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Weekday Campus Visit

Daily Visits

Our daily campus visits are one of the best ways to experience Georgia Southern! Your visit begins at Lewis Hall, home of the Office of Admissions, where you will meet with an admissions representative for an informative presentation about the University. Afterwards, one of our Southern Ambassadors will lead you in a walking tour of our beautiful campus. Your visit will end with a brief wrap-up session with an admissions representative to discuss admission requirements, housing, and more!

Scheduling Your Visit

We offer campus visits Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visits can be scheduled by:

*Interested in setting up a group visit? Check out our Group Visits page for more information and to schedule your visit.

*Group visits are not currently offered for elementary and middle school students; however, a self-guided tour can be arranged. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Important Reminders When Scheduling Your Visit

In order for us to best prepare for your arrival, it is strongly encouraged that you schedule your visit at least 3 or more business days prior to your desired visit date. If you require special assistance, such as handicap accessibility, please contact our office at least 3 days prior to your visit. We are happy to provide accommodations to make your visit more enjoyable.

Weekends & Holidays

Campus visits are currently not offered on the weekends, except on special event days, such as Open House and Discover Southern (see our On-Campus Events page for more information). Campus visits are also not currently offered when the University is closed for holiday breaks.

Tours in Spanish

Tours can be given in Spanish upon request. A minimum of two weeks notice is required. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Residence Hall Tour

At this time, our walking tour of campus does not include a stop to see the inside of a residence hall and sample room. However, University Housing offers a special tour of Eagle Village, one of our apartment-style residence halls, Monday through Friday from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

10:30 A.M. Campus Tour Guests

Guests attending the 10:30 a.m. campus tour: The Office of Admissions will provide you with driving directions to Eagle Village once your visit with admissions has ended.

2:30 P.M. Campus Tour Guests

Guests attending the 2:30 p.m. campus tour are strongly encouraged to stop by Lewis Hall (Office of Admissions) by 1:00 p.m. in order to have ample time to receive driving directions to Eagle Village and complete the tour of the residence hall prior to the start of your visit with admissions.

About Eagle Village

Eagle Village combines private bedrooms with many opportunities for community development through shared lounges, floor kitchens, and the 4 unit apartment cluster. The apartment cluster gives students the opportunity to easily be able to meet and connect with other students in the residence hall. A shared clubhouse provides students with a computer lab, classrooms, and programming space for social and educational events sponsored by the residence hall staff. Visit the University Housing website to learn more about Eagle Village and all of our other residential communities on campus.

Transfer Information Sessions

The Office of Admissions offers information sessions specifically for transfer students every other Friday at 12:30 p.m. These sessions are geared toward students looking to transfer to Georgia Southern from another college or university. Your visit begins at Lewis Hall, home of the Office of Admissions, where you will meet with a member of our transfer recruitment team for an informative presentation about the University. Afterwards, one of our Southern Ambassadors will lead you in a walking tour of our beautiful campus.

Pre-registration is requested. 

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Engineering Lab Tours

Are you interested in exploring a major in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering? In addition to our daily campus tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the Office of Admissions has partnered with the College of Engineering and Technology (CEIT) to offer tours of our Engineering laboratories. Tours will be held on Fridays from 1:30-2:30 p.m., and will depart outside Room 1015 in the Carruth Building.

Visit our Daily Visits page to schedule your campus tour with admissions today. Please note that no reservation is needed for tours of our Engineering laboratories; however, if you have any questions regarding the laboratory tours, please contact the Department of Mechanical Engineering at 912.478.5761. Click here to learn more about the Manufacturing Engineering program specifically.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I schedule my visit?

In order for us to best prepare for your arrival, it is strongly encouraged that you schedule your visit at least 3 or more business days prior to your desired visit date. If you require special assistance, such as handicap accessibility, please contact our office at least 3 days prior to your visit. We are happy to provide accommodations to make your visit more enjoyable.

How do I schedule my visit?

We offer campus visits Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visits can be scheduled by:

How do I cancel, reschedule, or modify my visit registration?

You can cancel, reschedule, or modify your visit registration in one of two ways:

  • Call the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851
  • Email the Office of Admissions at visit@georgiasouthern.edu. Be sure to include your full name, original reservation date and time, and desired reschedule date and time (if applicable)

Do you offer weekend visits?

No. At this time, we do not currently offer weekend visits, with the exception of our Open House and Discover Southern events. Click here for more information.

Do you offer holiday visits?

No. At this time, we do not currently offer visits when the University is closed for holiday breaks.

