Welcome Week

Panther Welcome

Get ready for Panther Welcome 2012, a celebration of the start of a new school year!  Panther Welcome kicks off with Freshman Convocation on August 19 and continues with over 50  events, activities, and programs sponsored by offices and student organizations across campus.  Meet, connect and reconnect with your peers, and become familiar with people and places at Georgia State!

Keep up with all the events by checking the website often. Get up to the minute announcements and event details on Facebook and Twitter, and earn points and rewards by playing SCVNGR along the way.

For more information about each program, click on the date or event.

Sunday, August 19

Noon-2 p.m. Interfraternity Council Recruitment Kick-off Cookout
3-4 p.m.
Freshman Convocation
4-7 p.m.
Freshman Block Party

Monday, August 20

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ask Me Booths
8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Mega One Stop Shop
All Day
Try Me Week
2-4p.m. Mega Globe Trekker
8 p.m. Interfraternity Council Recruitment Invite Dinner

Tuesday, August 21

8-10 a.m.
Good Morning Commuters
8 a.m-5p.m.
Ask Me Booths
8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Mega One Stop Shop
All Day Try Me Week
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Auxiliary & Support Services Fair
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free HIV Testing
12:15-1 p.m.
Panther Workout Series
2-4 p.m.
Student Center Open House
2-4 p.m.
Successful Navigation of Freshman Year
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Panther Workout Series
7-9 p.m.
ALD Freshman Honor Society Luau

Wednesday, August 22

8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Mega One Stop Shop
All Day
Try Me Week
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ask Me Booths
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Student Alumni Association Welcome Back Bash
Noon-1p.m. Feed Your Senses - Rock'n into a New School Year
Noon-4 p.m.
Try Climbing
5-6 p.m.
Honors Convocation
6-8 p.m.
Meet the Greeks: Interfraternity & Panhellenic Councils

Thursday, August 23

8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Mega One Stop Shop
9 a.m-11 a.m.
Click-it or Ticket
All Day
Try Me Week
10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Ask Me Booths
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Georgia State Idol Auditions
Noon-1 p.m. Surviving & Thriving During Your First Year of College
Noon-1:15 p.m.
Plaza Time
2-4 p.m.
Counseling & Testing Center Open House
2-4 p.m.
I'm a Sophomore, Now What?
5-7 p.m.
LGBTQIQ Reception
5-7 p.m.
Panther Fitness Challenge
5-7 p.m.
Georgia State Idol Auditions
6-9 p.m.
Pool Party

Friday, August 24

8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Mega One Stop Shop
All Day
Try Me Week
7 p.m.-2 a.m. Circque de GSU Panther Prowl

Saturday, August 25

8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Freshman Community Plunge
All Day
Try Me Week
TBA
Welcome Back Comedy Show
10 p.m.
University Housing Glow Party

Monday, August 27

9 a.m.-11 a.m.
Health Clinic Open House
Noon-1 p.m.
College Fair on the Plaza
5-8 p.m.
Pounce Down Piedmont
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Spotlight Programs Board Annual Meet & Greet

Tuesday, August 28

10 a.m.-Noon
Walk with the Man, Not the Hand
10 a.m.-Noon
Successful Navigation of Freshman Year
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Student Organization Fair
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Atlanta Vendor Fair
4-6 p.m.
3rd Annual Intercultural Relations Social
6-8 p.m.
Panhellenic Sorority House Tours
7-9 p.m.
7th Annual Georgia State Idol

Wednesday, August 29

Noon-3 p.m.
Back to School Part Time Job & Internship Fair
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mega Globe Trekker
5-7 p.m.
The Fresh Start w/ Justin Jones Fosu & Barbeque
7-10 p.m.
Casino Night

Thursday, August 30

10 a.m.-Noon
I'm a Sophomore, Now What?
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
So You Think You Can Drive?
Noon-2 p.m.
Student Veterans of America Mixer
TBA  SCVNGR Invitational
7:30 p.m.
South Carolina State vs. Georgia State


Go places. Do challenges. Earn points!

  • Download the SCVNGR app on iPhone or Android.
  • Start the SCVNGR app and create an account.
  • Once completed, tap the Treks icon and select the GSU Panther Welcome Hunt.
  • Click on the first location, then choose a challenge to complete! Once complete, go back to the list of places and pick the next location.  Try to visit them all!

Click the SCVNGR link for more information and to learn about unlocking an invitation to a special event just for players.