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Our Purpose

The mission of the New Student Orientation experience is to facilitate a positive transition into the Augusta University community.

By participating fully in the New Student Orientation experience, students and their families will have an opportunity to connect with campus resources, learn the culture and customs of Augusta University, 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 New Student Orientation session!

Contact Us

New Student & Family Transitions

Summerville Campus

Jaguar Student Activities Center


SAC 102

Orientation Group of Students

New Student Transition Process

Now 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 New Student Orientation experience. Completing the New Student Orientation experience is a requirement of all incoming students and is the first step in getting registered for classes. Registration for New Student Orientation is now open!

NSO takes place in three parts:

  • Online Welcome- You'll receive access to your online welcome after you have confirmed your acceptance. You must complete the online welcome prior to being able to register for your orientation date.
  • Orientation- You'll have the opportunity to participate in orientation after completion of New Student Orientation.
  • Leap Week- All new Jags are invited to participate in Leap Week - which is days full of activities and events designed to welcome you into our shared community!

After you've reserved your NSO experience 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 NSO experience, we will be eagerly awaiting your arrival to campus!
Get ready for an experience like no other! Now that you have completed your NSO experience, you will be ready to leap into the semester on the right foot!

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