The Board of Regents approved and established a University of West Georgia off-campus center in Newnan, GA, in August 1988. The University began offering courses in the Georgia Power Company’s Shenandoah Environment & Education Center in 1990. In 1998, Coweta County purchased the Shenandoah Center from Georgia Power as a permanent location for the University’s exclusive use. In 2009, the Shenandoah Center was presented as a gift from Coweta County to the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and the University of West Georgia. The University utilized this site in the Shenandoah Industrial Park for 25 years.
In the summer of 2015, UWG Newnan relocated to 80 Jackson Street in downtown Newnan into the historic Newnan Hospital which was renovated for University use. The $15M project was spearheaded by the City of Newnan in collaboration with Newnan Hospital, Inc., the University of West Georgia, USG Board of Regents, and Coweta County Commission. The new building includes a 120-seat lecture hall, classrooms, computer labs, science labs, seminar rooms, study areas, and nursing skills and simulation labs.
UWG offers the Master of Business Administration in Newnan.
The requirements for admission to UWG Newnan are the same as admission to the University. Graduate students should see the Admissions section of this catalog for admission requirements for Graduate Studies and the particular requirement of the degree program for which they are applying. The catalogs and applications are available online.
The course schedule for UWG Newnan is viewable on the University’s class bulletin each semester. Links to the Newnan section of the class bulletin can be found on the Center’s website (www.westga.edu/newnan). Registration for UWG Newnan courses is conducted in the same way as for courses on the main campus. Students may register on Banweb during scheduled registration time. For more information, visit the Registrar’s website (www.westga.edu/registrar).
UWG Newnan is a test proctoring site for eCore classes, UWG Online, and for online courses from other universities. For more information, visit the Test Proctoring page on the UWG Newnan website (https://www.westga.edu/newnan/test-proctoring.php).