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At the University of West Georgia, we know your freshman year is full of curious exploration and discovery. While COVID-19 may have added uncertainty to this milestone, we are here to help you navigate these new roads – together.

We have taken every step possible to ensure you have a safe first semester.

  • We have stepped up our sanitation services with enhanced cleaning of classrooms and other instructional spaces, dining locations, and shared areas in residence halls.
  • We have modified the Fall 2020 academic calendar in an effort to prioritize the health and safety of the campus community to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • At UWG, academic support will be available in multiple formats to support your learning.

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Still have questions about the fall semester? 

Like many other universities, UWG has developed a dual-modality delivery structure for every face-to-face class on campus.

These changes will allow you to have access to in-person teaching and mentoring from faculty in a physical classroom setting while maintaining social distancing guidelines. For more information on what this means, visit our page on What You Need to Know for the Fall 2020 Semester.

UWG will begin Fall 2020 classes as scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

If you are a student and begin exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please call the Student Health Center at 678-839-6452 to schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment.

Do not walk in to schedule an appointment. Additionally, do not attend classes.

If you live on campus, Housing and Residence Life will identify a place where you can self-isolate.

Have you tested positive, have symptoms of COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who has tested positive? Please report this information by using the Student Self-Reporting Form.

  • Effective July 15, 2020, USG institutions, including UWG, will require all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/buildings where six feet of social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use will be in addition to, and is not a substitute for, social distancing.
  • Face coverings are not required in one’s own residence hall room or suite, when alone in an enclosed office or study room, or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met.
  • Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area. Repeated refusal to comply with the requirement may result in discipline through the applicable conduct code for faculty, staff, or students.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear a face covering for documented health reasons.

Yes; each scenario we have developed allows for instruction to continue and for us to continue following the guidance of our governing and guiding organizations as the situation develops.

We will remain responsive to the changing environment and the guidance we receive from these organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of the Governor of Georgia, the Georgia Department of Public Health, and the University System of Georgia.

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