Whether you are a brand new Panther or returning to campus for your final semester, we are so glad you are here. With the new semester just around the corner, we'd like to invite you to Panther Welcome; Georgia State's official welcome celebration to help you engage with the university.
At the beginning of the fall (Aug. 20 - Aug. 27, 2022) and spring (TBD) semesters, multiple activities and signature events are offered across our campuses and virtually for online students, including "Ask Me" booths on each campus to help you navigate the first week of classes. You’ll meet members of your Panther family, unlock valuable resources and celebrate Georgia State’s culture and tradition.
A Pep Rally and Cinema Under the Stars kick-off Panther Welcome. New and returning students are invited to bring their own blanket or chair to enjoy food and drinks while watching a Blockbuster hit at the Georgia State stadium under the stars! Fall 2022's showing will be Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on Aug. 20, brought to you by Spotlight Programs Board. You can claim your FREE ticket for the event by following the instructions sent to your @student.gsu.edu address.
First-Year 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. The entire Panther family is encouraged to attend First-Year Convocation and RSVPs are being collected here.
After Convocation head over to the Student Center for the Welcome Back Block Party! Students can enjoy free food, music, giveaways, games, selfie stations, the Big Blue Chair and so much more. This is a great opportunity to unwind and meet new friends before the semester begins the next day.
This has been just a small taste of all the great events you can explore to make the most out of your first few days at Georgia State. All Panther Welcome activities and other exciting opportunities for student engagement can be found at https://pin.gsu.edu/events.