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Dahlonega Campus Sample Schedules

Please note that these sample agendas are for the Dahlonega Campus sessions only and that session times may vary by orientation date. You will receive a detailed orientation agenda upon check-in.

Single-Day Orientation

New Student Orientation - Student Schedule

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m.

Check-In
Receive your Nighthawks Card, Parking Pass, and Orientation materials during the check-in process. Be sure to grab your orientation t-shirt and bag!

Hoag Student Center
9:45 a.m.

Welcome
UNG is excited to welcome you as a new student! We want to welcome you and help you adjust to life as a college student.

Young 202
10:00 a.m.

What to Expect for the Day
Presented by: Diana Barrett, Coordinator of Orientation and Transition Programs                                        
Being a new student can feel overwhelming. Our orientation program is constructed to give you the information you need to be a successful student. Review the day and plan for your semester as a new student through goal setting and identifying your resources.

Young 202
10:10 a.m.

Traditions and Leadership at UNG
Presented by: Sky Cason, Sam Young, and others from the Orientation Leader Team
Connect to our campus by learning about UNG’s history and the interesting traditions that make it a unique place to learn.

Young 202
10:25 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
11:00 a.m.

How to be a Successful College Student
Presented by: Diana Barrett, Coordinator of Orientation and Transition Programs
Hear tips for making a successful transition to college, make the most of your time at UNG, and learn about resources available to support you.

Young 202
11:25 a.m. Lunch Dining Hall
11:55 a.m.

Resource Fair
Presented by: Offices of Student Integrity, Dean of Students, & Title IX Compliance
Learn how to be a productive member of the UNG community, and what is expected from you as a student.

Hoag 2nd Floor
12:15 p.m.

UNG Values and Expectations
Presented by: Offices of Student Integrity, Dean of Students, & Title IX Compliance
Learn how to be a productive member of the UNG community, and what is expected from you as a student.

Young 203
12:40 p.m.

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

  • Commuter Student Population, Hoag ABC, Presented by Wesley Thomas, Associate Dean of Student Involvement
  • Residential Student Population, Young 114, Presented by Jared Patterson, Coordinator for First Year Transitions
Various
1:15 p.m.

Pick your Path - Breakout Sessions
Choose a topic that you’re interested in learning more about. Check out the descriptions below, our orientation staff will help direct you to the location.

Success with Online Courses - Young 114
Learn about tips to be a successful student when taking an online course!

Auxiliary Services - Young 216
Come learn how to navigate the Nighthawks Card, campus dining options, parking, and more!

Recreational Sports - Young 214
Join this session to discover all that the department of Recreational Sports has to offer – sport clubs, intramurals, outdoor pursuits, fitness classes, etc.

Student Involvement and Leadership - Hoag ABC
This is your chance to connect with opportunities to get involved! You can also learn about leadership roles on campus and ways to civically engage during your time at UNG.

Various
1:50 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.

Young 203
2:15 p.m.

Academic Policies and Procedures
Presented by: Suzanne Jabaley, Associate Registrar
Review the academic policies and procedures such as the academic calendar, student records privacy, and graduation. 

Young 203
2:30 p.m.

Academics: Online Pre-Orientation Refresher
Presented by: Caroline Samples, Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs
Meant as a refresher of the online pre-orientation modules, this session will review the core curriculum, nighthawk registration, and internal transfer process.

Young 203
3:15 p.m.

Major Meetings
Meet with an academic advisor in your major to learn more about major-specific requirements to complete your degree and post-graduate opportunities.

Various
3:45 p.m.

Course Registration
Register for your classes for the spring and summer semesters. Orientation Leaders, Faculty, and Staff are available to assist with the class registration process.

Various
4:15 p.m.

Check-out
Complete the check-out process and re-join your parents and family members that joined you for orientation. Staff will also be available at a Q & A table for any final questions before you leave campus. (This begins at 5:15 but students should check out whenever they finish registering for classes.)

Hoag 2nd Floor

New Student Orientation - Parent and Family Schedule

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m.

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

Hoag Student Center
9:45 a.m.

Welcome
We’re excited to welcome you to the UNG family! Join our welcome session to hear from the administration.

Young 202
10:00 a.m.

What to Expect for the Day
Presented by: Diana Barrett, Coordinator of Orientation and Transition Programs                                        
Our orientation program is constructed to give you and your student the information needed to be successful. Review the day and plan for the upcoming semester through goal setting and identifying resources

Young 202
10:10 a.m.

Traditions and Leadership at UNG
Presented by: Sky Cason, Sam Young, and others from the Orientation Leader Team
Connect to our campus by learning about UNG’s history and the interesting traditions that make it a unique place to learn.

