Because UGA didn't tell my class, I assume nobody has explained parking to you guys either. So, PARKING PRO TIPS:
PSA 1: Make sure you guys register to park in the North Deck now
/as soon as you get your UGA MyID if that is what you plan on doing. Get the super pass unless you plan on trading cars all the time. It costs the same and it is a lot more convenient (windshield sticker vs hangtag you have to roll you window down for). You can have the amount just put on your bill, so don't worry if you don't have the $$ right now.
PSA 2: If you are going to walk/take the bus/bike to school, you don't need to do it yet, but be aware that you can register for an ATP pass. It's free and gives you the privilege of parking in north deck twice a month if there is bad weather, you need to leave for the airport, you don't feel like walking/running late, whatever. [You can also always park for free in North Deck if you get there after 5:30 and bring your UGA id, so don't buy a pass just because you are worried about walking home at night]
Anybody know where I can get my hands on football tickets? I want student tickets, but until registration happens for the incoming 1Ls I won't technically be a "student."
Is there a reason you are in a hurry to get them? I don't know how you undergrad did it, but at UGA it doesn't matter when within the registration window you register for tickets. This is how it works: once you get your UGA ID there will be some point (I think around the first week of class) where you register for tickets. It is first based on how many UGA hours you have (1Ls who didn't go to UGA for undergrad are treated like freshmen). Then it's lottery. Usually 1Ls get a half package, meaning that they get 3 of the 6 home games. You do not get to choose which 3 you get. You will not likely have standing to get an away ticket of any kind, though you may certainly try. Now let's say you want a different home game from what you got. You can trade with a friend or sell your ticket to another student and use the proceeds to buy a ticket from someone to the game you want. You can also attempt to buy tickets that get donated by students who find, a week or so in advance, that they cannot attend one of their games. The only deal with selling your ticket is that the student you sell it to must also have registered for tickets (IIRC). So for example, let's say you decide that you don't want to register for football tickets at all. You cannot then buy a ticket off of someone and have it transferred to your UGA ID. It must be a situation where you tried to get tickets for that game and failed. Again, I'm going off memory, but I'm pretty sure that is the rule. Away tickets are issued as paper tickets, so you can sell them to anyone you want or anyone can sell theirs to you.
Think carefully about whether or not you actually want to go to games. There is a 3 strikes policy for game attendance. If you have a ticket and don't go to a game that is a strike. Once you get three, no more football tickets for you in the future. You only get until the Wednesday before the game to decide to donate your ticket so no last minute decision making. You'll have to go scan your ticket and walk out to avoid the penalty (which can be a pain). You have a 50% shot of one of your three games being the Thanksgiving weekend game (which means you may not be here or may prefer to go to a different rivalry game that weekend). You may also just want to drink at the tailgate (free beer (occasionally liquor) at the law school tailgate if you join SBA or you can pay $2 to get a wristband if you aren't a member). I found that I prefer to go to the tailgate then go home and watch my UG play football/go to a bar and watch the game/do work/take a nap/whatever. YMMV.
Sorry that was long,and probably confusing, but hopefully it was helpful.
tl;dr: the fact that you can't register for student tickets until after classes start makes no difference
you may not want tickets at all
you may only be able to get three games (not chosen by you) unless you went to UGA for undergrad