DAWG PACKS

Your source of community and support
as you navigate UGA

COMMUNITY & SUPPORT AS YOU NAVIGATE UGA

We are here to help you have a college experience that is supportive and meaningful!

Dawg Packs give incoming students like you an easy opportunity to build meaningful connections with peers who can relate to your journey and be introduced to the abundance of resources available to you as a UGA student.

Free to join, registration is now open!

Join the (Virtual) Conversation

Upon joining the Dawg Pack, you will receive an invitation to a group chat to begin connecting with peers before classes begin in the fall. This group chat will also be a place where you can get your questions about navigating UGA answered and find out about exciting events happening on campus!

Build Real Connections

We will offer several opportunities for you to meet up with fellow members of the Dawg Pack and connect with various campus resources throughout the first six weeks of the semester. Most meetups will occur on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. All details will be shared via the group chat!

Chat with Peer Leaders Who've Been There

Each Dawg Pack is facilitated by two amazing peer Transition Leaders who are eager to support you in navigating UGA. They will help answer your questions and provide insider tips to help you make the most of your UGA experience.​
Are you the first in your family to go to college? Maybe your parents have some college experience but you still feel unsure about navigating UGA. Join the First Generation Dawg Pack to connect with peers who can relate to your journey of being a first generation college student and discover the resources and opportunities available to help you fully immerse yourself in the UGA experience!
Are you navigating the exciting yet sometimes challenging experience of attending college far from home? Join the Out-of-State Dawg Pack to connect with peers who can relate to your journey of adjusting to college life far away from home and discover the resources and opportunities available to help UGA and Athens feel like a second home.
New to UGA after transferring from another college? Join the Transfer Dawg Pack to connect with fellow transfer students and gain valuable insights about campus life so you can feel empowered to adapt what you already know about college to your life at UGA!

QUICK FAQs

No! While Dawg Packs are geared toward students beginning their first semester at UGA, any UGA student is welcome to join!

Feel free to join the Dawg Pack(s) that you feel most drawn to or believe will best support your needs. The purpose of the Dawg Packs is to connect you with peers who share similar identities and experiences and to connect you to resources and opportunities that support your unique needs. You will also have many opportunities to interact with peers from all three Dawg Packs through our meetups.

You should have received an email with a link to join your Dawg Pack’s GroupMe to the UGA email address you put in the sign-up form. If you did not receive an email with the link to the GroupMe, please email transitions@uga.edu.

Most Dawg Pack meetups will take place weekly during the first 6 weeks of the fall semester on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm. Meetups beyond that will be adapted to meet the needs of each Dawg Pack.

No, you will not be required to attend every Dawg Pack meetup. However, you will be required to RSVP for meetups via GroupMe so we can plan accordingly. 

We encourage you to join us at meetups whenever you can fit them into your schedule! The more you participate, the more you will get out of it. We will have free snacks and opportunities for you to connect with campus resources that will help you thrive at UGA! 

Are you a 2024 Spring Admit or
Transfer Student?

Join us for Spring Dawg Camp Connect to meet new friends and kick-start your first semester at UGA.

Are you a 2024 Spring Admit or
Transfer Student?

Join us for Spring Dawg Camp Connect to meet new friends and kick-start your first semester at UGA.