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.

Here’s a sneak peak at what students will do at orientation:

  • Tour the campus and surrounding area.
  • Learn need to know basics about various departments and programs.
  • Explore the world of campus life and student activities.
  • Receive their PantherCard.
  • Get to know new classmates.
  • Meet important faculty and staff members.
  • Review enrollment and financial aid issues.
  • Receive academic advisement and register for classes.

More information is available about orientation for freshman, transfer and Perimeter