New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation is delivered through an online platform in which Fall matriculants are automatically enrolled beginning  August 1.

New Student Orientation is LIVE! We strongly encourage everyone to complete the online orientation within the first month of the semester. *The first 500 students to complete the online orientation will receive a Graduate School water bottle.

The online orientation is available throughout Fall semester and includes the Graduate School and campus partners, such as:

  • Equal Opportunity Office
  • Academic Honesty
  • Resources for Research & Learning
  • Student Health Insurance
  • Student Organizations
  • GradFIRST
  • Graduate School Admissions and Enrolled Student Services
  • Student Care & Outreach
  • Student Accounts & Financial Aid
  • Health & Wellness
  • Auxiliary Services (OneCard Office, UGA ID, etc.)
  • Transportation & Parking Services
  • Campus Safety
  • Student Services & Support (Career Center, Disability Resource Center)
  • Immigration Services
  • Recreational Activities (RecSports, etc.)
  • Campus Traditions (The Arch, Chapel Bell, Dawg Walk, etc.)

Graduate School Welcome Fair, August 14, 2023, 2-4pm, Classic Center Athena Ballroom - Interactive activities, food trucks, games and more!

The Graduate School Welcome Fair for incoming graduate students will be held on August 14, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Athena Ballroom of The Classic Center in downtown Athens.

RSVP to reserve your spot (and food) at the Graduate School Welcome Fair.
Deadline to RSVP is Friday, August 11.

RSVP for the Graduate School Welcome Fair

This year’s Welcome Fair will be interactive, informative, and engaging for incoming graduate students. There will be food trucks, live music, interactive booths, prize giveaways, and will feature representatives from a number of campus and community services. It is an opportunity for incoming students to connect with important resources for their graduate experience.

Map of participating booths (pdf)

Parking Information

Parking is available at the Classic Center.  Please bring your parking ticket to registration/check-in for validation.

Food Truck Information

You will receive a food token in your welcome bag to redeem at an on-site food truck of your choice.


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