Orientation

Welcome, New Ag Dawgs!

Congratulations on your acceptance to UGA! Although orientation looks a bit different this year, our academic advisors look forward to meeting with you individually, and our faculty and staff are eager to get to know you better beginning with your arrival in the fall.

Since we can’t meet with you in person this summer, please take a moment to view this video of CAES-specific information that we typically present during new student orientation.


After completing the UGA 101 modules, you will hear from your academic advisor about scheduling an online advising appointment. Below are some things you can do to prepare for your advising appointment.


    • Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!
    • Be sure your MyID and password are all set, including secret questions. You won't be able to register without it!
    • Memorize your student ID number (81X) or keep it handy. It is something you will need to know throughout your time at UGA.
    • Familiarize yourself with the BulletinDegreeWorks, and Athena.
    • Avoid having any holds on your account by taking care of these common issues ahead of time:
      • Immunizations - A Certificate of Immunization must be on record before you can register for classes. Contact the University Health Center at rhi@uhs.uga.edu or 706-542-8617 if you have any questions.
      • Verification of Lawful Presence (VLP) - Based on requirements from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, admission to UGA is contingent upon the verification of a student’s lawful presence in the United States. Prior to enrollment, all admitted students must have their presence verified. This process varies based on whether you are a domestic or international student. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 706-542-8776 if you have any questions.
      • Emergency Contact - You must have at least one person listed as an emergency contact.  Log onto Athena, select Personal Information, then Update Emergency Contacts. Enter all required information.
      • Student Accounts Acknowledgement - You must agree to the Student Accounts policies.  Log onto Athena, select Student Records, then Clear Student Accounts Acknowledgement Hold. Enter your initials under each statement.
    • Make a list of all your AP, IB, and/or SAT Subject test scores and any tests taken during your senior year. See the Credit from Testing page for more information.
    • If you earned dual enrollment credit from a University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia institution, educate yourself on our transfer policies. In many cases, we can move classes that meet core requirements at these institutions to fit our core. This policy does not apply to students with dual enrollment credit from a private Georgia college or an out-of-state institution.
    • Take any placement tests before your advising appointment, if at all possible. See the Placement Tests page for more information.
    • You will be required to take a 1-hour First-Year Odyssey seminar during your first year. Save time during registration by browsing the 300+ topics beforehand and making note of any that interest you.
    • Learn more about your major and related careers.

    During your advising appointment, you will have the opportunity to talk in-depth with your advisor about your major, degree requirements, placement test results, and credit from testing, if applicable. Together, you will draft a list of classes, and alternatives, for your first semester. The Academic Advisement Hold on your account will be cleared and, as long as all your other registration holds are cleared, your advisor will help you register for classes.

    Please note advising and registration is for students only. Appointments typically take 60-90 minutes.

    • Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!
    • Be sure your MyID and password are all set, including secret questions. You won't be able to register without it!
    • Memorize your student ID number (81X) or keep it handy. It is something you will need to know throughout your time at UGA.
    • Familiarize yourself with the BulletinDegreeWorks, and Athena.
    • Avoid having any holds on your account by taking care of these common issues ahead of time:
      • Immunizations - A Certificate of Immunization must be on record before you can register for classes. Contact the University Health Center at rhi@uhs.uga.edu or 706-542-8617 if you have any questions.
      • Verification of Lawful Presence (VLP) - Based on requirements from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, admission to UGA is contingent upon the verification of a student’s lawful presence in the United States. Prior to enrollment, all admitted students must have their presence verified. This process varies based on whether you are a domestic or international student. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 706-542-8776 if you have any questions.
      • Emergency Contact - You must have at least one person listed as an emergency contact.  Log onto Athena, select Personal Information, then Update Emergency Contacts. Enter all required information.
      • Student Accounts Acknowledgement - You must agree to the Student Accounts policies.  Log onto Athena, select Student Records, then Clear Student Accounts Acknowledgement Hold. Enter your initials under each statement.
    • If you are transferring from a University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia institution, educate yourself on our transfer policies. In many cases, we can move classes taken to fulfill core requirements at your previous institution to fit our core. This policy does not apply to students transferring from a private Georgia college or an out-of-state institution.
    • Your final transcript may not yet be received or entered into our system when you attend your advising appointment. Please have a list of the courses you most recently completed at your previous institution ready to share with your advisor.
    • Learn more about your major and related careers.

    During your advising appointment, you will have the opportunity to talk in-depth with your advisor about your major, degree requirements, and transfer credits. Together, you will draft a list of classes, and alternatives, for your first semester. The Academic Advisement Hold on your account will be cleared and, as long as all your other registration holds are cleared, your advisor will help you register for classes.

    Please note advising and registration is for students only. Appointments typically take 60-90 minutes.

 

Orientation 2.0

We know you're getting a lot of information at once right now, and you're not going to remember everything. That's okay! Once you get settled on campus, we invite you to come see us at Orientation 2.0. Each of our offices and clubs will have a table where you can meet people and ask questions. It's also an opportunity to meet your major's department head and hear from a panel of current CAES students. We'll have snacks to munch on while you wander around, and you even get a free CAES T-shirt just for attending!

When: Thursday, August 19, at 5:30PM

Where: Conner Hall