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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
9:00 a.m. Check In!
  • Get your Nighthawks Card – In the Convocation Center, you should complete the paperwork and get your picture taken to receive their Nighthawks Card
  • Pick up your parking pass – If you have registered their vehicle online, you can pick up your parking pass in the Convocation Center at check-in.
  • Drop off paperwork – now is the time to tie up loose ends and drop off immunization records or official transcripts!
  • Stop by the UNG Bookstore Kiosk – take advantage of a 20% discount on UNG merchandise while at orientation.
9:45 a.m.

Welcome to UNG: History and Traditions

UNG has many traditions that are important to know when being on campus. We’re excited to welcome you and share these traditions with you as a UNG Nighthawk! As a state-designated leadership institution, UNG is committed to developing the leader within. Learn more about the leadership opportunities provided here.

Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center, Main
10:00 a.m. Student Group Dismissal
  • Cadets – Hoag ABC
  • Commuters – Hoag Auditorium
  • Residents – Young 202
10:50 a.m.

Preparing for the Cost of College

How prepared are you to make financial decisions while at UNG? During this educational competition, you will engage with multiple scenarios and evaluate the responses.

Hoag Student Center
11:50 a.m.

Reviewing the Cost of College

Assess what you learned in the interactive session and ask questions of the offices that can assist with financial decision-making.

Presenters: Auxiliary Services, Business Office, Financial Aid Office, and Student Money Management Center

Hoag Auditorium
12:10 p.m.

Connecting on Campus

In this session, you will explore co-curricular involvement opportunities and resources offered by the University and campus partners to help UNG feel like home away from home.

Facilitated by: Various Offices

Hoag Auditorium & 2nd Floor
12:50 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
1:40 p.m.

Tech Talk

This hands-on session will guide you through the technology resources and support services available to all Nighthawks!

Presenter: Orientation Leaders

Various Locations
2:30 p.m.

Mindset Matters - Overview

Learn how to take advantage of UNG’s resources that can prepare you to work smarter, not harder! Join this session to test your knowledge of the academic support services provided at UNG.

Facilitated by: Various Offices

Hoag Auditorium
2:50 p.m. Small Group – Review of Scenarios Various Locations
3:20 p.m.

Academic Preparation

Do you remember everything about classes from Online Pre-Orientation? Hear some highlights to help make registration and your first semester at UNG as smooth as possible.

Presenters: Registrar’s Office and Academic Advising Center

Hoag Auditorium
4:00 p.m.

Maximize Your Major

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

Various Locations
4:30 p.m.

Course Registration

Complete the class registration process! Orientation Leaders, Faculty, and Staff will be available to assist with the class registration process.

Various Locations
4:30 p.m.

New Student Orientation Checkout

Finish your Orientation Day here: have your class schedule(s) reviewed and get your final questions answered. All students must check out with our staff after course registration!

**Cadets will report to uniform fitting in the Chestatee Building after checkout.

Convocation Center, Main

New Student Orientation - Parent and Family Schedule

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m.

Check In!

  • Get your Nighthawks Card – In the Convocation Center, you should complete the paperwork and get your picture taken to receive their Nighthawks Card.
  • Pick up your parking pass – If you have registered their vehicle online, you can pick up your parking pass in the Convocation Center at check-in.
  • Drop off paperwork – now is the time to tie up loose ends and drop off immunization records or official transcripts!
  • Stop by the UNG Bookstore Kiosk – take advantage of a 20% discount on UNG merchandise while at orientation.
9:45 a.m.

Welcome to UNG: History and Traditions

UNG has many traditions that are important to know when being on campus. We’re excited to welcome you and share these traditions with you as a UNG Nighthawk! As a state-designated leadership institution, UNG is committed to developing the leader within. Learn more about the leadership opportunities provided here.

Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center, Main
10:00 a.m.

Preparing for the Cost of College Panel

Hear about when your student's bill is due, how to pay it, and how to make sure they are working with Financial Aid to get all of their scholarship and loan paperwork in on time.

Presenters: Business Office and Financial Aid

Convocation Center, Main
10:40 a.m.       

Academic Resource Panel

Help your student take advantage of UNG’s resources that can prepare them to work smarter, not harder! In this session you will hear about various offices and services your student can access and use as they prepare to continue their education at UNG.

Convocation Center, Main
11:20 a.m.

Convocation Center, Main

Hear about important academic policies that your student should be familiar with, as well as where to find them.

