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Academic Advising

New Student Orientation

If you haven’t had a chance to come to campus, and are interested in taking a tour, meeting with an advisor, discussing your Financial Aid, getting your Student ID card, or just exploring campus on your own, consider attending one of our upcoming Transfer Open Houses:

Friday August 25th 8:30am – 3:30pm

No appointments needed, tours will depart on the hour, every hour.

Upon arrival, please check in at GBOSS.

Please join us for all or some of the orientation activities listed below:

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time Event Location (Map)
8:30 - 12:00pm New Student Residence Hall Move-In Residence Life
10:00am-1:00pm Lunch on Campus (University Union)
Dining/Pass Points, cash, or credit cards accepted
Cloud Commons, Common Grounds Coffeehouse and
the Phoenix Club, University Union
1:30 - 2:45pm Residence Hall Meetings/Commuter Student Meeting
Any students living in a Residence Hall will attend a mandatory meeting at this time.  Those living in an apartment will have this meeting during the first week of class.  Commuters will have the opportunity to meet with Ambassadors who commute to find out the best times to find parking and learn how to really connect with campus while living off.
Residential students-see your RA for details/ Commuters- Phoenix Rooms in the University Union
3:30 - 4:30pm Campus Welcome-
Officially begins Orientation and your college career!
Kress Events Center
5:00- 7:00pm Dinner on Campus - (University Union) Dining/Pass Points, cash, or credit cards accepted Cloud Commons and the Phoenix Club, University Union
6:15- 7:00pm Ice Cream Social Student Services Plaza
7:00 - 8:30pm The Painting of the Phoenix
Grab a paint roller and be a part of the inaugural painting of the Phoenix. We are going to paint a 75'x75' Phoenix in the middle of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Circle.
Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Circle
7:00-11:00pm Packer Preseason Football and Free Games at the Phoenix Club
Play free games (video games, table games, board games).
Phoenix Club, University Union

Friday, September 1, 2017
Time Event Location (Map)
8:00am Morning Run-
Meet up for a morning run.
Meet at the Kress Events Center front desk
9:00 - 10:00am Breakfast on Campus Cloud Commons, University Union
2:00-2:30pm "Theatre Opportunities for the Non-Theatre Major"
Interested in theatre production but not a theatre major? No problem! This session will tell you how to get involved in the university’s theatre productions.
Christie Theatre
2:45-3:30pm "Study Abroad Opportunities"
Interested in studying abroad during your time at UWGB? This session will explain how to make that happen!
Christie Theatre
3:00-3:30pm "Student Employment 101 - Working While Attending College"
Interested in working an on-campus job? See what's available and learn how to secure that job.
Christie Theatre, University Union
3:30-4:00pm ""Keys to Financial Success in College"
Learn about budgeting, building a solid credit history, and avoid identity theft and scams.
Christie Theatre
4:00-4:30pm "Get to Know the Library"
Learn how to navigate the Library in 45 minutes! A must-learn skill for those term papers coming up.
Cofrin Library, 3rd Floor Circulation Desk
3:00-3:30pm Student Employment 101: Working While Attending College
Interested in working an on-campus job? See what’s available and learn how to secure that job.
Christie Theatre
5:00-7:00pm Dinner on Campus- (University Union)
Dining/Pass Points, cash, or credit cards accepted
Cloud Commons, University Union
5:00-10:30pm Free Games in the Phoenix Club
Play free games (video games, table games, board games)
Phoenix Club, University Union

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time Event Location (Map)
9:00am-12:00pm Brunch
Dining/Pass Points, cash, or credit cards accepted
Cloud Commons, University Union
12:30-3:00pm Finding your Classroom #1
Bring your class schedule and get help finding your classrooms from the Student Ambassadors. Tours leave every 15 minutes.
Office of Student Life, University Union
2:00-4:30pm Climbing Wall Kress Events Center
3:30-5:00pm Finding your Classroom #2
Bring your class schedule and get help finding your
classrooms from the Student Ambassadors.
Tours leave every 15 minutes.
Office of Student Life, University Union
4:30-6:00pm Dinner on Campus- (University Union)
Dining/Pass Points, cash, or credit cards accepted
Cloud Commons, University Union
8:30-11:30pm Laser Tag
Show up in teams or individually, equipment will be provided.
Kress Center Turf Gym