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We are the proud parents and families of students at the University of North Georgia ( If you are a new UNG parent, welcome to the UNG Family. #HawkEm Nighthawks!
The Parents & Family Association is an all-volunteer organization that connects family members of current students with campus news and events. Our goals are to help students succeed and to help parents of UNG students find the information they need.
The PFA Council, a group of 11 elected leaders, encourages your involvement. Opportunities include welcoming the parents of first year students during orientations, developing and managing fundraising activities, serving on council, and hosting various cadet functions as well as at events for the UNG community and families that are held throughout the year.

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UNG staff are extremely helpful We encourage you and your student to reach out and utilize the university resources. If, however, you aren’t sure where to begin, know that with the help of our staff liaison, Dr. Hayes the PFA will help you find the answers to your questions.

UNG FAMILY NETWORK: The latest addition to UNG’s communication methods. The Network is here to connect you with the information you need when you need it. You can personalize the advice, information, and deadline reminders you want to receive. The result is a curated newsfeed built on your interests and needs. You will be able to share articles with your student and save information you may want to reference later. The bonus? It is a secure platform designed for this purpose sharing the most up-to-date information directly from UNG.

PARENTS & FAMILY ASSOCIATION: Join the PFA as an active (dues-paying) member. While all parents of UNG students are automatically associate members of the PFA, we encourage parents to become “active” members and tap into additional ways to support our UNG students. You are always welcome to email us at Please add this email address to your contacts so that you don’t miss communications from us!

E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: Please check that your preferred email address for UNG communications is up to date. Your student can update this on their Banner account on the personal information tab. Select “update email addresses” and using the dropdown menu change or add parent email addresses. Be sure to add the PFA email address ( to your contact list so you don’t miss any communication.

FACEBOOK: The PFA’s public Facebook page provides parents with helpful reminders about deadlines and events, focusing on activities on the Dahlonega campus. Parents with students based on the other UNG campuses are encouraged to also follow the pages specific to their campus. [UNG – Blue Ridge Campus; UNG – Cumming Campus; University of North Georgia Oconee; UNG Gainesville Parents and Family].

The PFA also manages two closed Facebook pages (UNG Parents and a second one specifically designed for parents of cadets – North Georgia Cadet Parents). These pages are a way to share pictures, information, and build camaraderie with parents of students currently at UNG.

You should have received an email with the access code to join one of those closed Facebook groups when your student enrolled. If you haven’t or have misplaced it, please have your student add/check your email address in their banner account and then have them send an email from their account to UNG NEST (Nighthawk Engagement & Student Transitions) at requesting an access code be sent to you.

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