Presenter: Registrar’s Office

Convocation Center, Main
11:35 a.m.

Core Curriculum

You will hear more about the core curriculum and the different areas that create a foundation for students to progress into major-level courses.

Presenter: Academic Advising

Convocation Center, Main
12:00 p.m.

Parent and Family Association

Meet the Parent and Family Association in this brief overview of the organization and learn more about how you can get involved!

Presenter: Parent and Family Association

Convocation Center, Main
12:10 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
1:20 p.m.

Auxiliary Services

This session will provide participants with an overview of the Nighthawks Card, Bookstore, Campus Dining, Parking, and additional services students need to know!

Convocation Center, Main
1:50 p.m.

Tech Talk

Dive into the technology provided at UNG and how your student can utilize it for success inside and outside of the classroom.

Convocation Center, Main
2:25 p.m. Community Breakout
  • Parents of Cadets – Convocation Center, Room 118
  • Parents of Commuters – Convocation Center, Room 216
  • Parents of Residents – Convocation Center, Main
3:25 p.m.

Orientation Leader Panel

Hear from current UNG students about life as a Nighthawk! The leaders will answer questions you might have about campus resources, their own personal UNG experiences, and becoming a student leader at UNG!

Convocation Center, Main
3:50 p.m.

Connecting on Campus Panel

In this session, you will hear about co-curricular involvement opportunities and resources offered by the University help make UNG feel like a home away from home for your student.

Convocation Center, Main
4:20 p.m.

New Student Checklist Review

Orientation may not be the last thing that your student needs to do before classes. Hear some reminders to help your student stay on top of everything. 

Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center, Main
4:40 p.m.

New Student Orientation Checkout

Your student will complete their Orientation Day at the Convocation Center by having their class schedule(s) reviewed. All students must check out with our staff after course registration!

**Cadets will report to uniform fittings in the Chestatee Building after checkout is complete.

Convocation Center, Main

Transfer Student Orientation - Student Schedule

Time Event Location
9:00 a.m.

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

Convocation Center Concourse
9:30 a.m.

Welcome
Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center MPR
9:40 a.m.

Transfer Experience Reflection Find out how previous experience can influence what lies ahead for you here at UNG! We will talk about the process of transferring, but also the growth and development that can happen when you attend UNG with previous higher education experience.
Presenter National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS)

Convocation Center MPR
10:30  a.m. - 10:55 a.m. 

Breakout Session I
Choose your own sessions. 

  • Student Involvement/Rec
  • Coffee With Orientation Leaders
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Money Management
  • Cadet (Required for all cadets)
Various
11:05 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session II and Resource Fair with Coffee Station
Choose your own sessions.

  • Career Action Planning
  • Surviving the Transfer Experience
  • Coffee With Orientation Leaders
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Money Management
  • Cadet (Required for all cadets)
Various
11:40 a.m. - 12:05 a.m.

Breakout Session III and Resource Fair with Coffee Station
Choose your own sessions. 

  • Career Action Planning
  • Residence Life
  • Coffee With Orientation Leaders
  • Auxiliary Services Overview
  • Social and Cultural engagement opportunities
Various
12:05 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
1:10 p.m.

Technology Overview
This Session will guide you through the technology resources and support services available to all Nighthawks!
Presenter: Orientation leaders

Convocation center  MPR
1:35 p.m.

UNG Dahlonega Traditions
Connect to our campus by learning about UNG’s history and interesting traditions on the Dahlonega campus as a unique place to learn.

Convocation Center MPR
2:00 p.m.

Academics: Online Pre-Orientation Refresher
Review important policies/procedures, how to register, and how your credits might transfer.
Presenter: Offices of Registrar & Academic Advising

Convocation Center MPR
2:30 p.m.

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

Convocation Center MPR
3:00 p.m.

Course Registration
Register for your classes for the upcoming semester! Orientation Leaders, Faculty, and Staff will be available to assist with the class registration process.

Convocation Center MPR
3:15 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.

Convocation Concourse

Transfer Student Orientation - Parent and Family Schedule

Agenda
Time Event Location
9:00 a.m.

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

Convocation Center Concourse

9:30 a.m.

Welcome to UNG!
Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center MPR

9:30 a.m.

Overview of UNG
Learn more about navigating UNG as a part of your student’s support system. You’ll hear about services your students can access and use as they prepare to continue their education at UNG 
Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center 216

10:30  a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Breakout Session I
Choose your own sessions.

