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Welcome, Tigers, to 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 consists of informative sessions and fun interactive programs, designed to enhance your new student experience at the University of West Alabama. Whether you need info on housing or you want to find out how to join an organization, orientation is you and your family's one-stop show for everything you need to know to become a successful Tiger. 

Go West Orientation Dates

 Go West is offered prior to each semester and will 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. 


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 encourage parents to attend Go West Parent Orientation as well. Go West Parent Orientation is designed to offer vital information for the family support system of each new UWA student.  

Once a student has selected their Go West Orientation date, parents and guardians will be able to select their session  and then register to attend. You can click on the registration link on this page.

Parent Orientation for Spring Semester and Summer Semester will run concurrently with the Student Go West Orientations. Parents will attend sessions with their students until the registration point. During registration parents will attend a session geared towards supporting their student while at UWA. 

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!