Parents, family and other guests of students are extended members of the Georgia State community. As such, we’ve designed a special part of New Student Orientation to introduce you to the Panther family. The program runs the length of the student’s day and includes sessions that share information to ensure you leave Georgia State with all of your questions answered.
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 noted speaker delivers the keynote address. This event is the kickoff for Panther Welcome, a calendar of events that gives new students a taste of campus life. The entire Panther family is encouraged to attend Freshman Convocation.
Panther Welcome is the official Georgia State welcome program that introduces and integrates students, faculty and staff to the university community.