  • Student Involvement/Rec
  • Coffee With Orientation Leaders
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Money Management
  • Cadet (Required for all cadets)

Various

11:05 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session II
Choose your own sessions.

  • Career Action Planning
  • Surviving the Transfer Experience
  • Coffee With Orientation Leaders
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Money Management
  • Cadet (Required for all cadets)

Various

1:05 a.m.

Lunch

Dining Hall

1:20 p.m.

Student Panel
Hear from current UNG students about life at the university! They are here to answer questions you might have about campus resources, their own personal UNG experience, and becoming a student leader at UNG!
Presenter: Orientation leaders

Convocation Center  118

1:45 p.m.

 

FERPA
Learn more about your student’s rights and responsibilities at UNG. We will also discuss how to work with your student and the university within those rights and responsibilities.
Presenter: Registrar’s Office

Convocation Center  118

2:00 p.m.

Campus Safety
Hear more about how we keep our campus community safe/ A member of our UNG Police and health department will discuss programs, policies, and handling emergency situations.
Presenters: UNG Police and Student Health

Convocation Center  118

2:15 p.m.

Support Resources
Learn about the various technology resources that UNG has to support your student as well as information about our internal transfer process.

Convocation Center  118

2:45 p.m.

Next Steps
Orientation may not be the last thing that your student needs to do before classes. Hear some helpful reminders to help your student stay on top of everything.
Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center  118

3:15 p.m. TSO/PFO meet-up
Rejoin with your student and complete the check-out process. Also feel free to use this time to take a campus tour!

Convocation Concourse

Overnight Orientation

New Student Orientation (Overnight) - Student Schedule

Day One
Agenda - Day One
Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. Check In!

The session begins at 11:45 a.m. Use the time allotted for check-in to get ready for the day!
  • Cadet Uniform Fittings – Time tickets have been provided for cadets to show up for their uniform fitting at Military Clothing and Sales.
  • Student check-in – Students should check in at the Commons 2 Building to drop off overnight items and get their student packet for orientation.
  • Parent/Family check-in – Parents and family members should check in at the Convocation Center for their orientation materials.
  • Get your Nighthawks Card – In the Convocation Center, you should complete the paperwork and get your picture taken to receive their Nighthawks Card.
  • Pick up your parking pass – If you have registered their vehicle online, you can pick up your parking pass in the Convocation Center
  • Drop off paperwork on campus – now is the time to tie up loose ends and drop off paperwork!
  • Stop by the UNG Bookstore – take advantage of a 20% discount on UNG merchandise while at orientation
11:45 a.m.

Welcome to UNG: History and Traditions

UNG has many traditions that are important to know when being on campus. We’re excited to welcome you and share these traditions with you as a UNG Nighthawk!

Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center, Main
11:55 a.m.

Nighthawk Talk: Leadership

As a state-designated leadership institution, UNG is committed to developing the leader within. Learn more about the leadership opportunities provided here.

Convocation Center, Main
12:00 p.m.

Meet the Orientation Leaders!

Students will be dismissed to their Orientation Small Group led by the Orientation Leaders.

Convocation Center, Main
12:10 p.m. Small Group Meeting, Lunch & Tour of Campus various locations
1:30 p.m.

Preparing for the Cost of College

How prepared are you to make financial decisions while at UNG? During this educational competition, you will engage with multiple scenarios and evaluate the responses.

Hoag Student Center
2:30 p.m.

Reviewing the Cost of College

Assess what you learned in the interactive session and ask questions of the offices that can assist with financial decision-making.

Presenters: Auxiliary Services, Business Office, Financial Aid Office, and Student Money Management Center

Hoag Auditorium
3:00 p.m. Pick your Next Session and Specific Population Meetings:
  • ROTC Scholarship Recipients Meeting – Rogers, Room 307
  • Study Abroad, Young Hall, Room 202
  • CLEP and AP Testing  - Young Hall, Room 203
  • Music Ensembles and Performing Opportunities – Young Hall, Room 216
  • Language Programs – Rogers, Room 204
  • Recreational Sports – Hoag ABC
  • Student Involvement – Hoag Auditorium
3:45 p.m.

Auxiliary Services Overview

This session will provide participants with an overview of the Nighthawks Card, Bookstore, Campus Dining, Parking, and additional services students need to know!

