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Parent, Family and Guest Orientation

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.

Due to space limitations, students are allowed to have only TWO guests attend orientation with them. This includes all children, as well. Childern under the age of 10 are not permitted at the program. Please see below for specific schedules and information for the different orientation sessions.

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.

Transfer/Non-traditional student guest information

The fee for guests to participate is $15.00 per parent/guest, with a two guest limit. Guests will register at the time that students register through thier MyUWG portal.

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 do not permit children under the age of 10 to attend the program. We encourage you to make other arrangements for young children.

Click here for a TENTATIVE Transfer/Non-traditional student guest schedule

If you or your student have any special needs, please let us know so that we can work to accommodate you in advance. You can contact us my phone: 678-839-4739 or email: orient@westga.edu.

Freshman student guest information

 

The fee for guests to participate is $45.00 per parent/guest, with a two guest limit. Parents of freshman students have the option of staying overnight on campus for an extra fee. Guests will register at the time that students register through their MyUWG portal.

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 do not permit children under the age of 10 to attend the program.

Click here for a TENTATIVE Freshman student guest schedule

Optional Overnight Stay on Campus

***Please note there is no overnight stay option for parents and guests attending the Last Chance Orientation session.

Guests of the freshman students who choose to take advantage of the overnight accommodations on campus will be staying in our Arbor View Apartments- one family per  1/2 of an apartment. *note: if you take advantage of our overnight accommodations you will share an apartment with another family. You will not have have to share bathrooms but you will share common space- kitchen/living room area*  Guests staying overnight should plan to provide their own linens, pillows and toiletries for their stay. The cost of this accommodation is $50.00 per roomGuests are not allowed to stay overnight with students - students will be paired with other students in a separate residence hall. We encourage guests 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.

In addition, if you or your student have any special needs, please let us know so that we can work to accommodate you in advance. You can contact us my phone: 678-839-4739 or email: orient@westga.edu.

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.