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Southern Leaders Conference and Interview Day Frequently Asked Questions

The Southern Leaders Conference and Interview Day and the Southern Leaders Program are currently only offered to students attending the Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus.

Q: Are all parts of the day mandatory?

A: Yes, all parts of the day are mandatory unless arrangements have been made prior to the event. We encourage you to think of the entire day as part of the interview process because you will be interacting with faculty and interview committee members from check-in to closing.

Q: When will I find out my interview time and what scholarships are available?

A: You will be given your interview time at check-in from 8-9 a.m. on Saturday.

Q: How can I prepare for my interview?

A: Be prepared to talk about your most meaningful leadership and service experiences. You have unique and interesting things to share, and the interview committee would like to hear about your passion for leadership and service.

Q: What parts of the day can my parents/guests participate in? What programs are offered for them?

A: Parents/guests are invited to the Academic Colleges and Student Services Browse at 8 a.m. They are then encouraged to participate in a walking tour of campus and an information session hosted by the Office of Admissions from 9-11:15 a.m. They will be on their own for the afternoon to enjoy Statesboro. We will provide a list of suggested lunch locations and afternoon activities.

Q: What is the attire for students at the conference?

A: We recommend that you dress in business casual so you are able to move around comfortably during the event. Please also wear comfortable shoes. Example for boys: a collared shirt with a nice pair of slacks. Example for girls: blouse or collared shirt with nice slacks or skirt, or a dress.

Q: Where can I stay if I plan on coming to Statesboro Friday?

A: 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, please visit www.visitstatesboroga.com or call 912.478.1869.

Q: Can I request a vegetarian meal for lunch?

A: Yes. The meal on Saturday will consist of chicken, beef, or pork. Please notify us if you have any dietary restrictions, and we will be happy to provide you with an alternate meal. Any students who need a vegetarian plate should email Stephen Warner at swarner@georgiasouthern.edu by Friday, February 16th.

Q: Can I sign up for SOAR during the Southern Leaders Conference and Interview Day?

A: Yes! As an accepted student to Georgia Southern, your next step is to sign up for SOAR (orientation). You can do this online at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/SOAR before, after, or during the Southern Leaders Conference and Interview Day. Attendees are also eligible to attend SOAR Session A for scholars on June 4-5, 2018.

Q: Are there opportunities to participate in leadership development before I begin classes at Georgia Southern?

A:  Yes! We offer students an opportunity to build their leadership skills and begin to form relationships with members of the university community. Take advantage of BUILD, one of our pre-semester leadership programs, and take the first step in charting your course at Georgia Southern University. For more information on the dates of BUILD (week-long programs during the summer), click here, and come prepared to sign up at the Southern Leaders Conference and Interview Day!

Q: How do I get to the Russell Student Union on the Georgia Southern campus?

FROM I-75 S / I-16 E / HWY 301 N (ATLANTA/MACON):

Take I-16 East to exit 116 (Statesboro/Claxton and Georgia Southern University exit). Take a left onto Highway 301 S toward Ogeechee Tech/Statesboro. Drive approximately 10 miles. You will pass through five traffic lights. Look for the Super 8 Hotel on your left as you approach the fifth traffic light. Southern Drive (main entrance to Georgia Southern) will be on your right shortly after passing this hotel. Continue past Southern Drive. Turn right onto Tillman Road, then turn right onto Fair Road. Continue on Fair Road for 1 mile. Turn right onto Chandler Road. Take the first right onto Dorman Drive. Follow the driveway up to the Russell Union parking lot.

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 (Fair Road). Drive approximately 12 miles. Turn left onto Chandler Road. Take the first right onto Dorman Drive. Follow the driveway up to the Russell Union parking lot.

FROM ROUTES ON HWY 25 AND HWY 80 (AUGUSTA):

Come into Statesboro to the fifth traffic light. Turn right at this traffic light onto North Main Street. Continue on North Main Street for 1.5 miles (North Main Street will turn into South Main Street). Turn left onto Tillman Road, then right onto Fair Road. Continue on Fair Road for 1 mile. Turn right onto Chandler Road. Take the first right onto Dorman Drive. Follow the driveway up to the Russell Union parking lot.

Last updated: 2/5/2018