Visit Georgia Southern

Daily Visits

There will be no daily visit opportunities available on August 1st, 2nd, and 24th.

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 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). Campus visits will not be offered on Columbus Day or Presidents’ Day – please attend Discover Southern instead.

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

Schedule Your Visit

  • Online Form
  • Call: 912.478.5851
  • Email: visit@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Special Events

Many special visitation events are held on campus throughout the year.

  • Open House: Learn more here.
    • 2016-2017 dates will be added in late summer.
  • Transfer Visit Day: Experience Georgia Southern with this special event that targets transfer student needs.
    • 2016-2017 dates will be added in late summer.
  • Discover Southern: Meet with faculty and staff from across campus, attend academic college break-out sessions, and tour campus. Learn more here.
    • Columbus Day: Monday, October 10, 2016
    • Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 20, 2017

 

We also offer group visit opportunities for schools and youth groups, accommodating up to 50 students. Please click on the “Group Visit” tab above for more information and reservations.

Transfer Visits

Every other Friday at 12:30pm, 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.

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

 

We also host two Transfer Visit Day events each year. During Transfer Visit Day students and parents will receive transfer-specific information in areas including Financial Aid, University Housing, and campus involvement. Students will meet with academic colleges to learn more about their major and the advisement process as well as take a campus tour.

Upcoming Dates

2016-2017 dates will be added in late summer.

To make a reservation, click here.

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 or days when we are hosting campus events (Columbus Day, Presidents’ Day, common high school Spring Break weeks, etc.).

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 S. / I-16 E. / Hwy 301 N. (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 five traffic lights. The main entrance to Georgia Southern will be on your right. **As a point of reference look for the Super 8 Hotel on your left. Southern Drive (main entrance) will be on your right shortly after passing the Super 8 Hotel.** Turn 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. Visitor parking is in the front of the building.

From I-95 N. / I-16 W. /GA 67 N. (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 seven (7) traffic lights. **As a point of reference, look for the East Georgia Regional Medical Center at the fourth light.** At the 8th 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. 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. Visitor parking is in the front of the building.

From routes on Hwy 25 and Hwy 80 (Augusta):
Come into Statesboro to the fifth 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 (Southern Drive) on your left. Turn 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. Visitor parking is in the front of the building.

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 $8.75/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

Last updated: 6/10/2016

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