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?

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.

Advising

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.

Library

The 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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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. Griffin students are encouraged to create a Handshake account through the Career Center’s homepage to take advantage of their many services.

The Assistant Director for Student Affairs at the Griffin Campus is available by appointment to assist with resume writing and interview skills. To set up an appointment, email Ms. Chrystal McDowell at osagrif@uga.edu or call (770) 412-4400.

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 sumbit 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.

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 (pdf) for more information about local resources.

UGA Bulletin

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

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.

DegreeWorks

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, 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.

Calendar

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