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New Student Orientation: Student Schedule - Gainesville

Agenda
Time Event Location
9:00 a.m.

Check-In

 

Physical Education Lobby

9:45 a.m.

Welcome to UNG!

Presenters:
Dr. Richard Oates, Vice President, Gainesville Campus

Nathan Cheesman, Coordinator of Orientation and Student Leadership

Gymnasium

10:05 a.m.

Financial Aid and Business Office Overview

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

Presenters: Office of the Bursar & Financial Aid Office

Gymnasium

10:30 a.m.

Nighthawk Talk #1

Part of UNG’s missions is to “develop students into leaders.” Here about some of the ways that UNG works to prepare all students to be leaders in the classroom and in life.

Presenter: Orientation Leaders

Gymnasium

10:40 a.m.

Academic and Student Support Overview

Learn more about the resources that this campus, and university, have to increase your student success.

Presenter: University College

Gymnasium

10:55 a.m.

UNG Values and Expectations

As a part of the UNG community, we want you to be aware of what you can expect from the community and how to be a successful community member.                                                                   

Presenters: Offices of Student Integrity, Dean of Students, & Title IX Compliance

Gymnasium

11:15 a.m.

Nighthawk Talk #2

UNG is a large and diverse community. Hear from some Orientation Leaders about how to be Open, Understanding, Respectful, and Safe community members.                                                            

Presenter: Orientation Leaders

Gymnasium

11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Small Group

Of course, we want you to get something to eat, but you will also be able to spend some time getting to know other students and learning about UNG directly from your OL.

Presenter: Orientation Leaders

Various

12:40 p.m.

Resource Fair

Over 30 different student organizations and university departments are here to meet with you! Find out how to get connected to student government, theatre productions, academic minors, and more!

Watkins Building

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

Breakout Session 1

Choose one of the sessions below to attend.

Descriptions for each session are provided for your reference at the bottom of this page and our staff can help guide your selections.

  • Student Involvement and Leadership (Science 103)
  • Get your move on! Get your game on! (Science 104)
  • Connecting you to the world! (Science 173)
  • Music Ensembles and Performing Opportunities (Science 174)
  • Social and Cultural Engagement Opportunities (Science 201)
  • Undergraduate Research and National Scholarship Opportunities (Science 262)
  • Technology and your classes (Science 264)

Science Building

1:45 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

Choose one of the sessions below to attend.

Descriptions for each session are provided for your reference at the bottom of this page and our staff can help guide your selections.

  • Student Involvement and Leadership (Science 103)
  • Adjustment to College Life (Science 104)
  • Connecting you to the world! (Science 173)
  • Financial Aid: An In-Depth Look (Science 174)
  • Social and Cultural Engagement Opportunities (Science 201)
  • Career Services (Science 262)
  • Auxiliary Services and Public Safety (Science 264)

Science Building

2:20 p.m.

Academics: Online Pre-Orientation Refresher

Do you remember everything about classes from Online Pre-Orientation? Hear some highlights to help make registration as smooth as possible.

Presenters: Academic Advising Center, University College, & Orientation and Transition Programs

Gymnasium

3:00 p.m.

Academic Policies

Registering for classes is great, but do you know when finals are, when to drop a class without a grade, or why class attendance can affect your grade?

Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Gymnasium

3:15 p.m.

Maximize Your Major

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

Various

3:45 p.m.

Course Registration

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

 Various

4:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation Checkout

Complete your Orientation Day here: have your class schedule(s) reviewed, get your questions answered, and fill out paperwork for your student ID card.

Student Center Commons

4:00 p.m.

Optional Campus Tour

Personalized tour with an Orientation Leader to learn some more details about campus. Last tour leaves at 5:15 p.m.

Student Center Commons

Most offices on campus will be open until 5:30 p.m. for any needs that you have.

Breakout Sessions

Adjustment to College Life

Find out about navigating the rigors of college life and what UNG Student Counseling has to offer. Get tips on stress reduction, study skills, test taking, time management, and more.

Presenter: Student Counseling Office

Auxiliary Services and Public Safety

Come learn about the Nighthawks Card, Campus Dining, the Nighthawk Nook, and more! Also hear from UNG Public Safety about their services and ways to stay safe at UNG.

Presenters: Auxiliary Services and Public Safety

Career Services

The breakout session will provide an orientation of the Career Services. Career Services offers services that prepare students for a lifetime of meaningful work and lifelong learning. We can help you navigate areas such as selecting a major, exploring careers, finding internships, graduate school decisions, and the search for employment.

Presenter: Career Services

Connecting you to the world!

Explore your options for studying abroad and discover how you can become involved with the international students at UNG. Everyone can be a global citizen!

Presenter: Center for Global Engagement

Financial Aid: An In-Depth Look

Navigate Financial Aid! This breakout will discuss further information about federal and state aid that was not covered earlier. Satisfactory Academic Progress details will also be discussed.

Presenter: Financial Aid Office

Get your move on! Get your game on!

What club and intramural sports are on the Gainesville campus? Do we offer group fitness classes? What fitness and recreation resources are on campus that I can use? Come get your questions answered!

Presenter: Recreational Sports

Music Ensembles and Performing Opportunities

Do you play an instrument or sing?  Are you hoping to play in band or sing in choir at UNG?  This session will explore the many opportunities students have to participate in music ensembles at the University of North Georgia.

Presenter: Department of Music

Social and Cultural Engagement Opportunities

Learn about the programs, staff, and resources that the Multicultural Student Affairs office has to educate all students on these topics, and how they support various student groups.

Presenter: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Student Involvement and Leadership

Learn to make the most out of your collegiate career with ways to get involved, connect with others, explore opportunities, and create meaningful experiences at UNG.

Presenters: Office of Student Involvement

Technology and Your Classes

This session will prepare you for online learning at UNG! We will discuss both eCORE and UNG Online courses, including how to register for them. The breakout will also talk about other technology for all classes.

Presenter: Distance Education & Technology Integration

Undergraduate Research and National Scholarship Opportunities

Learn about opportunities to engage in and fund undergraduate research while at UNG. The presentation will also discuss support services for finding and applying for nationally competitive scholarships.

Presenters: Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities & the Nationally Competitive Scholarships Office

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