At orientation, incoming students will be introduced to the people, places, processes and programs that help provide a successful transition into the Georgia State University community. When students leave orientation, they will be registered for the first semester of classes. New student orientation leaders, Georgia State students, will assist incoming students throughout the day. They want incoming students to ask questions, have fun and get to know Georgia State. Since orientation provides a lot of important information in a short period of time, incoming students will be very busy.
Students have several dates to choose from depending on whether they are an incoming freshman or transfer student and their term of enrollment. Each orientation will follow a preset schedule that ensures students, parents and guests get the most out of their orientation day. Upon arrival, students and guests will receive a detailed schedule in their check in bags. These schedules are useful and should be referred to often, as students and guests attend separate programs at various times in the day.
New Student Orientation offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of incoming students as they transition to life on campus. Even after students attend new student orientation, there is a lot of information to gain by participating in programs offered throughout the semester. These ongoing opportunities allow students to make the most of their academic and co-curricular experience while at Georgia State.
During the first two weeks of the fall semester, New Student Orientation hosts welcome events for all new and returning students as part of Panther Welcome. Visit Panther Welcome to learn about events taking place for new and returning students.
Lunch and Learn Series
Each semester, a lunch and learn series helps to provide new students with information on topics relevant to transitioning to campus life. Check back for more information on these programs.