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Welcome, Class of 2026

Alan Flurry

Over the weekend, the majority of nearly 8,700 student residents moved into their on-campus homes – including UGA's largest freshman class ever

More than 6,200 new first-year students start classes at UGA Aug. 17, selected from a record number of nearly 40,000 applications.

The annual return of students to campus is a significant undertaking, with hundreds of faculty and staff volunteering with Hunker Down with Housing to greet students, help carry boxes and luggage, and answer questions.

Move-in kicks off Welcome UGA, the campus-wide effort to celebrate and embrace incoming and returning students, providing opportunities for students to meet each other, engage with resources, and grow their UGA pride.

Dozens of programs and events, such as First Night @ the First Kickoff event, Freshman Welcome, Transfer Student Welcome, Engagement Fairs, Ramseypalooza, and BeWellUGA Fest, launch the relationships and experiences which will enhance student success throughout their time at UGA.

Welcome to all students!


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