NEW! NMI Slack Workspace

New year, new institute, new Slack. One of our new year’s resolutions is to work smarter, not harder—and that includes how we communicate. Slack is used for all NMI communication—from courses, to events, to requirements, and everything in between. What’s Slack, you ask? Slack is the preferred comms platform for the technology and creative industries as an alternative to email. 

Students are required to opt in to the NMI workspace ( and appropriate channels each semester, before the end of drop/add. Get in the habit of checking Slack and engaging on a regular basis. Slack can (and should) be downloaded on your mobile device and computer. What are you waiting for? Download Slack today! Did we mention it’s free? 

NMI-Wide Channels

All NMI students must be in the following channels:

  • #update 
  • #jopps

Program Channels

Students should join all channels that relate to their specific NMI affiliations.

Slack Tip: To add a channel, hover over “Channels” in the sidebar, select the plus icon, then browse through channels. 

  • New Media Certificate: #certificate
  • Emerging Media Double Dawgs: #doubledawgs
  • Emerging Media Masters (residential): #em
  • Emerging Media Masters (online): #emo
  • TEDxUGA Student Council: #tedxuga
  • NMIXperts: #xperts


In addition to Slack, the NMI loves to be social. Follow our socials to stay in the know! 

Fall 2022 Drop-In Advising Hours

Wednesdays from 12:30P-2:30P

Weekly advising hours are available for prospective and current:

  • New Media Certificate Students
  • Emerging Media Masters Students
  • Emerging Media Double Dawgs

Join: 403C Journalism or Zoom

Please direct all other questions to the NMI in Slack.


At the NMI, taco Tuesday is everyday: Introducing the Technology and Accessory Check Out (or as its known around these parts, TACO). The TACO is home to a buffet of technology available for student use.

Students pursuing the New Media Certificate and/or the Emerging Media Masters may request an item from the limited menu of iMacs, MacBooks, cameras, microphones, and more. Sour cream and guac not included.

Orientation + Class Apps

New Media Certificate Orientation Dates (Pick One)

  1. Wednesday, September 28 • 3P (In-person)
  2. Thursday, September 29 • 9:30A (Virtual)


On Wednesday, September 28 join in-person in Instructional Plaza S306 at 3P.

On Thursday, September 29 join us virtually at 9:30A:

Orientation is mandatory for all New Media Certificate students every semester.

Class Applications

Open: October 1 | Close: October 31

Emerging Media + Double Dawgs Information Sessions 2022-2023

Interested in the intersection of technology and design? Considering an Emerging Media Masters? Join us at an upcoming Info Session to meet the faculty and learn more.

Upcoming Info Sessions:

  1. Thursday, September 15 at 3:30P
  2. Wednesday, October 19 at 10A
  3. Friday, January 27 at 12:30P

Join: Journalism 418 or Zoom

Emerging Media Masters applications are due annually by March 1.

Double Dawg applications open on the first day of the Fall semester and remain open through October 31. This is the only time of year Double Dawg applications are reviewed and new Double Dawgs admitted.

Questions? Drop a line to

Fall 2022 Facilities

NMI Lab 401

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 7A-12:30P and 5:15P-11P

Wednesday: 7A-12:30P and 6:15P-11P

Friday: 7A-1:30P and 4P-11P

Reservation Spaces

The following spaces are also available for use via reservation.

  • 404 Studio Not Found
  • 411 Collaborative Meeting Space
  • 418 Active Learning Space

Ask an NMI team member for the current door code.

Fall 2022 NMIXperts

You know our motto — “Make something work. Then make it work better.” While we’re learning how to make it work on our journey to becoming technowledgeable, there are a select few of us specially equipped to make it work even better. These incredible individuals are NMIXperts. From development to design, NMIXperts have displayed an outstanding aptitude for a specialized skill throughout their NMIX classes. Now, they’re ready to help you make it work even better. Whether you need help troubleshooting your website, debugging an app, navigating Adobe CC, or anything in between, our NMIXperts are ready to help you tackle the challenge! Seeking their assistance is easy:

  1. Find an NMIXpert below whose talent(s) align with your needs.
  2. Check out their available Xpert Hours and jump in the Xpert Zoom Channel.
  3. Hang out in the Waiting Room, and you’ll be admitted once they become available. Easy as that!


Our Xperts will be away during all University holidays. If you need assistance during an Xpert session or have questions about getting ahold of an Xpert, please reference the #xpert channel in the NMI Slack Workspace.

NOTE: Xperts will be away from November 21 – November 25. Xpert hours will resume on November 28.