Welcome Week 2020

Welcome Week 2020

The UGA College of Engineering has scheduled a full calendar of virtual activities to welcome students to the new semester! You can check out the schedule below and you can find additional details on our web calendar. Please check your UGA email for Zoom links. In addition, each College of Engineering student will receive a Welcome Bag with materials to promote health and safety on campus. Welcome Bags will be available for pick-up throughout the Driftmier Engineering Center until Friday, Aug. 28. Limit one per student. 

Thursday, August 20

College of Engineering Advising 101

12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Want to know how advising will operate this fall? Meet the College of Engineering Academic Advising team to learn about Fall advising procedures, drop-in hours, & more! 

► Event Presentation Slides (pdf)

Friday, August 21

Virtual Coffee Hour for Graduate Students

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Graduate students have the opportunity to meet with members of the graduate school community! 

College Conversation

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Join College of Engineering leadership team to cover common questions and concerns, discuss opportunities within the college for the Fall semester, and connect with the Bulldog Engineering community!


3:30 p.m.

Interested in testing your Trivia knowledge? Join the College of Engineering Student Ambassadors for a round of virtual trivia utilizing Kahoot! 

Monday, August 24 | Professional Development Day 

Drop-In Hours with the Career Center

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Meet with a Career Consultant from UGA’s Career Center to learn more about services such as resume critiques, mock interviews, career exploration, & more! https://career.uga.edu/

Navigating Virtual Employer Events

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Meet with our Director of Corporate Engagement to learn about opportunities to engage with employers this fall! Plus, tips on how to interact in the virtual setting!

► Event Presentation Slides (pdf)

UGA Mentor Program Mentee Orientation

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Networking with your Bulldog family can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections. We are personalizing the networking experience by connecting you with mentors that are just right for your commitment. Getting started is easy. Simply create a profile on our digital platform, attend this quick orientation, then instantly begin searching for a mentor using a variety of search criteria including: industry, major, location and more. https://mentor.uga.edu/

Tuesday, August 25 | Engagement + Involvement Day

College of Engineering Student Organization Involvement Fair

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Want to connect with other students who share your interests? The College of Engineering is home to more than 20 different student organizations that help members build teamwork and leadership skills, foster a diverse community, provide cultural support and give students the opportunity to pursue something they're passionate about. Each of our student organizations will be available to speak with interested students during this time! A document will be shared with Zoom links to each student organization’s room the day of the fair. Not sure where to go? The link provided in your email can direct you to the right place throughout the fair. 

Wednesday, August 26 | Experiential Learning + Research 

Experiential Learning Drop-in Hours

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Experiential learning involves learning through doing, but more importantly “learning through reflection on doing” and can involve an array of hands-on activities and experiences.

Meet with our Director of Experiential Learning & Outreach to learn more about EL opportunities in Engineering 

Research 101, CURO @UGA

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CURO’s purpose is simple: to facilitate sustained, progressive, faculty mentored undergraduate research in any discipline. Through CURO, undergraduates can pursue faculty mentored research regardless of discipline, major or GPA as early as their first year. Learn more about research for engineers from a CURO representative!

► Event Presentation Slides (pdf)

Co-op + Internship Panel

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Interested in gaining industry experience but not sure what to expect? Hear from engineering students who have completed internships and co-ops, including virtual experiences! 

Thursday, August 27 | Campus Resources

Meet the Office of Student Care & Outreach

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The mission of Student Care & Outreach is to coordinate care and assistance for all students, undergraduate and graduate, who experience complex, hardship, and/or unforeseen circumstances, by providing individualized assistance and tailored interventions. Tune in to learn about the support they can provide you! 


Academic Success at UGA, Get to Know DAE

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Want to succeed in the classroom? The Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) offers support services to help you make the most out of your engineering degree. Learn about new process and procedures for the Fall 2020 semester including free tutoring, academic coaching, & more!