Parent, Family & Guest New Student Orientation
Georgia State University is eager to involve parents, family members and guests of students in the college experience. Guests of students entering Georgia State University are invited to attend orientation with their student. Please note that guests will have a separate schedule of meetings and activities during some parts of the orientation program.
Students can register up to two guests for their selected orientation day. Guests will only be confirmed for the orientation that their student is attending, and they should be registered online through PAWS at the same time as the student. Children under age three are not required to be registered or pay to attend orientation. Students and their guests who choose to register for orientation through the payment by mail option should indicate the number of guests attending orientation on the registration form.
Housing check-in is from 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Orientation check-in is from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on day one. The opening session will begin at 12:30 p.m. From there the program will continue throughout the day. Day one of the program will conclude around 6:30pm for families/guests.
Day two will begin with the first session at 9 a.m. The program will continue through the morning and formally conclude around 12:30 p.m.
Orientation check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The opening session will begin at 9 a.m. From there the program will continue throughout the day and formally conclude around 5:30 p.m.
Check orientation dates to learn if the orientation takes place in the morning or afternoon.
Morning orientation check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The opening session will begin at 9 a.m. From there the program will continue throughout the morning and formally conclude around 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon orientation check-in is from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The opening session will begin at 11:30 a.m. From there the program will continue throughout the afternoon and formally conclude around 3:00 p.m.