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Student Information

If you are new to UNG, we welcome you to the UNG family! If you are a returning student, welcome back! The college experience may not be exactly what you had planned on and spaces like classrooms and dining areas may look different, but our goal is to have as much face-to-face experience as safely possible. One thing that will not change is the commitment of UNG faculty, staff and administration to your success; it remains steadfast.

Yes, social distancing will change the nature of everything we do at UNG for now, but it is our hope that we will all do our part to keep our campus communities safe and healthy.

Complete the required COVID-19 student safety training.

Miss one of the Parent, Student & Family Town Halls?

Revised Fall 2020 Calendar

  • Aug. 17 - Classes begin
  • Sept. 7 - Labor Day holiday
  • Nov. 24 - Classes end
  • Nov. 25-27 - Thanksgiving holiday
  • Nov. 30-Dec. 4 - Final Exams (online)

Full Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

Revised Spring 2021 Calendar

  • Jan. 11 - Classes begin
  • Jan. 18 - MLK, Jr. holiday
  • March 9 - Instructional Break
  • April 1-2 -  Spring holiday
  • April 30 - Classes end
  • May 3-7 - Final Exams

Full Spring 2021 Academic Calendar

General Info

Classroom Accommodations for At-Risk Students

Upon request, individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness with COVID-19 will be given an opportunity to participate in courses with limited face-to-face contact with other individuals. The GDPH and CDC have stated that people of any age with the following conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index of 30 or higher)
  • Serious heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
  • Liver disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
  • Smoking
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Documentation for underlying medical conditions will be required as a part of the request. All student requests should begin by registering with Student Disability Services.

What if a Student is Sick or Exposed?

Students are encouraged to screen daily for COVID-19 symptoms. Students who have tested positive or who have symptoms of COVID-19 should seek medical care, complete the UNG COVID-19 self reporting form, and stay at home. Learn more about how UNG will manage COVID-19 reports.

Learn about COVID-19 testing for students at UNG.

The student must leave the residence hall immediately upon being diagnosed (test or clinical diagnosis) of COVID-19. He/she is to follow CDC guidelines and must meet the criteria before coming back to campus:

  1. Symptoms improved
  2. No fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine
  3. It has been at least 10 days since first day of symptoms. The student cannot return sooner than 10 days even if improved.

The student must self-isolate and not return to any campus without meeting these criteria.

If a student has been notified that he/she has been in direct contact with someone with COVID-19 and potentially exposed, the student must leave campus and quarantine for 14 days. He/she can return after the 14 day quarantine if no symptoms develop. A negative COVID-19 test does not take the place of quarantine.

Students Who Live with Someone Who is At-Risk

Many of our practices at UNG have continued to evolve to try to keep our students safe and to meet their academic goals. Faculty have been making adjustments to the academic schedule to provide various types of modality to deliver courses. Many of the hybrid courses will require minimal face-to-face participation. Please see our various course modality or delivery options. 

UNG will provide alternate educational arrangements for students who fall into one of the CDC categories as high risk for COVID-19, but cannot guarantee the same options for students who live with someone at high risk. Instead, we encourage these students to reach out to their instructors to determine if there are reasonable ways to manage the concerns. Alternatively, students may explore UNG online and eCore options available and to adjust their schedules accordingly. While students may adjust schedules on their own, students should seek the advice of their Academic Advisor to assist in choosing course options that apply to the student’s Plan of Study.  

UNG continues to look for ways to support our students and their academic goals. If students have extreme circumstances, they may contact the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@ung.edu.

Guidance & Plans

UNG's plans follow guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG), the Governor's COVID- 19 Task Force, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make public health-informed decisions affecting the status of its campuses.

The COVID-19 situation is fluid, and guidance will very likely change over time.

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