Families & Supporters

Office of the Dean of Students
325 Tate Student Center
Athens, GA 30602
706-542-7774 | dosadmin@uga.edu

Information for Families and Supporters of New Students – Orientation 2021

Your student is making a big adjustment in their journey from the comfort and familiarity of home to the dynamic environment of University of Georgia. We know that you face your own set of challenges as you work to provide both the support your student needs and the independence that they require to maximize their campus life.

Here are a few documents that provide useful tips to help you assist both your student and yourself.

            Questions to ask, statements to make and those to avoid

            A list, with detailed descriptions, of publications that address the requirements of
            today’s college students

            Just as the title states, tips for helping your student make a smooth transition to college

            An insightful document that takes you through your student’s first semester,
            milestone by milestone

            A detailed document about adjusting to college life. Although it is written for students, it can help
            parents gain valuable insight

            More useful advice, in this case from a dean of students

            A brief summary of the preparation for arrival on campus

We hope you find these resources useful, and we hope you’ll contact us if we can provide additional information or support.

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