The purpose of orientation is to acquaint the student with the University of West Georgia, its services, activities, rules and regulations; to provide initial academic advisement and registration for upcoming classes; and to provide an initial social and academic niche in which the student may feel comfortable. Each student is provided the opportunity to be advised by a faculty member from the student's major field of interest or, if undecided, to be advised by a faculty member in the Freshman Center. Prior to orientation, students are given the opportunity to take placement tests.
Effective orientation requires the combined efforts of faculty,
staff, and students. Faculty participation is requested through
the appropriate deans or supervisors.