Hoag Auditorium
4:05 p.m.

Nighthawk Talk: OURS

Open. Understanding. Respectful. Safe. UNG is all of OURS. Learn more about what this means on our campus.

Hoag Auditorium
4:15 p.m.

Health and Campus Safety

In this session, learn more about the services available to keep you safe and well.

Presenters: Student Health Services & Public Safety

Hoag Auditorium
4:35 p.m. Small Group Meeting & Prep for Pine Valley
5:30 p.m. Load Buses for Pine Valley
6:00 p.m. Pine Valley Outdoor Recreation Area

Pine Valley is an outdoor recreation complex owned by UNG and bordered by the Etowah River. Activities will include the high ropes course, river tubing, and outdoor games. Close-toed shoes are required if you plan to use try the high ropes course.
9:00 p.m. Evening Activities
  • Dance – Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
  • Movie – Dining Hall, Banquet Room
  • Boardgames – Commons 2 Lobby
  • Cornhole – Outside Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
11:00 p.m. Evening Activities End
Day Two
Agenda - Day Two
Time Event Location
7:00 a.m. Wake Up!
7:45 a.m. Small Group Meeting

Make sure you bring your orientation folder with you for the day!
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall
9:00 a.m.

Tips to Be a Successful Student

Hear about 10 useful tips to prepare for life as a college student.

Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Hoag Auditorium
9:15 a.m.

Lead By Choice

The media doesn’t always paint the most accurate picture of the college experience. Find out about the choices that UNG students make.

Hoag Auditorium
9:30 a.m. Community Breakout
  • Cadet Students – Hoag ABC
  • Residential Students – Various Residence Halls
  • Commuter Students – Hoag Auditorium
10:30 a.m.

UNG Live

Get a better understanding of what to expect as a UNG student shown in skits performed by the Orientation Leader team.

Hoag Auditorium
11:10 a.m.

Interactive Breakout Sessions:

The Orientation Leader team will assist you in getting to the correct interactive session.

  • Tech Talk
    • This hands-on session will guide you through the technology resources and support services available to all Nighthawks! Presenter: Student Success Technology Specialist and Distance Education & Technology Integration
  • Connecting on Campus
    • In this session, you will explore co-curricular involvement opportunities and resources offered by the University and campus partners to help UNG feel like home away from home. Facilitated by: Various Offices
  • Mindset Matters
    • Learn how to take advantage of UNG’s resources that can prepare you to work smarter, not harder! Join this session to test your knowledge of the academic support services provided at UNG. Facilitated by: Various Offices
2:50 p.m. Small Group Meeting
3:20 p.m.

Academic Preparation

Do you remember everything about classes from Online Pre-Orientation? Hear some highlights to help make registration and your first semester at UNG as smooth as possible.

Presenters: Registrar’s Office and Academic Advising Center

Hoag Auditorium
4:00 p.m.

Maximize Your Major

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

Various Locations
4:30 p.m.

Course Registration

Complete the class registration process! Orientation Leaders, Faculty, and Staff will be available to assist with the class registration process.

Various Locations
4:30 p.m.

New Student Orientation Checkout

Finish your Orientation Day here: have your class schedule(s) reviewed, move out of the Commons Residence Hall, and get your final questions answered. All students must check out with our staff after course registration!

Commons 2 Building

New Student Orientation (Overnight) - Parent and Family Schedule

Day One
Agenda - Day One
Time Event Location
8:00 a.m.

Check In!

The session begins at 11:45 a.m. Use the time allotted for check-in to get ready for the day!

  • Cadet Uniform Fittings – Time tickets have been provided for cadets to show up for their uniform fitting at Military Clothing and Sales.
  • Student check-in – Students should check in at the Commons 2 Building to drop off overnight items and get their student packet for orientation.
  • Parent/Family check-in – Parents and family members should check in at the Convocation Center for their orientation materials.
  • Students should get their Nighthawks Card – In the Convocation Center, students should complete the paperwork and get their picture taken to receive their Nighthawks Card.
  • Pick up the student parking pass – If they have registered their vehicle online, students can pick up their parking pass in the Convocation Center
  • Drop off paperwork on campus – now is the time to tie up loose ends and drop off paperwork!
  • Stop by the UNG Bookstore – take advantage of a 20% discount on UNG merchandise while at orientation.
11:45 a.m.

