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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
Director of Graduate Studies

Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern has been designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico as well as 102 nations. With three vibrant campuses — the Statesboro Campus, the Armstrong Campus in Savannah and the Liberty Campus in Hinesville — Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery and personal growth. Georgia Southern’s nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as world citizens. A unit of the University System of Georgia, the University boasts 200-plus student organizations, outstanding Division I athletics, and state-of-the art residence halls and campus facilities.

Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

For more information about campus maps and locations or to schedule a visit click on the links below.

Statesboro, Armstrong, and Liberty Campus Maps
Schedule a Visit
City of Statesboro
City of Savannah
City of Hinesville

As a unit of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management the Dean of Students Office upholds the values of the division by putting STUDENTS FIRST, and is committed to fostering the type of environment that is characterized by collegiality, civility, safety, free-expression, and respect regardless of differences.  The Dean of Students Office works collaboratively with other offices on campus to enhance the quality of student life.

Report an Incident
Code of Student Conduct
Academic Dishonesty
Plagiarism Prevention

For resources available at each campus Library click on the link below.
Library Home Page

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 and Professional Development

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

Financial Aid
Health Services
Office of Student Accounts
Learning Technology Support
Student Housing
The University Bookstore
Athletics
Office of Student Activities
Campus Recreation & Intramurals

 

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: 9/12/2018