A wellness check-in for first year students


FreshCheckDayUGA is now LIVE. First-year students may access the experience from August 13 - September 8.

Please view the Welcome Video below to get started.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to access the eLC FreshCheck modules please contact for assistance.


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FreshCheckDayUGA 2020 looks a little different!
BeWell Peer Educators and other campus partners have put together a virtual experience with our first-year students in mind. The experience includes interactive “booths,” awesome prizes (redeemable once campus is open), and a virtual gift for ALL participants!

The experience takes about 40 minutes to complete and provides you with a number of ways to socially connect with peers and resources and shows you how to access the many free resources on campus that will support you academically, physically, and socially on your journey at UGA. Welcome home to UGA!

Looking for FREE virtual resources you can use now? Visit BeWellUGA at Home!

Photos from the 2019 event!

FreshCheckDayUGA is made possible by our amazing partners:

UGA Parents Leadership Council logo

UGA Housing logo

Cox Media Group logo

New Student Orientation logo

SHAC: Student Health Advisory Committee, University Health Center logo


Outlined below are the campus peer educators and partners that hosted this interactive experience. We hope you had as much fun as we did! Please bookmark this page in case you ever need to reach out. Welcome to YOUR UGA community!


Booth #1: UMatter
presented by the Fontaine Center
Schedule a free UMatter program for your group. The Fontaine Center is located in the Health Promotion Department in the University Health Center.
More information or call 706-542-8690.

Be A Healthy Dawg

Booth #2: Be A Healthy Dawg
presented by the University Health Center
The University Health Center is your one-stop shop for primary care, health, and wellness. Please do not walk in. Make an appointment online or call 706-542-1162.Telehealth visits available for many services! More information on access to wellness and physical care

Check In & Chill Out

Booth #3: Check In & Chill Out
presented by UHC Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Short-term, brief individual and group counseling. For more information about our services visit online or call 706-542-2273 (after hours 706-542-2200). Other campus counseling resources: Aspire Clinic, Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation, Psychology Clinic

UGA Campus Resources personnel

Booth #4: UGA Campus Resources
presented by Student Care and Outreach
Student Care & Outreach 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. SCO is located at 325 Tate Student Center and is open M-F, 8am-5pm.
Call 706-542-7774 or email

UGA Auxiliary Services

Booth #5: Shop. Eat. Ride. Park. Play.
presented by UGA Auxiliary Services
Auxiliary Services is here to help you shop, eat, ride, park and play while at UGA. Learn more about eating healthy, meal plans, student job opportunities, and finding supplies at the bookstore to help you relax. You can also find information about playing and studying at the golf course, or experiencing campus by walking, biking, or taking the bus.
Connect to campus: One Stop Shop
Student Job Opportunities

What's Cooking On Campus

Booth #6: What's Cooking On Campus
presented by UHC Health Promotion, Dining Services and Family & Consumer Science
Nutrition services located in the UHC Health Promotion department include individual nutrition counseling, seminars, and cooking classes in the UHC Nutrition Kitchen.
More information or call 706-542-8690






RSVP advocate talking with students

Booth #7: We Stand Behind You
presented by RSVP, the Fontaine Center
Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention provides Free & Confidential Advocacy to provide students with options and full support. 24 Hour Hotline: 706-542-SAFE. We are located in the UHC Health Promotion Department.
More information or call 706-542-8690.

AOD instructor giving a demonstration

Booth #8: We Got Your BAC
presented by the Fontaine Center
Looking for fun activities in Athens that don't involve alcohol? Check this out!
The Fontaine Center is located in the UHC Health Promotion department and provides education, outreach, programming and support services to support student success.
More information or call 706-542-8690.

Office of Emergency Preparedness instructor giving a demonstration

Booth #9: Emergency Preparedness
presented by the Office of Emergency Preparedness
5 steps for students to be prepared:

  1. Update your information in UGAAlert
  2. Install the LiveSafe safety app on your phone(App store or Google play)
  3. Create an emergency kit to last you for 72 hours.
  4. Complete the Emergency Preparedness Module.
  5. Volunteer with CERT and MRC.
More information or call 706-542-3000. For emergencies, dial 911

student with word game

Booth #10: BeYOU
presented by UHC Health Promotion
We promote positive body image on campus. Check out a list of Free BeWellUGA programs and outreach that we offer throughout the year. We are located in UHC Health Promotion.
For more information call 706-542-8690.

Sexual Health educator talking to students

Booth #11: Condom Express
presented by UHC Health Promotion
The sexual health office in the UHC Health Promotion department provides outreach and education to promote a sexually healthy campus. We offer free, discreet mail delivery service for safer-sex supplies known as the Condom Express.
For more information call 706-542-8690.

Fontaine Mentor Program advisor smiling

Booth #12: Peer Connections
presented by UHC Health Promotion
The Fontaine Mentor Programs empower students to thrive on campus through building resiliency, self-efficacy, and belongingness within the UGA community. Interested in participating? Please call 706-542-8690 or click here.



Student lifting weights with Rec Sports

Booth #13: Need A Break
presented by Rec Sports
Rec Sports exists to provide you a healthy outlet for coping with stress through exercise. We invite you to visit us at the Ramsey Student Center or Pound Hall for a workout or register for one our additional fitness programs. When you need a break, check out Rec Sports.


Booth #14: UBelong
presented by Disability Resource Center, International Student Life, Multicultural Services and LGBT Resource Center
Students who get involved and find a sense of belonging on campus within the first six weeks of their college career have a greater chance to graduate. The Division of Student Affairs inspires students to engage meaningfully, grow intellectually, and build character so they will create thriving communities.

String art created by students in the shape of the state of Georgia

Booth #15: It Takes A Village
presented by UGA Housing & Engagement, Leadership, and Service
Overwhelmed. Don't know where to start. Reach out to one of our offices to help facilitate. We will help you navigate the campus resources. We are your family on campus! UGA Housing - or your assigned RA! Engagement, Leadership, and Service - we can connect you to campus!





Thank You!

Thank you to our UGA Campus Partners and Athens Area Community Donors:

Alumni Hall

Avid Bookshop

Big City Bread Cafe

Chick-fil-A (Alps)

Smoothie King

Subway - 5 Points

UGA Bookstore

UGA Rec Sports

UHC Massage Therapy

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