Preview Day Welcomes Prospective Students

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Prospective students and their families are invited to Winter Preview Day at the University of West Georgia on Sunday, January 25, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Located just 45 minutes west of Atlanta, the 103-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 Winter Preview Day is 1 p.m. and takes place in the UWG Coliseum. A welcome session follows at 1:30 p.m. with an introduction by Director of Admissions Dr. Bobby Johnson, along with welcoming remarks by University President Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna and University Ambassadors President Shantia Stroud.

Following 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 academic 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 on a 20-minute walking tour highlighting the east side of campus from 2 - 3:30 p.m.  Several residence halls will also be open for viewing from 3 – 5 p.m.  The residence halls open for viewing are Arbor View Apartments, Bowdon, Downs, Strozier, Tyus and Watson Halls, and the University Suites.

Information sessions for prospective students and their families will be held at 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. in the Technology-enhanced Learning Center (TLC). First Year Programs, financial aid, the Honors College, Residence Life, a parent session with President Sethna and the Advanced Academy of Georgia are some of the topics and programs that will be represented.

Guests may also visit the Office of Admissions and the Office of Residence Life, which are located in Mandeville Hall as well as 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 at the Food Services Building (Z-6) beginning at 5 p.m. The award-winning campus dining service costs $6.50 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 desserts.

For more information or to pre-register, call the Office of Admissions at 678-839-5600 or go to www.westga.edu/admiss/index_7414.php. Students and their families may also register at the Coliseum starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 25.

For driving directions, please visit www.westga.edu/index_directions.php and follow the Preview Days signs once you arrive on campus.