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Transfer Student Orientation Student Schedule - Gainesville

Agenda
Time Event Location
9:00 a.m.

Check-In

Student Center Lobby

9:30 a.m.

Welcome to UNG!

Presenter: Dr. Janet Marling, Executive Director of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS)

Robinson Ballroom
9:45 a.m.

TSO Schedule Overview and Goals for the Day

We want you to make the most out of the orientation experience! Hear about how to connect to the campus environment, navigate resources and processes, and prepare for your time here at UNG!

Presenter: Vincent Prior, Coordinator of Transfer and Transition Programs

Robinson Ballroom
10:00 a.m.

Transfer Experience Reflection

Find out how your previous experiences can influence what lies ahead for you here at UNG! We will talk about not just the process of transferring, but also the growth and development that can happen when you attend UNG with previous higher education experience.

Presenter: Orientation and Transition Programs

Robinson Ballroom
10:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.

Breakout Session I

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.

  • Coffee Station (Watkins 180)
  • Student Involvement and Leadership (Watkins 181)
  • Online Courses and Technology Overview (Watkins 182)
  • Music Ensembles and Performing Opportunities (Watkins 183)
  • Connecting You to the World (Watkins 185)
  • Action Planning with Career Services (Watkins 186)
Watkins
11:05 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session II and Resource Fair

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.

  • Resource Fair (Watkins Hallways)
  • Coffee Station (Watkins 180)
  • Social and Cultural Engagement Opportunities (Watkins 181)
  • Online Courses and Technology Overview (Watkins 182)
  • Financial Aid (Watkins 183)
  • Returning to UNG (Watkins 184)
  • Academic and Student Support Services Overview (Watkins 185)
  • Action Planning with Career Services (Watkins 186)
Watkins
11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Breakout Session III and Resource Fair

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.

  • Resource Fair (Watkins Hallways)
  • Coffee Station (Watkins 180)
  • Get your move on! Get your game on! (Watkins 181)
  • Auxiliary Services Overview (Watkins 182)
  • Financial Aid (Watkins 183)
  • Returning to UNG (Watkins 184)
  • Academic and Student Support Services Overview (Watkins 185)
  • Surviving the Transfer (Watkins 186)
Watkins
12:10 p.m.

Lunch

Robinson Ballroom
12:55 p.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 

Robinson Ballroom
1:15 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

Robinson Ballroom
1:45 p.m.

Major Meetings

Meet with an 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 upcoming semesters! Orientation Leaders, Faculty, and Staff will be available to assist with the class registration process.

Various
2:45 p.m.

Transfer Student Orientation Checkout

Complete your Orientation Day here: have your students’ class schedule(s) reviewed, complete their student ID paperwork, and get your questions answered. All students must check out with our staff after course registration!

Student Center Commons
2:45 p.m.

Optional Campus Tour

Personalized tour with an Orientation Leader to learn some more details about campus. Last tour leaves at 3:45 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

Resource Fair with Coffee Station

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 you can get connected today! During the resource fair and breakout sessions, you can also stop by our coffee station in Watkins 180.

Academic and Student Support Service Overview

Learn more about the resources that this campus, and university, have to increase student success. Participants will understand how to navigate these resources as a new transfer student, since they may be unique to UNG or have different processes that students should know.

Presenter: University College

Action Planning with Career Services

This office 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. Also, learn more about our career action plan and how you can start yours today!

Presenter: Career Services

Auxiliary Services Overview

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

Presenters: Auxiliary 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

Join this session to learn more about federal and state financial aid programs and details about Satisfactory Academic Progress.  Come get your questions answered!

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

Online Courses and Technology

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

Returning to UNG (for readmit and returning students)

Find the answers here to questions most asked by students navigating the return to UNG to complete their degrees.  This Q&A session will cover such topics as career planning, changing majors, online classes, juggling work and school, tutoring services, academic advising, continued eligibility for financial aid and more. 

Presenter: Enrollment Management

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

Surviving the Transfer

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: Student Counseling Office

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