NEST Helps You

Serving as a centralized resource, NEST strives to equip parents, families, and other supporters with the knowledge of university resources and services and provide experiences to strengthen their relationship with their student as a partner within their educational journey and experience.

Parent & Family Events and Opportunities

Nighthawk Talks

Nighthawk Talks is a streaming series providing UNG families information about different university resources, departments, and services. Nighthawk Talks streams on the Nighthawk Engagement and Student Transitions (NEST) Facebook page, where you can also find the schedule.

Family Day

Family Day is an annual event where students can share their UNG experiences with their families and guests. Check back here for more Family Day updates.

Parent & Family Association

The PFA serves as a liaison for UNG families and the university. Learn more about becoming a member of the PFA.

University Resources

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar lists all the University’s critical academic dates throughout the year, such as the first day of class, holidays, and the dates of final exams.

It is your student’s responsibility to stay informed about these important academic dates and deadlines.

Academic Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog provides a comprehensive overview of all university policies and procedures (everything from admissions to grades to email). 

It also offers specific information about the core curriculum and the courses needed to complete each degree track and program of study. 

Code of Conduct

Students of the University of North Georgia are expected to be model citizens, and their actions and behavior should reflect the core values of the University. 

To that end, the Code of Conduct outlines the expectations for appropriate student conduct, defines what is considered a conduct violation, and provides an overview of conduct violation proceedings.

Student Handbook

The student handbook (PDF) is a student’s resource for policies and procedures, rights and responsibilities, and a hub for information about offices around each campus. 

The handbook includes a homework calendar spanning the academic year, featuring events and important college dates.

See Something, Say Something Report

Whether you are concerned about your student or wish to report misbehavior, use the See Something, Say Something form.

These forms are routed to the Dean of Students on your student’s campus and other staff who work with these particular issues.

University personnel follow up with the student (if appropriate) and/or contact you if we need further information.

UNG Connect

UNG Connect serves as your student connection hub. Through UNG Connect, your student can research over 300 different student clubs and organizations to become involved with based on their interests and learn about various events happening on their campus.

External Resources


These sites provide varying views on the adjustments families must make in parenting and supporting a developing college student. Topics cover everything from student finances to pets at college.

This Federal Student Aid: U.S. Department of Education is a government resource for parents to learn about the different types of financial aid that may be available to their student. The site also provides information on how to help your student make wise financial aid choices before, during, and after college.

Recommended Reading

  • 1001 Things Every College Student Needs To Know (Like Buying Books before Exams Start)
    • By: Harry Harrison
  • Generation Z Goes to College
    • By: Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace
  • Grown & Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults
    • By: Lisa Endlich and Mary Dell Harrington
  • How to Raise An Adult
    • By: Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years
    • By: Karen Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treegar
  • Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to Understand the College Years
    • By: Kelly Radi
  • The Naked Roommate, For Parents Only: A Parent’s Guide to the New College Experience: Calling, Not Calling, Packing, Preparing, Problems, Roommates… Matters When Your Child Goes to College
    • By: Harlan Cohen
  • There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
    • By: Jeffery J. Selingo
  • What the Best College Students Do
    • By: Ken Bain
  • You’re On Your Own (But I’m Here If You Need Me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years
    • By: Marjorie Savage

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