Current Students
New Student Orientation

Spring 2016 New Student Orientation Sessions

Thursday, January 14th*

*If USG is closed on January 14th due to winter weather, the make-up date will be on Wednesday, January 20th. 


New Student Orientation is a one-day event that all new students taking undergraduate daytime programs at USG are required to attend. At orientation, you will attend various workshops and breakout sessions related to various areas of USG. Such workshops include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Course Registration
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Student Services
  • Student Clubs, Organizations, & Student Life Activities
  • Computer Labs & Email Accounts
  • Student Success Services
  • Career Services
  • Library Services
  • Student ID Cards
  • Teambuilding Exercises
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Walking Tour of the Shady Grove Center

In addition to the day's events, you will have the chance to meet current students, your respective program staff, and USG center staff. We hope that the day helps you become better acquainted with the center, community, and services found here at USG.

Please note, the orientation dates are program-specific. There is limited space for each session and an RSVP is required. If you are unsure as to which orientation you should attend, please contact the Office of Student Services at USG for more information. Approximately two weeks before your orientation date, you will receive an email confirmation with more information about the day's events.

USG campus delays or closures will be announced on local news stations and will also be announced on our web site. Persons may also call our main phone line at 301-738-6000 for recorded information regarding delays and closures.

We look forward to meeting you!

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Services at or 301-738-6137.

Click here to learn more about the New Student Orientation Leader Program.  

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