Young 202
10:25 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
11:00  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
11:30 a.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.

Young 202
12:00 p.m.

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

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 202, Presented by Derrick Holmes, Assistant Director of Residence Life

Various
12:30 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
12:50 p.m.

Lunch
Provided with your orientation experience.

Campus Dining Hall
1:40 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 202
 2:10 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 202
2:55 p.m.

Technology Tips and Tricks
Presented by: Gabriel Jones, Student Success Technology Specialist
Students have access to many technology resources. This session will help you better understand how to navigate all that the university has to offer in terms of technology.

Young 202
 3:10 p.m.

Student Engagement Panel
Presented by: Offices of Student Involvement, Recreational Sports, and Multicultural Student Affairs
UNG offers a variety of programs, services, facilities, and co-curricular experiences that enhance students’ academic and personal development. Explore the possibilities for your student to get connected and involved! 

Young 202
3:40 p.m.

Talk to a Nighthawk
Presented by: The Orientation Leader Team
The student perspective can be very helpful when preparing for the college experience. Our panel of orientation leaders is here to help answer any questions you may have about student life at UNG.

Young 202
 4:05 p.m.

New Student Checklist Review
Presented by: Diana Barrett, Coordinator of Orientation and Transition Programs
Review the New Student Checklist to discover the other things your student needs to do prior to attending their classes. 

Young 202
4:15 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. 

Hoag 2nd Floor

Transfer Student Orientation - Student Schedule

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m.

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

Hoag Student Center
9:45 a.m.

Welcome
We’re excited to welcome you to the UNG family! Join our welcome session to hear from the administration.

Hoag Auditorium
10:00 a.m.

Goals for the Day
Explore the purpose of the day and review the orientation day schedule.
Presenter: Caroline Samples, Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs

Hoag Auditorium
10:10 a.m.

Reflection and Growth Mindset Session
Consider your past experience and plan for future success through goal setting and reflection.
Presenter: Caroline Samples, Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs

Hoag Auditorium
10:25 a.m.

Dismiss to Breakouts

10:30  a.m. - 10:55 a.m. 

Breakout Session I
Choose your own sessions. Descriptions for each session are provided for your reference at the end of the schedule, and our staff can help guide your selections. 

  • International Students; Both sessions required for all International Students. (Young 112)
  • Undergraduate Research (Young 114)
  • Re-admit/Returning UNG Students (Young 214)
  • Surviving the Transfer (Young 216)
  • Student Involvement and Leadership (Hoag Auditorium)
  • University College (Hoag ABC)
Various
11:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Breakout Session II and Resource Fair with Coffee Station
Choose your own sessions. Descriptions for each session are provided for your reference at the end of the schedule, and our staff can help guide your selections.

  • Resource Fair and Coffee Station (Hoag 2nd Floor)
  • International Students; Both sessions required for all International Students (Young 112)
  • Social and Cultural Engagement Opportunities (Young 114)
  • Auxiliary Services (Young 214)
  • Career Action Plan (Young 216)
  • Financial Aid (Hoag Auditorium)
Various
11:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Breakout Session III and Resource Fair with Coffee Station
Choose your own sessions. Descriptions for each session are provided for your reference at the end of the schedule, and our staff can help guide your selections.

  • Resource Fair and Coffee Station (Hoag 2nd Floor)
  • UNG Dahlonega Traditions (Young 114)
  • Veteran & Non-Traditional Student Tips (Young 214)
  • Online Courses/Technology (Young 216)
  • Residence Life (Hoag Auditorium)
  • Commuter Connections (Hoag ABC)
Various
12:05 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
12:55 p.m.

UNG Values and Expectations
Learn how to be a productive member of the UNG community, and what is expected from you as a student.
Presented by: Offices of Student Integrity, Dean of Students, & Title IX Compliance

Hoag Auditorium
1:15 p.m.

Academics: Online Pre-Orientation Refresher

Meant as a refresher of the online pre-orientation modules, this session will review the core curriculum, nighthawk registration, and internal transfer process.
Presenters: Offices of Registrar, Academic Advising, & Orientation and Transition Programs

Hoag Auditorium
1:45 p.m.

Major Meetings
Meet with an academic advisor in your major to learn more about major-specific requirements and post-graduate opportunities.

Various
2:15 p.m.

Course Registration
Register for your classes for the spring and summer semesters. Orientation Leaders, Faculty, and Staff are available to assist with the class registration process.

Various
2:45 p.m.

Campus Tours and Check-out
Re-join your parents and family members and complete the check-out process. Take the opportunity to get a campus tour.  Orientation and Transition Program staff will also be staffing a Q & A table for any final questions before you leave campus. (This begins at 2:45 but students can complete check out whenever they finish registering for classes.)

