Panther Welcome

Friday, August 30

August 30
Instructional Clinics Try Me Week
6 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Student Recreation Center
Student Recreation Center
Not sure which clinic to take? Try one, two or as many as you would like for FREE during TRY ME WEEK. Each clinic will be offering a demo of the regularly scheduled class. All instructional clinics will be available. Participants will be entered into a drawing for each demo they attend. Two students will be selected to receive a coupon for a free Instructional clinic of their choice. So try one (or four!) to find the clinic that is right for you.

Classes offered daily. Visit the Student Recreation Center website for class schedules. Valid Panther ID required for entry.

Mega One Stop Shop
8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Student Center Ballroom
Enrollment Services
The Mega-One-Stop-Shop is a centralized enrollment services center where new students can receive assistance with all their enrollment needs, as well as additional support for getting off to a successful start at Georgia State. Services include: One Stop Shop (Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and Registrar), Immunization, University Housing, Auxiliary and Support Services, Bookstore, and Information Systems & Technology.
Accessible Route Tours
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Office of Disability Services
Office of Disibility Services
The Office of Disability Services will be providing students that are blind or low vision with the option to pair up with a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist during Panther Welcome Week to help them find an accessible route to class and up to three other locations that the student may visit regularly. The tour will start at the Office of Disability Services, Suite 230 in the Student Center, and will last for one hour for each student that has pre-registered.

Students that are blind or low vision must register for this event by completing the registration form in the Office of Disability Services. Registration for this event will open on August 5th -August 20th from 8:30am-5:15pm. You may call the office at 404-413-1560 for more information.

Walk with the Man, Not the Hand
10 a.m. – Noon p.m. | Park Place & Edgewood; Decatur & Central
University Police
The University Police Department likes to say, “Walk with the man, not with the hand.” The Police Pedestrian Safety Team will be at various intersections around campus educating and rewarding students for safely crossing the busy campus streets. For more information, contact University Police.
Kick-off Tailgate
4 – 7 p.m.| Georgia Dome – Brown Lot
Join Student Government Association & Panhellenic Council for a tailgate to kick-off the first football game of the year! For more information, contact Student Government Association.
Georgia State Football vs. Samford University
7 – 10 p.m. │ Georgia Dome
Come cheer on the team as they do the new “Panther Walk” through the tailgate lots on their way into the stadium!

  • All students get in FREE with a valid Panther ID
  • Students can purchase one non-student companion ticket for $10 a game or $50 for the season
  • Single game tickets start as low as $10 for non-students
  • Gates open approximately 90 minutes prior to kick-off

To purchase tickets and for additional information visit Georgia State Athletics.

Panther Prowl: Panthers on Bourbon Street
9 p.m. – 3 a.m. | Student University Center
This event will be a school spirited event to introduce and welcome students to Georgia State University. This event will include food, interactive games, arts and crafts, music and more in a fun Mardi Gras and football carnival theme.