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New Student Orientation

Orientation is your first step to a bright future at ABAC. The purpose of New Student Orientation is to ensure that new undergraduate students have a successful transition and integration into college life. Orientation promotes discussion among parents, new students, continuing students, and faculty & staff on the expectations and perceptions of the campus community.

By attending orientation you will:

  • Meet other new and current students, faculty, and staff
  • Gain a better understanding of the personal and financial responsibilities of attending college
  • Learn about campus services, activities, academic resources, and the ABAC experience
  • Attend a Focus session to learn about your academic area of study
  • Meet with an academic advisor
  • Complete university business, such as getting your Gold Card, talking to Housing, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, etc.
  • Reduce anxiety about the transition to collegiate life

More below

ABAC – Tifton Orientation

A student is assigned to an orientation session based on their acceptance and submission of required admission documents. Required documents are outlined in the first Orientation Letter. Once the required documents are received the student will be assigned to the earliest available orientation session.

If the session to which you are assigned does not work for you and your family, you can switch to a later date based on availability. Transfer students can opt to do our Fast Track to Registration option. Transient and readmit students are not required to attend Orientation.

New Student Checklist

**New Students are automatically signed up for Orientation based on their acceptance into ABAC. The scheduled date is shown on the orientation letter.**


Summer 2018
Summer Orientation Schedule

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Check-in at Howard Auditorium begins @ 8:00 AM


Fall 2018
Fall Orientation Schedule

June 29, 2018
July 13, 2018
July 27, 2018
August 10, 2018

Main Campus – Tifton
Check-in at Donaldson Dining Hall begins @ 8:00 AM


Spring 2019
Sample Spring Orientation Schedule

TBA

Main Campus – Tifton
Check-in at Howard Auditorium begins @ 8:30 AM


Helpful Tips:

  • Check-in is from 8:00 – 9:00 AM
  • To receive an Orientation date the following must be completed:
  • The Orientation fee of $40 has been charged to your student account. You can pay this fee through the eStallion option in MyABAC.

ABAC-Bainbridge Orientation

A student is assigned to an orientation session based on their acceptance and submission of required admission documents. Required documents are outlined in the first Orientation Letter. Once the required documents are received the student will be assigned to the earliest available orientation session.

If the session to which you are assigned does not work for you and your family, you can switch to a later date based on availability. Transfer students can opt to do our Fast Track to Registration option. Transient and readmit students are not required to attend Orientation.

New Student Checklist

**Click here to change your Orientation location from Tifton to Bainbridge**


Summer 2018
Are held on a rolling basis

ABAC-Bainbridge
229-243-6920
bainbridge@abac.edu


Fall 2018
Fall Orientation Schedule – TBA

June 28, 2018 @ 10 AM
July 12, 2018 @ 3 PM
July 26, 2018 @ 10 AM
August 9, 2018 @ 3 PM

Check-in begins 30-minutes prior to start


Helpful Tips:

  • To receive an Orientation date the following must be completed:
  • The Orientation fee of $40 has been charged to your student account. You can pay this fee through the eStallion option in MyABAC.
  • ABAC-Bainbridge Contact: (P) 229-243-6920 (E) bainbridge@abac.edu

ABAC-Blakely Orientation

A student is assigned to an orientation session based on their acceptance and submission of required admission documents. Required documents are outlined in the first Orientation Letter. Once the required documents are received the student will be assigned to the earliest available orientation session.

Transfer students can opt to do our Fast Track to Registration option. Transient and readmit students are not required to attend Orientation.

New Student Checklist

**Click here to change your Orientation location from Tifton to Blakely**


Summer 2018
Summer Orientation Schedule – TBA

May 23, 2018

Check-in begins @ 2:00 PM


Fall 2018
Fall Orientation Schedule – TBA

August 7, 2018

Check-in begins @ 9:00 AM


Helpful Tips:

  • To receive an Orientation date the following must be completed:
  • The Orientation fee of $40 has been charged to your student account. You can pay this fee through the eStallion option in MyABAC.
  • ABAC-Blakely Contact: Lori Haddock (P) 229-724-2405 (E) Lori.Haddock@abac.edu

ABAC-Moultrie Orientation

A student is assigned to an orientation session based on their acceptance and submission of required admission documents. Required documents are outlined in the first Orientation Letter. Once the required documents are received the student will be assigned to the earliest available orientation session.

Transfer students can opt to do our Fast Track to Registration option. Transient and readmit students are not required to attend Orientation.

