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New Student Orientation: Sample Parent/Family Schedule - Gainesville

Time Event
9:00 a.m.


Location: Physical Education Lobby

9:45 a.m.

Welcome to UNG!

Presenter: Dr. Richard Oates, Vice President, Gainesville Campus
Presenter: Nathan Cheesman, Coordinator of Orientation and Student Leadership
Location: Gymnasium

10:05 a.m.

Financial Aid and Business Office Overview

Presenter: Office of the Bursar & Financial Aid Office
Location: Gymnasium

10:30 a.m.

Nighthawk Talk #1

Presenter: UNG Orientation Leader
Location: Gymnasium

10:40 a.m.

Depart for Parent and Family Orientation

Escorted by Orientation Leaders

11:00 a.m.

Overview of UNG

Presenter: Dr. Cara Ray, Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
Location: Robinson Ballroom

11:45 a.m.

FERPA and the Registrar’s Office

Presenter: Registrar’s Office
Location: Robinson Ballroom

12:00 p.m.

Resources to Support Your Student

Presenter: Orientation & Transition Programs & Office of Student Affairs
Location: Robinson Ballroom

12:40 p.m.

Resource Fair

Location: Gymnasium

1:10 p.m.

Campus Tour/Lunch

Location: Student Center Commons, and various locations on campus

1:45 p.m.

Q&A Table/Bookstore Open

Location: Student Center Commons

2:20 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
(Choose 2: First session 2:20 PM – 2:45 PM, Second session 3:00 PM – 3:25 PM)

1. En Español (Breakout 1 Only)
En esta charla en español invitamos a todo aquel que tenga preguntas sobre UNG o cómo apoyar y ayudar a su estudiante.
This session is a Q&A in Spanish to help answer any questions that you have about UNG or how to support your student.
Presenter: Multicultural Student Affairs Office & Dean of Students Office
Location: Nesbitt 3101

2. Student Involvement & Leadership (Breakout 1 Only)
Learn to make the most out of your collegiate career with ways to get involved, explore opportunities, and create meaningful experiences at UNG.
Presenter: Office of Student Involvement
Location: Nesbitt 3108

3.  CORE Classes (Breakout 1 Only)
What are CORE Classes and how will they help my student? Detailed information provided by the Academic Advising Center on the difference between CORE and upper level classes.
Presenter: Academic Advising Center
Location: Nesbitt 3217

4. Financial Aid- an in-depth look
Further information about federal and state aid that was not covered in the overview earlier. Details about Satisfactory Academic Progress will also be discussed.
Presenter: Financial Aid Office
Location: Nesbitt 3211

5. 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
Location: Nesbitt 3106

6. Adjustment to College Life
Find out about adjusting to 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
Location: Nesbitt 3204

7. Student Panel
Get to know what life is like at the University of North Georgia through students’ eyes!
Presenter: Orientation Leaders
Location: Nesbitt 3107

8. Auxiliary Services (Breakout 2 Only)
Come learn about the Nighthawks Card, Campus Dining, the Nighthawk Nook, and more!
Presenters: Auxiliary Services
Location: Nesbitt 3217

9. Veteran/Military and Non-Traditional Successful Transition Tips (Breakout 2 Only)
Come meet other Veteran/Military and Adult Learner students and learn tips for making a successful transition to the college environment.
Presenter: Veteran & Adult Learner Programs (VALP)
Location: Nesbitt 3108

3:40 p.m.

Your Student in College/Student Scenarios

Presenter: Dr. Cara Ray, Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
Location: Robinson Ballroom

4:10 p.m.

Next Steps

Presenter: Nathan Cheesman, Coordinator of Orientation and Student Leadership
Location: Robinson Ballroom

4:30 p.m.

NSO & PFO Meet Up

Students, parents, and guests can find each other here after students finish with registration.
Location: Student Center Commons

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

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