The Department of Student Transitions within the UGA Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to supporting students through key times of transition during their time at the University of Georgia. The resources on this page will help you get connected to campus resources and learn strategies for effectively navigating your collegiate experience.

Interactive Beyond the Arch Guide

Congratulations #UGAGrad! As you get ready to graduate and move Beyond the Arch, we created this guide to assist you as you transition out of the University of Georgia. Whether you are moving to a new city or staying in Athens, this guide is full of tips and resources that will help you navigate significant parts of your transition such as looking after your personal well-being, effectively managing your time and money, balancing relationships, finding and engaging in local community, and increasing your sense of belonging. You will also learn ways that you can stay connected to your alma mater as a #UGAGrad!

Interactive Student Transitions Guide

This interactive guide is one of many tools to assist you as you transition to the University of Georgia. Inside, you will be introduced to some of the many campus resources that will help you get acclimated to UGA. From navigating campus to discovering some of the many opportunities available to you as a student, this guide is full of quick links that will help you learn more about the resources dedicated to your success and well-being as well as some of the opportunities available to you as a member of the Bulldog Nation.

Pathways to Success

The Pathways to Success are suggested plans for getting the most out of your time at UGA both inside and outside of the classroom. Please click on the links in the boxes below to learn more.

1st Year: DISCOVER

Focus on a successful transition to UGA and DISCOVER everything UGA has to offer to build your college experience!

3rd Year: DEVELOP

As you make your way toward graduation, it's time to hunker down. DEVELOP and implement your plans to achieve your goals!

Transfer Students: TRANSCEND

As a transfer student, you already possess a range of experiences and unique perspectives framed by prior educational opportunities. Now, it is time to build on your existing foundation and TRANSCEND as you finish your undergraduate career as a member of the Bulldog Nation!

International Students: VERSATILITY

As an international student, we understand that on top of being an undergraduate or graduate student, you blend adaptability, excellence, and more as you adjust to UGA being your new home.

Adapted from Mercer University’s Orangeprint

2nd Year: DESIGN

Experience MORE in your SophoMORE year! Take your vision for college to the next level and DESIGN a plan that makes it a reality.

4th Year: DEFINE

Make senior year the year to DEFINE your future. Put the finishing touches on your time at UGA and move on to bigger and better things!

Graduate Students: EXCEL

As a graduate student, you come to UGA ready to EXCEL in your area of study by dedicating your time and energy toward earning a graduate degree. We encourage you to tap into the resources available at UGA to support you as you continue your educational journey as a member of the Bulldog Nation!