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Transfer Student Orientation Parent/Family Schedule - Dahlonega

Inclement Weather Notice: Dec. 9 Orientations Cancelled

New Student and Transfer Student Orientation on the Dahlonega Campus and on the Oconee Campus has been cancelled for Dec. 9.

To monitor campus openings and closures, visit UNG's Emergency Information page.

If you need to get in touch with someone from the Orientation and Transition Programs team, please either call 706-864-1010 or email

Time Event Location
10:00 a.m.

Receive your orientation bag, booklet and other materials during the check-in process.

Hoag Student Center
10:45 a.m.

Presented by: Dr. Gary Biller, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
We’re excited to welcome you to the UNG family! Join our welcome session to hear from the administration.

Hoag Auditorium
11:05 a.m.

Financial Aid and Business Office Overview
Presented by: Jill Rayner, Director of Financial Aid, and Jared Goodall, Bursar
Join this session to learn more about navigating federal and state financial aid programs and details about Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Young 202
11:30 a.m.

Core Curriculum
Presented by: Derek Sutton, Academic Advising Coordinator
Learn about the academic requirements of the core curriculum and how your student can complete their plan of study.

Young 202
12:00 p.m.

Supporting your Student through the Transfer
Presented by: Caroline Samples, Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs
Learn about the kinds of challenges your transfer student might face, and talk about ways that you can help to support them through the transition.

Young 202
12:30 p.m.

Academic and Student Support Panel
Presented by: Offices of Student Counseling, Testing Center, Student Disability Services, Supplemental Instruction, and Registrar
Learn how to take advantage of UNG’s academic services that can prepare you to work smarter, not harder! Topics include tutoring services, supplemental instruction, and other academic support services.

Hoag Auditorium
1:00 p.m.

Student Population - Breakout Sessions
Choose your sessions based on the type of population your student plans to be: cadet, commuter, or residential

Cadet Student Population, Young 112, Presented by MAJ Richard Neikirk, Assistant Commandant of Cadets
Commuter Student Population, Hoag ABC, Presented by Wesley Thomas, Associate Dean of Student Involvement, Mallory Rodriquez, Director of Student Life, Leadership Programs
Residential Student Population, Young 203, Presented by Derrick Holmes, Assistant Director of Residence Life

1:30 p.m.

Provided with your orientation experience.

Campus Dining Hall
2:20 p.m.

Resource Fair
Join our organization and resource fair to connect with student groups and departments on campus. Learn more about what our university has to offer its students and how your student can get involved!

Hoag 2nd Floor
2:40 p.m.

How to Support your College Student
Presented by: Simon Cordery, Director of Student Counseling
It is our hope that you will look upon Student Counseling as a positive support for your student. This session will provide an overview of what to expect in a time of transition for your student and your relationship with them.

Young 203
3:10 p.m.

Auxiliary Services and Safety Panel
Presented by: Offices of Card Services, Parking Services, Dining Services, Campus Connection Bookstore, Student Health Services, and Public Safety
Learn about the basics of college life: where to eat, park, purchase books, and what happens in the case of an emergency. This panel will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about what these offices provide and answer any questions you may have.

Young 203
3:45 p.m.

OTP Checkout – Meet with your student
Re-join your students as they finish their course registration. Staff will also be available at a Q & A table for any final questions before you leave campus. (All cadets must report to Military Clothing & Sales on the first level of the Chestatee Building for uniform fittings after registering for classes and checking out.)

Hoag 2nd Floor

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