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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. 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.

Optional: Returning Students and Post-Baccalaureate Degree Seeking

Incoming students who are labeled as “Returning” or “Post-baccalaureate Degree Seeking” have the option to attend an in-person orientation session. These are students who:

  • Were enrolled at UNG as a regularly admitted undergraduate student in a prior term, or
  • Who have previously earned a bachelor's degree at UNG or another institution

You must submit your confirmation of acceptance and complete any placement testing requirements before reserving a spot in an orientation session. If you choose not to attend orientation, you will be able to register for classes during the open registration window just prior to the start of term. You must complete the OPO modules prior to your scheduled orientation date or, if you choose not to attend orientation, prior to your class registration window. There will be a hold on your account preventing you from adding courses until the OPO modules are complete.

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

All non-degree seeking students are ineligible to attend an in-person orientation session. This group includes:

  • "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.

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

Exceptions

Incoming students who will be in the Corps of Cadets can request an exemption from the in-person orientation if it directly conflicts with Basic Training and AIT dates. Please email a copy of your orders with your written request for exemption to otp@ung.edu.

Otherwise, 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 still responsible for completing the OPO modules prior to the start of 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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