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On-Campus Events

Open House

Prospective and admitted students are invited to join the Office of Admissions for Open House. As our most comprehensive event, Open House gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with representatives from all of our academic colleges and student services departments and the Office of Admissions. Numerous break-out sessions are offered on a wide variety of topics including Admissions, Housing, Financial Aid, Leadership and Community Engagement, and more! Tours of our residence halls, fitness center, and campus are also offered as part of the event.

Open House check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event. A Welcome Session will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. It is encouraged that guests arrive prior to the Welcome Session to have time to speak with our academic, student services, and student organization representatives.

2017-18 Open House Dates

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 | Recreation Activity Center — REGISTER
  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 | Russell Student Union

A username and password is required to register for an event. If you have not received your username from the Office of Admissions, or have misplaced your username information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 or visit@georgiasouthern.edu.


Armstrong State University Open House (Savannah, GA)*

The best way to learn about Armstrong’s community and values during this transitional time with the future Georgia Southern consolidation is to visit us! At Open House, you and your family can experience all that Armstrong has to offer. Meet with faculty, participate in a hands-on workshop or lecture, learn about admissions and financial aid, tour our beautiful 268-acre arboretum campus, check out residential housing and more! Open House is open to all high school students (focused on seniors), transfer students, and graduate students. The application fee is waived for all Open House attendees.

2017-18 Open House Dates

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 | Fine Arts Auditorium

Registration for fall and spring Armstrong Open House events is now open. Please visit armstrong.edu/visit for more information and to register for an event.

*The consolidation of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.

Discover Southern

Learn more about what it’s like to #BeSouthern!

Prospective and admitted students are invited to join the Office of Admissions for Discover Southern. Similar to our fall Open House event, Discover Southern gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with representatives from Georgia Southern’s academic colleges, student services departments, and Office of Admissions. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about admission requirements, hear from a panel of current student leaders, attend academic break out sessions, tour campus with a Southern Ambassador, and visit two residence halls.

Discover Southern check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. A Welcome Session will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. It is encouraged that all guests arrive prior to the Welcome Session to have time to speak with representatives from our academic and student services departments. Light refreshments will be provided during the event.

2017-18 Discover Southern Dates

  • Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 19, 2018 | Nessmith-Lane Center – REGISTER

Due to space limitations, Discover Southern is capped at the first 200 students to register. Each student can bring 1 guest with them to the event.

Registration for our spring Discover Southern event will open late October.

A username and password is required to register for an event. If you have not received your username from the Office of Admissions, or have misplaced your username information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 or visit@georgiasouthern.edu.

Transfer Visit Day

Learn more about what it’s like to #BeSouthern!

Prospective and admitted transfer students are invited to join the Office of Admissions for Transfer Visit Day. This event provides students and their guests with transfer-specific information in areas such as admissions, financial aid, housing, and student life on campus. Students will have the opportunity to meet with academic colleges to learn more about their intended major and the advisement process, take a campus tour with one of our Southern Ambassadors, and hear from a panel of current transfer students about their experiences at Georgia Southern.

Transfer Visit Day check-in opens at 12:00 p.m. for those guests who wish to take a campus tour prior to the Welcome Session starting at 1:00 p.m. Campus tours are also offered again once the event concludes at 4:00 p.m. All guests must arrive and check-in by 1:00 p.m. to be seated for the Welcome Session.

2017-18 Transfer Visit Days

  • Friday, March 23, 2018 | Nessmith-Lane Center
Dual Enrollment Information Sessions

The Dual Enrollment Program allows high-ability, self-directed high school students to challenge themselves through college coursework. Students can take a single course or enroll full-time, and some students graduate high school having earned as much as two years’ worth of college credits. More than 200 students from over 25 high schools in the state of Georgia participate in Dual Enrollment each semester at Georgia Southern University.

Dual Enrollment Information Sessions are held three times during the spring semester each year, and allow students interested in the program to learn more about the programs admission requirements and the application process. Students also have the chance to speak one-on-one with Georgia Southern’s Dual Enrollment representatives from the Office of Admissions and the First-Year Experience office.