New Student Checklist

**Click here to change your Orientation location from Tifton to Moultire**


Summer 2018
Contact:

Jena Willis or Ann-Mariea Dabdoub
229-891-7235
moultrie@abac.edu


Fall 2018
Fall Orientation Schedule – TBA

August 7, 2018

Check-in begins @ 5:30 PM


Helpful Tips:

  • Check-in begins at 5:30 PM
  • To receive an Orientation date the following must be completed:
  • The Orientation fee of $40 has been charged to your student account. You can pay this fee through the eStallion option in MyABAC.
  • ABAC-Moultrie Contact: (P) 229-891-7235, (F) 229-217-4125, (E) moultrie@abac.edu

Fast Track Orientation for Transfer Students

Transfer Students, who graduated before May 2018 and have 30 or more transferable hours, can choose to complete our Fast Track Orientation. Upon completion of the items under step one of the New Student Checklist, you will be eligible to start the Orientation process and register at the start of Priority 5 registration. The fee for Fast Track is $40 and is added directly to your account.

*Dual Enrollment & Mower Students are not eligible for Fast Track


Follow these simple steps to get registered for your classes:

  1. Check to see if we still need any official documentation, certificate of immunization, or test scores. Visit our Admissions Status Check page to find out.
  2. Complete the items under step one of the New Student Checklist
  3. Click here to sign up for Fast Track

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When can I sign up for Orientation?
  2. Will I be able to get the schedule of classes I want if I get assigned to a later Orientation session?
  3. What if I want to attend an Orientation at a different campus location?
  4. What time will I be finished with Orientation?
  5. What do I need to bring with me to Orientation?
  6. What should I do if my plans change and I need to switch to another Orientation session?
  7. When and where do I need to return the immunization form?
  8. What should I do if I want to change my intended academic major?
  9. How do I pay the Orientation fee?

1. When can I sign up for Orientation?

Students are assigned to an orientation session based on their acceptance date to ABAC. Once you have been successfully admitted and completed the items under step one of the New Student Checklist you will be assigned the earliest available orientation session. Sessions are offered in May for students starting summer semester, June through August for students starting fall semester, and in January for those starting college in spring semester.

If the session to which you are assigned does not work for you and your family, you can switch to a later date based on availability. Transfer (30+ hours), transient, and readmit students can opt to do our Fast Track Orientation option.


2.Will I be able to get the schedule of classes I want if I get assigned to a later Orientation session?

A new student is pre-registered, up to 15 hours, based on when they are accepted and turn in their required admission documents. Submitting your documentation and completing the New Student Checklist early will give you a better selection of classes.


3. What if I want to attend an Orientation at a different campus location?

If you were assigned to an Orientation in Tifton, but would prefer to attend Orientation at our Bainbridge, Blakely, or Moultrie campus, then click here to submit your request.


4. What time will I be finished with Orientation?

What’s the rush? We want to make sure you and your family have all your questions answered and are prepared to start College.


5. What do I need to bring with me to Orientation?

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes-you will do some walking on campus at Orientation, so it’s okay to sacrifice style for comfort! You will be outside some, so be prepared for the heat and humidity of summer in South Georgia. An umbrella may come in handy. You may want to bring some additional spending money as well for a purchase in the ABAC bookstore.


6. What should I do if my plans change and I need to switch to another Orientation session?

If you do need to move your scheduled Orientation to a later session, you may contact Academic Support by email at asc@abac.edu or by calling 229-391-4995. There is only one Orientation session for Spring and Summer Semesters.


7. Do I need to bring my final high school transcript with me to Orientation?

No. ABAC’s Admissions Office needs to receive an official copy of your final high school transcript by the beginning of the first semester for which you are enrolled. It will be checked to verify that you completed your high school curriculum and graduation requirements. However, to make sure ABAC receives the transcript prior to the beginning of the semester, you may want to make the transcript request of your high school counselor prior to graduation.


8. When and where do I need to return the immunization form?

You should complete and return the Immunization form prior to your Orientation day. The form can be faxed to ABAC’s health center at 229-391-5031.


9. What should I do if I want to change my intended academic pathway?

To change your degree path before Orientation email abacinfo@abac.edu or notify us when you attend Orientation.


10. How do I pay the Orientation fee?

The Orientation fee of $40 is automatically charged to your account. You can pay this fee by going to the My ABAC Portal and selecting eStallion.


Questions concerning ABAC Orientation can be directed to abacinfo@abac.edu

Welcome Week

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First-Year Move-In: August 11, 2018

Welcome Days: August 11-14

Weeks of Welcome: TBA

View Last Years Schedules:

Welcome Week Schedule 2017

2017 Weeks of Welcome Schedule

Welcome Week is an opportunity to meet new friends, ABAC faculty & staff, and
to learn how to become a highly successful member of the ABAC family. This is your opportunity to get a jump-start at making your time at ABAC a great experience!


AlcoholEdu and Haven Instructions

Every incoming new and transfer student age 18 to 20 years of age is required to take AlcoholEdu and Haven. New and transfer students age 21 and over are required to take HavenPlus.


For more information contact Alan Kramer,
Assistant Dean of Students at:
229.391.4930 or akramer@abac.edu