1. Do I have to attend orientation?
Yes, it is required because it is the time that freshmen take placement tests and all students (freshmen and transfers) meet with an academic advisor. You cannot register for classes without being cleared by an academic advisor. The athletic academic counselors are not authorized to clear students for registration.
2. What time do I have to be there?
Orientation starts at 8:00 am so you will want to come the night before if you are travelling a great distance. You can stay in the dorm the night before for a charge of around $30. There is no reservation needed for the extra night. Parents are welcome to come, too, and they can stay in the dorm if they wish. You should not plan to leave Athens until 5:00 pm on the last day of orientation because your last act will be getting advised and registered for classes. You may have a 4:30 advising appointment and not be ready to leave until 5:00 pm. If you get lucky, you could be out by 1:30 or 2:00 pm.
Flying in?? Here is the Groome Transportation Airport Shuttle number and they deliver you to the Georgia Center for Continuing Educaiton which is on campus across from the Coliseum and near the Rankin Smith Academic Center. 1-800-896-9928.