Kicking off a series of events geared towards student-community engagement called Eagle Experience, Georgia Southern invited the community to visit campus for a movie under the stars tonight and a block party Saturday night.

Movie under the stars

The Student Government Association of Georgia Southern will host a showing of “Wonder” on Sweetheart Circle on the Statesboro Campus at 7 p.m. Friday. Bring tailgate chairs, blankets and snacks for a fun evening. Parking is available on Sweetheart Circle and various lots surrounding it. 

Campus block party

Saturday night’s block party will feature live music from Backyard Loveseat, food, and various games and activities from 6 to 8 p.m. on Georgia Avenue across from Dining Commons. Parking is available in the Russell Union parking lot. 

Eagle Experience

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 GS’ 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.

All Eagle Experience events can be found by visiting 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.