More detailed information about Dual Enrollment can be found here.

DE Information Session dates for the 2017-18 academic year will be released early Spring 2018.

Honors Information Sessions

Learn more about the University Honors Program at one of our honors information sessions. The University Honors Program seeks scholars interested in research, change agents interested in engaging local and global communities, and individuals seeking to explore their curiosity and express their creativity. The program provides an enhanced educational environment for bright and motivated students who seek a distinctive and challenging undergraduate experience. The program is designed as a “college within a college,” where students have access to smaller classes and enriching seminars and, at the same time, enjoy the opportunities provided by a large university.

2017-18 Honors Information Sessions

All events have passed. For additional information, please contact your admissions counselor or email scholarships@georgiasouthern.edu.

Major-Specific Visits

The Office of Admissions partners with select academic colleges across campus each year to host College Visit Days. These events give prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the College’s majors and special programs, meet faculty members and current students, tour facilities, and take a campus tour.

Friday, February 2, 2018

 

Frequently Asked Questions | Open House

 

When is the deadline to register for the event?
The deadline to register for each Open House is the Friday before each event at 12:00 p.m.

How do I register for the event?

Please visit our On-Campus Events and Off-Campus Events pages for more information about our events and to register. You can also register for an event by searching our Event Calendar, selecting the event you would like to attend, and clicking the “Register” button on the event’s information page. You will receive an automatic confirmation email upon registering for an event, and a reminder email two days prior to the event. A username and password is required to register for an event. If you have not received your username from the Office of Admissions, or have misplaced your username information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 or visit@georgiasouthern.edu.

How do I cancel, reschedule, or modify my registration for the event?

Use our Event Calendar to search for the event that you are looking to make changes to. Select the event on the calendar and you will be redirected to the information page for the event. Click “login” in the top right corner of the page to log in to your events account. Once you’ve logged in, you can cancel, reschedule, or modify your registration for the event. If you have not received your username from the Office of Admissions, or have misplaced your username information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 or visit@georgiasouthern.edu.

Can I register a group of students for the event?

Yes. School, community, and other groups are welcome to register students for an admissions special event. To register your students for the event, please call the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 or email us at visit@georgiasouthern.edu.

Are registrations capped for the event?
No. At this time, we do not cap registrations for Open House. All interested students, their family members, and friends are welcome to attend.

Is there a cost to attend the event?
No. Open House is a free event for all interested students, their family members, and friends.

What are the benefits of attending Open House?
Open House is a great way to experience all that Georgia Southern has to offer. You’ll get the information you need about our academic programs, student life, and admission requirements. You can take a campus tour, check out residence halls, and choose from several academic buildings to visit throughout campus. There are also opportunities to talk with professors about our 120+ degree programs.

How long is Open House?
Open House check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event. A Welcome Session will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. It is encouraged that guests arrive prior to the Welcome Session to have time to speak with our academic, student services, and student organization representatives. Open House break out sessions and campus tours will end by 12:00 p.m. Residence halls and the Recreation Activity Center will be open from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for tours.

Where does Open House take place?
Open House will take place at the Russell Union on Saturday, November 11, 2017 & Saturday, April 7, 2018. Open House will take place at the Recreation Activity Center on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

Where should I park for the event?
Parking for the November 11 and April 7 Open House events will be available in the Russell Union and Hanner Fieldhouse parking lots. Parking for the February 3 Open House event will be available in the Recreation Activity Center parking lot, with overflow parking located at Paulson Stadium. Be on the lookout for “Admissions Event” signs around campus to help guide you to these parking lots on the day of the event.