Hoag 2nd Floor

Transfer Student Orientation - Parent and Family Schedule

Agenda
Time Event
8:00 a.m.

Check-In

Location: Hoag First Floor

8:30 a.m.

Welcome to UNG!

Presenter: Dr. Janet Marling, vice president for student affairs
Location: Gloria Shott Performance Auditorium

8:45 a.m.

Depart from TSO Students

9:00 a.m.

Overview of UNG

Presenter: Dr. Janet Marling, vice president for student affairs
Location: Young Hall 202

9:45 a.m.

FERPA and the Registrar's Office

Presenters: Suzanne Jabaley, Associate Registrar
Location: Young Hall 202

10:00 a.m.

Parent Family Association

Presenter: Parent and Family Association
Location: Young Hall 202

10:15 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions (Choose Two: First Session at 10:30 AM – 10:55 AM, Second Session at 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM)

1. Cadet Briefing – Young 115
All cadets are required to attend this session to learn more about the unique aspects of Cadet life on the UNG Dahlonega campus and how to prepare for your experience.
Presenter: MAJ Neikirk and Anita Prince
(**This session will last through both time blocks (10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.**)

2. Veteran/Military and Non-Traditional Student TipsYoung 112
Come meet other Veteran/Military and Adult Learner students and learn tips for making a successful transition to UNG.
Presenter: Assistant Director Veteran & Adult Learner Programs (VALP)
**Offered in first time block only (10:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.)**

3. Online CoursesYoung 112
Learn about eCore, and UNG online opportunities and UNG.
Presenter: Merci Rivera, Online Student Success Advisors
**Offered in second time block only (11:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.)**

4. Student Involvement and LeadershipYoung 114
Learn how to make the most out of your time at UNG by joining organizations and participating in student events/programs.
Presenters: Wesley Thomas, Associate Dean for Student Involvement

5. Social and Cultural Engagement OpportunitiesYoung 202
Learn about the programs, organizations, and leadership opportunities Multicultural Student Affairs provides to ensure all students have a space and voice on campus.
Presenter: Tara Overzat, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

6. Surviving the TransferYoung 216
Find out about adjusting to life at UNG as a new transfer student and what Student Counseling has to offer. Get tips on stress reduction, study skills, test taking, time management, and more.
Presenter: Dr. Simon Cordery. Director of Student Counseling

7. Residential LifeYoung 203
Join the Office of Residence Life to learn more about living on campus and how to engage with other students in the residential community.
Presenter: Jared Patterson, Coordinator for First Year Transitions (Office of Residence Life)

8. Financial Aid – Gloria Shott Performance Auditorium
Join this session to learn more about federal and state financial aid programs and details about Satisfactory Academic Progress. Functions of the Business Office will also be discussed. Come get your questions answered!
Presenter: Rodney Harris, Senior Financial Aid Counselor

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

Location: Dining Hall

12:15 p.m.

Supporting Students through the Transfer Transition

Presenter: Caroline Samples, Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs
Location: Young 202

12:45 p.m.

Resource Fair

Location: Hoag Second Floor

1:15 p.m.

Campus Tour

2:15 p.m.

TSO/PFO Meet-Up 

Q & A Table Available. Also feel free to use this time to visit any other offices you may need. Your student can rejoin you after they have registered for classes.
Location: Hoag Second Floor

Overnight Orientation

New Student Orientation (Overnight) - Student Schedule

Day One
Agenda - Day One
TimeEvent
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Student Check-In

Location: Commons Residence Hall

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome Session

Location: Rec Center
Welcome and overview of the Orientation schedules.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

UNG History and Traditions

Location: Rec Center

Nighthawk Network

10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Nighthawk Talk: Leadership at UNG 

Location: Rec Center

10:25 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Financial Aid and Business Office

Location: Rec Center

10:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Campus Tour & Small Group Meeting

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

Location: Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

UNG Values and Expectations

Location: Hoag Auditorium

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

College Success Strategies

Location: Hoag Auditorium

Presenter: Todd Campbell, University College

1:45 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Academic and Student Support Overview

Location: Hoag Auditorium

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Session I (Choose one session)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II (Choose one session)

Breakout Session I & II Choices

Location: Various Locations

  • Recreational Sports – Derek Leonard
  • Student Involvement and Leadership – Wes Thomas 
  • Center for Global Engagement (Study Abroad) – Lise Lange 
  • Social and Cultural Engagement Opportunities – Tara Overzat
  • Undergraduate Research and National Scholarships – Julianne Reynolds
  • Music Ensembles and Performing Opportunities – Andy David 
  • (BO 1 only) Language Programs: Flagship & Project GO – Daniela Martinez 
  • (BO 2 only) CLEP tests and AP Credit – Austin Tolbert 
  • (BO 2 only) Army ROTC Scholarships – Greg Killeen

 

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Special Communities

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Prep for Pine Valley

5:30 p.m.

