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New Student & Family Transitions



The process for registering for your Orientation experience is below, please read the instructions & check your Augusta University email for instructions.

You will need to activate your Admission Status Portal account (& submit your enrollment deposit if required), & complete your Online Welcome before you will have access to register for your Orientation.

Registration will open for Spring 2023 Entry students is open!

REGISTRATION & Payment Instructions:

*All registration fees are non-refundable.
Our registration fee covers the cost of all aspects of the Orientation program & Leap Week programs.


Price Breakdown

  • Virtual Orientation - $65
  • In-Person (1 Day) Orientation- $65
  • Overnight Experience Orientation- $110
  • Guest Fees: check the Family Info page.

* All fees include the cost of Leap Week programming.


  1. Log into your Student Status Portal to register- under the section titled "Enrollment Checklist".

  2. Once you have registered, you will return to the portal to pay the fee.

  3. We accept a web check, Discover, Visa and MasterCard. Cash is not accepted.

  4. After registration & payment is received, you will receive a confirmation via email.

Things to keep in mind when registering

Each student must have registered for a spot at Jaguar Nation Orientation & Welcome (Jag NOW).

If you have any trouble registering, please contact New Student & Family Transitions at 706-737-1610 or email us at 

You may experience some new terminology throughout the Jaguar Nation Orientation & Welcome website, so please visit the Glossary of College Terms to assist you through this process.


Prior to attending your session, you can download the Guidebook app to access your Orientation Schedule!

Orientation Timeline

Please click on the dropdown options below for more detailed information regarding Orientation.

  • After completing your Online Welcome course, attend your session (Virtual or In-person)
  • Meet with your Orientation Leader
  • Meet with and learn the expectations of your college and major
  • Gain access to your class schedule
  • Connect with campus offices and departments virtually to complete any business
  • Give us your feedback. Take the Orientation Assessment Survey sent to your Augusta University email
  • Continue to check your Augusta University Email Daily
  • Explore JagNet Systems, which include PounceEmail and D2L
  • Contact Academic Advisement to make any adjustments to your class schedule
  • Check Pounce to see and verify your financial aid status. You must accept or decline any offered aid in Pounce. Return any required forms.
  • Check Pounce after July 1 for your Fall University Bill
  • Pay University Bill prior to the first day of classes
  • Register for a parking permit
  • Reserve textbooks online at the JagStore
  • Submit all final transcripts from high school and/or college credit earned to the Office of Admissions
  • Submit Immunization Forms prior to move-in, if living on campus, or before the first day of classes, if a commuter student
  • If living on campus, coordinate with roommate about room needs and who is bringing what items
  • Attend events during Leap Week
  • Attend Convocation

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! You will receive two confirmations: one confirmation with your Jaguar Nation Orientation & Welcome session date and registration information and the other confirmation will confirm payment.

Jaguar Nation Orientation & Welcome fees (both student and guest) are non-refundable. Deciding not to attend Augusta University or having your admission rescinded due to poor academic performance does not qualify to receive a refund.

After registering for the required orientation for all newly admitted students, a New Jag Survey will be added to your Student Status portal under your Enrollment Checklist. Once you have completed this survey, it will be sent to your academic adviser & they will reach out to you to help you schedule your courses.

Spring Entry Orientation

Orientation for Spring entry students is being offered both in-person (1 day) & virtual. Please note- students should complete their Online Welcome before being able to register for their Orientation session date.

November 30, 2022- Virtual  Jaguar Nation Orientation
Location: Slate Share - Link will be included in your registration email!

January 6, 2023- In-Person Jaguar Nation Orientation
Location: Augusta University, Summerville Campus

Fall Entry Orientation

Orientation for Summer/Fall entry will be live soon! Check back soon for updated days and times!