Convocation

Sunday, August 25

August 25
Freshman Convocation
3 – 4 p.m. │ Sports Arena
Freshman Convocation is a formal induction ceremony to welcome all new freshmen to Georgia State. Join Dr. Becker as he officially inducts the new freshman class into the campus community through a medallion ceremony and recitation of the Freshman Pledge.

United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winng Poet, Natasha Trethewey, author of Beyond Katrina, which has been selected as the Fall 2013 First-Year Book, will be the keynote speaker. Festivities continue afterward with a Block Party for the Class of 2017 and their families.

This event is mandatory for all freshman students, both residential and commuter. Doors open at 2:15 p.m.  Free parking is available in G Deck and additional parking is available in M Deck for $7 cash.  Dress is business casual. For more information, contact the Office of New Student Orientation & Parent Relations.

Panther Welcome Block Party
4 – 6 p.m. | Hurt Park & Gilmer Street
The Panther Welcome Block Party is an interactive event designed to welcome new students and their parents to campus as well as celebrate the beginning of their college careers. Students will be able to play interactive games and meet-and-greet student athletes from various sports.
United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winng Poet, Natasha Trethewey, author of Beyond Katrina, which has been selected as the Fall 2013 First-Year Book, will be at the Block Party to meet students and sign their personal copies of Beyond Katrina.

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies.

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