Do you offer group visits?

Yes. We welcome groups of high school aged students (14-18), and can accommodate up to 60 students at our regular tour times of 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is strongly recommended that you book your visit at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure date and time availability, and to allow us time to best prepare for your visit. For more information, visit our Group Visits page.

Do you offer visits specifically for transfer students?

Yes. We offer information sessions specifically for transfer students every other Friday at 12:30 p.m. These sessions are geared toward students looking to transfer to Georgia Southern University from another college or university. Click here for more information and to schedule your campus visit.

When should I expect to receive a confirmation for my visit?

You should receive a confirmation email for your visit within 1-2 business days after your reservation has been processed by the Office of Admissions. The confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you list on your Campus Visit Reservation Form. Please ensure that you have entered this address correctly prior to submitting your form.

What should I do if I do not receive a confirmation email?

Please contact the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 to verify that (1) your registration has been received and processed, and (2) the confirmation email was sent to the correct email address. Confirmation emails will be re-sent to the email address listed on the Campus Visit Reservation Form, or updated email address, as needed.

Where should I stay if I am traveling from out of town? 

There are a number of hotels located within a short drive of campus. For a complete listing of hotels in the area, or for more information about the City of Statesboro and the surrounding area, please visit the Statesboro Visitor Bureau or call 912.489.1869.

What should I wear?

Because your campus visit will include a one hour walking tour, we strongly encourage you to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress appropriately for the forecasted weather. During the summer months, Statesboro can be quite warm and humid. No matter the weather, the Office of Admissions will provide you with a bottled water prior to your tour departure.

Where should I park?

Free visitor parking is available in front of Lewis Hall (Office of Admissions) on Sweetheart Circle. If you have trouble finding a parking spot, additional parking spots may be available in the parking lot behind Lewis Hall. After parking, make your way inside Lewis Hall, where one of our staff members will give you a parking pass to place on your dashboard. This parking pass will be valid for your entire day on campus.

When should I check in for my visit?

It is recommended that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of your campus visit. This will give you ample time to check in for your visit and prepare for your information session to begin.

Where do I check in for my visit?

All campus visits begin at Lewis Hall (Office of Admissions). Our address is: 1332 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460. Click here for driving directions to our building.

How long will my visit last?

Your visit will last approximately two hours. This time is broken up as follows:

  • Information session with admissions representative: 15-20 minutes
  • Campus walking tour with Southern Ambassador: 1 hour
  • Wrap-up session with admissions representative: 10-15 minutes

Am I able to meet with an admissions counselor during my visit?

Yes. While you will hear from one of our counselors during your information session, you may also make an appointment to sit down one-on-one with them at the end of your visit. Please call the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 to schedule your appointment.

Do you offer tours in Spanish?

Yes. Tours can be given in Spanish upon request. A minimum of two weeks notice is required. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

Will I be able to visit a residence hall on the tour?

Unfortunately, we do not have a residence hall on our tour route that features a model room to be shown. However, University Housing offers tours of Eagle Village, an apartment-style residence hall on campus, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eagle Village is located at 410 Georgia Ave., Statesboro, GA 30458. Visit the University Housing website to learn more about Eagle Village and all of our other residential communities on campus.

Will I be able to go inside the Recreation Activity Center on the tour?

Unfortunately, the Recreation Activity Center (RAC) is not shown on the campus tour, as it is not located in the central part of campus. However, you are welcome to visit the RAC during their normal business hours. The RAC is located at 2687 Akins Blvd., Statesboro, GA 30458. Stop by the information desk in the lobby of the RAC to request a personal tour of the facility given by a campus recreation staff member. Visit the Recreation Activity Center website to learn more about this world-class facility and view hours of operation for the 2016-17 academic year.

Can I eat on campus during my visit?

Yes. The Office of Admissions has partnered with Eagle Dining Services to offer discounted passes ($8.75/person) for lunch at our Dining Commons on the day of your campus visit.

  • 10:30 a.m. Campus Visit Guests: Please see the front staff in the admissions office after your campus tour for a discounted lunch pass.
  • 2:30 p.m. Campus Visit Guests: Please feel free to arrive to campus early to enjoy lunch. Please see the front staff in the admissions office when you arrive on campus to pick up a discounted lunch pass.

Are school excuses available?

Yes. We will be happy to provide you with an official school excuse after your official campus visit with admissions has ended. We will only provide an excuse for the day that you visited Georgia Southern University.

Last updated: 9/19/2016