The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, as a complement to the academic programs of the University, offers a variety of educational services, developmental programs, and student activities designed to enrich the student’s university life. These activities are under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
Students and others who desire more information about the services available or who need assistance are encouraged to contact the appropriate offices listed below:
Art, Drama, and Music
The Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts sponsor a wide variety of activities, including plays, recitals and exhibitions of art by students and faculty as well as occasional traveling exhibits.
The Department of Art presents numerous exhibitions, presentations, and artist lectures throughout the year. These are free and open to all students. The Department also hosts an Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which is also open to all students regardless of field of study.
The Department of Music offers students numerous opportunities to perform. Whether music majors or non-music majors, students participate in a wide range of music performance activities for university credit. Vocal ensembles include the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Opera Workshop. The bands include the Marching Band, Basketball Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, and a variety of small woodwind, brass, and percussion ensembles. The Department of Music presents an opera each year as well.
The Department of Theatre stages five major productions each year, one of which is a musical. In addition, at least one of them is student devised and/or written. Students from all programs are eligible to audition for theatre productions. Contact the Theatre department by calling 678.839.4700 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All students are eligible to audition for major theater productions and musical performance groups.
Student publications include two campus-wide media, The West Georgian, an award-winning weekly campus newspaper, and The Eclectic, a literary magazine published each spring semester. Each of these publications has a student editor and student staff.
The WOLF Internet Radio is staffed by students and provides entertainment and information for the campus and surrounding area as well as valuable instruction and experience for students in the mass communications field. Students interested in television production create programs at UTV13 which air over the local cable channel.
Publications and Printing (Your On-Campus Copy Center)
Publications and Printing, Your On-Campus Copy Center, offers full-color and black-and-white copying and printing, publications design, large-format posters printed and mounted, and more. While-you-wait-service is available, as is a computer design station in the lobby for your use. A full-time staff is available to assist students, faculty, and staff with printing needs, including banners, signs, brochures, soft-bound and hardcover books, letterheads, envelopes, business cards, fliers, promotional materials, laminating, etc. You can have your art/photos printed on canvas and mounted. Full-color, retractable promotional displays can be produced, in two sizes, as well as self-stick wall art, most any size. Files can be e-mailed for your convenience. The print shop is located off Back Campus Drive on Pub and Print Drive, across from the East Commons Dining Hall. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Because of the difficulty in making up lost time, unscheduled closing of the University occurs only in extreme circumstances, particularly when it involves cancellation of classes or examinations. In the event of an emergency University closing, announcements will be made over radio stations in Carrollton and the surrounding area and radio and television stations in Atlanta.
During times of bad weather or other emergencies, University officials make decisions on whether or not to close the campus based on current conditions provided by University Police and other considerations. In such cases, the safety and security of the majority of students and faculty/staff colleagues is a prime consideration; however, we recognize that there may be special circumstances that pertain to individual students, faculty, and staff that are more serious than those that apply to the majority. Students, faculty, and staff are advised, therefore, to use their best judgment about their safety and that of their families in those situations. Students should consult with individual faculty members about making up lost time, and faculty and staff should be in touch with their department chairs and heads
Official announcements about University closings and class/examination cancellations will be made only by the President and/or the office of University Communications and Marketing.
The University reserves the right to schedule additional class or examinations sessions should some be cancelled.
Information on cancelled or rescheduled class or examination sessions may also be obtained by calling the Department of University Police Weather Line, 678-839-6200 (day and night) - Please Do Not call the Emergency Number; the office of University Communications and Marketing, 678-839-6464 (daytime only); or visiting the University Web site at www.westga.edu or enroll in Wolf Alert - the University’s emergency warning system. To register, log into the Portal and within the University Police box, click on the Wolf Alert icon and enroll your phone(s) and e-mail addresses.