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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) before you will have access to register for your Orientation.

Registration has opened for Summer & Fall 2021 entry students!

REGISTRATION & Payment Instructions:

*All registration fees are non-refundable.
Our registration fee covers the cost of all aspects of the orientation program.


Price Breakdown

  • Fall Entry Orientation Fee - $65



  1. For Summer Entry: Log into your Student Status Portal to register.
        For Fall Entry: Go to the Orientation Landing Page to select your Orientation date.

  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!

If you need to access the schedule to print, please see below for your session type and click on it to download the PDF for printing.

In-Person Orientation  Honors In-Person Orientation  
Virtual Orientation Honors Virtual Orientation Professional Scholars Virtual Orientation


Orientation Timeline

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

  • After completing your Welcome course, attend your one day 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 sent to your Augusta University email address. 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.

Summer Entry Orientation

Summer Entry Students will participate in a Virtual Orientation Platform via Desire to Learn (D2L)

Complete the Online Orientation Module through D2L- this course will be assigned to you within 2 business days after registering & paying for your orientation.

Jaguar Transition Days - Come take care of business before classes begin (Registration is required for these events)

  • May 17th, 2021
  • May 18th, 2021
  • June 25, 2021 (JJSP & Summer Session 3)

Fall ENtry Orientation

Orientation for fall entry students is being offered both in-person and virtually. Please note students must complete their online welcome to hold their orientation date; failure to complete the online welcome will require rescheduling of orientation date.

Virtual Dates: 9am-noon hosted on Microsoft Teams

  • July 7th, 2021
  • July 8th, 2021
  • July 9th, 2021 (Honors)
  • July 16th, 2021(BSMD)
  • July 20th, 2021
  • July 22nd, 2021
  • July 27th, 2021
  • July 28th, 2021
  • August 4th, 2021 

In-Person Dates: 9AM-4PM. Please note space will be limited to 100 individuals due to COVID guidelines.

  • June 28th, 2021
  • June 30th, 2021
  • July 13th, 2021
  • July 15th, 2021
  • July 17th, 2021
  • July 19th, 2021 (Honors)
  • July 23rd, 2021
  • July 26th, 2021 (BSMD)
  • July 30th, 2021
  • August 2nd, 2021

Spring Entry Orientation

Check back in September for more information regarding Spring Entry 2022!