Welcome New Graduate Students
We are excited to have you join Georgia State University as a graduate student! Our university-wide new graduate student orientation is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the services and resources that Georgia State offers to its graduate community!
This university-wide orientation will complement other program-specific orientations or welcome events that may be hosted by your college. During orientation, you will have an opportunity to get your PantherID card, parking decal, network with other graduate students and meet with key campus partners including:
|Student Financial Management Center||University Library|
|Scholarship Resource Center||International Student and Scholar Services|
|Enrollment and Registration Services||Student Health Promotion|
|Graduate Student Alliance||Counseling and Testing Center|
We encourage new students to attend this event in addition to any program-specific orientation your college, school, or department may hold.
In addition to key Seminars, during Orientation you will:
- Get your Panther ID Card
- Manage Parking
- Network with fellow Graduate Students
- Explore Campus
Have access to key campus partners:
- Student Financial Management Center
- Scholarship Resource Center
- Enrollment and Registration Services
- Graduate Student Alliance
- University Library
- International Student and Scholar Services
- Student Health
- Counseling and Testing Center
Directions and Parking
Student Center, 55 Gilmer St. SE and M-Deck Visitor Parking: Get driving, biking, walking, or public transportation directions here.
M Deck entrance is located at 33 Auditorium Place. It is available to GSU students, faculty, staff and visitors. Disability parking is available. Visitor parking fee is $10.00 and payable by cash, debit, or credit card. MARTA Take East/West rapid-rail line to the Georgia State Station. Exit station onto Piedmont Avenue. Walk right two blocks to Gilmer Street (you will cross over Decatur Street). Cross Piedmont and enter the Student Center at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer.
Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Orientation
Date: Monday, August 12th
Time: 10 a.m.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
College of Education & Human Development
Date: Wednesday, August 14th
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: 30 Pryor Street (corner of Decatur and Pryor Streets)
CEHD will host a college specific orientation for new admits immediately following the university-wide event at 3:00 pm in the College of Education & Human Development building
Below, you’ll find downloadable pdfs of some of our Orientation presentations.
10 Tips for First-Time Graduate Teaching Assistants | Pdf here
Graduate Alliance Information | Pdf here
Sexual Misconduct and Bystander Intervention Strategies | Pdf here
Surviving and Thriving at GSU | Pdf here
Writing for Fun, Fame, and Glory – Academic Integrity and Avoidance of Plagiarism | Pdf here