Parents and families play an integral role in the successful college transition of their student. We want to make sure that parents are prepared for the upcoming changes in their student's life. The UWG orientation program will help parents & guests create realistic expectations of college life, and aid in a successful transition to UWG.

We realize that this step is important for parents and students. Students and parents will receive similar information - but specifically tailored to each group. Consequently,  parents and students will have different schedules.

Because of space limitations, TWO guests can attend orientation per student, including children.  The nature of our program is not ideal for small children - please plan accordingly. If you have any special needs or accommodation requests, please email

Note: Guests must register for the same orientation date as their student. It is strongly encourage that Guest registration is completed at the same time as student registration.

The fee for guests to participate in our two-day program is $45.00 per parent/guest, with a two guest limit. 

Hotel Information

While your student stays on campus during Freshman Orientation, below is a list of hotels available in Carrollton should you require accommodations. All hotels listed are within 10 minutes of campus and are near downtown Carrollton.  

When booking your hotel, please be sure to request the University of West Georgia rate while staying. rices, locations, and contact information for local hotels are listed below.

Please note that the University of West Georgia is in no way affiliated with the hotels listed below. The information is provided as a resource to you:


Super 8 
$49.99 per night
901 S. Park Street, Carrollton, GA 30110 

Quality Inn 
$75 per night 
700 S. Park Street, Carrollton, GA 30117 

Holiday Inn 
$94 per night 
104 S. Cottage Hill Rd, Carrollton, GA 30117 

Hampton Inn 
$109 per night 
102 S. Cottage Hill Rd, Carrollton, GA 30117 

Courtyard Marriott 
$124 per night 
108 Barnes Ave, Carrollton, GA 30117