New Dawgs Information Session


New Dawgs

These optional visit days in 2019 are for admitted students who are in the process of making their college choice and want to know more about the UGA experience before making a commitment. Attendance at our New Dawgs Session does not commit you to UGA.

At the New Dawgs Sessions, you will have the chance to:

  • Speak with UGA Admissions and Financial Aid to learn about important "next steps"
  • Visit a residence hall to see the amenities and opportunities offered by our University Housing office
  • Meet with currently enrolled UGA students and take an optional campus tour
  • Eat in one of our national award-winning dining halls 
    • (Admitted students will be provided a meal ticket to eat free, guests can see dining hall prices here.)
  • Attend Open Houses and Informational Academic Area meetings with Academic Colleges and Departments
  • Discover student services, extracurricular opportunities and campus activities available to you 

New Dawg Information Sessions for 2019

Please review the New Dawgs dates below. 

  • Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Monday, April 22, 2019


Check-in for New Dawgs will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the formal program will begin at 8:30 a.m. At the conclusion of the morning session, the campus will be yours to explore. We hope you take advantage of the available academic open houses and department meetings. Please check our list of New Dawgs Available Academic Area Meetings to assist in scheduling your visit. Academic departments may contact you prior to your visit to confirm your registration.

We will provide information and an agenda upon check-in at the event. If you have any questions about the program, please contact special event coordinator and counselor, Wade LaFontaine. Email with the subject "New Dawgs Interest." You may contact the Admissions office at (706) 542-2112 for all other inquiries.

We look forward to seeing you on campus in 2019! 

New Dawgs Academic Area Meeting Descriptions

During the afternoon of New Dawgs, Academic Departments will be available to meet with admitted students and their families. When you register for the event, you'll be asked to choose the top departments you would like to visit. 

Be sure to read the descriptions for the academic area meetings below to see if you need to set-up a separate appointment with a department. 

Agricultural & Environmental Sciences


Arts & Sciences





Environment & Design

Family & Consumer Sciences

Forestry and Natural Resources

Forestry Resources Building - Room 1-214A (Carol Catoe’s Office), from 2-3 p.m.

As a nationally recognized environmental program, the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources prepares leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of our water, land, forest and animal resources. Students benefit from over $170,000 in scholarships awarded annually, in-house career/internship placement preparation, small class sizes, and outdoor field experiences across the southeast.

Warnell offers a small town, family atmosphere within the realm of a large university which provides students easy access to administrators, faculty and staff. With four majors (Fisheries & Wildlife, Forestry, Natural Resources Recreation & Tourism, and Water & Soil Resources) students can pursue careers like wildlife biology, wildlife veterinary medicine, forest business, forest health, environmental consulting, environmental education, national/state park management, erosion control, wetland management, and water quality management. 

New Dawgs will meet with staff and current students to receive information on scholarships and majors, participate in a Q&A session, and tour our teaching and research facilities. 

Contact Carol Catoe at or 706.542.0879

Journalism and Mass Communication

Public and International Affairs

Public Health

Contact us

Contact us for more information about how you can join the FIRST. 

  • (+1) 706-542-8776
  • Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00 pm (EST)
  • 210 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602-1633
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