Just for Families
Parents and families are considered extended members of the Georgia State University community. New Student Orientation has designed an orientation program that introduces and welcomes parents and family members to the Panther family. This program runs the length of the student’s day with sessions that are focused on the concerns and needs of parents, families and guests. The purpose of this orientation is to be sure that all guests and students leave Georgia State University with all the information and resources needed to be successful through the first year and beyond.
Freshman Convocation is a formal event that welcomes new students to campus. It is held the Sunday before classes begin in the fall semester. Faculty and staff attend in their regalia, and a recognized speaker delivers the keynote address. This event is the kick-off for Panther Welcome, a calendar of events that gives new students a taste of campus life. The whole Panther family is encouraged to attend Freshman Convocation.