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The mission of the Jaguar Nation Orientation and Welcome Program is to facilitate a positive transition into the Augusta University community.

By participating fully in the Jaguar Nation Orientation and Welcome Program, students and their families will have an opportunity to connect with campus resources, learn the culture and customs of Jaguar Nation, and leave confident in making the first steps towards a successful transition into the Augusta University community.

All new students are required to attend a Jaguar Nation Orientation and Welcome session!

∗NOTE - All fees are non-refundable.

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New Student Transition Process

Orientation Group of StudentsNow that you've confirmed your plan to attend Augusta University here is what you need to know and do to have a successful transition.

Reserve your Jaguar Nation Orientation & Welcome (Jag NOW). Completing the Jag NOW is a requirement of all incoming students and is the first step in getting registered for classes. Registration for Jag NOW will open in late March.

Jag NOW takes place in two parts:
1. Online Welcome- You'll receive access to your online welcome in June. You must complete the online welcome prior to your orientation date. Failure to complete the online welcome will result in having your orientation date rescheduled.
2. Orientation- You'll have the opportunity to participate in orientation either virtually or in person throughout July.

After you've reserved your Jag NOW you'll be able to complete your NEW JAG survey.
Completing the NEW JAG survey will allow your Academic Advisor to begin creating a customized schedule for your first semester. You will receive an email when your schedule is ready for you to review. If there are any issues with the courses selected your advisor will be available via phone or email to make any adjustments until you are happy with your schedule.

Once you've completed your Jag NOW, we will be eagerly awaiting your arrival to campus!
The days leading up to the first day of class all students are highly encouraged to participate in Extended Orientation, August 5-10, 2021 which will culminate with Convocation. The first day of classes begin on August 11, 2021 which also kicks off Weeks of Welcome.      

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Listen: Get ready for fall semester with ‘In the Wild’ podcast

This month on the final "In the Wild" special of the summer, Daniel Browning, admissions counselor, shares his recommendations for all of our new Jags coming to campus this fall.

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Civic Engagement hosts school supply drive for local elementary students

Donations will be distributed to local Title I elementary schools in Richmond County, ensuring all supplies benefit students from low-income families.

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Current Jags give words of advice to incoming freshmen

As we prepare to welcome new freshmen to Jaguar Nation in Fall 2021, here are a few words of advice (and encouragement) from students who’ve been there.

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Director of New Student and Family Transitions appointed to national board

Lyndsey Williams Mayweather, director of Augusta University’s Office of New Student and Family Transitions, has been appointed to the general board of the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA).