Resources for Current Students

Student Resources

UGA Griffin provides its students with all of the tools they need to be successful in their studies.  Is it any wonder then that we have a 97% retention rate?


Because of the breadth of academic programs available at the University of Georgia and the unique requirements of many programs, academic advising is handled by the individual schools and colleges. UGA Griffin students are advised on site each semester by the academic advisor for their program of study.


Keep up with important dates, breaks and academic deadlines using the UGA Registrar Calendars, which also contains information about final exam schedules and policies.


DegreeWorks is a web-based tool that helps students and advisors monitor progress toward degree completion by formatting the degree requirements and completed coursework into an easy-to-read worksheet that shows how courses completed count toward degree requirements.

eLearning Commons (eLC)

eLC, powered by Desire2Learn software, is the next generation online learning management system at the University of Georgia, and is jointly supported by Enterprise Information Technology Services and The Center for Teaching and Learning.

Career Services

Among its many services, UGA's Career Center helps students choose a major, decide upon a career, and develop job search techniques, such as resume writing and interviewing skills. The Center also offers assistance to alumni in finding new jobs and meeting career needs. All on campus Federal Work Study positions are also posted through the Career Center. UGA Griffin students are encouraged to create a Handshake account through the Career Center’s homepage to take advantage of their many services.

Email Cherry Rawlins ( or call (770) 412-4400 for more information.

Class Registration

Registering for classes and adjusting class schedules, including dropping and adding classes, are some of the options available to students through Athena, the UGA registration system. Additional information is provided by the Office of the Registrar.

Counseling Services

On-site counseling services are offered to all UGA Griffin students. If you are a UGA Griffin student and are interested in scheduling a counseling appointment, fill out and submit the online counseling appointment form. Students who make an appointment with the counselor should fill out the Counseling Intake Form and bring it with them to their first appointment. Meet Stefanie Hughes, Griffin Campus Counselor.


UGA Griffin Campus offers numerous mental health resources that are available to our students. View our Student Care and Outreach flyer and view our Digital Mental Health Resources flyer.


English as a Second Language

Crestview Baptist Church at 1670 North Expressway, Griffin GA offers free English as a Second Language classes in their Fellowship Hall.  The classes are designed to assist students who have primary languages other than English.  The classes provide assistance with speaking and understanding the English language with a primary focus on conversational English.  For more information or to register for the class, please visit:

Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid informs prospective and current students of the resources and services available to them to secure funds for financing their education. The office advises students of their eligibility for financial assistance in a timely manner and educates them about the financial and academic responsibilities associated with the receipt of that aid.

International Student Local Resources

Below is a PDF that contains useful information about banking, English classes, grocery, driver's license, housing, social security, and information about UGA Griffin and the Griffin community.

International Student Local Resources (PDF)


The UGA Griffin Campus library is a branch of the University of Georgia Libraries providing students access to a wealth of online databases and resources.
The library is located on the first floor of the Stuckey Building and is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. with staff available 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Visit their webpage here.

Local Resources

Spalding County and its surrounding counties have maintained lists of local resources.  These resources include subjects including, but not limited to food and utility assistance, substance abuse, counseling services, civic groups, disabilities, disaster relief and parenting. To learn more about these resources, click on the corresponding county: ButtsClaytonCowetaFayetteHenryLamarMeriwetherPikeSpalding.

Mental Health Resources

UGA Griffin Campus offers numerous mental health resources that are available to our students. View our Student Care and Outreach flyer and view our Digital Mental Health Resources flyer.

Mentor Program

Networking with experienced UGA alumni can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections. Through the UGA Mentor Program, you can search for an alumni mentor using a variety of search criteria including: industry, identity, major, location and more. If you’re not sure where to start, there are guidelines, icebreakers, and resources on this site to help you along the way.

New Student Orientation

Undergraduate orientation is a one-day session held before the start of the fall and spring semesters, typically during the week before classes start. The sessions consist of presentations by Academic Affairs and Student Affairs regarding policies/procedures and general academic and campus information. After the session, students have the opportunity to meet with program coordinators, as well as with representatives of the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Office of the Registrar; to interact with UGA-Griffin faculty, staff, and continuing students; to gain access to their UGA MyID and email account; and to receive access cards that allow them to open campus gates and gain access to some campus buildings after hours.

Graduate students are given a brief orientation session on the first night of class.

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

Many resources are available to UGA students impacted by relationship violence, sexual violence, stalking and harassment. There is help both on and off the UGA Griffin campus. The University of Georgia’s Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is intended to coordinate and assist the University of Georgia in delivering the highest quality of services to victims/survivors of sexual assault. Students at UGA-Griffin who are in need of SART services can download the SART Resources Chart for more information about local resources. There are also additional local resources available.

Student Accounts

View student account transactions and balance, make electronic payment, set up direct deposit, establish authorized users and view tax reporting information by clicking "My Student Account" at The Bursar's Office.

Testing Services

The Office of Student Affairs provides testing information and services for Constitution and History exams for UGA Griffin students. Students who need to take one or more of these tests should fill out the OSA Testing Registration form at least five (5) days prior to the scheduled exam.

Three Rivers Transit Services

Griffin does not have a mass transit system, however, Griffin does have a public transport program which operates under a demand response model.  The Three Rivers Regional Commission Rural Public Transportation Program services Butts, Carroll, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties.  It requires residents to call 24 hours in advance for transportation reservations.  The bus picks up residents from their location and drops them off at their requested destination.  TRRC charges a $2.00 one way fare within Butts, Lamar, Pike, Spalding, and Upson counties.  To schedule a ride please call one of the following numbers 24 to 48 hours in advance.

(855) 407-7433, or (844) 778-7826, or (678) 588-9456

For more detailed information go to the Three Rivers website listed below:

UGA Bulletin

Use the UGA Bulletin to explore and compare majors, minors and certificates, as well as to research courses to take.