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Go West Orientation

Go West is your exciting first step in transitioning to the UWA family. Whether you are living on- or off-campus, you will take on new responsibilities, meet a variety of diverse people, and adjust to the academic demands of college life. Go West Orientation consists of informative sessions and fun interactive programs, designed to enhance your new student experience at the University of West Alabama. Go West is offered prior to each semester and will inform you and your family what it takes to be a successful student at UWA and allow you to register for classes. All new undergraduate students (freshmen and transfer) must participate in Go West before being allowed to enroll in academic courses or other UWA activities.


New Student Orientation Dates

January 6, 2022

For students starting classes in Spring 2022

How Do I Register?

Preregistration for Go West Orientation is required. All students are emailed an invitation to register online after they are admitted and pay their nonrefundable Enrollment Confirmation Fee (ECF). Students must fill out the online application to complete the registration process. You can click on the registration link on this page.

If you have paid your Enrollment Confirmation Fee and have not yet received an invitation to Go West, please contact the Admissions office at 205-652-3578 or

Can My Parent Attend UWA Orientation?

Because this time can be both exciting and challenging for the entire family, we offer a Go West Parent Orientation with two sessions to choose from.  The sessions will be hosted prior to the Go West Orientation for students in a live and interactive online format.  Go West Parent Orientation will provide parents and guardians with valuable information that will help them support their student's transition to the University of West Alabama.

Once a student has selected their Go West Orientation date, parents and guardians will be able to select the session that is best for their schedule and then register to attend. These online parent sessions are FREE to attend and will offer vital information for the family support system of each new UWA student.  You can click on the registration link on this page.

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There is no separate Parent Orientation for Spring Semester and Summer Semester Orientations. Parents are welcome to attend sessions until the registration point. Guests are welcome to tour campus while visiting campus.

For questions regarding Parent Orientation, please use the information listed below:

The University of West Alabama 
Admissions Office 
Livingston, AL 35470 


The UWA App is where you can find information on UWA as well as the schedule for orientation. Look for it in the app store!