Check In, Parking and Directions

Check in, Parking & Directions

One Day, Transfer Express, and Freshman and Transfer One Day Programs
One Day, Transfer Express and Freshman and Transfer One Day check in will be from 8:30 - 9 a.m. in Student Center East located at 55 Gilmer St SE. The first program will start promptly at 9 a.m.

One Day and Freshman and Transfer One Day will end at approximately 5 p.m. Transfer Express will end around 12 p.m. Please plan accordingly!http://orientation.gsu.edu/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=posts

Due to limited parking, it is highly recommended that students take MARTA, Atlanta's public transportation system.

Parking for One Day, Transfer Express and Freshman and Transfer One Day will be in Georgia State University M Deck located at 33 Auditorium Place (on the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Auditorium Place). There will be a parking rate of $7.00 (cash, credit/debit accepted). Students are encouraged to make use of public transportation.

Perimeter College New Student Orientation check in information is available here.


Freshman Overnight

  • Housing check in will be from 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Piedmont Central lobby at 92 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30303.
    • Students registered for Freshman Overnight are required to spend the night in their designated room.
    • Parents/guests must make their own accommodations for their overnight stay either at a local hotel or home (for Atlanta residents).
  • For the June 8-9 session only, the orientation check in will be from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at Student Center East, 55 E Gilmer Street, Atlanta GA 30303.
  • For the June 12-13, June 15-16 and the June 19-20 sessions, the orientation check in will be from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303.
  • Orientation will end at 4 p.m. on the second day. Please plan accordingly!

Parking for Freshman Overnight will be available for one car per family including students and family or guests at the University Commons. Parking is not covered and can be  or on-campus.  Guests may choose to park at their hotel and commute to campus.

Due to limited parking, it is highly recommended that students take MARTA, Atlanta's public transportation system.

Directions From MARTA
The Georgia State Station is on the East/West MARTA rail line. Upon exiting the train, head downstairs to the main level. Exit the station onto Piedmont Avenue, which is at the western end of the station. Take a right (heading north) down Piedmont Avenue. Cross Decatur Street. The Student Recreation Center will be on your right.  Student Center East will be on your left and directly across from the Student Recreation Center.

MARTA Rail System Map

Driving Directions
From North: Exit I-75/85 Southbound at Courtland Street (Exit 249A) and proceed to Gilmer Street. Make a left onto Gilmer Street. The Student Recreation Center will be on the right just after you cross Piedmont Avenue.

From South: Exit I-75/85 Northbound at Central Avenue (Exit 246). Take the left fork on the exit ramp to Central Avenue. Continue on Central Avenue. Take a right onto Decatur Street. Take a left onto Piedmont Avenue. The Student Recreation Center will be on your right just before you reach Gilmer Street.

From East: Exit I-20 Westbound at Capital Avenue (Exit 58A). Turn right. Capital Avenue turns into Piedmont Avenue. The Student Recreation Center will be on your right just before you reach Gilmer Street.

From West: Exit I-20 Eastbound at Spring Street (Exit 56B). Head to the third traffic light. Take a left onto Central Avenue. Take a right onto Decatur Street. Take a left onto Piedmont Avenue. The Student Recreation Center will be on your right just before you reach Gilmer Street.

Need an address for your GPS? Here are some of the most common addresses for New Student Orientation events:

  • Student Recreation Center, 101 Piedmont Avenue SE, Atlanta GA 30303
  • Student Center, 44 Courtland Street SE, Atlanta GA 30303
  • M Deck Parking Lot, 33 Auditorium Place SE, Atlanta GA 30303
  • University Commons, 141 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30303
  • Piedmont Central, 92 Piedmont Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30303
  • Rialto Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta GA 30303

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