How is Open House structured?
Open House begins with check-in and registration, which is open from 7:30-9:00 a.m. After checking in, guests have the option to take a walking tour of campus, or check out our academic, student services, and student organization browses. At 9:00 a.m., a Welcome Session will take place for all guests in attendance. The remainder of the event (9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) features a variety of break out sessions staggered throughout the morning so that students and their guests can attend the ones that interest them the most. Once all break-out session conclude at 12:00 p.m., there are several optional afternoon activities for you to take advantage of. This includes visiting residence halls and the Recreation Activity Center, eating lunch at the Dining Commons, shopping at the University Store, or checking out the Center for Wildlife Education and Georgia Southern Museum. You may also wish to attend a sporting event on campus, should one be taking place on the day of the event.


Frequently Asked Questions | Discover Southern

 

How do I register for the event?

Please visit our On-Campus Events and Off-Campus Events pages for more information about our events and to register. You can also register for an event by searching our Event Calendar, selecting the event you would like to attend, and clicking the “Register” button on the event’s information page. You will receive an automatic confirmation email upon registering for an event, and a reminder email two days prior to the event. A username and password is required to register for an event. If you have not received your username from the Office of Admissions, or have misplaced your username information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 or visit@georgiasouthern.edu.

How do I cancel, reschedule, or modify my registration for the event?

Use our Event Calendar to search for the event that you are looking to make changes to. Select the event on the calendar and you will be redirected to the information page for the event. Click “login” in the top right corner of the page to log in to your events account. Once you’ve logged in, you can cancel, reschedule, or modify your registration for the event. If you have not received your username from the Office of Admissions, or have misplaced your username information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 or visit@georgiasouthern.edu.

Can I register a group of students for the event?

Yes. School, community, and other groups are welcome to register students for an admissions special event. To register your students for the event, please call the Office of Admissions at 912.478.5851 or email us at visit@georgiasouthern.edu.

Are registrations capped for the event?
Yes. Registration is capped at 200 students + 1 guest per student.

Is there a cost to attend the event?
No. Discover Southern is a free event for all interested students, their family members, and friends.

What are the benefits of attending Discover Southern?
Discover Southern is more than just the traditional campus tour. You will have the opportunity to learn more about admission requirements, hear from a panel of current student leaders, attend academic breakout sessions, and talk to faculty and staff members at our academic and student services browse. You will be able to visit three different residence halls, and can choose to eat at our Dining Commons for a reduced cost of $8.75/person.

How long is Discover Southern?
Discover Southern check-in opens at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. A Welcome Session will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. It is encouraged that all guests arrive prior to the Welcome Session to have time to speak with representatives from our academic and student services departments. The event will conclude at 12:30 p.m. Residence hall tours will follow the event from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where does Discover Southern take place?
Discover Southern events take place at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on Georgia Southern’s campus, located at 847 Plant Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458. Please reference your confirmation and reminder emails for the event for more information.

Where should I park for the event?
Parking for the event will be available at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on Georgia Southern’s campus, located at 847 Plant Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458.

How is Discover Southern structured?
Discover Southern begins with check-in, registration, and a student service and academic colleges browse. Around 9:30 a.m., a welcome session will occur for all guests in attendance. The remainder of the event features two breakout sessions, with a number of sessions for students and guests to choose from during each time block, a campus tour, and a closing session. The event ends at 12:30 p.m., but features two optional afternoon activities: residence hall tours and lunch on your own at our Dining Commons.


Frequently Asked Questions | General Event Questions

 

When should I expect to receive a confirmation email for an event?

You should receive a confirmation email from the Office of Admissions within five minutes of registering for an event. The email will be sent to the student’s email address, as entered on the event registration form.

What should I do if I do not receive a confirmation email for an event?

If you do not receive a confirmation from the Office of Admissions within five minutes of registering for an event, please give our office a call at 912.478.5851, or email us at visit@georgiasouthern.edu.

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?
We strongly encourage you to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress appropriately for the forecasted weather. There are both indoor and outdoor components to our events, so you may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater to wear indoors, should the air conditioning be on high. No matter the weather, the Office of Admissions will set up water bottle stations for guests at specified times throughout each event.

Last updated: 11/19/2017