First-Time UWG Policy Summary (Fall 2022 - Spring 2023)

The University of West Georgia requires all first year students to live on campus. Research has shown that students who engage with the campus community in their first year of college are more likely to successfully achieve their baccalaureate goals. Living on campus is an important part of first-year student engagement. Students who live on campus are more likely to

  • Access campus resources like free tutoring, academic advising, counseling services, etc.
  • Join student organizations and serve in leadership positions on campus.
  • Avoid food insecurity.
  • Feel safe in their residential environment.

First-year UWG students may request a waiver of the residency requirement if the following criteria are met.

Post-Secondary Undergraduate Residency Requirement

Age

I will be under the age of 21 prior to the first day of the semester at the University of West Georgia.

Marital Status

I am not married.

Parent or Primary Guardian

I do not have a dependent child or I will not be the primary custodian of a child (under 18).

Enrollment

At least 51% of my classes take place on the Carrollton campus and/or the Newnan Center.

Residency

I do not live with a parent or legal guardian within the approved zip code list for the primary campus.*

Transfer Status

I have not taken more than 30 credit hours post-high school graduation.

**Your primary campus is the UWG location where you take 51% of your classes.

Age

I will be over the age of 21 as of the first day of the semester at the University of West Georgia.

Marital Status

I am married.

Parent or Primary Guardian

I am the primary custodian of a child (under 18).

Enrollment

Less than 51% of my classes require attendance to the Carrollton campus and/or Newnan Center.

Residency

I live with a parent or legal guardian within the approved zip code list for the primary campus.*

Transfer Status

I have taken 30 credit hours or more post-high school graduation.

**Your primary campus is the UWG location where you take 51% of your classes.

Fill out FT-UWG Policy Waiver

Eligible Zip Codes

30108
30109
30110
30112
30113
30116
30117
30118
30119
30122
30133
30134
30135
30140
30141
30150
30153
30157
30170
30176
30179
30180
30182
30185
30187
30213
30217
30220
30259
30263
30264
30265
30268
30271
30275
30277
36261
36262
36263
36264
36269
36273
36278
36280
30108
30116
30117
30122
30134
30135
30170
30179
30180
30185
30187
30205
30206
30213
30214
30215
30217
30218
30220
30222
30228
30230
30236
30238
30241
30251
30259
30263
30265
30268
30269
30274
30276
30277
30290
30291
30292
30293
30296
30297
30331
30336
30337
30344
30349