Panther Welcome

Thursday, August 29

August 29

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.
Ask Me Booths
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Various Locations
New Student Orientation
Trying to find your way around? Stop by one of the Ask Me Booths located around campus during the first week of classes. Faculty, staff and students will be on hand to guide you with directions and maps, plus you’ll get a Georgia State freebie! For more information, contact the Office of New Student Orientation & Parent Relations.
Mega Globe Trekker
10 a.m. | Speaker’s Auditorium
Study Abroad
Interested in studying abroad while at Georgia State? Come learn about different program options, how to fund your study abroad experience and how to get started! Former student abroad students will speak about their experiences and study abroad staff will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Counseling & Testing Center Open House
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Citizen’s Trust–2nd Floor
Counseling & Testing Center
The staff of the Counseling and Testing Center invite all new and returning students, as well as faculty and staff, to come learn more about services provided, take a tour of the center and meet our staff.
Graduate Student Social
3:30 -5:30 p.m. | University Center VIP Room
New Student Orientation
We invite graduate students to join us for this networking event during Panther Welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Welcome Back Pool Party
6 – 9 p.m. | Student Recreation Center Pool & Patio
Student Recreation Center
Come to the pool party dressed and ready to play. Enjoy free food on the patio, a live DJ, cannon ball contest and canoe battleship!
Interfraternity Council (IFC) Mixer
7 p.m. | Student Center – Lanier Suite
Greek Life
Join the Interfraternity Council organizations for a mixer and learn more about each IFC fraternity on campus.