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Orientation

Greetings from the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies, and welcome to Georgia Southern University! We want to extend a warm Georgia Southern welcome to you as you embark on your graduate career.

Georgia Southern is a Carnegie doctoral / institution and member of the University System of Georgia. We offer a wide range of doctoral, master’s, specialist, and professional degree programs, as well as certificate programs.

The pursuit of graduate education is unlike any other experience. It is a time to take advantage of everything that your University has to offer and to challenge yourself. It is a time of exploration and immersion in particular discipline, a time for the free exchange of ideas, acquisition of new proficiencies, and creation and dissemination of new knowledge. This is a time when professors move from being your teachers and instructors to being your mentors, colleagues and life-long associates.

We wish you every opportunity for success in pursuit of your advanced degree and hope to meet your personally in the near future.

Dr. Ashley Walker Colquitt
Interim Director of Graduate Studies

Click on the links below for more information.  If you would like to schedule a campus tour, click the link and choose the “Schedule a Visit” tab.

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The Dean of Students Office advocates for students and serves as a liaison between students, faculty, and staff.  By focusing on the University’s shared VALUES, the Dean of Students Office places students first and encourages students to wards maximizing academic and personal success. The Office is committed to:

  • Giving students a place to voice their concerns and opinions in an appropriate manner;
  • Assisting students in need by identifying resources and referring students to those resources;
  • Providing an understanding of campus policies and procedures, especially student rights and responsibilities; and
  • Supporting educational opportunities that facilitate student development and intellectual growth both in and out of the classroom.

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PERKS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS:
  • Book checkouts are available for entire semesters.
  • Four study rooms, located on the fourth floor, are reserved for graduate students. To reserve a Graduate Study Room, visit the Circulation/Reservation Desk located on the second floor or call (912) 478-5647. Study Room Key can be picked up at the Circulation/Reservation Desk, and each reservation lasts for four hours.

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Graduate school is an opportunity to prepare for a new profession, advance in your current field, or explore advanced learning for self-enhancement. Career Services can help you plan for life after graduate school and assist with resume and curriculum vitae development, interviewing skills, and much more.

Click on the link below, to visit the Career Services website for more information.
Career Services

Check out the following links to learn more about the variety of student services available through the University.

Financial Aid
Health Services
International Students
Office of Student Accounts
Center of Academic Technology Support
Student Housing
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In addition to the graduate online orientation, incoming Georgia Southern University international graduate students are required to attend a brief supplemental orientation presented by the Office of International Programs and Services.  For more information about the time and place of this session, visit their website.

The session will feature a round table discussion where new students will have the chance to speak with current international graduate students and IPS staff about issues and concerns specific to studying at Georgia Southern University and living in Statesboro, Georgia.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  This orientation session is mandatory and necessary to verify visa status per University regulations.  Please visit their website for the orientation schedule and the list of documents you will need to bring with you.

The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies at Georgia Southern University is here to support all graduate students.  Thank you for completing the Graduate Orientation.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us via email at gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu, or give us a call at 912-478-2647.  

We use campus email as the official means to communicate with students.  Check your student email account often for important messages, deadlines, and dates.

Click on the links below for helpful information.

Graduate Assistantship Application
Accepted Student/Graduation Checklist
Graduate Student Organization
Academic Calendar
Graduate Catalog

Please click here to confirm you have completed orientation, and then stop by the College of Graduate Studies in Veazey Hall to receive your welcome gift.

 

Last updated: 8/8/2017