To-Do List for New Students

Before you come for Orientation: As you complete the Pre-Orientation to-do list, please remember that failure to complete any of these tasks will prevent you from being able to register for classes at your chosen orientation session.

  • Check the Admissions Office’s Application Status Check for confirmation of your scheduled Orientation session, immunization flags, and to learn your UGA Student ID number.
  • Make sure to submit documents for your verification of lawful presence
  • Memorize your UGA Student ID Number: Your nine-digit, student-specific number that will be important at Orientation and while you are a student at UGA.
  • Pay your Non Refundable Orientation Fee   
    First-year students: For orientation fees, no further action is needed. Your orientation fee was paid as a part of your commitment deposit.
    Transfer Students: Pay the $40 orientation fee on your UGA Student Account before attending your Orientation session, via the Student Accounts Login. Access your Student Account, with your UGA MyID. Orientation fees will automatically be charged to your Student Account within five business days of  registering for Orientation.
  • Pre-Orientation Placement Testing: Visit the Orientation Testing page to determine whether you need testing. Testing will be on select dates in May and June. Testing will depend on what Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams you have taken; how you scored on your SAT or ACT exams; and what exams you need to move forward. Registration for testing will be available in late-April.
  • Complete Orientation Homework: Use the E-Learning Commons and Orientation Homework to prepare yourself for orientation and enrolling. These are now available.
  • Prepare for Advising & Course Registration:  Review and complete the UGA Bulletin Instructions and Worksheet.
  • Review the Orientation Advising page for questions about advising, majors, academic resources or major changes.
  • Have your official transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from any college or university where you have taken classes at least 2 weeks before your orientation session.
  • Bring a copy of your most recent unofficial grade report if you are a transfer student or a first-year dual enrollment student.
  • Complete the University Health Center’s Mandatory Immunization History and Patient Agreement Form and mail or fax it at least two weeks before your Orientation session. 
  • Accommodations/Lodging: Do not make reservations or travel plans until you have registered for your orientation session and confirmed those dates.  First-year students attending a two-day session will spend the night in Brumby Hall, the cost of which is covered in your orientation fee.  Students and guests must bring their own linens. University Housing recommends a pillow, 2 bed sheets, a blanket or sleeping bag, a towel, and washcloth. Students and guests should also bring an alarm clock and personal toiletries. For more information regarding accommodations, visit the Orientation Lodging page

Orientation Details

 All students attending one-day sessions are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. Parents are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. Please see the Orientation Lodging page for more information.

Bring $20 to pay for your UGACard student ID and log into your Bulldog Bucks Account and add a few dollars so you can print while on campus for orientation. No other payments - such as tuition, room, and board - are due at Orientation.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in Orientation, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before your assigned Orientation session. Contact the UGA Disability Resource Center for information on registering for accommodations throughout the academic year. The University of Georgia is committed to providing access for people with disabilities.

Before you start classes at UGA: As you prepare to be a UGA student, we highly encourage you to complete the following, as they will make your transition to UGA easier.

Incoming studentes should also be aware of these important steps that should be completed prior to enrollment.


If you have a disability and need assistance in order to obtain this information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Questions concerning UGA Orientation can be directed to