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Frequently Asked Questions 

What is Go West Orientation?

Go West Orientation is one day of informative sessions and fun interactive programs, designed to enhance your new student experience at The University of West Alabama. 

Why do I need to come to Go West Orientation? 

You have been accepted and now it's time to register for classes. During Go West Orientation, we will cover topics such as student engagement, academic expectations, study tips, and general "ins and outs" of college life at UWA. 

What's fun about Go West Orientation? 

Students are given the opportunity to have interactive sessions with other members of the incoming class. 

How do I register for Go West?

Preregistration for Go West is required. Once you submit your enrollment confirmation fee, all that is left is to register online here

What do I need to wear for Go West?

Go West is a fun and active setting. Dress for all events will be casual, such as shorts and a t-shirt. The most important thing to bring is an open-mind and an adventurous attitude. 

Can my parents come to Go West 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. The parent sessions is designed to offer vital information for the family support system of each new UWA student. However, it is not required that a parent attend.

Is there a fee for parents to attend orientation? 

There is a required $50.00 registration fee. 


 

How do parents register for Parent Go West? 

Preregistration for Go West is required. Once you submit your enrollment confirmation fee, all that is left is to register online here

What do I need to do before orientation?

You should submit any missing application documents and complete your pre-advising survey.

 

Can I change my major after orientation?

Absolutely! On average, students change their major 3 times while in college. We highly encourage you to try new things and find the right fit for you. We would also encourage you to talk with your advisor about this. 

Do I have to use a debit or credit card to register for orientation?

We encourage you to pay online. However, if you don't have the means to pay online, you may send a check or money order to the following address:

The University of West Alabama 
Office of Admissions 
Station 4 
Livingston, AL 35470

How do I complete my pre-advising survey?

You can complete your pre-advising survey via your confirmation instructions or here. Please complete your survey at least 5 days before your orientation session.