Georgia State welcomes students back with on-campus and online events
With summer days fading away, it’s time to gear up for the new academic year and make a plan for a successful semester. August is National Back to School Month, and Georgia State is ready to bring all students back for the fall with Panther Welcome, a series of events and resources for both on-campus and online students.
Students who are attending on-campus courses or who live in the Atlanta area can stop by Ask Me Booths on each of Georgia State’s campuses from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The booths on the Atlanta campus are also open on Friday, and all booths will be open for the first five days of classes. Panther Answer is available for those students who need a virtual option.
BeWellPanthers is kicking off a weekly series of Instagram Live experiences to help you focus on your mental and physical health this semester.
- Peaceful Place Meditation (Monday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m.): The Georgia State Counseling Center will host a 10-minute guided meditation for interested individuals.
- Move It Monday (Monday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m.): Student Health Promotion will introduce different types of movement each week with a variety of campus partners on each of Georgia State’s campuses.
- Live Journaling with BeWell Panthers (Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m.): This weekly live journaling session creates a safe space for students to express themselves and provides support through additional resources. Each session features a writing prompt, and the prompt is available in IGTV for students who want to revisit it.
- Walk for Wellness (Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m.): The Georgia State Counseling Center will host a 30-minute meditation walk for wellness.
Visit the @BeWellPanthers Instagram account for wellness tips and more information about upcoming events.
The Laugh Your Paws Off Comedy Show is an on-campus event set for Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Rialto Center for the Arts. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and all Georgia State students can attend for free.
Students can visit the Student Center Open House from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 to learn more about the resources, services and programs available for all Georgia State Students.
To help students prepare for a strong performance in their courses, Student Success Programs is hosting an online Starting the Semester Strong session at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The event will equip students with tips, tricks and strategies to succeed in their coursework.
Whether you’re an on-campus student or an online student, the Panther community is here to offer the support you need to succeed this semester. As you get ready to head back to Georgia State, here’s a helpful checklist to make sure you’re prepared. And be sure to check out Panther Welcome for a full list of events.