Orientation marks the beginning of your journey as a new West Georgia Wolf.

Orientation is designed to help you settle into the university by providing you with information and resources that will fully prepare you for the start of your first semester! During Orientation, student leaders, faculty, and staff will guide you through university resources, registering for classes, and other services that will set you up for success at UWG 

2020 Summer & Fall Orientation

Summer Start Orientation 

Student beginning classes in summer 2020 will complete an online orientation. 

Fall Start Orientation

We will be moving to a three-step system to assist all new students in transitioning to UWG successfully. Below you will find all the details to assist in your transition. 

  • Register for Orientation
    Register for Orientation

    Click the red "Register Now" button below to complete your orientation registration.  


    The date you select refers to your virtual advising day. It is on your chosen date that you will interact with your academic college, meet one-on-one with your academic advisor, and officially register for classes. An Orientation Leader will reach out to assist with all of your questions and share their experience of being a Wolf. 


    Note: Registration is a comprehensive fee for all three parts of the orientation process. For students who have already registered, you can log into your orientation registration and complete the first step at your convenience. 

  • Part 1: Online Pre-Orientation
    Part 1: Online Pre-Orientation

    Students will receive an email to UWG’s Online Pre-Orientation program. Our online experience will help you settle into the university by providing you with information and resources to prepare you for the start of your first semester adequately!

  • Part 2: Virtual Academic Advising and Course Registration
    Part 2: Virtual Academic Advising and Course Registration

    After completing the Online Pre-Orientation program, students will have a virtual academic advising appointment. Academic advisors will provide one-on-one advising and registration meetings with students for their first-semester classes. Participation in virtual advising is required. Students will have their virtual session with an advisor by the day they signed up for orientation as long as they have completed their pre-registration advising survey and Phase I.

    First-Year Students Entering Fall 2020 - Academic Advising Dates
     June 1, 2020 - June 2, 2020 - Full
    June 4, 2020 - June 5, 2020
    June 8, 2020 - June 9, 2020 
    June 15, 2020 - June 16, 2020 
    June 22, 2020 - June 23, 2020

    Transfer/Adult Learners Entering Fall 2020 - Academic Advising Dates
    June 12, 2020
    June 26, 2020

  • Part 3: Orientation and Pack Premiere
    Part 3: Orientation and Pack Premiere

    In the fall, we look forward to welcoming you to the Pack in person! Orientation and Pack Premiere 2020 will include an in-person experience and will provide you with the opportunity to connect with many campus resources to assist in your transition! You will meet the orientation leaders, and begin navigating campus with your peers. Participation in Pack Premiere will allow you to have fun, make friends, and get connected to campus to ensure a successful first year!


    This experience is still evolving, and more information about Orientation and Pack Premiere will be provided to new students and guests in the coming weeks.

All orientation fees are nonrefundable and non-transferable. You will not be registered in the system until your payment has been submitted. If you have questions or concerns while registering, please contact us at orient@westga.edu or 678-839-4739.

Please note that we are no longer able to accept cash payments on the day of orientation. Please bring a credit/debit card or check.

Register Now

Contact Information

Nathan Graves, Associate Director of New Student Programs
ngraves@westga.edu
678-839-4734

Brett Sauls, Coordinator of Orientation
bsauls@westga.edu
678-839-5618

Location New Student Programs
Murphy Building
University of West Georgia
Carrollton GA 30118

Phone (678) 839-4739
Fax (678) 839-5341
Email orient@westga.edu  

How to Register for Orientation 

International Students

New International Students with an F1 or J1 visa, please refer only to International Check-In & Orientation