Load Bus to Pine Valley

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Pine Valley 

Location: Pine Valley (Picnic and Outdoor activities)

8:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Small Group Meeting

9:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Evening Activities

Day Two
Agenda - Day Two
TimeEvent
6:30 a.m. - 6:45 a.m.

Wake-up!

Location: Commons Residence Hall

7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.

Small Group Meeting

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. 

Breakfast 

Location: Dining Hall

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

UNG Live

Location: Rec Center

9:10 a.m. - 9:35 a.m.

Need to Know: Rotation I (divided by student type)

9:45 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

Need to Know: Rotation II

10:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Need to Know: Rotation III 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch

Location: Dining Hall

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Small Group Meeting

12:35 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Resource Fair 

Location: Rec Center

1:15 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.

Nighthawk Talk: OURS Campaign

Location: Hoag Auditorium

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Core Curriculum Overview

Location: Hoag Auditorium

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Academic Policies

Location: Hoag Auditorium

Presenter: Suzanne Jabaley

2:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Academics: Online Pre-Orientation Refresher

Location: Hoag Auditorium

2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Small Group Meeting

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Maximize Your Major

3:45 p.m.

Advising and Registration

4:15 p.m.

Check out of Commons Residence Halls

4:45 p.m.

Optional: Student and Parent Post-Registration Schedule Support

Location: Academic Advisement Center (Check out of Commons Residence Hall first)

New Student Orientation (Overnight) - Parent and Family Schedule

Day One
Agenda - Day One
TimeEvent
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Parent Check-In

Location: Rec Center

Drop students at Commons first if riding together.

**Parent and Family Association Overview at 8:45 a.m.
**Tours of Owen Hall and North Georgia Suites provided

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Welcome Session

Location: Rec Center
Dr. Janet Marling, Vice President of Student Affairs

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

UNG History and Traditions 

Location: Rec Center

Nighthawk Network

10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Nighthawk Talk: Leadership at UNG

Location: Rec Center

10:25 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Financial Aid & Business Office

Location: Rec Center

11:05 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Parent and Family Association Overview 

Location: Rec Center

11:25 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Student Schedule Overview

Location: Rec Center

11:45 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Campus Tour

Leave from Rec Center

12:15 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Lunch and Campus Errands

Dining Hall

1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Academic and Student Resource Panel

Location: Rec Center

  • Student Health Services
  • Student Counseling
  • Library & Technology Center
  • Student Money Management Center
  • Career Services
  • Student Disability Services
  • Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Technology Tips and Tricks

Rec Center

2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Academic Policies and Procedure Overview 

Location: Rec Center

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Session (Choose one session)
Location: Various Locations

  • Recreational Sports – Derek Leonard 
  • Student Involvement and Leadership – Wes Thomas 
  • Center for Global Engagement (Study Abroad) – Lise Lange
  • Social and Cultural Engagement Opportunities – Tara Overzat 
  • Undergraduate Research and National Scholarships – Julianne Reynolds 
  • Music Ensembles and Performing Opportunities – Andy David
  • CLEP tests and AP Credit – Austin Tolbert
  • Army ROTC Scholarships – Greg Killeen 
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Academics at UNG: Meet the Deans

Location: Rec Center

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Academic Advising & Core Curriculum

Location: Rec Center

5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

Location: Dining Hall  (Optional and included in the parent fee)

Day Two
Agenda - Day Two
TimeEvent
7:30 a.m.

Parking

Location: Rec Center Parking Deck

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Breakfast

Location: Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Successful Transitions

Location: HNS Auditorium
Alyson Paul and Chaudron Gille

9:55 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ask the Students

Location: HNS Auditorium

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Nighthawk Talk: OURS Campaign

Location: HNS Auditorium

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Student Auxiliary Resources and Public Safety

Location: HNS Auditorium

  • Card Services & Dining Services – Jackie Barnaby, Tom Dove
  • Parking Services & Bookstore – Beverly Martin, Annie Barnaby
  • Public Safety – Dennis Dorsey

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Catered Lunch

Location: Dining Hall Banquet Room

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Resource Fair

Location: Rec Center

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Special Communities

3:10 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Strategies for Success

Location: Rec Center

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

New Student Checklist Review and Final Questions

Location: Rec Center

4:45 p.m.

Optional: Student & Parent Post-Registration Schedule Support

Location: Academic Advisement Center

***Students should check out of Commons Residence Hall first.

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