Welcome to UNG: History and Traditions

UNG has many traditions that are important to know when being on campus. We’re excited to welcome you and share these traditions with you as a UNG Family Member!

Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center, Main
11:55 a.m.

Nighthawk Talk: Leadership

As a state-designated leadership institution, UNG is committed to developing the leader within. Learn more about the leadership opportunities provided here.

Convocation Center, Main
12:00 p.m.

Meet the Orientation Leaders!

Students will be dismissed to their Orientation Small Group led by the Orientation Leaders.

Convocation Center, Main
12:10 p.m.

Preparing for the Cost of College

Hear about when your student's bill is due, how to pay it, and how to make sure they are working with Financial Aid to get all of their scholarship and loan paperwork in on time.

Presenters: Business Office and Financial Aid

Convocation Center, Main
12:50 p.m.

Parent and Family Association

Meet the Parent and Family Association in this brief overview of the organization and learn more about how you can get involved!

Presenter: Parent and Family Association

Convocation Center, Main
1:00 p.m. Lunch Dining Hall
2:15 p.m.

Academic Policies

Hear about important academic policies that your student should be familiar with, as well as where to find them.

Presenter: Registrar’s Office

Convocation Center, Main
2:30 p.m.

Core Curriculum

You will hear more about the core curriculum and the different areas that create a foundation for students to progress into major-level courses.

Presenter: Academic Advising

Convocation Center, Main
3:15 p.m.

Community Breakouts

  • Parents of Cadets – Convocation Center, Room 118
  • Parents of Residents – Various Residence Halls
  • Parents of Commuters – Convocation Center, Room 216
4:15 p.m. Meet the Deans Convocation Center, Main
5:00 p.m. Wrap up Day 1

**If you are the parent/family member of a cadet, please stick around for a meeting with Financial Aid to share some additional information.
Day Two
Agenda - Day Two
Time Event Location
8:00 a.m.           Breakfast Dining Hall
9:15 a.m.

Academic Resource Panel

Help your student take advantage of UNG’s resources that can prepare them to work smarter, not harder! In this session you will hear about various offices and services your student can access and use as they prepare to continue their education at UNG.

Convocation Center, Main
10:00 a.m.

Tech Talk

Dive into the technology provided at UNG and how your student can utilize it for success inside and outside of the classroom.

Convocation Center, Main
10:30 a.m.

Connecting on Campus Panel

In this session, you will hear about co-curricular involvement opportunities and resources offered by the University help make UNG feel like a home away from home for your student.

Convocation Center, Main
11:00 a.m.

Successful Transitions

Celebrate your student’s achievement of enrolling in college and hear more about what to expect during this time of transition and growth

Convocation Center, Main
12:00 p.m. Catered Lunch Convocation Center, Main
1:30 p.m.

Auxiliary Services

This session will provide participants with an overview of the Nighthawks Card, Bookstore, Campus Dining, Parking, and additional services students need to know!

Convocation Center, Main
2:00 p.m.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services aims to provide basic health care services and teach prevention and self-help skills to students. Find out more about the services accessible to students.

Convocation Center, Main
2:15 p.m.

Safety on Campus

The University of North Georgia (UNG) Police Department is committed to supporting a safe environment needed to learn, grow, and visit. Use this time to become informed about the resources available through our Department of Public Safety.

Convocation Center, Main
2:30 p.m.

Nighthawk Talk: OURS

Open. Understanding. Respectful. Safe. UNG is all of OURS. Learn more about what this means on our campus.

Convocation Center, Main
2:45 p.m.

Orientation Leader Panel

Hear from current UNG students about life as a Nighthawk! The leaders will answer questions you might have about campus resources, their own personal UNG experiences, and becoming a student leader at UNG!

**Parents of Cadets – please join us for a separate panel discussion in Room 216

Convocation Center, Main
3:15 p.m.

Surviving the First Year

The first year in college can be challenging. This session will highlight the emotions your student may be feeling as well as some tips on how to successfully navigate this big transition.

Presenter: Student Counseling Services

Convocation Center, Main
4:00 p.m.

New Student Checklist Review

Orientation may not be the last thing that your student needs to do before classes. Hear some reminders to help your student stay on top of everything. 

Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Convocation Center, Main
4:30 p.m.

New Student Orientation Checkout

Your student will complete their Orientation Day at the Commons Residence Hall by having their class schedule(s) reviewed and moving out of the hall. All students must check out with our staff after course registration!

Commons 2 Building

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