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Family Events

Family Programs hosts both in person and virtual events throughout the year to keep families and supporters engaged!

Spring Family Weekend will take place on March 3-4, 2023.

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Registration is now open within The Eagle Nation Family Connection.
Registration will close on February 24, 2023 at 8am.

About Spring Family Weekend

  • Spring Family Weekend is open to families of any current Georgia Southern student on ANY of our three campuses. The event is not limited to families from our Armstrong campus.
  • Members of the Parent & Family Association (PFA) receive a $5 discount on packages. To join the PFA, click here.
  • Refunds: No refunds will be issued. If you are unable to attend the event, your Family Weekend items can be picked up by your student the week after the event.
  • We ask that packages be purchased for children 8 and older. Unfortunately, we do not offer youth t-shirt sizes.
  • Every effort will be made to hold events rain or shine. Some events may be canceled in the event of severe weather.

What’s Included in the Family Weekend Package?

  • Spring Family Weekend T-Shirt
  • Lunch in the Galley Dining Commons on Saturday as well as access to our Dessert Reception on Saturday evening.
  • Access to our trolley shuttle service to downtown Savannah on Saturday.
  • Discount Code for the world famous Savannah Bananas baseball game on Thursday, March 2nd as well as the Savannah Ghost Pirates hockey game on Sunday, March 5th. We do have a limited allotment of tickets for each of these events and they will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. Upon completing your Spring Family Weekend registration those indicating interest in these will be sent a link to purchase the tickets separately. (NOTE: additional purchase of tickets is required)
  • Access to Friday evening and Saturday morning/afternoon events on-campus
  • Additional Spring Family Weekend Branded Items including cup, koozie, and tote bag.
  • PFA Members: Access to Annual Membership Meeting & PFA Branded Gift


Archived: 2022-2023

Academic Advising (February 2023)- Featuring Cate Garcia from the Office of Academic Advising, this session went into detail about the student advising process and how to help your student navigate that process.

Student Support Services (January 2023)- This session featured our Dean of Student’s Office, Counseling Center, and the Student Accessibility Resource Center who all shared information on many of the support services we provide to students to ensure they have the help they need while here at Georgia Southern

Financial Aid (November 2022)- This session featured the Office of Financial Aid presenting on to prepare for paying for college and completing the 23-24 FAFSA.

Link to Presentation

Archived: 2021-2022

  • University Housing– University Housing joined our parents & supporters to discuss opportunities for upperclassmen living on campus and the renewal process.
  • Financial Aid– Featuring the Office of Financial Aid for a brief presentation and then Q&A with the Assistant Director Blake Mercer as families prepare for paying for college but also submitting the 22-23 FAFSA.
  • Academic Success & Support- Join our presenters from the Academic Success Center and TRIO student support services to learn more about how these offices support your students’ overall success. Also in this session you will have the opportunity to learn tips and tricks for how you can be an active success team member in your students journey at Georgia Southern.
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life- Join the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life for an opportunity for ongoing engagement with their office and important information regarding the upcoming semesters.
  • Academic Advisement & Registration- Join the Office of Advising to learn about the importance of advising, their processes, and important information to know regarding registering for the spring and summer terms.
  • Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremonies- Join the Division of Enrollment Management to learn about the Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies for upcoming graduates and supporters.

Last updated: 2/10/2023