Current Students
New Student Orientation



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
  • Center for Academic Success
  • Career Services
  • Student ID Cards
  • Teambuilding Exercises
  • 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!


Orientation Leaders are instrumental in introducing incoming students to the USG community. They facilitate the orientation process and help students navigate the USG campus. Click here to apply to be an Orientation Leader.

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

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