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Student In-Person Orientation: Getting Started

A. See if you are required to attend In-Person Orientation. Select your student type below:

Required: New Freshmen and Transfer Students

All new degree-seeking freshman and transfer students are required to attend an in-person orientation session prior to starting classes, regardless of previously earned transfer or dual enrollment credits. New residential students at the Dahlonega Campus are required to attend two-day orientation sessions Students must confirm their acceptance and complete any required placement testing prior to reserving a spot in an orientation session.

Session sizes are limited, and we recommend you reserve a space in the first available session that works for your schedule. You must complete the Online Pre-Orientation (OPO) modules prior to your scheduled orientation date.

Not Eligible: Returning, Post-Baccalaureate Degree Seeking, DE/MOWR, Transient, and Non-Degree Seeking Students

All returning and post-baccalaureate degree-seeking, as well as all non-degree seeking students, are ineligible to attend an in-person orientation session. This group includes:

  • Returning
  • Post-baccalaureate degree seeking
  • "Dual Enrolled/Move on When Ready",
  • "Transient", 
  • "Post-baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking", or
  • Any other non-degree seeking student

Dual Enrolled/Move on When Ready students should meet with their UNG dual enrollment advisor noted on their admission letter to register for classes by the Dual Enrolled/Move on When Ready program deadline.

Returning students should contact Kathy Tosh for registration instructions.

Other populations will be able to register for classes during the open registration window based on student type. You must complete the OPO modules prior to registering for classes.

Exemption Requests

Students required to attend an orientation can request an exemption by completing the Exemption Request Form. There is no guarantee an exemption request will be approved. Acceptable reasons to request an exemption include conflicts with Basic Training/AIT dates and/or National Guard duty dates. Conflicts with travel and vacation dates ARE NOT acceptable reasons to request an exemption.

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. You are also responsible for completing the OPO modules prior to your orientation date/registering for classes.

Visit the Check Application Statusnew window page if you are uncertain of your student type.

B. Read All Information Carefully Before Reserving Your Spot in an Orientation Session.

In-person orientation will build on the information covered in the Online Pre-Orientation modules. By participating in in-person orientation, you will:

  • Learn about the university’s mission, culture, and values and discover what it means to be a member of the UNG Nighthawk community. 
  • Connect with faculty, staff, and student leaders and hear their ideas for how to make the most of your first year at UNG.
  • Become familiar with important campus resources and policies and register your first semester of classes.

Read all of the Orientation Policies for important information on attendance, scheduling, cancellations and more.

C. Select Your Campus For More Reservation Information

Each UNG campus offers a slightly different orientation experience based on the unique aspects of that campus. Select your home campus for more orientation specifics.

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