All of our new students are required to attend an Orientation session before enrolling in your courses. We have built an online program that ensures you will start your new adventure on the right foot.

Even with an anticipated return to campus for fall semester, we understand and anticipate that international students may face new or increased challenges in reaching the United States for an international student orientation program in a traditional format. As a result, we have made the decision to move the international student orientation program to an online delivery method for fall 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions about Orientation

Yes, we will still have new student orientation, but it will look a little different this year. Given the effect of COVID-19 on our campus and world, New Student Orientation will be delivered virtually this summer. UGA’s Online New Student Orientation Experience will consist of online orientation learning modules, opportunities to connect virtually with other incoming and current UGA students, and webinars around certain topics that will help create an successful transition for our incoming students. New students will receive detailed emails from New Student Orientation in the upcoming weeks with details and instructions. If you have any questions about the Online New Student Orientation Experience, visit our online orientation FAQs or email the NSO team at