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Admitted Student Presentation Transcript

Hello, everybody! My name is Chandler Alligood and I’m an Admissions Coordinator for Visitor Experience here at the University of North Georgia. I want to first congratulate you on your acceptance to UNG and let you know how excited we are for you to join the Nighthawk family! 

No matter your home campus—we are ONE UNG and lucky to have each one of you. I have no doubt you each will leave a legacy here at UNG and I am excited to see the impact you make. 

During this presentation, I am going to briefly talk with you about the student services we offer our students. Please keep in mind that all of these services are available to you as a student at UNG no matter the campus you attend. 

Just to give you some quick facts about UNG:

We have roughly 20,000 students enrolled across all 5 campuses. Of those 20,000 students, we have 96 different countries represented within our student body and a 1:19 Faculty-Student ratio.

UNG is also a part of the NCAA DII Peach Belt Conference where we have 12 sports teams including basketball, baseball, softball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field, and rifle team. 

Lastly, UNG is designated as the senior military college of Georgia and is one of six senior military colleges in the country. Just recently, we were ranked #1 among all six of those senior military colleges. We are very proud of the 10% of our student body that is a part of the Corps of Cadets.

Now, these are the services I am going to cover today. As previously mentioned, all of these services are available to you as a UNG student and I encourage you to take full advantage of each one of these services during your time at UNG. 

The first service I am going to cover is Financial Aid. Financial Aid assists students with their Pell Grant, HOPE or Zell Miller scholarship, student loans, any internal/external scholarships you may be awarded, as well as Veteran Benefits. Now, all UNG students are automatically considered for internal merit-based scholarships once you have been admitted to UNG and you will be notified via email if you have been awarded one of these scholarships. 

One important thing to remember is that your FAFSA for the Fall 2020 semester is due by May 1st. Your FAFSA only needs to be completed once per aid year, and I encourage you to complete your FAFSA sooner rather than later as it will notify you which Financial Aid you will be eligible to receive. 

Financial Aid is a wonderful resource for students and each staff member is there to help answer any questions you may have regarding your tuition. I encourage you to reach out to them via email with your specific questions.  

We are very lucky to have our Deans who advocate on behalf of our students daily. Each one of our Deans has a passion for students and are the bridge between Faculty and the student body. They are there as a resource to you and want the best for you and your time at UNG. They have an open-door policy and always invite students in with welcoming arms. I encourage you to meet your respective Dean and utilize them whenever you may need.

Now, one very important thing to note it that our residence halls are only available on our Dahlonega campus. There are off-campus housing options for other campus locations however, these are not affiliated with the university. These off-campus housing options can be found on our website by searching the off-campus housing portal. 

For the different types of residence halls we offer, the top row you will see our traditional style options. You have Donovan Hall, Lewis Hall, and Lewis Annex. You share a room with one other person and have the community bathroom with your whole hall. Each hall ranges from 20-24 residents depending on the residence hall you live in. All of our Residence halls are co-ed with each floor broken up by male and female students. 

The bottom row you will see our suite style and apartment style options. The Commons and North Georgia Suites are our suite style options. There are four residents per suite and two rooms in each suite. You share a room with your roommate and the common area with your suitemates. 

Now, Owen Hall are the on campus apartments. Four bedrooms, two baths and a full size kitchen and living space. Unfortunately, Owen hall is not available to new freshmen students and is typically reserved for our upperclassmen and athlete students who are living on campus. 

We do require our students to live on campus the first two years of college or until you have earned 60 credit hours. If you have questions pertaining to this, please contact the residence life office via email.

I know most of you may have questions regarding freshman move-in and what that process will look like. Depending on your residence hall, you will be given a specific day and time that will be your move in time slot. I encourage you to stick to your scheduled time as this is strategically planned to ensure a successful move in for all new students. 

Career Services is another wonderful resource for you as an UNG student. Our career services staff offer assistance with resume & cover letter building, and provide expert advice on how to land an internship, part-time, or full-time job. You can schedule an  appointment with career services by emailing them at the information found on the bottom of the screen. 

Please keep in mind that these services are offered to all students no matter the campus you attend. These services are also available to you once you graduate and become an UNG alumni. 

Student Disability Services is there to assist any student who may need additional accommodations or assistant during their time at UNG. These accommodations can range from accommodated testing in our testing center, accommodations with living on campus, and many more. You must register with student disability services each semester in order to be granted access to these accommodations and assistive technologies. 

Should you need accommodations, please contact the campus representative on your respective campus for more information. 

Student counseling offers a wide variety of services to students. The services you see listed are just a few of the ones they offer. Student health and success is at the forefront for our student counseling staff and I encourage you to reach out to them should you ever need assistance. 

Tutoring Services offers additional help with course subjects in science, English, and math. Tutoring services houses the math, physics, and chemistry labs as well as the writing center. 

Students take full advantage of these services to ensure their success in their academic courses. 

Tutoring services also provides student jobs if you feel confident in your abilities in certain subject areas. I encourage you to contact their office via email if you have further questions or need additional information.

As previously mentioned, our UNG testing center offers a wide variety of tests ranging from certification tests, course tests, and entrance exams. These tests could be an additional charge to you depending on your test of choice, so please keep that in mind. 

If you have additional questions regarding these exams or how testing accommodations work, please feel free to contact the testing center via email. 

Student money management is another wonderful resource to students. The staff is there to assist you with personal budget planning, payment plans for tuition and / or student loans. They will also assist you with your taxes during tax season and help you understand how to establish and manage credit. 

Any time you spend working and discussing financial records with one of these staff members is completely confidential. I encourage you to utilize this office during your time at UNG so you can ensure not only your academic success, but also your financial success. 

Lastly, I want to touch on the orientation and transition programs office. The OTP office is your next step in the process of becoming a nighthawk! 

Their staff members are there to assist you during your transition to UNG and provide you with as much valuable information you will need prior to starting classes at UNG.

Orientation is required for all new freshmen and transfer students. Prior to attending your orientation session, please familiarize yourself with the three bulleted items on this page. You will be required to complete the online pre-orientation so please be sure to do so before your scheduled orientation date. 

Should you have any questions regarding your next steps from here, I encourage you to look at your new student checklist or reach out to the orientation office via email. 

Thank you for tuning in with us today! I hope you found this information valuable and will utilize these resources during your time at UNG. 

We would love to connect with each of you so we can keep you up to date on all the latest information and connect you to other UNG students. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.

Again, my name is Chandler Alligood and I am excited for each one of you as you begin your college journey!

Take care and go nighthawks!

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