Welcome to Middle Georgia State, home of the Knights and a whole lot more! MGA’s new student orientation
sessions are designed to help you learn more about the academic and social opportunities our campuses have to offer you.
Attending orientation is a crucial step as you transition from high school, another college or university, the military
or work. We will introduce you to campus staff who will talk to you about all the resources and services Middle Georgia
State dedicates to your success!
Knowledge - Get an overview of what you can expect at Middle Georgia
Niches - Explore opportunities that will allow you to find your greatness
Involvement - Learn about the wide variety of Student Life opportunities
Growth - Gain insight into our campus cultures
Housing - Learn the many benefits of living on campus *
Tools - Get tips on becoming and staying a successful student
Success - Know that your success is our top priority!
- Please bring with you a driver’s license or picture ID
- Class schedule
- Please register your vehicle through your SWORDS account
- Bring picture ID
Important Student Account Information
THERE ARE 3 DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS AT MGA
All three accounts can be accessed on the university’s website (www.mga.edu) under Menu and then Current Students at the top right corner of the website.
First time access MUST be completed through a desktop or laptop computer.
Email accounts are NOT available immediately.
Email accounts usually take 1 to 2 business days after you register for your first class to be created.
First name.last firstname.lastname@example.org (some users may have a number after the last name)
Default email password will be capital P, hashtag #, and your 6-digit birthday in MMDDYY format. Example – P#010193
Your SWORDS account can be accessed by 1 of 3 ways.
You can use your student ID# (983######), your SSN or your MGA email address as your user name.
The default password is your 6-digit birthday (010193)
D2L or Brightspace
New student accounts will NOT be loaded into D2L until a few days before the scheduled start date of your classes.
Classes will NOT be loaded until the night before the scheduled start date of your classes.
The default user name for D2L is your first name.last name, just as it appears in your university email address.
The default password for D2L is your student ID# (983######)
Microsoft Office 2016 is available to all current students, free of charge through Middle Georgia State University, through a link at the top right corner of your main Office 365 email account.
Macon Technical Assistance Center: (478) 471-2023
Cochran Technical Assistance Center: (478) 934-3319
*Important on-campus housing information update*
On-campus housing on the Macon campus of MGA is currently full with a waiting list for Fall 2017. Rooms are still available on the Cochran Campus. Please strongly consider attending a Cochran Orientation this summer, if you are required to live on campus. MGA, like most residential colleges and universities, has a residency requirement for students who live outside of the service area. These residency requirements and the Residency Exemption Form can be found at: http://www.mga.edu/residence-life/requirements.aspx. Call us (478-934-3027) or e-mail us (email@example.com) and let’s talk.