About PGA

Welcome to the Placement for Graduate Assistants hosted by Student Affairs!

The Placement for Graduate Assistants, or PGA, is Auburn’s annual interview day that provides prospective graduate students the opportunity to interview for graduate assistantships and learn more about our campus and resources.

By participating in PGA, prospective graduate students can learn more about departments of interest, meet faculty and staff within the Higher Education Administration program, and connect with current graduate assistants in the Higher Education Student Association, or HESA.

If you have questions, email pga@auburn.edu or contact Student Affairs at 334-844-1329.


Student Affairs will host several events to allow prospective students to engage and connect with Auburn faculty, staff, and students. We encourage all participants to meet with us and learn more about how we serve the student body and the Auburn community.

Sunday, February 26, 2023
Welcome Social

Student Affairs and HESA encourage you to join us for good food and conversation as we welcome you to Auburn. You will have the opportunity to meet with current graduate students to ask questions and learn more about the Auburn community.

Hey Day Market
5-7 p.m.

Monday, February 27, 2023
Check-in, Breakfast and Welcome

Melton Student Center Ballroom
8–8:30 a.m.


Melton Student Center Ballroom
8:30 a.m. to noon


Melton Student Center Ballroom
Noon to 1:00 p.m.


Melton Student Center Ballroom
1:15 - 3:00 p.m.

Introduction to Higher Education

All prospective students are invited to attend a roundtable discussion led by faculty and staff that explores Student Affairs and Higher Education. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and working in Student Affairs.

3-4:15 p.m.

Diversity in Higher Education

Prospective students can experience life as a graduate student by attending a class lecture surrounding diversity in higher education.

5-7:50 p.m.