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New Student Orientation Checklist

We are delighted you’ll be joining our student body this year! In order to smooth your transition to MCG at Augusta University,
please read the following information. If you have additional questions, please contact the MCG Admissions Office at 706-721-3168 or via email at mcgadmissions@augusta.edu.

circle-check icon Access your username and student account.

Upon acceptance to Augusta University, please follow these directions: augusta.edu/it/accounts-passwords.php. Should you have any trouble accessing your account, please contact the IT help desk at 706-721-4000.

circle-check icon Register for Duo.

Account security is very important to Augusta University – so we use Duo two-factor authentication for multiple systems. Learn more about Duo and register for your account here: augusta.edu/it/duo.php.

circle-check icon Access your student email.

Log in to your Augusta University email at email.augusta.edu. AU email is the university’s official form of communication, so expect updates regarding orientation, registration, billing, and course information in your AU inbox.

circle-check icon Log in to POUNCE.

POUNCE is Augusta University’s student information portal. It includes information about registration, grades, financial aid, your student file, and more. Access POUNCE here: pounce.augusta.edu.

circle-check icon Check out university housing.

If you’d like to live on campus, visit augusta.edu/housing for more information. Mrs. Ophelia Givens is the AU campus housing coordinator. Please direct any questions regarding housing to her residencelife@augusta.edu

circle-check icon Manage your financial aid.

Don’t forget to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By filing your FAFSA, you will be considered for need-based aid. Go to studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa – and note Augusta University’s school code: 001579. For information about institutional scholarships, visit our financial aid website: augusta.edu/finaid.

circle-check icon Submit required immunization documentation.

Please submit all immunization records demonstration proof of required immunization series initiation or prior immunity to Student Health Services, to include any COVID-19 vaccination information. For further instructions, and to download the required forms, visit augusta.edu/shs/immunizations.

circle-check icon Arrange disability accommodations, if necessary.

Augusta University is happy to accommodate students with disabilities. If you have a disability or require special services, please contact the Office of Testing and Disability Services at 706-737‐1469 or visit augusta.edu/tds.

circle-check icon Manage your student health insurance.

All students on AU’s campus must have health insurance, and will be charged a student health insurance premium each semester. However, if you already have insurance that meets the campus requirement, you may forgo the fee by completing a waiver. Email studentinsurance@augusta.edu or visit augusta.edu/shs for more information.

circle-check icon Submit a photo for your JagCard.

You will soon receive a follow-up email with instructions on how to submit a photo for your JagCard. Please ensure your photo meets the following guidelines and direct any questions about your JagCard to jagaccess@augusta.edu. Photo guidelines include:

  • Please include your full name and JagID with your Photo.
  • The image must be in color and without a watermark.
  • You should be the only person in the photo.
  • The image must have been taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance.
  • There must be a space between the top of your head and the top of the photo, and your entire head + shoulders must be visible.
  • No sunglasses or hats should be worn in the photo.
  • Select a neutral, solid-colored background. We suggest a blank wall as the background.
  • Your JagCard will be distributed by the Learner Affairs office on the day of orientation (Monday, July 25, 2022).
  • Please complete this task no later than Friday, July 1, 2022 to ensure you’ll have a badge during orientation.
  • If you are living in AU campus housing the AU campus housing office will have your badge for you upon check in. You can also submit a photo via the GET Mobile app. Log in with your AU credentials and find the "update photo" section.

circle-check icon Register for parking.

  • If you plan on bringing a car to campus, you’ll need a parking pass.
  • All students who wish to park on campus will need to register their vehicle and pay the semester parking fee.
  • The fee for students to park at Augusta University is $75 per semester.
  • The parking registration process can be completed at augusta.edu/parking, then access the Parking Management Portal.
  • Students may register one car per semester.
  • For more information about obtaining a parking permit, visit augusta.edu/parking/students.php.

 

 

FAQs

icon Do I have to attend orientation?

Yes! Orientation is mandatory and in-person. You will get to know your fellow classmates, the upper classmates and your professors during orientation. There is a great amount of information given during this time, and you will need this information to attend classes.

icon Where can I find the most current information about orientation?

Please watch your AU email and check back on the MCG Orientation web page regularly for updates as orientation approaches.

icon What should I expect of orientation?

Orientation will be two days of general AU and MCG related-activities followed immediately by teh three day "Orientation to Medicine" course. Please watch your AU email and check back on the orientation web page for further details as orientation approaches.

icon What is the attire for orientation?

Business casual is suitable.

icon Where do I go for orientation?

Your orientation will be held in the J. Harold Harrison Building Room 1210B. This will be your classroom for the year.

icon Do I need to bring my lunch/snacks during orientation?

Please watch your AU email and check back on the orientation web page for the daily schedule and further details about when food will be provided as orientation approaches.

icon When will I receive my parking pass?

Your parking pass will be virtual by way of your license plate.

icon When is the White Coat Ceremony?

Your White Coat Ceremony will be Saturday, October 22, 2022.

icon Do I need to purchase any “doctoring equipment” like a white coat, stethoscope, etc.?

Your white coat will be provided for you. You will be provided with a list of other requirements from the Curriculum Office.

icon Is a computer required for orientation?

The Medical College of Georgia requires that you have a laptop/iPad computer. Many students purchase a computer for their personal use prior to matriculation. The general guidelines and recommendations are included here: PC/Mac Minimum Hardware Specifications. We ask that all students bring their computers each day of orientation.

icon Do I need to register for classes?

No. Our Curriculum Office will register you for your classes.

icon I have a question about Financial Aid. Who can help me?

Please contact Erica Key at 737-1833 or erkey@augusta.edu. Make sure to include your AU student ID number in all correspondence.

 

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