Parents and families play an integral role in the successful transition of their son or daughter to college. We want to make sure that parents are prepared for the upcoming changes in their students' life. The UWG Parent Orientation program will help parents create realistic expectations and offers a large amount of information to assist both parents and students in making the transition to University of West Georgia.
We realize that this step is an important one for parents as well as for students, and we encourage parents to attend and to bring all the questions that you have about your student's future life at UWG. To facilitate this transition, parents and students will have two very different schedules.
Because of space limitations, students are allowed to have only TWO guests attend orientation with them. This includes all children, as well. Our program sessions involve speakers, panels and some walking on our 400 acre campus, and are not ideally suited for young children. Because of this, we encourage you to make other arrangements for young children as child care is not provided at any orientation session. In addition, if you or your student has any special needs, please let us know so that we can work to accommodate you in advance.
Note: Guests must register for the same orientation date as their student. Parents will register and pay for orientation at the same time that the student registers for orientation.The fee for parents to participate is $45.00 per parent/guest, with a two guest limit. Parents of the residential students have the option of staying overnight on campus for an extra fee.
Optional Overnight Stay on Campus
Parents and Family members of the residential students who choose to take advantage of the overnight accommodations on campus will be staying in our Arbor View Apartments- one family per apartment. Parents staying overnight should plan to provide their own linens, pillows and toiletries for their stay. The cost of this accommodation is $45.00 per room. Parents are not allowed to stay overnight with students - students will be paired with other students in a separate residence hall. We encourage parents to take the chance to experience university housing in our Arbor View Apartments, but if you do not want to use this option, you may want to consider our local hotels for overnight accommodations. For more information and for hotel suggestions, please visit http://www.visitcarrollton.com/lodging.html.
Also note that students will be separated from guest for many parts of the program - parents and students will be able to see each at meals, but much of the time is spent in separate sessions.