Visit Georgia Southern

Daily Visits

Our daily campus visits are one of the best ways to experience Georgia Southern! Your visit begins at Lewis Hall where you will meet with an Admissions representative for an informative presentation about the University. Afterwards, one of our Southern Ambassadors will introduce you to Georgia Southern by leading a walking tour of our beautiful campus!

We offer campus visits Monday through Friday at 10:30am and 2:30pm. In order for us to prepare for your arrival, you will need to make a reservation three or more business days prior to your desired visit date. You can do so by visiting your Eagle Info Page, completing this short form, or calling our office at 912.478.5851.

To help with some of the logistical questions about your visit, please see our FAQ tab to best prepare you for your tour.

If you require special assistance such as handicap accessibility, please inform our office at least three days prior to your visit. We can be sure to provide accommodations to make your visit more enjoyable.

Visitation is not offered when the University is closed (holidays, inclement weather, etc).

If you prefer to visit Georgia Southern University on a Saturday, please consider one of our Saturday Open House events. They will be held on the following dates:
November 14, 2015  |  February 6, 2016  |  April 2, 2016

Tours can be given in Spanish upon request. A minimum of two weeks notice is required.

How to Schedule Your Visit:

We also offer group visit opportunities for schools and youth groups, accommodating up to 50 students. Please follow the link to our group visit website for more information and reservations.

Transfer Visits

Every other Friday, we offer special information sessions just for transfer students. These sessions are geared toward students looking to transfer to Georgia Southern from another college or university. The session will begin with an informative presentation given by a member of the transfer recruitment team, followed by a walking tour of campus led by a Southern Ambassador.

Upcoming Dates:

  • July 10th
  • July 31st
  • August 28th
  • September 18th
  • October 2nd
  • October 30th
  • November 20th

To make a reservation, click here. See our FAQ tab to best prepare you for your visit.

Group Visits

We are happy to work with school and youth groups wishing to visit our campus. We offer guided group tours and can accommodate up to 50 students of high school age (14-18). We require one adult chaperone for every 10 students. We are able to provide time with an Admissions Counselor who will present just for your group. We can also schedule a walking or bus tour of campus with a Southern Ambassador. Middle school and elementary age student groups are welcome to inquire about our self-guided tour option.

To make a reservation for your group to visit campus, please first complete the Group Visitation Contract including the tour organizer’s contact information and dates requested. Begin planning your visit at least three weeks prior to your desired arrival date. You may contact us at 912.478.5851 if you have any additional questions.

Note that we are not able to accommodate groups during heavy visitation times like Columbus Day or during common Spring Break weeks.

Residence Hall Tour

Our walking campus tour does not include a residence hall, but the Department of University Housing offers a special tour of one of our residential complexes, Eagle Village. These tours will be offered Monday-Friday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. For morning sessions, we will provide you with driving directions to Eagle Village following your visit with Admissions. If you are coming to the afternoon session, we ask that youarrive at Lewis Hall by 1:00pm. We will provide you driving directions to Eagle Village.

Directions

From I-75 South/I-16 East/Highway 301 North (Atlanta/Macon):
Take I-16 East to exit 116 (Statesboro and Georgia Southern University exit). Take a left onto Highway 301. Drive approximately 10 miles. You will pass through four traffic lights. The main entrance to Georgia Southern will be on your right. Take a right onto Southern Drive. Upon reaching Sweetheart Circle take a right. You will reach a fork in the road, take a left and continue around the circle. Lewis Hall will be the first building (on the circle) on your right.

From I-95 North/I-16 West/GA 67 North (Savannah/Florida):
Take I-16 West to exit 127 (Statesboro and Georgia Southern University exit). Take a right onto Highway 67 North. Drive approximately 10 miles. Upon entering the Statesboro city limits you will pass through six (6) traffic lights. **As a point of reference, look for the East Georgia Regional Medical Center at the third light**. At the 7th traffic light take a left (Tillman Road ). Follow this road to the next traffic light. Take a left onto 301 South. The next left you come to will be the main entrance into Georgia Southern (Southern Drive). Take a right when you reach Sweetheart Circle. When you come to the fork in the road take a left. Lewis Hall will be the first building on your right. Visitor parking is in the front of the building.

From Augusta and other routes on Highway 25 and Highway 80:
Come into Statesboro to the fourth traffic light. Turn right at this traffic light onto Highway 301 South/Main Street. Continue through Statesboro until you reach the main entrance to Georgia Southern on your left. Take a left onto Southern Drive. Upon reaching Sweetheart Circle take a right. You will reach a fork in the road, take a left and continue around the circle. Lewis Hall will be the first building (on the circle) on your right.

All campus tours begin at Lewis Hall on Sweetheart Circle. Our address is:
Lewis Hall
1332 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460
Or follow this link to Google Maps that has our address already programmed in.

Hotel Accommodations

For a complete list of hotels, or more information about the City of Statesboro and the surrounding area please visit the Statesboro Visitors Bureau at: www.visitstatesboroga.com or call (912) 489-1869.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What will my visit include?

Each tour begins with a 30 minute Information Session with an Admissions Counselor followed by a 1 hour walking tour of campus with a current student part of the Southern Ambassador group.

Where do I go?

All campus tours begin at Lewis Hall on Sweetheart Circle. Our address is:
Lewis Hall
1332 Southern Drive
Statesboro, GA 30460
Or follow this link to Google Maps that has our address already programmed in.

Where will I park?

Parking is available in front of the Office of Admissions on Sweetheart Circle. If you have trouble finding a spot, there is a lot behind Lewis Hall that is also available. Come inside Lewis Hall, and one of our staff will give you a parking pass good for your entire day on campus.

What should I wear?

Because you will be walking quite a bit, we suggest comfortable walking shoes. Summer in Statesboro can be quite warm and humid so dress appropriately. Please check the weather before arriving. We will provide a bottle of water to all guests prior to the tour.

Can I bring a group of students to campus?

We welcome groups of high school aged students (14-18), and can accommodate up to 50 students at our regular tour times of 10:30am or 2:30pm. Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks in advance through the Group Tour Visitation Contract online.

Am I able to meet with an Admissions Counselor one-on-one?

Yes! While you will speak with one of our counselors during your information session, you may also make an appointment to sit down one-on-one. Please complete this form to setup your appointment.

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

Unfortunately, we do not have a residence hall on our tour route. However, we do offer a showroom in Eagle Village between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Please see the Residence Hall Tour webpage for more information!

Can I have a school excuse?

If you need an official school excuse we will be happy to provide that for after you participate in both the Information Session and Campus Tour.  We will only provide the excuse for the day you visited Georgia Southern University.

I need to cancel or reschedule my tour. How do I do that?

The best way to modify or cancel an existing reservation is to email us at visit@georgiasouthern.edu. Be sure to include your full name, original reservation, and desired reschedule date. You can also call us at 912.478.5851.

Can I eat on campus during my visit?

We have partnered with Eagle Dining Services to offer a discounted price of $8.50/person (for lunch only) in the Dining Commons on the day of your tour.  See our front staff after your morning tour for a voucher. If you are participating in the afternoon tour, feel free to join us early for lunch!

Contact us: visit@georgiasouthern.edu

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Office of Admissions1332 Southern Drive Statesboro, GA 30458 • (912) 478-5391 • admissions@georgiasouthern.edu