The Eagle Experience is a great way to welcome new students to our community.

This week, thousands of new students will begin their journey at Georgia Southern. To welcome them, the University has developed an orientation and transition program called The Eagle Experience for new students to get acquainted with campus communities, and for faculty, staff, students and the community to come together as a new academic year begins. 

Centered around holistic learning outcomes in three areas — Enrollment and Persistence, Community and Engagement, and Scholarship and Success — The Eagle Experience offers programming and events that are dedicated to helping students seamlessly acclimate to the college environment. Many events are open to the entire campus and community and are family-friendly.

Throughout the experience, students and the campus community will have the opportunity to learn about Georgia Southern’s traditions, create connections with peers, faculty and staff, and be well-informed of enrollment milestones and resources to attain successful support as a new student.

Below is a list of highlighted events open to faculty, staff, students, supporters and the community. All Eagle Experience events can be found by visiting GeorgiaSouthern.edu/EagleExperience and clicking on Explore Events. More than 250 events are included across all three campuses during the first months alone and are a part of The Eagle Experience.

Tuesday, Aug. 10: The Glow Crazy Carnival

  • Savannah: Join the University Programming Board and Office of Student Activities for an evening of neon canvas painting and a glow rage party. Don’t wear school clothes because it will get messy! “Glow Crazy” before school starts at the Residential Plaza on the Armstrong Campus in Savannah from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Food and supplies provided for students. 
  • Statesboro: Join the University Programming Board and Office of Student Activities for an evening of neon canvas painting and a glow rage party. Don’t wear school clothes because it will get messy! “Glow Crazy” before school starts on Georgia Avenue in front of the University Store on the Statesboro Campus from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Food and supplies provided for students.  
  • Hinesville: Join the University Programming Board and the Office of Student Activities for an evening of neon canvas painting and free food (while supplies last). Let’s “Glow Crazy” before school starts! Food and supplies provided for students.  

Friday, Aug. 13: Movie Night at the Ogeechee Theatre

  • Savannah: Join the University Programming Board for a showing of “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” at the Ogeechee Theatre on the Armstrong Campus. The film is free and concessions will be available while supplies last.

Friday, Aug. 13: Friday Night Lights at Paulson Stadium

  • Statesboro: Join Georgia Southern Athletics for a night at Paulson Stadium to celebrate the traditions of Eagle Nation! Gates open at 7:30 p.m. 

Attending these events? Be sure to share your memories from the events using #MyEagleExperience on social media!