Fall Preview Day Approaches

Monday, November 2, 2009

Prospective students and their families are invited to Fall Preview Day at the University of West Georgia on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. Located just 45 minutes from Atlanta, the 100-year-old institution boasts a student enrollment of more than 11,000, a beautiful 645-acre campus and state-of-the-art facilities.

The recommended check-in time for Fall Preview Day is 1:00 p.m. and takes place in The Coliseum. A welcome session follows at 1:30 p.m. with an introduction by Director of Admissions Bobby Johnson, along with welcoming remarks by UWG President Beheruz Sethna and Student Government President Alan Webster.

After the welcome session, the Academic and Department Fair will be held from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. The event will spotlight various departments at the university as well as many of the university's student activities, organizations and departmental services.

There will also be an opportunity for visitors to tour the campus from 2 - 3:30 p.m.  Several residence halls will also be open for viewing from 3 - 5 p.m. and visitors will be able to tour the residence halls by shuttle or by walking.

The residence halls open for viewing are Arbor View Apartments, Bowdon, Downs, Strozier, Tyus and Watson Halls, and the University Suites. Our NEW Athletic Complex and Greek Village will also be open for viewing.

Information sessions for prospective students and their families will be held at 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. in the TLC. First Year Programs, financial aid, the Honors College, Residence Life, a parent session with university president Dr. Beheruz Sethna and the Advanced Academy of Georgia and are some of the topics and programs that will be represented.

Guests may also visit the Office of Admissions, located in Mandeville Hall, and the University Bookstore from 3 - 5 p.m. The bookstore carries hundreds of clothing items, posters, and UWG souvenirs.

To conclude the day's activities, students and their families are welcome to dine in the Food Services Building (Z-6) beginning at 5 p.m. The award-winning campus dining service costs $6.75 per person plus tax for an all-you-can-eat meal that includes a wide variety of pizza, stir fry, deli sandwiches, meats and vegetables, salads and deserts.

For more information or to pre-register, call the Office of Admissions at 678-839-5600 or go to www.westga.edu/admiss/index_1067.php.  Students and their families may also register at The Coliseum starting at 12:30pm on Sunday, November 8.