2017 Orientation Overview

Orientation covers a wide variety of topics designed to set you up for success at UWG. During orientation, you will get to know your peers and chat with university faculty & staff about campus resources, your curriculum, and the various student services offered at UWG. Additionally, you will register for your first semester's classes with the help of an advisor while attending orientation.  Lunch will be provided and is included in the orientation fee for both students and guests.

The "Welcome West" Orientation Schedule App

Beginning 2016, UWG Orientation is rolling out a 100% digital Orientation guide, resource, and schedule - all packed into an awesome mobile application called "Welcome West." This mobile app has all the essential information you need while you're with us for orientation! It includes your orientation schedule, a campus map, information on university resources, and much much more. 

You can download the Welcome West App in three simple steps:

  1. Search "Welcome West" on the Apple App Store - or - Search "UWG Preview Day/Orientation" on the Google Play store.
  2. Download the App
  3. Select the Orientation option on start-up.

Incoming Freshman Students

Orientation for incoming freshman students takes place over two days. Orientation check-in is open from 7:30am to 10:00am on day one.  Our welcome and Opening Session will begin at 10:00am. From there the program will continue throughout the day. Day one of the program will conclude at 6:00pm for families/guests. Students will return to their orientation residence hall around 11:00pm on day one.

Day two will begin with breakfast in the Z-6 Dinning Hall at 7:30am. The program will continue through the AM hours and formally conclude around 12:30pm.

Incoming Transfer Students

Orientation check-in is open from 7:30am to 9:00am. Our Welcome and Opening Session will begin at 9:00am. From there, the program will typically conclude around 5:00pm.