The University of West Georgia provides wireless access to its students, faculty, staff, and guests through WelcomeWest to the SecureWest wireless network. 

If you have any questions or require assistance please contact the ITS Service Desk at (678) 839-6587.

  • Connecting to the UWG Wireless Network
  • Wireless Availability
  • Wireless Security
  • Connecting to the UWG Wireless Network

    Students, Faculty, and Staff

    1. Connect your PC, tablet, or smart phone to WiFi network "WelcomeWest using the instructions provided by your device manufacturer. Once connected your device will automatically launch your preferred internet browser and open the site  https://webauth.westga.edu/. If it does not open automatically then navigate to and open your preferred browser. You will be redirected to the WelcomeWest portal.  If you are not redirected then navigate to the WelcomeWest portal page by entering  https://webauth.westga.edu/  into your browser's address bar.
    2. Click or tap the "Student/Faculty/Staff" button.
    3. Enter your UWG ID and Password in the fields provided to generate a wireless Access Key.  If you already have a key, signing in will delete your old Access Key and create a new one. You will have to change the Access Key on any device that still uses your old Access Key.
    4. Click or tap the "Get Key" button. You will be given an Access Key.
    5. Connect your PC, tablet, or smart phone to WiFi network "SecureWest" using the instructions provided by your device manufacturer.
    6. Enter the Access Key.
    7. That's all there is to it! You now have network access until the expiration time listed in the email you received.

    Guests

    1. Connect your PC, tablet, or smart phone to WiFi network "WelcomeWest using the instructions provided by your device manufacturer. Once connected your device will automatically launch your preferred internet browser and open the site https://webauth.westga.edu/. If it does not open automatically then navigate to and open your preferred browser. You will be redirected to the WelcomeWest portal. If you are not redirected then navigate to the WelcomeWest portal page by entering  https://webauth.westga.edu/  into your browser's address bar.
    2. Click or tap the "I'm a guest" button.
    3. Enter your name, email address, and cell phone number to generate a wireless Access Key. 
    4. Click or tap the "Get Key" button. Your Access Key will be generated and sent to the email address and cell phone number provided. Standard data and messaging rates may apply. For security purposes the Access Key will be sent as a text message (SMS) to the cell phone number provided. We require you provide a valid United States cell phone number that is capable of receiving text messages.
    5. Connect your PC, tablet, or smart phone to WiFi network "SecureWest" using the instructions provided by your device manufacturer.
    6. Enter the Access Key we sent to your email and phone.
    7. That's all there is to it! You now have network access until the expiration time listed in the email and text you received. 

    Contact the ITS Service Desk at  (678) 839-6587  if you have any questions.

    Use the key we sent you to connect to the SecureWest wireless on all of your devices. This is your private key, so do not share it with anyone. If you forget your key, or have reason to believe that your key has been compromised, just come back here, and use the same email and phone number to generate a new one.

  • Wireless Availability

    Wireless coverage can be found throughout the campus. Wi-Fi is currently available in every classroom and administrative buildings on campus as well as buses. A detailed listing of the existing wireless hotspot locations can be found on our Wireless Access Points page.

    Campus Wireless Map coming soon!

  • Wireless Security

    When you are connected to the WelcomeWest wireless network, your wireless transmissions are encrypted between your wireless device and the wireless access point it is connected to. This is referred to as "over-the-air" encryption. Any communication your wireless device has between any computer, web site, mail server, etc. is not by default secured. This means that any unencrypted data sent over the network may be intercepted by malicious users. You can verify that a web site has encryption enabled by looking for the “padlock” symbol in the corners of your browser window. It is your sole responsibility to ensure that any information you send over the wireless network is secure.