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Gainesville Campus: In-Person Orientation

Before You Begin

In-person orientation is only required for freshmen and transfer students. Read Student In-Person Orientation: Getting Started to determine if you need to attend and more essential information.

You should also read the Orientation Policies for important information on attendance, scheduling, cancellation and more.

Student Orientation

The cost for full-day student orientation sessions on the Gainesville Campus is $40 (includes lunch). Students are highly encouraged to bring one parent or family member with them to orientation for an additional $15. Prices effective through December 31, 2018 and are subject to change without prior notice.

Please note there is a separate Parent and Family Orientation program. Students and guests will not be together the whole time.

To Register: 

  1. You must Confirm your acceptance before registering for orientation.
  2. Log in to the View Application Status page. After ensuring your information is correct, select the orientation button in the right-hand sidebar. 
  3. Select an orientation session from the list provided and then complete all required information. Only the orientation sessions for which you are eligible to register will appear.  If you cannot attend any of the sessions listed, please us an email at from your UNG email account with an explanation regarding the conflicts. 

Paying for Orientation

The orientation fee will automatically be added to your student invoice once you reserve a space in an orientation session.

Online Payment: You may pay online with a credit card or web check (powered by TouchNet), or you may mail a check to the business office in Dahlonega. For questions regarding the student orientation fee payment process please contact the Business Office.

Payment by Check: Checks must be received within 10 days of scheduling your session. Please note your Student ID and the word “orientation” in the memo section at the bottom and mail to: University of North Georgia, Attn: Business Office, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega, GA 30597. Please Note: A separate check must be mailed for the Student Orientation fee and the Parent and Family Orientation fee.

Parent & Family Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation sessions will: 

  • Introduce you to important university policies and procedures;
  • Increase your understanding of how to connect your student to the university resources that are available; and  
  • Provide you with tips for helping your student through this time of intellectual and developmental growth.
  • Please note the Parent and Family Orientation session is a separate track from the student session. Parents/guests will not be with their students the whole time.

The fee for Parent and Family Orientation on the Gainesville Campus is $15 per guest. The Gainesville Campus limits the number of guests to one per student due to space limitations.

The Parent and Family Orientation fee is non-refundable. Please secure your student's orientation reservation prior to reserving a space in PFO. 

Gainesville Campus Orientation Dates
For Spring 2019 Students

New Student Orientation

  • Saturday, December 1 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Saturday, January 5 (9:00 a.m.)

Transfer Student Orientation

  • Saturday, December 1 (9:00 a.m.)
  • Saturday, January 5 (9:00 a.m.)
For Summer 2019 Students

New Student Orientation

  • Dates for summer 2019 will be posted here when they are announced.

Transfer Student Orientation

  • Dates for summer 2019 will be posted here when they are announced.

What to Bring

  • Photo ID
  • Any outstanding official transcripts
  • Any outstanding immunization records
  • Any outstanding financial aid documents, such as those needed for verification
  • Time! Please plan to stay for the entire session.

Do You Need an Accommodation?

If you require an accessibility accommodation for Orientation (such as closed captioning, a sign language interpreter, or orientation materials in another format), please contact Gainesville Orientation Accessibility Accommodations  to make arrangements no later than one week prior to your orientation session. To receive accommodations as an enrolled student contact the Student Disability Services office on your home campus.

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